Nature has always been a great ally for us in our battles against illnesses and sicknesses. Mother Nature has always seemed to have our back when we’ve become sick or ill and does her best to provide us with natural remedies for all our aches and pains. While many people began to turn their back on natural remedies in favour of prescription medicines and cures, the last number of years have seen a return to more natural and herbal remedies.
Acne is one condition for which there exists many natural remedies and cures, which have proven just as effective as any creams, ointments or gels that are available at your local pharmacist. These natural remedies have become popular not only for their effectiveness but because of their value for money too: the majority of home remedies for acne are relatively inexpensive compared to the expensive products available over the counter at pharmacies.
Some of the most popular of these natural home remedies include:
1: Lemon juice.
Lemon juice contains citric acid which helps to get rid of dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new skin cells in their place, making it an extremely valuable tool for treating acne. By washing your face with warm weather, soap and a few drops of lemon juice (preferably twice a day), you can cleanse your skin of excess bacteria and oil, which keep helps keep your skin pimple and acne free.
Garlic is another great weapon in the battle against pimples and acne scarring. By rubbing an onion along the scarred skin and washing it off with water daily, you will notice that your acne scars will begin to fade gradually. The key to success with using garlic to battle acne scars is to ensure you treat the scarred area regularly. However, this may not be the preferred method of treatment for everybody as the smell of garlic may not be to everyone’s taste!
3. Egg whites
Another natural, but somewhat strange, method of treating acne scars is to wash the scarred area of skin with egg whites. Again, while an effective method of treating acne scars, this method may not be everyone’s cup of tea!
4. Fruit and vegetables
While making fruit and vegetables a core element of your diet is a brilliant way of staying healthy and keeping your skin healthy, you can also treat acne scars by making a paste out of a number of different fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables which have proven most effective for treating acne scarring include tomatoes and cucumbers. By mashing these into a paste and applying the paste to the scarred areas of skin and then washing them off with water, you will notice an improvement in the appearance of your acne scars.
As you can see, there are a huge number of natural remedies for treating acne scars which can be easily prepared. These treatment methods also cost a fraction of the price of the gels and ointments available in pharmacies and so provide you with a cost effective option for treating your acne scars.