The acne is an infection of the epidermis that comes due to a hypersecretion of sebum and can be seen on the surface of the skin as black heads, white dots or pimples. In some cases, the lesions are deeper in the skin layers, causing cysts. Acne is a nightmare for a lot of people. Although is common amongst all the teenagers, anyone can suffer from acne, even the children.
Usually the acne comes on the face and shoulders, but we can see it also on the arms, back, chest or legs. There are a lot of causes for acne, but one of the most common factors are:
• Hormonal changes or an increase of hormonal levels because of stress, puberty or pregnancy
• The use of oily cosmetic products
• Unhealthy food habits
• Taking medicine like testosterone, estrogen and other types of steroids
• Lack of sleep
• Living in an environment with a high humidity level
How to get rid of acne with homemade masks:
The first homemade remedy for acne is for those of you who don’t mind keeping the ingredients overnight on your face. You will need half tablespoon of cinnamon and honey. Mix the cinnamon with a quantity of honey enough to end up with a soft paste. Apply the final product on the problem areas and leave it overnight. Instead of cinnamon you can use nutmeg, but make sure you double the quantity. Before applying this mask wash your face with warm water and after removing it use cold water to close the pores.
For the second mask, you will need cucumber, aloe gel (from the plant), lemon juice and rose water. All these ingredients will give you a fresh feeling and will help you get rid of acne while nourishing your skin. Mix the cucumber with one tablespoon of aloe gel in a blender. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 30 up to 45 minutes. Aloe is a plant with a lot of skin healing benefits, acting like a calming gel. It will help you prevent the acne and reduce the inflammation. Meanwhile, waiting for the 30 minutes to pass, mix the juice from half lemon with a small quantity of rose water. After washing off the mask from your face, use a cotton pad to apply the lemon and rose water.
I hope these homemade remedies will help you get rid of the acne, but keep in mind the fact that you can guarantee permanent results only by using it on long term. Using it once or twice in a while will not make miracles for your skin, so make sure you have patience. As a final tip: if you have oily hair make sure to change your pillowcase each two days and avoid the hair getting in contact with the skin areas affected by the acne, it will only make it worse.