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4 Powerful Natural Remedies for Acne

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4 Powerful Natural Remedies for Acne

Medicine has come a long way. From the days before we found ways to contain epidemics and infections could wipe out an entire community to when medical procedures were so primitive you were more likely to die or be maimed than recover.

Medicine has grown in leaps and bounds; the recovery rates are higher than ever, and there are mechanisms to detect and contain disease outbreaks before they happen. Thanks to trial and error, research and technology, we have had so many medical breakthroughs that we are now on the verge of making an Artificial Muscle Minecraft a reality.

Even with these advancements in medicine, some conditions still persist, and millions of people around the world suffer not knowing what to do. Acne is one such pesky condition. Although they usually come out during adolescence, acne can persist into adulthood where they keep recurring even with the application of various skin creams.

Acne can manifest itself as pimples or black and whiteheads on your face, making it look rough and bumpy as opposed to the flawless smooth skin that most people desire. Left unchecked, acne breakout can affect someone’s esteem.

Below are natural remedies to clear your acne and keep them from recurring.

Pawpaw/Papaya

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If you read the contents of your beauty treatments, then you’ll discover that papaya is one the main ingredients in most of the products. The issue is that they put so little of it that it is not as effective as it should be.

To clear your acne, walk to your neighborhood grocery store and buy a pawpaw fruit. Mash enough quantity to cover your whole face and apply in the fashion of a face mask for 30 minutes. Rinse with clean water and apply your favorite moisturizer. Remember to wash your face before applying the papaya face mask.

Natural honey

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Applying honey directly to your face is one of the natural ways to clear acne. Since acne comes as a result of the oil glands beneath your producing excess oil which in turn blocks your pores leading to accumulation of dead skin and sebum, natural honey soothes your skin and regulates the production of oil.

Lemon juice

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Not only does lemon juice clear your pores to allow your skin to breath, but it also acts as a natural bleach removing the scars from blackheads and pimples.

Squeeze a fresh lemon onto a clean makeup sponge and apply it to the affected areas before your bedtime. Leave it until morning and rinse with warm water and apply a moisturizer. Repeat for at least two weeks for the results to be visible.

Baking soda

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Baking soda is cheap and readily available and works well for the removal of dead skin and clearing acne in addition to being an anti-inflammatory.

Simply mix it with warm water and use the paste as you would with a facial scrub. Use gentle motions on the affected area for at least half an hour and rinse with cold water then apply a moisturizer.

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Maggie Hammond

maggiehammond57@gmail.com

Maggie Hammond is a retired nurse and freelance writer, exploring and writing in the U.S. in retirement. An advocate for public health and nursing qualifications, she feels passionate about raising awareness of the current strain on public health organizations.