The onset of acne is something that we all fear and most of us will suffer from at some point during our lives. It follows that we want to treat acne at home, and it need not be difficult to do so with the number of products available on the market today.
A quick search on the internet will give you a good idea to the different ways and means of treating acne, but the vast numbers of cures on the market leads to an agonizing choice. Ask for advice from friends and family, and your local pharmacist, and read reviews on the web from those who have tried various remedies, and consider also the number of different ways that you can treat acne, and the things you can do in your daily life to help.
From the chemists shop
Acne treatment in pharmaceutical form take the shape of a supply of cleansers and lotions that are applied to the acne and afterwards to help heal the scars and prevent the recurrence of acne, and there are many different types and brands on the market. Your pharmacist will be able to help you decide which is appropriate for you, for your skin and for your level of acne.
Herbal remedies have become very popular of late, and are based around the use of essential oils, secretions from a number of different plants that are said to aid the health of the skin and, hence, help remove and prevent acne.
Ancient home remedies from the east
These methods have been used by practitioners in Far East countries – China in particular – for centuries, and are still used to good effect in such countries today.
Tea Tree oil and Rosewood oil are popular essential oil treatments, and Grapeseed oil is frequently used as a mix with other oils in acne treatments. These oils contain essential nutrients that the skin needs in order to stay healthy, and a healthier skin is a way to prevent the onset of acne. Treatment with the oils helps keep acne at bay, and also helps your skin stay as healthy as it can be.
Take a look at what you eat
Further help that you can give at home comes from monitoring your diet; foods rich in oils and fats have been proven to be instrumental in the cause of acne, as the oils and fats secreted enzymes that manifest themselves as acne and other skin problems. If you eat a lot of fatty or oily foods, have a close look at your diet and try and cut down in these areas, as the continued intake of such is not good for the skin and, therefore, conducive to acne.
Foods that are good for healthy skin are vegetables and fruits, so increasing your intake in these foods can have a beneficial effect, and healthy skin needs plenty of fluid intake to progress, so make sure you drink plenty of water or fruit juices during your daily routine.
Essential oils may be the cure for acne
If your acne is not of the severe variety, essential oils can be an effective and chemical-free method of ensuring you remove the acne that is present, and prevent acne from recurring in the future.
Essential oils are applied to the effective areas – Bergamot Oil, Clove Oil, Lavender, Tea Tree and Rosewood Oil are all chosen, proven and recommended essential oils, and applied to the skin they keep the skin moist and clean, with regular application an effective method of ensuring healthy and acne free skin.
It should be said that exploring the avenue of essential oils is a recommended starting point – it is non-medicated, prescription free and does not require a visit to the doctor, and you may find it effective without resorting to what could be expensive off the shelf chemists products or prescription remedies.
Try different oils, in different quantities, and some recommended diluting essential oils with grapeseed oil in order to add to the effectiveness.
If essential oils give no respite, it is recommended that you move on to a non-prescription treatment to start, although remember, if the acne is severe, please visit a doctor for advice.
Web searches for essential oils or acne treatments will give you a wide range of choice, and valuable advice too.