7 Weird Ways To Treat Acne
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7 Weird Ways To Treat Acne


7 Weird Ways To Treat Acne Whether you’re getting ready for a night
out or making yourself presentable for a job interview, nothing is quite as disheartening
as looking in the bathroom mirror and seeing one of those red spots on your face. Yup, it’s acne. This annoying skin condition can be caused
by a variety of factors, such as certain medications, eating too many refined sugars and carbs,
and hormonal changes brought about by things such as puberty or pregnancy. So how can you help treat and prevent acne? The obvious answer is to eat clean, wash your
face at least twice a day and practice a skin care routine…but let’s be real, you’re
not here for the obvious answers. If conventional acne treatment isn’t working
for you, here are some other weird strategies you can try that might help clear up your
acne problem. Before we start, pop on over to the subscribe
button and notification bell to stay up to date on all of our daily videos and content. Apple Cider Vinegar
By fermenting apple cider or unfiltered apple juice, apple cider vinegar contains a number
of healthy benefits. In addition to lowering blood sugar, helping
with weight loss and improving heart health, apple cider vinegar also contains a number
of organic acids and other properties which make it effective when it comes to preventing
many different kinds of bacteria. One of these ingredients i ,which not only
helps minimize the inflammation caused by acne but also may potentially reduce the risk
of acne scarring as well. Another important ingredient in apple cider
vinegar is lactic acid, which according to studies may also be able to reduce the appearance
of acne scars as well as remove excess oil from your skin and minimize the chance of
future breakouts. To use apple cider vinegar to treat your acne,
mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water, gently dab it on your skin with a cotton ball, and
rinse off after 20 seconds. 2. Green Tea
Green tea has been long celebrated as a healthy way to get your caffeine fix, due to its wide
variety of nutritional benefits such as antioxidants. One of the benefits these antioxidants provide
is reducing your skin’s production of sebum, otherwise known as your body’s natural oils. Because most people who struggle with acne
experience a surplus of these oils, reducing the amount of oil your skin produces will
help keep breakouts to a minimum. Green tea may also be effective at breaking
down waste and debris that can build up in open acne sores, which can help your existing
pimples to heal faster. While the easiest way to get the benefits
of green tea is by simply drinking it, some health stores may also sell green tea extracts
which you can apply to your skin directly. 3. Aloe Vera
The gel produced by the aloe vera plant is a popular ingredient in a number of skincare
products such as lotions, ointments and soaps. Aloe vera gel also contains a number of beneficial
medicinal properties, including helping to treat burns, inflammation, and yes, even acne. This is because aloe vera contains key components
such as salicylic acid and sulfur, both of which have a wealth of scientific evidence
backing their effectiveness when it comes to acne treatment. The easiest way to use aloe vera to treat
acne is to apply the gel directly to your face as a moisturizer; according to Healthline,
this is best done with gel that’s been harvested fresh from an aloe plant, but if you don’t
happen to have a fresh supply lying around you can also buy aloe vera gel from the store. Just make sure to check the label for any
added ingredients first. 4. Garlic
We’ve already discussed the many health benefits of garlic in a previous video; in
case you missed that one, check out “11 Reasons To Eat More Garlic” on our channel. However, one thing we neglected to mention
in that video was the fact that garlic may also be a useful natural remedy when it comes
to treating acne. This is because garlic contains what’s known
as “organosulfur compounds”. These compounds contain properties which make
them highly effective at fighting off the effects of bacterial infection and inflammation,
and also give your body’s immune system a beneficial boost against infections. While some people apply garlic cloves directly
to their skin to treat acne, this can be potentially irritating depending on how sensitive your
skin is, so the best way to reap the benefits of garlic is the old fashioned way: by eating
it. The only thing we can’t guarantee is whether
or not your breath will smell good afterwards. 5. Honey and Cinnamon
If you don’t like the taste of garlic, then you might find this next home remedy a little
bit sweeter. Like green tea, honey and cinnamon are two
foods which are chock full of antioxidants, which can potentially make a positive contribution
when it comes to improving your skincare routine. While honey and cinnamon have been proven
to have useful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, no official studies have been
conducted in using these two ingredients to treat acne. However, the fact that you’ve watched the
video up to this point tells us you’re not afraid to smear some sweet, sticky goo all
over your face, so nothing ventured, right? A 15-minute face mask made from 2 tablespoons
of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon might have the potential to help clear up acne and
reduce inflammation. If you’re pressed for time, you can also
just cut out the cinnamon entirely and just dab a few dollops of honey on your peskiest
pimples directly.– 6. Fish Oil
Fish-oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to a wide variety of different
medical benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease, strengthen bones, and even
help fight against the symptoms of depression and anxiety. In addition to all of these other benefits,
the two main types of omega-3 found in fish oil, EPA and DHA, also benefit your skin by
reducing inflammation, oil production and keeping your skin hydrated, all of which helps
to prevent the onset of acne. Unfortunately, most Western diets don’t
contain enough omega-3 to fully capitalize on its health benefits, so you’ll have to
make a conscious effort if you want to up your omega-3 intake. The good news is that if you happen to hate
the taste of fish, there’s always the option of taking a fish oil supplement instead. —
7. Exercise
If you were expecting all of the remedies on this list to consist of slathering various
foods all over your face, you may be relieved to know that reducing acne breakouts can be
as simple as getting regular physical activity. Not only does regular exercise help blood
circulation and promote healthy skin, but exercise can also help regulate your body’s
hormones, which can also help prevent breakouts as a result of hormone imbalance. Additionally, devoting at least a few hours
per week to working out can also help you relieve and manage stress, which is another
factor that can potentially lead to acne. Not that exercise being part of a healthy
lifestyle is anything new, but if you’re being pestered by some problematic pimples,
it could be time for you to hit the gym. Acne is embarrassing, irritating and hard
to manage, but it doesn’t have to be. Even if the usual remedies don’t seem to
be doing you any good, there are a wide variety of potential treatment options and lifestyle
changes that you can attempt in order to work towards clearer skin. Of course, bear in mind that most of these
remedies are geared towards more regular acne outbreaks; if you’re suffering from some
serious problems related to skincare, it might be better for you to seek out a dermatologist
instead. Like most medical conditions, seeking professional
help is often your best bet. Was this video helpful to you? Do you happen to know any other unusual or
obscure home remedies that could be helpful for treating acne? If you’ve got something to share, we’d
love to hear it; scroll on down to the comments section below and help us keep the conversation
going.

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