Home Remedies for Acne and Pimples

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Your skin is your friend.  You like your skin and your skin likes you.  It protects you from the elements and literally keeps you together.  You in turn do your best to protect it from any kind of damage.  Then, one day, acne rears its ugly head, and you suddenly hate your skin. What do you do then?  Turn to harsh chemicals and expensive scrubs?  That’s a fine way to thank a friend who’s been there for you since day one.  Your epidermis isn’t at fault here.  It can’t help that your hormones are causing all that extra oil to clog your pores, or the fact that bacteria is running rampant.  If your skin could talk it would say something along the lines of  “Patience there dear.  Treat me right and I shall repay you.”

Here are some home remedies that can help you keep those pesky pimples “under control” without harsh chemicals and draining the wallet.

Home Remedy #1:  Apply some Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerhouse when it comes to acting as an acne remedy.  Why?  It kills off the bacteria that may be causing all the trouble in the first place.  It also becomes alkaline, and balances the pH of your skin, which in turn makes it harder for bacteria to thrive.  To top it off, it’s an astringent and will dry up excess oil.  Keeping that in mind, don’t overdo it and dry out your skin too much.  This could cause the sebaceous glades to overproduce oil to try to compensate for the lack of natural oils your skin needs.

Directions:  Wash your face with water and pat dry.  Using a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into the vinegar and apply it directly to the blemish.  Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight.  Reapply several times during the day and wash face thoroughly after each time.  Make sure to use a moisturizer afterwards as well if your skin feels like it is getting dry.

Tomorrow I will announce the 2nd at Home Remedy!

~ Joanne

 

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