Are you, like so many others, waging a battle with your acne? It’s obvious what acne is but what is the cause? In relatively simple terms, its caused by the inflammation of oil or sebaceous glands that are a part of the make-up of our skin.
Does acne only affect teenagers, as is a popular misconception? Obviously not, no. Although by far the highest number of sufferers are indeed in their teens.
So the question is, how to get rid of acne? One straightforward method is to consider what we eat and what we ingest on a regular basis. Spots, pimples and acne scars are brought about in large part by the toxins accruing within our bodies, which will then, in turn, affect the sebaceous glands, which then leads to acne and its various complications.
By ingesting reasonable amounts of water each and every day you are helping to flush the body of toxins. Further, by exercising regularly and at least occasionally with some vigor, it aids in the expelling of toxins through sweat.
This might not be enough to rid you of your acne, but it will help as part of an overall program.
What else can be done in the quest of how to get rid of acne?
There are very many natural and home-made remedies that are highly suitable for acne, providing it’s not particularly acute. Let’s look at some now.
- Sunshine: what could be more natural than spending some time in the open air and in the sun? Ultraviolet rays from a warm sun can kill bacteria that harbors in the sebaceous glands within the skin. Furthermore, it helps to dry excessive sebaceous oils, which reduces the effects of clogged facial pores.
- Aloe vera juice: we’ve all heard about the healing properties of the Aloe vera cactus plant. In this case, it can reduce acne. Just break one of the leaves from the plant and rub the juices onto the areas of your face that require treatment. Do not expect overnight results. But do expect that given time, a much more healthy looking skin.
- Lemon juice: this can be juice form lemon or lime. The juice, due to acidic properties, is efficient at eradicating acne by way of cleansing the facial pores and promoting the regeneration of healthy skin. Furthermore, lemon and lime juices are able to balance the skin’s pH – more than the vast majority of cosmetic soaps, which adds to its benefits.
- Sugar: as odd as it may seem, an every-day sugar that we purchase at the supermarket has antibacterial properties and thus is useful in cleansing the skin of blemishes and acne. All you need do is add a little bit of water to a half teaspoon of sugar and some drops of olive oil. Then just gently rub this solution onto your face and leave it for a few minutes. Then, only wash it off. Do this a couple of times a day and assess the results for yourself.
There are of course many other answers as to how to get rid of acne. The above are merely a few simple techniques we can use at home, and although they are not necessarily highly useful in every scenario, each one, in turn, can only but help nourish the skin, so from this perspective alone, they are worth using regularly.