What can be more infuriating when you wake up in the morning with a big red mark on your forehead and you have a wedding to attend to? This red devil spoiled your day right away. Furthermore, you can’t hide it with any concealer or foundation. The big red bump is still sitting pretty on your forehead.
What causes acnes?
There are four main causes of acne: oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores, and bacteria. Basically, acnes occur when your hair follicles, which are connected to oil glands, are clogged with dead skin cells and excessive oil or sebum. With the two components, sebum and dead skin cells, they form a soft plug over the hair follicle which lets the bacteria thrive in it. Hence, you can observe that red bump formation on your pores.
How to avoid these acnes?
- Wash, wash, wash
Make sure to watch the areas where there are acnes with a mild cleanser at least twice a day. Use cleansers that are light to the skin and do not cause skin irritation. After you wash your face with a mild cleanser, dry your face by tapping a cotton towel on your face. Do not scrub your face too hard because it might irritate the skin even more.
- Don’t Forget Your Toner
Most people skip this step in their skin care routine. However, this can really help a lot in reducing the comeback of your acnes. You can use apple cider vinegar to cleanse the remaining residues on your face after washing it with a cleanser. It also contains several elements such as magnesium and enzyme which can kill bacteria.
- Hydrate Your Face With Masks
You can use remedies that you can find in your kitchen as healing masks for your acne. One perfect example of a healing mask is a mixture of honey, cinnamon, and tea tree oil (for active acne breakout). Mix the three natural remedies and apply them on your face for several minutes before washing your face again. This mixture kills bacteria, reduces redness and hydrates your skin.
- Eat Healthy
That’s right. There’s no easier way to permanently prevent your acnes to come back than eating healthy foods. Avoid eating too many sweets and oily foods. Also, try to consume foods that are rich in zinc, an effective skin protectant substance. Add fibers and vegetables in your diet. They won’t only help you to have a better digestive system, they will also contribute to making your skin clearer.
If your acnes are getting worse after following some of the suggested tips, make sure to consult your dermatologist. Do not try sketchy remedies without consulting your doctor because they may worsen your acnes. Nobody likes acnes. Therefore, we really hope that you found the natural remedies discussed above helpful in your situation.