Home Remedies for Acne
Acne can be a serious hamper on anyone’s self-esteem, and also be the root cause of health-crushing stress. Thankfully, a number of home remedies for acne do exist that have been widely used for many years by those looking for alternatives to risky and ineffective acne drugs. Apple cider vinegar is one such alternative option, which is known for its ability to effectively combat acne. The benefits of apple cider vinegar are many — it can be used not only as a disinfectant around the house, but also as an overall health liquid.
The reason why apple cider vinegar is popular for acne prevention and treatment is because of its natural yet powerful disinfecting properties. According many natural health practitioners, it has natural anti-bacterial properties that help prevent acne, bumps and boils.
Many people have attested to the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar against acne. Here’s how you can use this liquid to help fend off your own:
Mild acne – For moderate acne, you can dilute apple cider vinegar with water (about 1:4 ratio) and apply it as a toner at night.
Moderate – Repeat the same steps for mild acne, but do it around 2-3 times a day. You may also opt to take it orally, about 2-3 tablespoons a day is optimal.
Severe – You may try to increase the ratio of the toner and also drink about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in the morning and another two tablespoons at night.
Apple cider vinegar can help balance out the acidity of the face, so if your pH levels are off, this will be a valuable tool for you. It can also help with oversized pores, which can be problematic for many. You can even use apple cider vinegar as a face mask essence. Just mix 1 part of apple cider vinegar with 3 parts of water and apply it on a cotton pad or a ready-made mask sheet.
After two to three weeks, you will notice acne reduction in combination with smaller pore size. There will also be less noticeable oil in the face. After a month, you can expect significant improvements in overall acne as well as any scaring. At the very least, you should experience gradual lightening.
Natural Society staff contribution