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How To Treat My Acne? 5 Things To Try Now

acne treatment home remedies

Acne is the monster that pounces on you right from puberty, and at times doesn’t release you from its clutches until late adulthood. Scientifically the disease is termed ‘acne vulgaris’, a very aptly given name. It is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects almost all teenagers during puberty. 

It comes in many forms like blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, cysts, and scars. Some common causes of acne include genetics, stress, an unhealthy diet, dirt particles, hormonal changes, and infections. 

1. Make a Honey-Cinnamon Face Mask:

 honey cinnamon mask

Honey and cinnamon are two natural ingredients with multiple health benefits. One of these benefits is that the two combined can fight acne. This is because honey and cinnamon have the ability to fight bacteria and reduce inflammation, which are two factors that can trigger acne. Here’s how you can make your own Honey-Cinnamon Face Mask.

-Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to form a paste.

-After cleansing, apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 10–15 minutes.

-Rinse the mask off completely and pat your face dry.    

2. Apply Green Tea to your skin:

woman applying green tea mask on her face

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and drinking it can also nurture good health. Just like with Honey and Cinnamon, the polyphenols in green tea help in fighting bacteria and reducing inflammation, two major causes of acne. Many types of research have shown that applying green tea directly to the skin can also help in reducing acne. Here’s how you can apply green tea to your skin:

-Keep the green tea in boiling water for 3–4 minutes.

-Allow the tea to cool down.

-Use a cotton ball to apply the tea to your skin.

-Allow it to dry, then rinse it off with water and pat your skin dry.

3. Moisturize your skin with Aloe-Vera:

woman applying aloe vera on her face

Aloe vera is a tropical plant whose leaves produce a clear gel. This gel can be applied to the skin directly to treat rashes, burns, and various other skin conditions including acne. This is because Aloe Vera naturally contains salicylic acid which is extensively used in acne treatment products. Here’s how you apply Aloe Vera to your skin:

-Scrape the gel from the aloe plant out with a spoon.

-Apply the gel directly to clean skin as a moisturizer.

-Repeat 1–2 times per day.

4. De-stress your lifestyle:

woman sitting in a meditating position

Being under constant stress can cause hormonal changes in your body, and these hormonal changes in turn can cause acne to break out on your skin. Here are some steps you can take to reduce stress in your life:

-Get more sleep

-Engage in physical activity

-Practice yoga


-Take deep breaths

5. Drink lots of water:

woman holding a glass of water and smiling

Drinking water prevents acne by promoting proper skin hydration. Dry skin can trigger excess oil production, which can lead to acne, and hence it’s important to keep your skin well hydrated. Several studies have shown that increasing your water intake helps keep your skin soft and smooth. Some benefits of drinking water include weight loss, headache prevention, acne prevention, and reduction of wrinkles.

If you’re someone who is struggling with acne, following the tips mentioned above will surely make a huge difference on your skin and face. Furthermore, by combining these DIY methods with AcneStar Facewash you’ll get all-rounded protection against acne. Wash your face with AcneStar twice a day, every day, to see the results for yourself.  

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