When you look in the mirror in the morning, what do you see? A large, reddish pimple on the front of your forehead. Ouch! A zit. Don’t you just want to crawl right back into bed and stay hidden from the world?
Acne. It’s difficult to deal with. Even though acne is a disease, it can make you feel self-conscious. You have a hard time staying focused on your task, because you feel you need to get rid of that zit! It’s tough to deal with the demands placed on you during the day when you’re preoccupied like that. What to do?
Unfortunately, it usually takes at least a few days to get your acne to respond to treatment. However, once you perform your treatment, you at least feel like you have started to take care of the problem. So you can feel better about yourself immediately. You have to realize that your acne breakout will look better tomorrow.
The best way to take care of acne, for most people, is to use natural treatments. If you are someone whose acne is severe, you should see your doctor. But even doing that, there are things you can do to support your treatment.
The easiest way to begin treating your acne is to keep drinking water. Drink about 8 cups per day. Filter your water so it is pure and clean.
Another method is to change some of your dietary habits. Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, and you can eat as many as you want because they are low in calories. Eat your vegetables either steamed or raw. For snacks, raw veggies are always a good choice, especially if you suffer with acne. Vegetables deliver lots of antioxidants and vitamins so they give your immune system a boost. Your immune system can then clean up bacteria that irritate acne.
You can add more water and vegetables to your diet at any time to improve your health and limit acne. These are things you should always do. There are some other natural ‘treatments’ you can use as well. You can make astringents and pastes to soothe your skin when it is irritated by acne. These can also work to shrink your blemishes. It does take a few days, but you should see some results, especially if your case is mild.
Here are a few natural remedies you can try. It’s possible that not all of them will work for you, but you can always move on to the next treatment.
Make a honey mask. It’s thick and can heal and soothe your skin. Smooth a layer of honey over your breakout area and leave it on for about half an hour. You can add an equal amount of cinnamon, as well, to make a honey, cinnamon paste. Cinnamon is high in antioxidants.
You can make a natural astringent using lemon. Adding rose water to the juice will add fragrance, so it is both soothing and relaxing. The lemon astringent will also be a little weaker.
You can make a soothing paste out of cucumbers. Just chop the cukes up in a food processor and apply the mixture to your face. Cucumbers soothe and add moisture.
Another thing you can do is to keep your hands and hair clean and away from your face. This will help to keep your skin from becoming dirty and reinfected. Keep your bedding washed as well, changing them several times each week.
There are many natural remedies, and we will revisit this subject soon. Each treatment has a unique way of working. Try as many as you can. You will surely find a remedy that works well for you.