7 Quick Natural Acne Remedies
Sometimes we all want to get back to nature and use natural acne remedies to get clear, perfect skin. Below, you will find 7 of the easiest and most effective natural means for clearing up your skin.
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an oil pressed from the tea tree. This is not the tea plant which makes tea but instead is a hardy tree from Australia. Its oils possess antimicrobial properties that can destroy acne-causing bacteria when applied directly to acne lesions.
Apply it to the face in a mask and allow it to soak for 10-15 minutes and then wash if off with water and a cleanser.
2. Lemon Slices
Slices of fresh lemon can be held directly on trouble spots and breakouts. Allow the lemon to sit for about 10 minutes before removing and rinsing with water. Lemon has acid in it that can help remove dead skin cells and unblock clogged pores.
3. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is needed for proper skin health and is a common deficiency. Normally we get our vitamin D through sun exposure, but in modern times we spend most of our time indoors and out of the sun, resulting in plummeting vitamin D levels.
A daily supplement of 1000 iu of Vitamin D can help improve skin health and reduce acne.
4. Fish Oil
Just like with Vitamin D, our modern diets do not provide enough of the omega-3 fatty acids. This fat imbalance means that there is not enough omega-3s to promote good skin health.
Be careful not to overdo it though – just a few grams of fish oil a day or a serving of fatty fish is all you need. If you go too far in the wrong direction you can wind up with oily skin.
5. Sage Extract
Sage extract is a natural inflammatory that may reduce redness and swelling associated with acne. The swelling and inflammation caused by acne makes it easier for pores to stay blocked, which is why once a big breakout starts it is hard for the skin to clear itself up.
6. Green Tea
Green tea can be consumed as well as used as an extract. Brewing green tea and drinking it provides antioxidants that may help combat acne. Using a green tea extract and applying it right to the acne lesion may help as well.
7. Baking Soda
While not exactly a natural remedy, this remedy is already around in most people’s cabinets and can help clean the skin. Mix it with water and apply the paste to your acne lesions. Allow the mask to sit for 20 minutes or so before washing it off with water.