Acne is an unsightly sign of unhealthy skin. There are various factors that lead to unhealthy skin, but the good news is, there are many remedies. And the even better news is, many remedies can be prepared, frugally, right at home, with things that we already have. Acne care does not have to be expensive.
Acne can be treated efficiently by a professional dermatologist. If your insurance covers dermatology visits, or you have the finances to pay on your own, you should go see a dermatologist. Dermatologists have deep knowledge about all types of skin problems and will select the most effective, medical-grade techniques to treat your specific type of acne.
Curing acne is easily accomplished by using a topical benzoyl peroxide solution found at your local drugstore. Benzoyl peroxide essentially uses a mild bleach-like chemical to reduce redness and in addition reduces the oil clogging your pores. It is completely safe, though it may dry out your skin, in which case you should ration the amount of benzoyl peroxide you use on a daily basis.
To help keep acne away try to keep your hands away from your face. Our hands stay dirty. When you touch your face you are putting bacteria and dirt on your face which has the potential to clog your skin’s pores. The dirt and bacteria that clogs the pores can lead to pimples.
Increasing the amount of the mineral zinc in your diet can help treat acne. The best way to be sure you are getting enough zinc is to start taking a supplement. A dose of 25 or 50 milligrams taken three times per day can leave your skin healthy and clear.
A very useful remedy for treating acne is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil kills bacteria living the pores, thus eliminating acne. Simply use a cotton ball or swab to apply some to the affected areas of the skin. Some facial cleansers contain tea tree oil as a main ingredient, allowing you to combine treatments.
The most expensive facial cleanser in the world, will not get your face any cleaner than the cheapest one, that does the job for you without irritation. Money will buy fancy labels and beautiful bottles, but the fact is, your face is a skin barrier, with only a finite number of cells that can be penetrated. No cleanser can go past that point. So if you find an inexpensive cleanser that doesn’t irritate your skin, even if it’s the $2 Cetaphil knockoff from Walgreens, use it and save yourself a ton of dough.
A great tip for clearing up acne is to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that will help clear up your skin. Avoid eating processed foods or consuming too much sodium, as eating these things can cause acne.
As you can see, there are many household products that can help with your acne. But, there is no magic pill and if you do not do your part and develop healthy habits, your acne cure may be just a dream. With healthy habits and some at-home remedies, you can have healthy skin again.