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Home remedies to help you beat acne

By the way, acne is the worst. It is that kind of “makeup” that announces itself when it is not invited. Unfortunately, the human body lacks a sense of humor like that.

Up to 15 percent of adult women have acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). So if your girlfriends are postponing that meeting, it is probably because their face has unwanted guests, and they simply can’t show up in public like that.

As our body gets hotter with the weather, sweat is most definitely around the corner. And with all that sweat inevitably comes body acne. Acne starts when the pores in your skin get clogged with oil and dead skin cells.

Each pore is connected to a sebaceous gland, which produces an oily substance called sebum. Extra sebum can plug pores, causing the growth of a bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes.

Your white blood cells attack P. acnes, leading to skin inflammation and acne. Some cases of acne are more severe than others, but common symptoms include whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.

Here are five remedies we believe can deal with the acne

Make a honey and cinnamon mask

Honey is a humectant, an ingredient found in most natural cleansers that acts as a moisturizer. In addition, cinnamon acts as an anti-inflammatory. The cinnamon prevents eczema and cell turnover, keeping dead cells from building up on the skin's surface. Together, they can fight bacteria and reduce inflammation, which are two factors that trigger acne.

How to make a honey and cinnamon mask

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon to form a paste.

  2. After cleansing, apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 10–15 minutes.

  3. Rinse the mask off with only water entirely and pat your face dry.

2. Apply green tea

Green tea is a happy find. Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin irritation, skin redness, and swelling. Applying green tea to your skin can soothe minor cuts and sunburn, too. In addition, it can relieve irritation and itching caused by psoriasis, dermatitis, and rosacea, and it may also help treat keloids.

How to use it

1. Steep green tea in boiling water for 3–4 minutes.

2. Allow the tea to cool.

3. Using a cotton ball, apply the tea to your skin or pour it into a spray bottle to spritz it on.

4. Allow it to dry, then rinse it off with water and pat your skin dry.

3. Moisturize with aloe-vera

Using aloe vera on the face can help moisturize skin. Regularly applying a small amount of aloe vera to the face can help treat various skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and sunburn. A person can use the gel directly from an aloe vera plant or buy a bottled variety from a health store.

How to use it

  1. Scrape the gel from the aloe plant out with a spoon.

  2. Apply the gel directly to clean skin as a moisturizer.

  3. Repeat 1–2 times per day or as desired.

4. Reduce stress-inducing practices

The link between stress and acne is not fully understood. But, it is there. The hormones released during periods of stress may increase sebum production and inflammation, making acne worse.

Stress may also affect gut bacteria and cause inflammation throughout the body, linked to acne. So try always to smile whenever you feel those bad vibes coming on!!!

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