Besides the clogged oil and dead skin cells, there are many factors that can contribute to the development of acne in teens. Factors such as stress, genetics, an unhealthy diet, and hormonal imbalance can cause these flare-ups.
Get rid of acne at home
Here are some simple home remedies you can try to get rid of acne:
apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is made from the unfiltered juice of pressed apples. It has the ability to fight off many types of bacteria and also contains organic acids such as citric acid and lactic acid, which have been found to kill P. Acnes.
It is important to dilute apple cider vinegar before use as undiluted apple cider vinegar can irritate the skin.
-Mix one part apple cider vinegar and three parts water
(use more water if you have sensitive skin)
-Clean your skin and gently apply the mixture to the skin using a cotton ball or cotton pad.
-Let the mixture sit on your skin for 30-40 seconds
-Rinse with water and dry
-Repeat the process 1-2 times a day as needed
Honey and cinnamon mask
Honey and cinnamon have antibacterial effects against acne. Honey and cinnamon have the ability to fight bacteria and reduce inflammation, which are the two factors that trigger acne.
-Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to form a paste
-After cleansing, apply the paste on your face and leave on for 10 minutes.
-Rinse off the mask and pat dry skin.
Clear Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is a tropical plant whose leaves produce a transparent gel. The clear gel is commonly used to treat burns, rashes, and other skin conditions. Aloe Vera contains salicylic acid which is extremely effective in the treatment of acne.
– Scrape the gel from the leaves of the aloe vera plant with a spoon
-Apply the transparent gel directly as a moisturizer
-Repeat 1 to 2 times a day
Green tea is rich in plant compounds: catechins. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties that can help fight acne.
-Infuse a green tea bag for a few minutes, remove it from the heat and let it cool
-Once the tea bag becomes cold to the touch, place it on the buttons
-Repeat the process 4 times a week.
Reduce stress and exercise daily
Hormones released by the body during stress can increase sebum production and cause inflammation, making acne worse. Certain relaxation and stress reduction practices, such as getting more sleep, exercising, and meditating, can help improve acne.
Most home remedies for acne have proven to be effective. In case of severe acne, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist.