2 Effective Ways To Combat Acne Problems Naturally At Home

Posted on: 14 December 2015

Just about everyone in the world wishes for clean, youthful, blemish-free skin. Unfortunately, not everyone has it. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology reports that the chronic inflammatory skin problem affects roughly 40 to 50 million individuals here in America on a yearly basis. Some may turn to the doctor for a prescription-based medication when over-the-counter treatments don't work. However, for those who prefer to stay natural when it comes to products in on the body, here are two natural remedies to try to help get rid of that unwanted acne: 

1. Cinnamon and Honey Mask

Honey is an excellent antibacterial agent. It has a low pH and has the ability to stop bacteria growth in its tracks. In other words, it can help stop acne from accumulating and taking over your face. Plus, it serves as a natural moisturizer. When combined with cinnamon, it can really do wonders. This is because cinnamon is excellent in its own right. The spice also contains anti-microbial properties that can stop fungi and bacteria growth in its tracks.

To create your own cinnamon and honey mask, you'll need three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Mix together, apply to your face and leave it on for roughly 60 minutes. Then, rinse your face completely with warm water.

2. Egg White Mask (Add Lemon For Added Benefits)

If you're looking one of the cheapest and most effective ways of combating acne, then look no further than the egg carton in your refrigerator. Egg whites contain certain enzymes and vitamins that are helpful in clearing acne and shrinking the size of your face pores. Whisk the egg white for a couple of minutes before applying it to the face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and use warm water to remove it.  

For even more results, you should consider adding lemon in with the egg whites. Lemon is a natural astringent and has the ability to reduce excess secretion of sebum and help reduce the size of pores. It also contains citric acid, which can help reduce the appearance of acne scars. Plus, lemons contain antioxidants that can help prevent premature aging. Just add one teaspoon of lemon juice to the well-mixed egg whites.

While natural remedies do often work for many people, they may not work for you. If you've tried these two recipes and have not seen an improvement in your acne, you may want to consult with a dermatologist (such as one from East Carolina Dermatology and Skin Surgery, PLLC). You may have a severe case of acne that must be treated with a harsher treatment method.