Acne is painful, unpleasant, embarrassing, unsightly, unwelcome and though normally associated with teenage years, it can happen to babies and retirees. To understand how to effectively use the home remedies for acne listed here, you should first understand what it really is and how it came about; because that opens the door to the acne cures.
The human body has sweat glands and oil glands both of which produce liquid substances which combined together form the protective acid layer on the skin as the first line of defense against virus, fungus and bacteria. It is part of the immune system. The problem comes in when one of the little pores become clogged with dead skin. Since we all shed about a pound and a half of dead skin per year, this is happening continually. When the oil and sweat become trapped under the dead skin, it becomes a cesspool of bacteria. The bacteria becomes a pimple.
The bad news is that this can happen and is happening continually. The good news is there are lots of ways to prevent it and lots of home remedies to make it better once it does happen.
To prevent the aforementioned scenario from happening in the first place, wash your face two or three times daily; but not with soap. Soap is typically high PH like 8-11 and your skin is just 5.5. So, you want an organic PH balanced acid based wash like the one found at www.ItsGoodOnYa.com/products . Regular soap will create a mild burn on your face which causes skin to shed at an even faster rate, which in turn clogs even more pores.
Next, you need to exfoliate 2 times every week. You can use organic Manuka honey skin care products because the Manuka Honey (from New Zealand) is powerful bacteria-killing honey. You can mix Manuka Honey with oatmeal and rub gently on your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes and it will exfoliate and kill bacteria.
It is important to wash your washcloth and towel as well as bed linen more frequently while you are trying to get rid of acne because the bacteria left behind can lead to more acne. Use washcloths and towels only once and change pillowcases twice a week instead of once like your bedsheets.
Another great mask is a strawberry and plain yoghurt mask. Strawberries are high in salicylic acid which is in many over the counter acne products. It fights acne and smells great. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Cell Salts (tissue salts) are a great source of the 12 mineral compounds that make up the human body. One of those is calcium sulfate. Many health practitioners believe that acne can be caused by a deficiency of calcium sulfate.
Glycolic acid is also found in many over the counter acne products. Lemons are high in glycolic acid. Try diluting the lemon juice in water (5 to one ratio) and using it as a face wash.
Finally, no list of simple home remedies for acne would be complete without discussing lifestyle changes. Get plenty of rest and exercise daily. Lack of either of these will trigger acne inducing hormonal changes. Drink lots of water (which will act as an internal cleansing agent) and take in lots of Omega-3 fatty acids in foods like walnuts, flaxseed, and salmon.
Happy clearer days are ahead with these simple home remedies for acne.