Over 85% of people, especially teenagers struggle with stubborn acne. They develop due to various factors like hormonal changes, stress, weak immune system and unhealthy food style. These factors lead to excess secretion of oil which clogs the skin pores. Impurities get trapped in the clogged pores which leads to bacterial growth causing acne. Acne is not dangerous, but can leave skin scars. Human skin has pores (tiny holes) which connect to oil glands located under the skin. The glands are connected to the pores via follicles – small canals. These glands produce Sebum, an oily liquid. The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. A small hair grows through the follicle out of the skin. Pimples grow when these follicles get blocked, resulting in an accumulation of oil under the skin. Nobody is completely sure what causes acne. Experts believe the primary cause is a rise in androgen levels – androgen is a type of hormone. Androgen levels rise when a human becomes an adolescent. Rising androgen levels make the oil glands under your skin grow; the enlarged gland produces more oil. Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in your pores, causing bacteria to grow.
To restore the beauty and vitality of the skin, most people try expensive commercial products, but unfortunately, most of them are simply ineffective and are loaded with harmful chemicals.
Here are some simple, easy, inexpensive at home recipes that you can prepare to get rid of your acne and scars.
These are different methods of using apple cider vinegar alone to treat acne.
- Using a small cotton ball, apply apple cider vinegar on the affected areas.
- Leave it to dry completely.
- Rinse off with water and pat dry.
- Repeat the process daily.
- Note: If you have sensitive skin, dilute apple cider vinegar with water. The quantity of water depends on the strong nature of acv you can handle.
- For added benefits: You can add tea tree oil, aloe Vera gel or witch hazel.
Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask
All of the ingredients in this face mask are completely natural and beneficial for the skin. This face mask is easy to make and inexpensive. You probably have all the ingredients at home! It will help remove impurities and leave your skin feeling healthy and smooth.
Baking soda has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that will help remove acne. It also helps balance the pH levels of the skin to reduce further breakouts. Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxyl acids that remove dead skin to reveal healthy and vibrant new skin. It’s also a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral that helps fight bacteria that causes acne! The honey in the mask is great for your skin thanks to its antibacterial properties. It also contains loads of antioxidants the can help your skin regain its natural glow.
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So try these recipes out. As always if you are suffering from severe symptoms please visit your doctor.