Acne is a skin disorder in which the skin develops red, bumpy and painful outgrowths. Acne is a night mare for every person. Every person on this earth suffers from acne at least once in their lifetime.
And, if the acne flares are handled without care, they may lead to severe acne flares and that ultimately leads to dark acne scars. Acne can be treated with various chemical topical creams available over-the-counter , but home remedies are one of the best and most effective remedies against any types of acne.
Homemade remedies are completely natural, and therefore, there are fewer risks of any side effects. But if you are suffering from severe acne flares, it is recommended that you consult a dermatologist or a skin care specialist for the best treatment.
Homemade Acne Facials For Acne
Salt And Water Facial Mask
Salt is one of the most effective home remedies against acne. Salt dehydrates the acne and also kills the acne bacterium. Apart from this, salt is a very good exfoliating agent and therefore, it also helps to remove impurities from the pores of the skin.
A salt and water mask is one of the most simplest and easiest to make acne masks. To make a salt mask, take 2-3 tablespoons of cooking salt or sea salt and dissolve it in 1-2 tablespoons of drinking water.
The quantity of the water should be less than the quantity of the salt; otherwise, the entire salt will be dissolved in the water. After mixing the salt and the water, let the mixture stand for 2-3 minutes, and then apply a thick layer of the mask on the whole face. Keep it for 30-35 minutes and then wash off with cold water.
Neem is very famous for its antibacterial properties. It kills the bacterium in the acne and also soothes the skin. Neem leaves helps to treat the acne flares, and also helps to prevent further acne problems. On the other hand, turmeric has antiseptic properties. It removes toxins from the skin and also helps to fade away the acne scars by speeding up the cell regeneration process.
To make a neem and turmeric mask, you will require fresh neem leaves, whole turmeric (not turmeric powder) and drinking water or rose water. First take the neem leaves and soak them in water overnight. Take the whole turmeric and the soaked neem leaves and blend them into a fine paste. Apply this paste all over the affected areas and keep it for 30-40 minutes. Wash off the mask with cold water to get glowing skin. Repeat this process thrice every week for 3 months to eradicate acne.
This mask is also very effective for treating acne. Oatmeal exfoliates the skin; while honey and cucumber soothes the irritation caused due to acne. Honey is an antiseptic and helps promote skin cell regeneration.
This property of honey prevents and removes acne scars. Cucumber on the other hand is an antioxidant which protects the skin. To prepare this mask, you will need 1/4th cup of crushed oats, 1/4th cup of luke warm water, half cup of crushed cucumber and 1 tablespoon honey.
First mix the crushed oats and warm water together. Make a fine paste with the two things. Then add the crushed cucumber and honey in the oats-water mixture and blend all the things properly. Once ready, apply the mask and keep for 30 minutes. Wash off with luke warm water and while washing, gently rub your hands over the face in small circles to exfoliate the skin.