Puberty is a hard part of growing up; it’s confusing, painful and disorienting. But that isn’t all; the worst part of puberty is Acne! These horrible little things are painful and tremendously difficult to get rid of; they make teenagers feel awkward and unsightly.
But teenagers are hardly the only victims of this vile monster, there have been increasing cases of adult acne. The thing about acne treatment is that it requires patience and careful consideration, as there are so many treatments to choose from, all of whom claim to work better than the rest.
However the best results are usually felt by those that cure their acne problem by natural means. Natural treatment does take longer to work but have far less side effects than Chemicals like Benzoyl peroxide.
Here is a list of a few natural products that are sure to be useful:
#1 Camel milk
Contained in the natural substance of camel’s milk is an ingredient unlike any other mammals’ milk, namely cow’s milk. The unique healing and cleansing properties that make camel’s milk so effective is due to the biological activity of a protein that is found in the natural makeup of whey. The whey is naturally infused with anti-acne antibodies which have been found to attack the main bacterium that causes acne while also supplying moisture for the recovery of the skin.
You could simply start drinking more camel milk, but a more efficient way would be to apply it to your face.
Slice a raw potato in half and put it up against the blemish. Potatoes have plenty of vitamin C and B. Vitamin C helps increase the production of collagen, and prevent as well as heal any sort of skin damage caused by sunlight and stress.
Not only is raw potato a good remedy for acne but is also quite effective in getting rid of hyper-pigmentation, brightening the skin and preventing wrinkles.
#3 Tea tree oil
This wonderful oil is a renowned anti-bacterial and anti-fungal herbal remedy. Studies have shown that tea tree oil is just as effective as Benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. Although tea tree oil is known to take longer, but does not cause as many side effects as with Benzoyl peroxide.
Tea tree oil isn’t like the oil your skin naturally produces, rather it is more like a solvent that cuts through the extra sebum and dead skin cells, and unblocks the pores.
#4 Banana peel
Bananas are very healthy, even the parts you usually discard. The banana peel contains a powerful antioxidant called lutein which reduces inflammation and encourages healthy cell growth.
When applied to the affected area, banana peel reduces redness and discomfort that comes with acne.
Mint contains menthol, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and also plays the role of a painkiller sometimes. Accurately speaking, mint will not cure acne; rather make them less visible by reducing the redness. It’ll also relieve you from the pain of the larger acne.
I hope I have helped in some way or the other, I wish you luck in your pursuit of a healthier skin.