The cosmetics industry offers a huge selection of products for the treatment of acne. However, its use does not always give a positive result, since it does not affect the cause of the disease. Meanwhile, acne can be eliminated with the help of more affordable folk remedies, which can be applied both locally and internally without harm to health.
It is necessary
- - decoction of calendula, sage or pine needles for steam baths and washing;
- - a crumb of gray bread or a mixture of soda, salt and sour milk to cleanse the face;
- - aloe juice, a mixture of honey with calendula or infusion of white lily for wiping the face;
- - pulp of potatoes, carrots and berries for masks;
- - a decoction of nettle or a mixture of burdock root, elecampane, walnut leaf and St. John's wort for ingestion.
In most cases, skin rashes are associated with disruption of the endocrine, digestive and nervous systems. Therefore, in the treatment of acne with folk remedies, combine a local effect on the skin with the restoration of the work of internal organs. And for this, cleanse the body, eliminate the deficiency of vitamins and minerals, adjust the diet (exclude fatty, fried, salty, smoked, sweet and starchy foods) and replenish the body with water. Treat your face properly and use anti-acne products at the same time.
Cleanse your skin regularly with steam baths. They are good at softening hardened comedogenic plugs (production of the sebaceous glands) and facilitate their removal. For steam, use herbal decoctions that have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, namely calendula, sage or pine needles. With the same broths, only prepared and cooled separately, wash your face after the bath and leave your face to dry naturally. Perform this procedure for 10-15 minutes at least 2 times a month.
For daily evening skin cleansing, use softened stale gray bread. Wipe your face thoroughly with it in a circular motion, then wash yourself with herbal decoction of calendula. For a deeper pore cleansing, use a mixture of baking soda, fine salt and sour milk. This product dissolves fat and has a pilling effect. However, do not use it more than 1-2 times a month.
For purulent acne, wipe your face with aloe juice. To prepare it, place the washed and dried leaves of the plant for 10 days in a dark, cool place. Grind, strain and wipe the acne areas with the resulting juice 2-3 times a day. For the same purpose, a mixture of honey and calendula tincture (1 tsp each), stirred in a glass of water, as well as infusion of sage, calendula or white lily is suitable. Choose a more affordable tool or alternate several.
For oily and porous skin with inflamed acne, make a different mask every day: from the pulp of potatoes, carrots, strawberries or raspberries. In addition to their anti-inflammatory effect, they are excellent at tightening pores. Green tea, lemon, slimy broth of rice and oats have the same property. Apply each mask in turn, as each product has its own set of substances beneficial to the skin.
To treat acne, be sure to use herbal teas inside. Mix equal amounts (by weight) of burdock, elecampane, walnut leaf, and St. John's wort. Brew 1 tbsp. the resulting collection with 1 glass of boiling water and cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Add water to the original volume (1 cup). Take 1 glass 2-3 times a day. Nettle infusion is no less useful. Fill a half quart jar with fresh, chopped plant leaves. Pour the rest of the jar with cold, boiled water and leave for 6-8 hours. Consume at least 1 liter daily: 200 ml in the morning before breakfast, and the remaining volume during the day in small sips between meals.
For the period of acne treatment with folk remedies, do not forget about strengthening the body with the help of water procedures, moderate sunbathing, long walks in the fresh air, good sleep and regular exercise.