This is a post by today’s guest blogger, Jason Ellis.
Facial acne is the worst kind of acne! Seriously, I mean – you can cover up body acne when you go out in public, but with the exception of some pretty developed makeup skills, it’s tough to constantly hide those tough, stubborn pimples on your face.
Also, if the breakouts are constant, it’s possible your facial acne is triggered by secondary conditions. For example, you might also suffer from facial sweating and blushing which only encourage those nasty zits to come back.
It’s true, in many cases, excessive facial sweating actually causes acne. That’s because sweat contains toxins, dry skin cells and sebum (oil). It coats your pores and makes the skin dirty. This buildup of debris can ultimately lead to pimples and further inflammation.
I know how it feels. The frustration is endless and you wish the pimples were gone – YESTERDAY! Just having to go out and face the world makes your avoid confrontation and any kind of attention. You’ve probably tried a few treatments here and there, only to be disappointed. Fear not, there ARE strategies that really can help!
The trick is using as gentle a remedy as possible so you won’t exacerbate the facial acne with irritation. So, let’s start with some super effective natural treatments.
Don’t get me wrong, you can go the medicine route. But if over-the-counter products don’t seem to help due to their abrasive nature, then natural treatments are totally the way to go. Many people swear by their effectiveness and find that a natural acne treatment regimen is much kinder on the skin long-term.
Let’s get started and get you acne free, fast…
1. The Aspirin Face Mask
Everybody has a bottle of aspirin lying around. The uncoated variety has the same properties as the ultra-expensive skincare products made by upscale cosmetic companies.
Take a few uncoated aspirin and let them dissolve in water. Rub the mixture all over your face. If the aspirin is too itchy, you can add a bit of honey or yogurt into the mix. Let the mask dry on your face for about 20 – 30 minutes and then rinse it off with water and a good cleanser.
The uncoated aspirin will clear up acne and redness! It will also prevent excessive facial sweating. The honey or yogurt will moisturize the skin.
2. Aloe Vera gel
Aloe vera is renowned for its health benefits. It’s found in many skincare products AND juices! It’s effective as an antiseptic and antibacterial agent. Don’t forget — acne is caused by a buildup of bacteria and dirt inside of the pores.
Aloe vera will destroy the bacteria and dirt in no time! The gel’s astringent properties will reduce excessive oil production. Furthermore, it’ll heal the redness and inflammation. If facial sweating is a problem for you, aloe vera gel will keep your face dry and clean.
Sometimes a weakened immune system can cause skin problems. You can destroy a buildup of toxins in the body by drinking Aloe vera juice! Just drink a cup or two a day, and you’ll notice a difference in no time!
3. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is one of the best remedies for any skin condition. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it very effective against cystic acne. It’s an astringent which cleanses the skin without any irritation.
Witch hazel can also tighten the pores to prevent excessive sweat from coming out. You can apply it directly onto your skin. Grab a bottle of it at any drug store or grocery store and rub it onto your face twice a day. There are also witch hazel face masks available. Unlike Aloe vera juice, witch hazel can’t be taken orally.
4. Baking Soda Microdermabrasion
Many people swear by this remedy. It gets rid of acne AND scars caused by acne. It will also keep your face dry and sweat-free. Wash your face off, but don’t dry it with a towel. Instead, rub some baking soda onto your clean, wet face. Leave it on for 20 minutes. After rinsing it off, pat your face dry with a clean towel and apply a moisturizer.
Baking soda dries up oil and sweat on the skin and speeds the healing of blemishes. There are no harmful side-effects of using baking soda as a cleansing mask. It contains no harsh chemicals or alcohol.
Keep in mind that it should only be used as a mask, and NOT as a scrub!
Give each of these some time to work (try them consistently for 5 days in a row). Remember to drink plently of water to speed up the healing of the pimple – and never ever pick a zit. It can cause scarring or at the very least recreate the inflammation. So that said, try the natural remedies above and I think you’ll be very pleased. At least one should work for you. If you stick with it, you can clear up your facial acne and related skin conditions once and for all!
Jason Ellis is an up and coming web author who has been showing readers for years how to apply natural skincare solutions. His strongest expertise deals with controlling a condition known hyperhidrosis(chronic excessive sweating). For years, Jason has researched proven ways to tame excessive facial sweating, stop sweating naturally from the hands and feet and also treat underarm hyperhidrosis.