Acne on the face is an unpleasant cosmetic problem faced by people of all ages. But most often young people suffer from acne during puberty, when there is a change in hormonal levels.
Effective acne treatment should be comprehensive, combining the intake of various medications with regular hygiene procedures and a balanced diet. Therefore, it is necessary to exclude fried and fatty foods, convenience foods, alcohol and carbonated drinks from your diet. As for medications for oral administration, they can only be prescribed by a doctor (dermatologist or cosmetologist, and in some cases an endocrinologist).
Problematic skin needs thorough cleansing, because acne appears due to the fact that the skin pores are clogged with sebaceous plugs. It is recommended to wash your face with warm water or herbal infusions twice a day. Herbs with anti-inflammatory effects include burdock, chamomile, sage, calendula, elecampane, St. John's wort, burdock (root), aloe, and horsetail.
Compresses can also be made from herbal decoctions. To prepare the compress, the cooled broth must be filtered through a fine sieve and soaked in a cotton pad or towel. Then the compress is applied to the entire face or to problem areas of the skin for 10-15 minutes. Owners of dry skin should repeat this procedure no more than twice a week.
People who are prone to allergies should be tested for an allergic reaction to a particular plant. To do this, moisten a small area of skin with herbal decoction. And only a day after that, make a compress.
Various homemade masks and scrubs are helpful in treating inflamed acne. For oily skin that is not prone to dryness, you can use baking soda. To make a thick paste, you need to mix a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of water. The resulting mass should be applied to the face and kept for no more than 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with water, and lubricate the skin with a moisturizer. The procedure should be repeated no more than three times a week.
Honey is not only a natural cure for colds and a sweet treat, but also a good remedy for treating skin inflammation. Honey contains substances that are natural antibiotics. The honey mask relieves irritation, improves skin tone and helps eliminate acne.
A mask of sour varieties of apples and carrots, mixed in equal proportions, unclogs skin pores, so you can get rid of inflamed acne in a few days. Fruit acids are the main component of modern chemical peels; they allow you to cleanse the skin of excess fat and dead cells without damaging the deep layers of the epidermis.
The apple mask is a gentle peeling that returns a healthy complexion to the face, eliminates acne and sebaceous plugs. And carrots contain beta-carotene, it helps to normalize the functioning of the sebaceous glands.
Tea tree oil is popular in medicine and cosmetology due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. To treat inflamed acne with oil, you need to lubricate the affected skin twice a day. The inflammation usually goes away after 8-10 treatments.