Simple Remedies for Treating Acne

Skin reflects our health.  This is the reason why it is said that beautiful, glowing skin is generally a result of proper care, a nutritious diet, and proper hydration. On the contrary, skin ridden with blackheads, whiteheads, and any other kind of pimples can indicate oxidative damage, hormonal imbalances, and poor nutrition- making it more significant to find home remedies for treating acne.

Oily skin and acne breakouts can be frustrating at times. With proper care, you can improve your skin condition, and keep acne at bay.

  • Cleanse your face two times a day- One of the simplest ways to treat oily skin is to cleanse your face daily. Wash your face two times a day, both at night and morning. Make use of a foaming soap or a facial cleanser over the lotion or cream-based cleansers. Foaming cleansers do a much better job in cleaning away excess oil and leave your skin feeling clean and fresh. You should also clean your face after you sweat, like maybe after coming from the gym or workout. Sweats can irritate breakouts and lead to specific kind of acne known as Acne Mechanica. There are many facial cleansing clothes available in the market, but you can even use the fragrance-free baby wipes. However, be careful about over-cleansing. Cleaning your face too many times can irritate your skin. And as acne is not caused by a dirty or oily face, simply washing your face more frequently will not help you get rid of breakouts.
  • Use astringent- Using an astringent is another way to control oil. Astringents act as toners, except they are mainly meant for oily skin. Astringents help in removing excess oil from the skin and tightens the skin pores. To use astringent, apply a cotton ball or a cotton pad and wipe your entire face and neck. You must do this after cleansing but before you apply a moisturizer. Astringents are a great way to use between washings to avoid excess oil and get rid of that oily shine on the face. There are some astringents that contain ingredients like salicylic acid or glycolic acid that can help in clearing breakouts too.
  • Buy water-based and oil-free skincare products- It’s obvious that if you have oily skin, you would not want to put more oil in your skin when you already have enough of it. When you buy skincare products, check for “oil-free” on the label, mainly for those products like sunscreen, make-up products, and moisturizers. Water-based skincare products are another great way for treating oily skin. Water-based products contain a gel base and are not harsh on the skin. It feels weightless on the skin.
  • Make use of healing masks- Those with oily skin seem to scrub a lot, and it can be a bad habit to get rid of. After all, people think that won’t scrubbing the skin help in clearing the pores, get rid of acne or reduce the oiliness? Surprisingly, the answer is no. Too much skin rubbing with harsh chemical scrubs, washcloths or pads won’t make the skin less oily, but it will only irritate the skin. Always treat your skin gently.

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