Top 4 Acne #GameChangers
Solutions to keep acne in control are closer to home than you think. No, this is not a blog about what you need to buy to solve your acne issues. This is about keeping your at-home skincare game strong and your acne at bay with these well-respected game changers!
1. Apple cider vinegar
It's the best astringent in nature because it helps balance the skin’s pH level, making sure your skin is neither too oily nor too dry & keeping those pores clean!
What it does:
How to use:Dilute the raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar with water in a bowl. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply it on affected areas.
What it does:We all know that turmeric has a respected history of being a healer. It has powerful compounds called curcuminoids which have anti-inflammatory properties that help in controlling the size of those zits.
How to use:Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric with lime juice and some gram flour. Leave it on for 30 mins and rinse. Be sure to not go overboard with the turmeric, we don't want to end up looking like a Simpson (haha!)
What it does:Lemon has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that will help tame inflammatory acne. Since it is acidic, it also helps maintain the pH balance of the skin.
How to use:Apply some lemon juice on the acne-prone area like a spot treatment. Once the juice dries off you can continue using your regular skin care products. Be sure to do a patch test before you use it on your face.
What it does:Oatmeal contains avenanthramides and antioxidant compounds that soothe itchy and irritated skin. Oatmeal is great for acne-prone skin because it absorbs excess oil from the skin.
How to use:Grind two tablespoons of oatmeal. Add one teaspoon of baking soda with enough water to make a paste. Apply on a clean and dry face. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Don’t forget, while these are some great home-hacks to help you out, in the long-term, it’s always better to have tried & tested skincare products that are well-balanced. And most of all, remember to treat your acne with care and with a smile.
Which of the above game-changers are you waiting to try out? Tell us in the poll below!