Apples are full of vitamins and have been used for centuries to help tone the skin, and using apple cider vinegar can help to cleanse and tone the skin to get rid of acne.
Apple cider vinegar can be ingested or applied directly to the face to make your skin healthy and to clear up acne. Drinking apple cider vinegar puts alpha-hydroxy acids and A Vitamins into your body. These acids and Vitamin A will help circulate blood in your skin giving you a healthy glow and will also repair damaged tissues in the skin making blemishes less noticeable. Apple cider vinegar is also a great to detox your skin when ingested.
Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Acne Treatment
Apple cider vinegar is especially useful if you have dry and scaly skin. The alpha-hydroxy acids will reduce the scaly look by getting rid of fatty deposits in the skin, pushing skin cell growth and making your skin softer and more hydrated.
Apple cider vinegar will help to clean out your clogged pores, peel away the dead skin cells and promote healthy skin growth.
To make a skin toner mix 3 tablespoons of apple cider with 3 tablespoons green tea and one tablespoon witch hazel. Apply to your face before bedtime and let it dry overnight and rinse off in the morning. The apple cider vinegar toner will reduce the swelling of acne in as little as one night to three nights.
If you have sensitive skin make sure that you are not allergic to apple cider vinegar. Test it on your wrist for at least 15 minutes before applying to your face.
Aloe Vera Acne Treatment
For skin types that are dry and sensitive or if you wish to use a more natural approach aloe vera is a good way to help treat acne.
Aloe vera is very soothing to the skin and helps to rebuild skin cells that have been damaged. For scars, skin blemishes and swelling aloe vera is very effective. It even has astringent properties. But to treat acne aloe vera should be combined with other ingredients to treat your acne best.
How to Apply Aloe Vera for Acne Treatment?
Too many ingredients in acne products have harsh chemicals. If your skin is sensitive and needs gentler ingredients aloe vera is the best. You can find products that have aloe vera in them or you can make your own cleansers and facial masks.
One approach is to apply aloe vera gel directly onto your face. If you do this your skin will be softer, suppler and your skin will create new skin cells. Let your skin soak up the aloe for at least 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
To make a facial cleanser you need to add an antibacterial agent such as aspirin – salicylic acid – or lemon juice. The antibacterial agents with the aloe will help to clean out your pores and get rid of existing bacteria. You can add a scrub such as oatmeal to help clean your skin better and give your skin more nutrients.
Aloe vera won”t get rid of existing acne by itself, but with other ingredients it will. Aloe vera works best at preventing acne and helps to keep your skin moisturized and promotes healthy skin.