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Natural Homemade Remedies to Help You Face Pimple Breakouts Head On

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Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! While that the problem with acne remains rampant among the young adults, STAIL.PH searched for the most affordable and natural way of defeating it.

However, please take note that while these homemade solutions were effective for some, further research will still determine their effectiveness and safety.

 

Use Apple Cider Vinegar

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According to an article written by Erika Klein and Kayla McDonell, RD, acne comes from the clogging of skin pores with oil and dead skin cells. These pores are also connected to glands that produce oil (sebum), and their excessive production and clogs the said area. From there, bacteria start to grow.

As it grows, our body’s primary defense system fights these bacterias, and eventually, it starts to swell. It becomes acnes if it suddenly starts to spread all over your face.

There are other factors such as genes and stress, but the one above is the primary process. With that, the writers pinpointed that apple cider vinegar might solve the problem.

Since apple cider contains organic acids such as citric acid, it can effectively kill the bacterias inside the acne.

“Research has shown that succinic acid, another organic acid, suppresses inflammation caused by P. acnes, which may prevent scarring. Lactic acid, another acid in apple cider vinegar, may also improve the appearance of acne scars,” they said in their article.

However, there were still debates between the dermatologists due to its ‘harshness’ to the skin. It may work on some, but take note that there’s a risk of having irritation with this one.

How to use it based on Healthline’s recipe:

  1. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and three parts water (use more water for sensitive skin).
  2. After cleansing, gently apply the mixture to the skin using a cotton ball.
  3. Let sit for 5–20 seconds, rinse with water and pat dry.

Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.

 

Tea Tree Oil Spot Treatment

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Unlike apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil is widely accepted by dermatologists as a remedy for pimples. However, they require the dilution process of this ingredient since it has been deemed ‘too potent’ in fighting bacterias.

Extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Australia, processed tea tree oil is surely expensive. But, there’s an available home dilution for this.

How to use it based on Healthline’s recipe:

  1. Mix 1 part tea tree oil with nine parts water.
  2. Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply it to the affected areas.
  3. Apply moisturizer if desired.
  4. Repeat this process 1–2 times per day, as needed.

 

Aloe Vera Gel as a Moisturizer

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One of the most common succulents in our country is the aloe vera, a tropical plant whose leaves produce a clear gel that is often added to lotions, creams, ointments, and soaps.

Since it contains salicylic acid and sulfur, present research implies its efficiency in reducing the swelling of acne. However, it shouldn’t be mixed with tretinoin cream or tea tree oil, for it may make your acne multiply.

Although it has been used in dermatology products for decades now, its effectiveness in acne treatment still needs further research.

How to use it based on Healthline’s recipe:

  1. Scrape the gel from the aloe plant out with a spoon.
  2. Apply the gel directly to clean skin as a moisturizer.
  3. Repeat 1–2 times per day or as desired.

Take note that as much as possible, STAIL.PH recommends using commercially available skin products. However, for those who want to keep it natural and affordable, this list might help you. Use at your own risk.

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