Acne Help: Top 4 Natural Remedies To Try Today

Acne affects millions of people a year and it can plague you long after your puberty years. According to a statistic in the American Academy of Dermatology  85 percent of people between the ages of 18-24 experience at least mild-acne.

If the conventional method of fighting acne is working for you, why not try a natural remedy? We some of the best products to naturally help with acne battle!

1. Aloe Vera Gel: All over treatment

Aloe Vera gel is commonly used to treat sunburned skin, but it can also be used to treat acne and the marks they leave behind. The gel contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, so it’s capable of fighting acne-causing bacteria.

Packed with vitamins (such as vitamin A, C, and E) Aloe Vera is also rich in amino acids, so you don’t have to worry about drying out your skin. This inexpensive treatment is easy to apply. You can purchase bottled aloe vera gel or the leaf. Simply apply the gel at night and wash it off in the morning.

2. Tea Tree Oil: Spot treatment

Many skincare products contain Tea Tea Oil, and that’s because the oil is a natural antiseptic with potent anti-inflammatory properties that combat acne.
Tea Tree Oil is extracted from an Australian native plant and according to a study conducted at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital j, Tea Tree Oil is just as effective as Benzoyl Peroxide to fight acne.

While Tea Tree oil is gentler than Benzoule peroxide, don’t overuse it. It can dry out your skin and worsen your acne. You should dilute the oil with water or a carrier base (like Jojoba oil) and apply it to your skin. Before using, test the reaction of your skin to the oil, by applying it underneath your jawline.

3. Witch Hazel: Toner

The plant is native to North America and parts of Asia. Witch Commonly used as an astringent, Witch Hazel can remove oil and dead skin from pores. It’s high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Witch Hazel usually has 14% natural grain alcohol because of the distillation process, but you can find alcohol free Witch Hazel too.

4. Jojoba Oil: Moisturizer

I know what you’re thinking” Why would I put oil on my already oily skin?” But hear me out! Sebum is an oil that our bodies produce to lubricate our hair and skin. If your skin is dry, your body will produce extra sebum.

Jojoba oil is very close to sebum. Applying Jojoba oil to the skin will trick your body into thinking there’s enough oil– which means less clogged pores. YAY!

When your skin feels extra dry, just apply Jojoba oil or mix with your moisturizer.

While helping your body fight off acne don’t forget to watch your diet, drink water and allow your skin to take a break once in a while!