Summer is here, with its oily, sweaty skin and those annoying breakouts. Ladies, we need an acne treatment that works! How would a lady go about battling those blemishes during the dog days of summer, so that you can show off a face that’s acne-free?
It’s easy! Try some TLC, DIY-style. Do you like all our acronyms?
Just be sure to have these three useful ingredients on hand, and you’re armed and able to banish blotchy skin!
Don’t save all your vinegar for salad dressing. It can help you fight your problems with acne, and it’s waaaaaaaaaaay cheap. We love treatments that work, and that are cheap, too.
So you’re wondering how it works? We’re glad you asked.
Grab a little bowl and add vinegar and purified water in equal parts. Use a cotton ball and dip it into that mixture, then dab it on breakout areas. Vinegar has acidity, which helps in reducing redness and in calming down the inflammation that you may suffer during breakouts.
Be sure to rinse off your face after ten minutes at most, so you won’t dry out your skin too much. You can do this now and then when you have breakouts, to help zap your zits quickly.
How About Garlic?
We love garlic. OK, we love it most in cooking, but we love how it helps breakouts, too. Who would have thought this was possible?
Well, it’s true! Juice made with garlic makes an excellent cleanser for your face, with antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It’s supposedly also a natural and awesome acne cure.
Just squash some garlic and then mix it in with a half cup of lukewarm water. Then use a clean wash cloth into the mixture and wash your face with it. Allow it to remain on your skin for no more than ten minutes and then rinse off your face with some nice, cool water.
Oh, and you won’t smell like garlic, either, if you were worried about that! You will have clearer skin, though. You might even be willing to accept smelling like garlic if it gave you clear skin – but you won’t smell.
Sooooooothing Aloe Vera
OK, you may not have aloe vera in your kitchen, but most people keep aloe vera around the house for sunburns and the like.
Aloe boosts immunity, and it also is a powerful anti-inflammatory, to help eliminate acne gradually. In addition, it moisturizes your skin after you’ve spent too much time outdoors, to help it to look youthful, supple and soft. We know you ladies love that!
Just apply a thin layer of aloe vera on your face – then let it sink right in. It’s not a potent treatment, but it can clear up skin to a degree, if the vinegar and garlic aren’t choices you want to try. Aloe vera can also be used over your whole body, to help in keeping it soft and well-hydrated.
While we’re on the subject of bodies, if you have acne on your back – we call it “backne” – check out our helpful DIY back acne solutions! Or if you’re looking for fast progress, check our suggestions of the absolute best acne treatments to use.
Now it’s time for action! If you hate those annoying breakouts, how do you battle them? Let us know what works for you, and any solutions or tips, or even questions you might have. We’d love to hear from you. As always, if you think these posts are helpful for you, like it, pin it, tweet it, share and help spread the skin care love!