How To Treat Acne With Homemade Facials

Acne is a very common skin condition that occurs due to the presence of excessive amount of sebaceous follicles in the skin.    An increase in testosterone during adolescence is one of the main causes of acne in young boys and girls.  Acne by itself is not a dangerous disease; however acne scars on the face can look very repulsive indeed and its effects are mainly psychological as your confidence and self esteem hits rock bottom. Young individuals are mostly socially vulnerable and acne makes the situation even worse.

Therefore a quick and effective remedy is recommended to lower the long term impact of this disease.Getting rid of acne is not easy.  Expensive medicines and over the counter acne products do work, but they can also dry and irritate the skinHomemade acne facials on the other hand can be very beneficial, because they are less expensive and they also help in clearing your skin by removing dead cells and extra oil.  This helps the skin to retain its moisture even though the excessive oil is removed.This article will let you know about a variety of homemade facials but you should use the one that works best for you.

Baking Soda Facial To Treat Acne

Baking soda exfoliates the skin and helps to open blocked pores.  You can make the baking soda facial by mixing 2 tbsp of baking soda with 2 tsp of hot water.  Prepare a paste that should be neither too thick nor too runny.  Apply this paste by spreading it all over your face.  Leave it on the skin for around 10 to 15 minutes.  Rinse your face with lukewarm water to close the pores.  You can use this facial at least twice a week to keep your skin blemish free.

Oatmeal Facial To Treat Acne

Oatmeal facial helps to get rid of dead skin cells and heals the skin by reducing inflammation and redness caused due to acne.  Oatmeal acne facial can be made by mixing 1 tbsp of oatmeal with 1 tsp of baking soda. Add just enough water in this mixture to make a thick paste.  Apply this on your face and let it stay on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes.  Once it has dried rinse it with warm water.  You can immediately understand the difference as your skin will feel smooth and supple.

Milk Of Magnesia Facial To Treat Acne

Milk of Magnesia has great anti bacterial properties and therefore can prove to be an excellent way to check acne.  Spread milk of magnesia all over your face avoiding the mouth and eyes.  Let it stay on the skin for at least 15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.  Milk of magnesia is absolutely harmless and you can even leave it on overnight.

Olive Oil Facial To Treat Acne

Olive oil has excellent cleansing properties and you can apply it on your skin without worrying about the pores getting clogged.  Making an olive oil facial simply involves massaging 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil on your skin. Use your fingertips in small circular motion while massaging and continue the process for at least 2 or 3 minutes. Place a steaming towel on your face and do not remove it before the towel cools to room temperature.  Wipe your face to remove the remaining oil and splash some cold water on your skin.

Honey And Grated Apple Facial To Treat Acne

Another great way of preparing homemade acne facial is by using honey and grated apple.  Add 4 tsp of honey in grated apple and mix it.  Now apply this mixture on your face and allow it to stay for 20 minutes.   After that, rinse your face with warm water.  Honey has similar antibacterial properties like milk of magnesia and thus is very effective in keeping your skin acne free.


Aspirin Facial To Treat Acne

This facial has the power to unclog the pores and keep them clean at the same time.  It also acts as a healing agent by reducing inflammation caused due to acne breakouts.  This facial is made by using uncoated aspirin tablets and water.  So make a powder by crushing 3 uncoated aspirin tablets and sprinkle a little bit of water into it. Leave this mixture on your face for at least 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.So these are some easy to make acne facials.  Even though these facials will not make your skin totally acne free but will certainly keep them under control.  So go ahead and try them.

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