Although acne is usually a temporary condition that is not dangerous, sometimes it can be a longer lasting, more severe type which can lead to scarring and pitting. This type of acne should be treated by a doctor because the scars left by acne can be severe. This article can help you to understand why acne occurs and what to do about it.
Using apple cider vinegar can clear an acne breakout. It may not smell the nicest, but one of the most effective remedies for acne is vinegar. Dab a little on a cotton ball, and apply to your skin after cleansing. It will balance your skin’s Ph levels and can clear minor breakouts overnight.
A good natural way to prevent acne is the old fashioned rule of drinking plenty of water. Water helps your skin by helping rid your body of toxins. Toxins are often credited with skin conditions such as acne. Drinking plenty of water will prevent toxins from poisoning your system and help give you a nice complexion as well as a hydrated one.
Just like with bleaching your hair in the sun, putting lemon juice on your skin can lighten the redness associated with acne, and help to lighten the old scars left behind as well. Just dab some on your breakouts with a cotton swab. Be careful that you don’t overdue it as some people say that it can sting and burn a bit.
To help control your acne, take on a ‘less is more’ approach. Use only one or two skincare products, so your skin can have the opportunity to heal by itself. Also, wear as little makeup as possible, and be sure to use makeup formulas that will not block your pores.
To reduce the redness that often comes with acne-irritated skin, stay cool. When your body overheats, it gets rid of the extra warmth by sending heat into your capillaries, where the heat can escape through your skin. Unfortunately, this creates a flushed look that can emphasize already-reddened pimples or broken capillaries. Have a cool drink, turn on the fan and avoid steam rooms and sunburns if you want to keep redness at bay.
Keeping yourself well hydrated is essential if you want to reduce acne. Drink a lot of water everyday. The most commonly recommended amount is about six to eight glasses of water each day. Dry skin and dead skin cells can clog pores and worsen acne.
Vinegar is an effective home remedy for treating acne. Simply apply white or distilled vinegar on the affected area and leave it there for 10 minutes. The vinegar will get rid of the bacteria which is causing the acne. Make sure to dilute the vinegar with a small amount of lukewarm water before applying it to the affected skin surface.
As previously covered in this article, acne can come in a mild, passing form or may develop into a quite severe condition that leaves skin, pitted and scarred forever. This can be treated by a doctor with prescription medications and topical ointments. It can usually be easily treated and does not have to interfere with social life, if managed properly.