Acne is not just another minor abnormality but is a medically defined health condition (called as acne vulgaris in medical terminology). It has a hugely unfavorable impact on self esteem and can cause anxiety and depression. Genes play a huge role in formation of acne and more than 80% of cases of acne are attributed to genetic abnormalities. Smoking is another known cause of acne formation and also contributes towards its worsening. Puberty (involves increased secretion of androgens) and bacteria are also known causes of acne. These causes can create inflammation within the dermal layer or dermis of the skin and cause acne. The skin follicles get blocked and the glandular secretions (like oily sebum) and proteins accumulate to cause acne. There are many natural remedies and ways that help you to treat acne comfortably at home. The proven ways are inexpensive and can be easily used and applied at home itself.
Here Are 7 Natural Ways To Treat Acne Scars
If you smoke, the quit the dangerous habit now. If you do not, then never start. Apart from causing and worsening acne, smoking can also cause multiple diseases including cancer and heart diseases.
Protein imbalances can cause acne and egg whites are full of proteins that provide for natural skin nourishment. The egg white proteins rebuild the damaged skin cells and soak the oily secretions thereby restoring the natural texture of the skin. To treat your acne with this easily available home remedy, get 3 eggs and separate the whites from yolks. Whisk the whites until they get frothy and let the whisked substance sit for some time. Wash you face in the meanwhile and pat dry it by using soft-cotton wash cloth. Apply the egg white on face and other affected areas in 3 or 4 layers. Let the paste sit for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash off with clean water.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple juice treats the acne affected skin in many different ways. It is deadly for the pathogens that may cause acne. It also balances and restores the normal pH of the skin. You can the vinegar with lemon juice for even greater benefits. To treat acne with this wonderful natural remedy, mix vinegar with water in 1:3 proportion and apply the mixture on the acne after washing you face and acne affected parts. Apply the remedy before you go to bed, so that the beneficial substances can exert their effect for a longer time period. Later wash the skin and face and apply a moisturizer.
Oranges have loads of vitamin C, astringents and citric acid that promote the growth of new and healthy skin cells and collagen and remove the dead skin cells from the skin cells surface.
To treat your acne with this refreshing, revitalizing and natural remedy, take the peels of 2 oranges and grind them (use a mortar or pestle of grinder). Add some clean and hygienic water to get a fresh paste. Once the paste gets ready and has suitable consistency and thickness, apply it on the acne and other neighboring skin areas. Let the paste sit for 30 minutes and then wash with clean water. Apply a good and quality moisturizer once the treatment is over.
Aloe vera plant has many substances that provide for better skin. Aloe plant extracts also have redness, swelling and inflammation reducing properties and an antibacterial action and hence improve the acne affected skin in multiple ways. Get some raw aloe-vera natural gel and apply it on the problem skin areas. You can apply the substance before going to bed or for at-least 30 minutes during the day. After the time period, wash the skin with clean water.
Papaya ahs exfoliating properties and its extracts are used in many organic cosmetic preparations. Papaya when applied on acne affected skin removes the dead and waste skin cells and also removes the excess sebaceous gland secretions form it. The enzyme Papain that is contained in papaya reduces the skin inflammation that is a cause of acne.
To treat acne with the natural fruit, wash your face and then pat dry. Mash up on whole papaya fruit’s flesh and make a consistent paste out of it. Apply the paste on acne affected parts of face and skin and let it sit for 30 minutes. Later rinse with clean water. You can also apply a moisturizer for better skin.
Banana peel is rich in an antioxidant called lutein that treats inflammation and swelling that occur in the skin cells during inflammation. Hence the acne-skin inflammation can be treated with banana peel.
To treat acne with the peel of banana, obtain a full peel of a banana and rub a portion of it (after cutting the peel) on the acne affected parts of face and other skin areas. Rub in a gentle way and once you cover all acne, let the substance sit for 30 minutes or so before washing the skin areas with clean water.