Acne is a stubborn skin problem that affects many people spanning different age groups. Though there is no certain cure for acne, it can be effectively managed. There are many cosmetics that promise to cure acne. However, not all of these are effective and many of them can cause undesirable side-effects damaging the skin further.
Your kitchen is a treasure-house of potent ingredients that can help cure acne. Using these natural ingredients, you can give your skin a rejuvenating facial that can help heal and prevent acne. Home-made acne facials are an effective way of cleansing and nourishing the skin in a way which will be helpful for acne-prone skin. This article tells you all about home-made facials that help acne. It talks about natural ingredients that can be used in these home facials to tackle acne.
Natural Facial Cleanser for Acne-prone Skin as the First Step of the Facial
Acne prone skin needs thorough cleansing so that dirt, grime and excess oil are drawn out from the skin’s pores. Cleansing the skin is the first step in doing an effective facial. We will be making an all-natural cleanser with natural ingredients that are beneficial for acne. To make this natural cleanser, take 1/4th cup fresh lemon juice and add crushed parsley to it. Lemon juice will act as a natural astringent which will prevent the skin from becoming too oily.
Lemon juice will deep-cleanse skin effectively and its natural acidic properties will kill cause acne-causing bacteria. Lemon juice is also natural bleach which can help lighten acne scars. Fresh parsley has effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can heal and prevent acne. Wash your face with this natural cleanser as a first step for this acne facial.
Herb-Infused Steam to Help Remove Blackheads
Acne-prone skin often tends to accumulate lot of dirt and grime leading to formation of black-heads and white-heads. Steaming the skin will open up the pores which will facilitate the removal of these black-heads. Steaming will also impart a glow to your skin and make it soft and supple.
Adding herbs such as mint or neem leaves to the boiling water can be beneficial for acne prone skin. Herb-infused steam will have effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can heal acne and prevent the formation of new ones. Place your head covered with a towel over a pot of boiling water infused with herbs. Steam your face and neck for 5-10 minutes. After this wipe your face with a towel. This will help remove accumulated black-heads and white-heads.
Exfoliating Skin to Reveal Bright Looking Complexion
You can also gently exfoliate your skin with natural exfoliants such as crushed walnuts or crushed oatmeal. Add yoghurt as a base for mixing the natural exfoliants. Yoghurt has potent bacteria that can heal acne and the lactic acid in yoghurt acts a natural scrub. Use gentle circular motions to scrub the skin off dead skin cells.
Nourishing Face Pack to Heal Acne
The last step in this facial is to apply a nourishing face pack which will brighten skin and heal acne. For this we will use crushed fresh strawberries and honey. Strawberries contain natural salicylic acid – a substance which fights acne effectively.
Honey has valuable anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can prevent acne. Mix crushed strawberries with few drops of honey and apply all over face and neck as a nourishing anti-acne face mask.