Sigh..there’s another acne coming up from the skin and with so many acne products you’ve been using, you’re left to wonder if your skin is doomed with acne forever. Before you resign in a hopeless state, why don’t you try out some of the traditional remedies listed here to bust the zit? It’s proven for years and certainly millions of people swear by it for generations. And it’s cheap too.
Also famously known as ACV, Apple cider vinegar is known to be your go-to acne-buster for years and we can see why. The acids within the vinegar work to kill off acne-causing germs (known as P.acnes), dissolves oil, as well as drawing out trapped pore from the skin - notable factors of how acne is formed. All you need to do is to dab a solution of ACV (a part of its mix with two parts of water) and dab it onto the affected area a few times a day.
Tea tree oil is one powerful ingredient in treating acne, so much that it can rival OTC benzoyl peroxide, one of the most common acne treatments. The oil contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the affected area while neutralizing germs surrounding it in a timely manner. Since tea tree oil can sting the skin, you need to dilute just a few drops of the oil in half a glass of water and apply the solution onto the blemished skin. For sensitive skin types, you might want to dilute in full glass of water or skip this step altogether.
Aloe vera is surprisingly beneficial to treat acne and while it’s not stinging the skin, aloe is actually soothing for irritated derms, in this case, acne. Plus, the anti-fungal properties also works wonders as it also heals infection around the acne, controlling oil production, as well as drawing out dirt trapped in the pores (that already mixed with sebum and germs. Icky, I know).
I gotta say, green tea is a wonderful ingredient as it not only a staple for weight loss, but green tea is super high in antioxidant polyphenols and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), tannins, and flavonoids to neutralize germs and stopping the growth of it, control sebum production, and soothe inflamed skin. Simply make a pot of it and use some to dab the acne with a cotton pad, and you can drink the rest of it for its health benefits. And that’s the tea (pun intended).
Probably not the first ingredient that comes to mind, but oatmeal is proven to be beneficial in treating acne, especially for sensitive skin when tea tree oil can be too much for them. Oatmeal is jam-packed with antioxidants to nourish the skin, soothing inflammation, and balance oil production so they won’t clog the pores. The thing is, you can’t just simply dab oatmeals onto the skin but instead mix it with any kind of milk to make a paste, for a mask.