Acne Treatments At Home

Susan asks…

best way to get rid of acne scars/hyperpigmentation for fair skin?

Ok well I have these hideous places on my face that are red and purple in color. I know that they will fade within 6-24 months but what is the best method to get rid of the problem for my skin type? Medication, treatment, home remedies, anything will be helpful at this point, I just want it to get better.
Oh I’m currently using proactiv only at night because it dries my skin out a lot and I always put moisturizer with spf 15 on day and night.

admin answers:

Acne scars are the blemishes or the watery spots occurring on the skin and spoiling the smoothness of the skin. They get problematic owing to the delay in recovery. Some might prolong their stay on the skin forever. Though it is always advisable to see a doctor for acne treatment, one can even try some natural remedies for treating this acne problem. This natural treatment can certainly return the natural glow of the skin.

Drinking plenty of water: Quoting some experts, water is the best treatment available for acne scars. Water is an amazing cleanser and has rejuvenating properties too. Hydrated body helps to cleanse the dead skin cells from the body. Also, growth of the new skin cells is facilitated when there is enough water in the body.

Increase your intake of lemon juice: Citric acid, present in the lemon juice, is effective for treating acne scars. It facilitates rapid shedding of the dead skin cells; while also promoting the growth of the new and healthy cells.

Vitamin rich fruits and vegetables: People having acne must exercise an increased love for fruits and vegetables, as they are rich in essential minerals and vitamins that are helpful for restoring the natural beauty of the skin. The juices contained in the fruits help to maintain the water balance in the body. Thus a rich intake of fruits and vegetables is certainly a primary step towards getting a healthy looking skin.

Intake of balanced diet: Just like any other disease, a large part of the healing process depends on the diet. A nutritious and a balanced diet is a must for ensuring a healthy and a glowing skin. A healthy diet also supplies all the essential nutrients necessary for fighting the infections that can complicate the acne scars.

The application of Aloe vera gel on the scars also helps in getting rid of the acne scars. Tomato is also helpful for treating acne scars as it contains Vitamin A that controls the overproduction of sebum that is primarily responsible for causing acne scars. The antioxidant properties of tomato are also responsible for rejuvenating the damaged skin.

Other treatments for acne can include using honey, fullers’ earth, rubbing ice cubes over the infected area or even using rose water. Following these natural remedies will certainly help you getting rid of acne.

Good Luck…

William asks…

What is the best way of geting rid of acne for yourself?

Proactiv didn’t work for me so I’m going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips? What do you use?

admin answers:

Right now i have a very complex system. First however, i have very severe acne so my doctor prescribed tetracycline which is a very powerful pill with very little side effects and you notice a difference instantly.
Also i use clearasil. Every morning and night i wash my face with clearasil scrub. In the morning, after i wash my face, i use a toner (which you can get with the three step pack i don’t think it comes separately). The toner gets rid of all the bacteria and dirt that the scrub left behind. Then i put on a thin layer of the vanishing cream.
Every night i put on a medium layer of tinted cream and leave it on for an hour or two. It helps dry up the skin from the oil that was produced throughout the day. Afterwords i wash my face with the scrub again then use a night time serum that is made specially for the night time when your skin is producing even more skin cells.
All of these products are from clearasil and they work wonderfully. I know because i have tried everything including proactiv with no results. In fact my acne just got worse.

Also, once a week i use an at home face mask. There are masks for oily skin, dry skin, and masks that are good for just adding more color to your face. You can find a variety of recipes for them online.
Other tips: wash your hair daily and keep it away from the face if possible. Do not touch your face at all even with clean hands. Do not pop pimples. All that does it make the pimple irritated and red. They will go away by themselves within time. Also, eat healthy foods and get plenty of vitamins. Stay away from greasy and sugary foods. Drink plenty of water and get at least eight hours of sleep every night. Stress increases the risk of break out so try to take time for yourself to relax every day. Get a little while of sun everyday too. Too much will burn the skin but a little every day will help heal it.
I hope this helps and good luck! =)
(P.S. If your skin gets too dried out there is also a clearasil lotion that you can use which works very well.)

Lisa asks…

What happens if you wash your face too much to get rid of acne?

What happens if you use too much soap/acne treatment a day to get rid of bad acne? (Not too severe acne, but more than moderate)

admin answers:

Apply orange peel paste on and around the pimples.
Apply garlic on and around the pimples to remove it without a mark.
Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin E are the best nutrients to cure the acne. So take a balanced diet full of nutrients and vitamins.
Mix lime juice and rose water in equal proportion. Apply it on affected areas and allow it to dry for 10 minutes.

Even after the treatment, acne leaves scars. Excellent home remedies to remove acne scars are listed here. Follow these tips to get rid of the acne scars.

Rub ice cubes on face for 10 minutes to tighten the pores.
Cucumber juice can also be used to tighten the pores. Apply it and allow it to dry for 10 minute

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