DIY Acne Treatment – Ok, so how do you reduce the chances of a nasty surprise acne flare up occurring before that big meeting or first date without a last minute expensive visit to the dermatologist?
Here are three proven, DIY acne treatment solutions for the times when time is not on your side.
Honey has been used medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Known for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, honey is great at eliminating infectious bacteria that is usually found in and around zits.
Apply just a pea-sized amount of raw organic honey over your blemishes and leave it on to set for approximately 20 minutes. Repeat this procedure for a few days for best results. We highly recommend this DIY acne treatment trick.
Aspirin is normally administered internally but did you know that it is also a topical acne solution? Known by its scientific name of “acetylsalicylic acid”, aspirin’s chemical makeup is actually very similar to that of the best known popular pimple zapper: Salicylic acid.
Topically applied, aspirin will work to diminish the swelling and redness that is associated with pimples or cysts.
To use this method simply grind up one aspirin (preferably uncoated) with a few of drops of cold water. Mix it all together until you form a nice thin, paste.
Next, apply the potion to the problem areas and leave on for five approximately 20 minutes. Next, rinse with water (lukewarm).
Just like the honey above, the oils are extracted from the tea tree leaves. They are known for their amazing antibacterial properties. Also, the powerful concentration will help to eradicate inflammations and also scarring.
Tea tree is also known for its strong aroma which could be described as a eucalyptus-like aroma. In order to use this method, you will need to ensure you dilute the oils due to their potency.
For best results dilute the pure tea tree oil with a toner of your choice. Mix at a ratio of 10 parts to 90 parts respectively. Next, apply the solution on the pimples gently with a cotton swab. Apply at night before going to bed. Repeat the process until you reach the desired results.