According to Dr. Richard Nahas, the market is full of cosmetic products and ‘miracle cures’ that cost a lot of money and provide marginal results to treat your acne. Fortunately, there are several natural remedies that can help you get rid of acne without spending hundreds of dollars. Let’s check them out.
1. Jojoba oil – Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba shrub. The oil contains a waxy substance that is effective at repairing damaged skin, reducing acne and speeding up wound healing. Jojoba oil also has compounds that reduce inflammation and that might help to reduce soreness and redness caused by acne.
Research also shows that jojoba oil is very effective at reducing acne and other such skin conditions. The best way to apply jojoba oil is with a face mask. You can mix jojoba essential oil with a clay face mask and apply or topically apply jojoba oil after mixing it with a moisturizing cream or gel. To directly apply jojoba oil to the affected region, use cotton pads.
2. Honey – Honey has been making honey for millions of years while humans have been keeping them for thousands. Honey is one of the most brilliant products of evolution. While it can be as sweet as refined sugar, it is lower in calories, higher in nutrients, and has many other benefits. For instance, honey is full of antioxidants that can unclog the pores on your skin and reduce acne.
Honey also has antimicrobial effects that can prevent acne breakouts with regular application. You can directly apply honey to your clean and washed skin with a cotton pad. Leave it on your skin for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this regularly and you’ll be free from both acne and scars left by them within a few months.
3. Green tea – Green tea is full of catechins, a group of polyphenol antioxidants. People who secrete more natural body oils from their pores may not get enough antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential for breaking down waste products and chemicals produced by your body. Without it, the sebum released by the pores on your skin can cause infection and lead to acne. Drinking more green tea and applying it to your skin can help reduce sebum production, inflammation and acne.
4. Coconut oil – Coconut oil has a lot of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds. That makes coconut oil very effective at reducing the redness and swelling caused by pimples and eradicating acne-causing bacteria for good. Coconut oil also has moisturizing and soothing effects that can speed up the healing process. Make sure to rub pure, virgin coconut oil on the affected area for the best results.
Dr. Richard Nahas suggests that you try out the above-mentioned natural remedies for treating acne and stick with a method that works best for you. Apart from that, you may also want to check out the lifestyle choices that are causing acne. For instance, smoking and wearing restrictive clothing can increase acne breakouts.