When it comes to natural acne treatments, you will see a common thread of natural ingredients and things you can do to help naturally treat your acne. I know you've heard of them once or twice. Here are the top four natural acne treatments I think of.
Tea tree oil. In the treatment of moderate common acne, topical application of 5% tea tree oil has shown an effect comparable to 5% benzoyl peroxide. Albeit with slower onset of action, patients who use tea tree oil experience fewer side effects than those that use benzoyl peroxide treatments.
Vitamin C. According to Acne.org, Vitamin C for topical applications only, brightens complexion, lessens red acne scars, slowly fills in pitted acne scars. The only catch is it takes a while to have visual results. Mixing a Vitamin C mask at home can be tasking, because the oxidation lessens the effectiveness, so it’s highly recommended to use a professional product line that controls the vitamin C exposure through packaging and complementary formulas with other natural ingredients.
Drink water – Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best ones. For healthy skin, you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day. In fact, just adding more water to diet alone may be enough to give you the edge over acne. Hydrated skin cells are more supple and less prone to damage and irritation, but there's more to the benefits of water than just preventing dry skin.
Eat right – Fresh fruit doesn't just taste great, it's also one of the cornerstones of an acne-free diet. So cut down on those troublesome problem foods and replace them with fruits that will give your skin a natural, healthy glow. Some of my favorite fruits are vitamin-rich apples and berries packed with powerful antioxidants. Veggies are great too, like carrots and edamame.
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