Skin Care

Truth be told, acne sucks! I hate acne. You hate acne. We all hate acne. We all want to have clear skin. No one wishes to look in the mirror and see anything close to acne breakout. Some people would do anything just to have an acne-free skin. But the question they should be concerned with, regardless of how badly they want to cure acne is what the best way to cure it is. They should avoid mistakes such as trying anything they stumble on the way on their skin or pricking pimples thinking that that’s the best thing they could do to clear acne.

Below are five best ways to treat acne

Gentle Cleansing

If you are dealing with stubborn pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads it is good to try a thorough yet gentle cleansing. You could try something like a homemade honey face mask. With a tablespoon of coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, three tablespoons of honey, two capsules of live probiotics and 20 drops Melaleuca essential oil (e.g. tea tree oil) you are good to go.

Once you have made your honey facial mask, dampen your face and neck with warm water. Massage the mask into your skin and neck. Rinse it well before patting your face and neck dry. Try doing this every morning and evening, and perhaps after your workout. Do not cleanse too often as this may irritate your skin which may lead to overproduction of oil. The honey soothes your skin; the coconut oil fights fungi and bacteria, and the tea tree oil assists in invigorating the skin.

Tone

This is a crucial step in skin care. After you’re done with face cleansing, toning helps you to remove any residue left and also to restore the natural Ph levels of your skin. Apple cider vinegar can make a good morning and evening toner. To apply, use a cotton ball to smooth it over your skin concentrating much on the parts that are prone to acne and breakouts.

Apple cider vinegar contains magnesium, acetic acid, potassium and enzymes which kill bacteria on your skin. This is a good option in case of a chronic acne which is as a result of fungi and bacteria infection.