Create Your Own Natural Acne Medicine 5 Different Ways.
Acne affects nearly everyone at some point in his or her lives. No one is going to lie to you and say that it’s something you can avoid your entire life.
You can opt for expensive medications and creams but those don’t work all the time because each person is different. Remember, your skin is an organ and with everyone’s skin being different from stress levels to exposure to sun, it’s hard to say that there is only one way to treat acne.
There is however, a natural and clean way to clear up your pimples without having to worry about what chemicals your exposing your skin to.
If you read any of the side effects on acne creams and medications, you’ll definitely want to think twice before you spend lots of money for a cream that may have you breaking out into a rash or something worse than acne.
Here are 6 easy ways to make your own natural acne medication.
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a renowned anti-fungal and antibacterial remedy that can be found easy in any vitamin aisle. With the anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, tea tre oil fights just as hard as the chemical benzoyl peroxide that is commonly used in acne medication.
In fact, when the two were tested side by side, tea tree oil produced the same results as the harsh chemical. The benzoyl peroxide worked quicker but showed more side effects than the natural tea tree oil.
Check out this 5 minute video on the long list of benefits and different ways you can use tea tree oil to treat acne!
2. Aspirin Face Mask
Here’s one you may have never heard before- the aspirin face mask.
This simple remedy can be created by using a solution of one finely crushed aspirin tablet per tablespoon of cold cream. Mix the two together and create a nice face mask that can be spread on your face. Here are more in depth instructions.
Spread the mask on your face and wait 3-5 minutes then rinse thoroughly to remove all of the product from your face.
3. Cold Water
That’s right, simple cold water can clear up acne without the use of any harmful chemicals.
Using the cold-water method may work slower than other routines but you can’t get any more basic and budget-friendly than this method to rinsing away nasty oil and cleansing your skin.
Simply fill an empty 1-gallon jug with water and put it in the freezer for 2 hours. Pour the water into a large bowl, then dip your face in the water for 25 seconds (5 dips for 5 seconds each). Repeat this process about 3-5 a day for best results.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
This strong acne solution can be made by easily diluting 50% apple cider vinegar with 50% clean and filtered water.
Mix the two into a bowl and rinse your face daily with the solution. It is recommended that once your acne begins to clear up, switch to 20% apple cider vinegar and 80% water.
Additional note: make sure not to use cheap vinegar for this process. Be sure to buy your vinegar at your favorite health food store.
Here is a great video from a beauty channel, but she actually describes the reasons apple cider vinegar is so effective.(If you don’t want to watch the whole video jump to 1:30 for the science behind using apple cider vinegar)
5. Raw Potato
This method is another budge-friendly routine that has been proven to be an anti-inflammatory solution to your acne. Raw potatoes are also useful for healing inflamed areas and can reduce scarring.
Start by slicing a raw potato and apply to skin with gentle circular motions. Then wash off any residue from your skink by rinsing your skin with water.
Though results may not come over night, it’s important to find a natural remedy and repeat the process to see desired results.
Remember, clear skin doesn’t always come from a chemical; nature always has a way to heal the most common forms of acne.
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