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Natural Remedies Which Can Make Zits Disappear Faster

Date February 26, 2018 12:51

If you've ever wondered if zits or acne are actually skin lesions, the answer is yes. They're inflammations caused by infected sebaceous glands. These glands are found all over the skin, except for the palms of the hands and soles of our feet.

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The reasons for the appearance of zits may include:

1. Stress: Zits form when certain functions are altered, impeding the release of inflammatory chemicals.

2. Travel: The climate, humidity, water, temperature... all environmental factors can have an effect.

3. It's important to clean the skin well in order to remove dead skin cells which stick to the sebum and block pores, subsequently turning into bothersome zits.

4. If you're a woman and don't remove your makeup properly, the oily base may result in zits. Avoid using heavy makeup, and instead opt for water-based makeup. Natural products are less aggressive than chemical ones.

5. Research your skin type. It is important to avoid the temptation of applying your favorite products without thinking about whether or not they're right for you.

6. Medicine which contains androgens can also result in acne.

7. The most common cause is fatty foods. We should try to eat as few fried or processed foods as possible. These foods make the glands produce excess sebum, resulting in more zits.

8. Among the foods to be especially wary of are dairy and glycemic products. Studies confirm that high-fat foods and sugar harms the skin's health.

9. Testosterone also plays an important role. This hormone, present in all of us, triggers the secretion of sebum, which blocks pores. If dead skin cells are added to this process, your appearance will suffer as a result.

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10. Bacteria doesn't help either. Blocked pores accumulate sebum as well as bacteria. Acne bacteria is fed by sebum, which is how it spreads and results in painful zits which inflame the skin.

11. Among teenagers during puberty. With physical changes that prepare us for reproduction, glands become hyperactive, blocking the pores with sebum.

12. Since the cause may be hormonal, this problem isn't only restricted to teenagers. PMS and menopause are also common causes of these outbreaks.

13. If the problem is hereditary, unfortunately, it may accompany you your whole life. In this case, you should consult with a specialist and not use home remedies. Medicine is required continuously for a certain period for it to be effective against acne.

Doctors warn that acne should be treated as soon as possible in order to avoid permanent scarring.

Here we present you with a list of tricks and effective natural remedies to get rid of zits.

1. If you only have time to deal with this problem at night, apply a generous amount of white toothpaste onto the zits using a Q-tip. The toothpaste will quickly dry out the zits. Plus, toothpaste is antibacterial, making it appropriate for use anywhere on the body. Leave the toothpaste on overnight. This method works for all skin types.

2. Essential oils: You must first perform a skin test to make sure your skin doesn't have an allergic reaction.

  • frankincense oil: Apply 1-2 drops directly onto the skin with a Q-tip, on and around the zit. The oil will remove inflammation and bacteria, tone the skin, and promote the growth of healthy skin cells. You should leave it on overnight. It's also appropriate for all skin types;
  • peppermint oil also works well when mixed with vitamin E oil before applying to the skin. You should leave it on the activate. This oil will remove redness and swelling, acting as an astringent. It will help remove microbial infections, is also apt for all parts of the body and all skint types. You should apply it, then remove after a few hours, and apply again;
  • essential lavender oil is also appropriate for all skin types, is antibacterial and anti-fungal, with antioxidants that accelerate the healing process. You should allow it to dry and apply again;

    • lemon oil: Apply 3 pure drops of lemon oil using a cotton ball after cleansing and drying the area thoroughly. This anti-microbial oil, in addition to cleaning, protects the skin. But be careful, although it's appropriate for all skin types, it shouldn't be used in intimate regions. For it to have an effect, it should be applied several times per day and before going to bed;
    • tea-tree oil: Use 1-2 drops along with a teaspoon of olive oil or jojoba, and mix well. Apply the mixture to the affected area and allow it to activate. This oil is perfect for the forehead, chin, and the upper lip. It will remove skin stains and deal with zits. Apply several times until acne clears up;
    • grapeseed oil: Apply directly (without diluting) onto clean, dry skin, by massaging for a few minutes. This oil is basically an antioxidant which helps keep the skin healthy. It acts as a toner for the skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. You can leave it on overnight or use it during the day. It's most useful for oily skin;
    • primrose oil: It's used in capsules or soft gels. You should use one capsule every day. After applying it and leaving it overnight, clean it off with a cloth in the morning. This oil keeps skin firm and hydrated with a natural softness. With this oil you'll be able to treat adult, hormonal, and cystic acne;
    • lemongrass oil: You should fill a spray bottle with water and add a few drops of oil before shaking well. Then spray the mixture onto your face and leave it to dry.

Now you know! It's possible to treat acne using natural methods without having to resort to costly treatment. Some have even confirmed that they're even more effective.

Source: Stylecraze


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