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Homemade Teen and Adult Acne Skin Treatment - Nature Works
Acne is every teenagerís worst nightmare and almost all of them will have at least one episode before they become adults. Many teens and their parents are turning to homemade, teen and adult, acne skin treatments and remedies. Nature works to lemons, oatmeal, garlic, tomatoes, cucumbers, blueberries and many other fruits and vegetables have been shown to be effective acne treatments for adults as well as teens.
First letís look at some of the myths surrounding acne:
myth: only teens get acne.
reality: pregnant women have been known to suffer from acne and some adults develop acne at around age 40 , women more than men. Studies
point to a hormonal link.
myth: foods like chocolate, pizza and sodas cause acne.
reality: research shows this isnít true, however if your acne flares when you eat a particular food you may have a food allergy so try eliminating that item.
myth: make-up can worsen acne.
reality: wearing make-up doesnít cause or aggravate acne.
These are just some of the most common myths surrounding this condition.
Now letís take a look at some acne treatments that you can make at home from food products you probably already have in your kitchen.
Oatmeal masks have been used for years as a natural facial. Lukewarm cooked oatmeal applied to the face as a mask and left on for 20 minutes twice a day has been shown to clear up acne breakouts in as little as two weeks.
Another recommended use of oatmeal as an acne remedy is to mix the uncooked oatmeal with water until it is the consistency of mud, apply to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash gently to remove the ďmaskĒ.
Mashed tomatoes, crushed garlic, sugar water and olive oil are all home remedies for mild to moderate acne and are reported to work in days to a couple of weeks.
Apply the mashed tomatoes directly to your face and leave on for about 10 minutes, then wash them off gently. You only need to do this once a day and you will begin to see results in one to two weeks.
There are two ways to use garlic, one is to peel the cloves and then apply the garlic directly to the blemishes. Some people favor making a paste with the garlic and applying it to the face for 10 minutes every day.
If you want to try the sugar and olive oil, you might want to try dissolving the sugar in warm water and then adding the olive oil. Sugar has an anti-bacterial action that can speed the clearing of your acne blemishes.
Aloe vera gel helps to heal your acne faster. However since it can be drying you should use a moisturizer after the treatment.
Lemon juice either by itself or in combination with other things like rosewater can also help. It removes oils, kills bacteria that may contribute to acne, and helps to restore and maintain the PH levels of your skin.
Diet also plays a role in the treatment of acne. Many people believe that eating read or orange fruits can be helpful in preventing acne. Apples, cherries and cantaloupes are just a few recommended fruits to promote healthy skin.
We havenít come close to discussing all of the homemade acne treatments that people use. We have focused on treatments that use readily available ingredients so that it will be easier for you to make your own acne treatment supplies.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed donít use that remedy. Also for severe acne you should consult a physician.
Well, nature always works for me and I hope it works for you to! Best of luck with your natural acne treatments
About the Author: Nina Romanov
Would you like to learn more about natural acne treatments? Read my friendís acne cure story at Acne Ambulance
Nina is an expert freelance writer. She has been a cake decorator for the most part of her life in Europe, Australia, and North America. Later on she graduated from NHC Montreal as a certified naturopath. Presently she is happily RV-ing with her husband.