Jul 17

Household Items That Will Treat Your Acne

Running out of your trusty treatment can be as bad as having PMS without any sweets to soothe your mood swings, especially if you’re constantly dealing with acne problems. When in a pinch though, you’ll be able to find several items on your cupboard that can help you deal with your acne problems naturally. To help you scavenge your kitchen for acne remedies, here are six of the best items you can use for terrible breakouts.

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1.       Aspirin. Other than treating headaches, this miracle medicine can also work wonders in getting rid of acne. Just crush one aspirin in a small bowl with very little water—enough to create a paste. Gently apply it on the affected area and leave it there for a no more than five minutes. Don’t forget to use slather the area with moisturizer after rinsing as the paste can be pretty drying to the skin.

2.       Honey. Not only is honey a powerful superfood, it also is an excellent acne treatment alternative. Being rich with phytonutrients, antioxidants, and live enzymes, a small dab of this is already enough to reduce redness, relieve blemishes, and soften the skin.

3.       Lemon Juice. Lemons are known to be rich in vitamin C and this is what allows them to act as an astringent and anti-inflammatory treatment that effectively eases swelling and eradicates growth of bacteria on the skin. Just squeeze some fresh lemon on a cotton swab and gently dab it onto your blemishes.

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4.       Garlic. It doesn’t just fight off vampires (or so they say), it also get rids of those pesky pimples. All you have to do is rub the garlic juice on the areas that need treatment, and then do your regular face wash regimen. Be careful, though, not to get any juice on your eyes.

5.       Ice. If you’re looking for some quick but temporary acne treatment, then this item is for you. Simply wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and lightly press it against the inflamed area or your pimple. Do this until the redness or swelling subsides, or until the ice has completely melted.

Running out of acne treatment during a severe breakout might be the worst thing that can happen to you, especially on a very important day. However, with these handy household items, you can beat that zit even without your trusty acne-fighting staples.

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