My Experience With Acne
Like almost every other woman, I too was a victim of acne. Acne is not a life threatening health ailment, but trust me it takes everything other than your life. It kills you self confidence, stops you from loving your self, and you feel like you will not look good at all despite of fair complexion, nice features and everything else. God has created all of us beautifully but from where does this acne come from? After almost a year I realized despite of changing the cream nearly every month and dermatologist three times in the year my spot was unchanged. It was just the same black colored big scar. This made me really worried as it was not the only one but my face was filled with many minor scars as well. I felt miserable thinking this is the way I will have to look like for the rest of my life. I no more had trust in any type of medicine as none of them did much for me in a year.
I then tried to figure out the main cause behind what was ruining my face, my looks and my confidence. I was surprised to see that it was me and my activities that were giving birth to this beauty spoiling monster. The beauty products I was using were highly loaded with topical salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and sulphur. All these are not so uncommon and are usually available in abundance in almost all the over-the-counter treatments can dry out your skin, causing it to produce more oil and possibly blemishes. These were causing my skin loose its beauty. Then I found that a silicone also is the common culprit. It is found in all the skin care and cosmetics are also another ingredient on the list to watch out for that can clog your pores.
Effects of Cosmetics on Our Face
What you use on face has direct impact but even if you are careful about the skin care cosmetics, your hair products and detergent might be doing things wrong for you. The sulfates, heavy moisturizing agents in conditioners, and silicones that your shampoo, conditioner, and stylers contain can seep into your pores, clogging them and resulting in chest acne or pesky pimples along your hairline. Next time you go for buying cosmetics, either for you skin or you hair, make sure you know what side effects they can have. The small outcome of smoking a cigarette is acne, as smoking reduces the supply of oxygen of your skin. If the threat of cancer and asthma was not enough for you to quit smoking, add this also to the list. Now you may feel like quitting smoking. You might not resist scrubbing the pimple hard due to itching or just a habit of checking it out every now and then. Tell me one thing, do you like those spots so much that you don’t want to leave them alone? Because the more you play with them, the more they will appear. May be they find you the best host who entertains them every now and then! Not washing your face and bathing right after a hectic work out sometimes leads to accumulation of dirt and bacteria over the skin. If you leave them to take rest on your face overnight, they may grow into pimple till morning. To summarize everything the cause of acne is letting thing accumulate on your face for long time, reason may be sun, dirt, and pollution, sweating or working out. Another cause of acne is the use of skin / hair care products and detergents containing acne stimulating components. Third reason is your lifestyle- bad eating habits, smoking, or not washing your face properly. I was in a shock that the treatment method on which I spent more than a few dollars thinking they will give back the same skin to me were actually not at all was worth investing. I immediately threw out those bottles in dustbin first to reduce my frustration thinking it will make me feel better. But I was actually burning like fire after realizing what I was really doing to my skin.
Even after I stopped using those creams and ointments my acne was there, visible clearly. I was now surely inclined towards natural treatment methods for every disease. Then I tried to find out whether acne can be cured naturally? I tried to study about this for a few months and then a day came when I had solution to all my mishap. I had the crack to clear my face. I knew how to say good bye to that ugly spot. I had the key to re live my life beautifully. This day was when I got to know about the natural remedies that can treat acne scars at home. You need to battle against for acne & its leftover scars to make yourself lovely and sure.
Creams and lotions containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or sulphur are widely available without a prescription. They are peeling and drying agents that unplug clogs and help the skin shed dead cells. But these are only false claims made by the dermatologist who will most probably get commission for prescribing the ointments for you. It is ultimately your skin and you have to find the right way to cure acne. Regarding a few causes you cannot do much, like hormonal changes and hereditary factors. But all others are completely under your control. Work out with a doctor to choose a healthy diet that is focused at avoiding pimples. What I follow now is I completely avoid sun, if it is essential to go out in sun; I use sunscreen to guard my skin and also cover myself with a hat, umbrella or clothes. We live for years in a hope that some day these irritating pimples will fade away and we will see our clear and glowing face once again, and that dream can only be fulfilled with the help of natural acne cure. Given below are few home remedies that have proved to be useful in dealing with any type and size of ace scar. They literally saved me from going into depression, and work for you too.
Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Acne
1. Orange peel
Not only their taste is refreshing, you can even make use of the orange peel that we usually throw in the dustbin. You can eliminate the acne caused by pores clogging and bacterial infection with the help of orange peel paste. All you have to do is grind the orange peel and add some water to make a paste. Apply this paste on the sin regularly.
Applying honey as a mask on your face introduces the antibiotic properties of honey to your skin and kills of the bacteria causing acne issue and prevent it from leaving behind any type of scar. Not only this, it also makes your skin glow with radiance. You have two benefits from the same product.
3. Aloe vera
Aloe vera has excellent skin repairing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Due to all these it is the first thing that comes to our mind when we see acne scars. All you have to do is take an aloe vera leaf, tear it apart from the middle and the gel which comes out of it is what you need. Apply that gel swiftly on the acne scar to see it vanishing very fast. Repeat this practice two times a day till you feel the skin is uneven. If it is not possible to get the leaf, you can go for aloe vera ointment which can be taken from any grocery store, but go for the most natural one.
This natural fruit can surely cure acne. If you have veer noticed papaya is the main component of almost all the beauty products available in market today. But the thing to note is that papaya is best to be used in its natural form. Rubbing your skin with plain raw papaya leaves it fresh and fine. Use the papaya in mashed form to say good bye to acne scars.
5. Neem leaves
Those green leave have the power to heal many skin ailments, as well as other internal health issues. Neem has alkaloids that make it anti-bacterial, anti-contagious and antiviral in nature. Apart from dealing with acne scars winningly neem has many medicinal properties. You can crush the neem leaves and then apply it on the affected area. One can also choose to have bath in water with neem leaves boiled into it.
6. Apple cider vinegar
This natural extract can be easily found in kitchen, and has an amazing effect on acne. Apple cider vinegar kills of the bacteria that may be a reason behind your acne problem. If you skin is oils, like lemon it will remove excess of moisture form the skin and make it dry. On the top of it apple cider vinegar maintains a pH of skin that is totally unfavorable for the bacteria to survive. All you have to do is mix 1 portion of apple cider vinegar in 3 portions of water and apply it on clean skin daily.
Curd is the easiest and most effective natural cure for acne. Curd acts as the mellow blanching operator. The fatty substance in natural curd acts as a great lotion & helps to tighten the skin too to reduce the acne scars. Sometimes you need to add a moisturizer like coconut oil to prevent excess drying of skin.
8. Tea tree oil
The benefits of tea tree oil on skin are innumerable. You might have come across this name earlier also whenever you have read about home remedies about any other skin problem. It is very effective for every type of skin problem, but specifically for acne it is the best treatment. Apply tea tree oil with the help of cotton balls on your skin and see the improvement in just a few days.
9. Lemon juice
Not so commonly used natural product to cure acne, but lemon juice is surely effective. Lemon is the most easily available ingredient. Lemon juice is an excellent skin lightening agent. It is the acid in lemon juice that helps brighten your skin and make the scars less visible. It can, in fact, fade away freckles and lighten the dark scars faster. Not only scars, if you have swollen pimples, lemon juice can help reduce its redness too.
They affect our self esteem and steal our confidence to face the world. People try different things to get rid of these permanent marks, but nothing works other than these natural remedies. These are the most effective, efficient and easy way of having a clear and glowing face. If you listen to me, natural cures do work in case of acne, and in a much better way than those over the counter chemicals.