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.
To get rid of acne, make sure you are getting a good night’s sleep every night. Sleep is what your body needs to repair itself from the wear and tear of the day, and this also holds true for your skin. If you are already on medication for acne, this also allows ample time for it to work so that you can see results in the next day.
When trying to reduce acne breakouts, consider how much stress you are under. Stress has been shown to increase your cortisol levels, and too much cortisol will clog pores and lead to breakouts. If you can’t change too much about your stress levels, at least take time each day with meditation or a warm bath to calm down.
One odd remedy for acne is toothpaste. Toothpaste acts as a drying agent when applied to pimples and causes them to shrink, much like how an over the counter topical ointment would. It should be noted that you should only apply a small amount to the affected area, and use a non gel based toothpaste. The simpler the toothpaste, the better, as toothpastes with whitening agents can cause the affected area to become worse and lead to scarring.
It is important to reduce your stress levels if you are having difficulty getting rid of acne. Stress causes skin problems, so teaching yourself how to relax can cause a dramatic improvement in the way you look. Try exercising or using a breathing exercise to reduce your stress levels.
If back acne is an issue for you, then you may want to change your body cleanser. Opt for cleansers that contain salicylic acid or those geared toward clearing up acne and use these when you shower, once a day. Also, be sure to shower soon after vigorous exercise or physical activities, to avoid having the dirt and bacteria clog up your pores.
To help clear up your acne remember not to allow sweat to linger on your face. It is great if you work out frequently and are physically active but it is important to wipe off any sweat that accumulates on your face during exercise. After exercising you should wash your face with a cleanser as quickly as possible in order to get rid of any dirt or dried sweat. This will keep your pores clean.
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.