Skin Care

Natural Ingredients That Fight Acne

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Acne is a skin condition that many have to deal with, not just as teenagers but into adulthood as well. There are a multitude of products on the market to help deal with acne, however, quite a few people are reaching for natural ingredients, ones that might already even be in their kitchen, to combat the issue. It’s important to note that since acne is a complex issue, you will likely need more than just natural ingredients to get the condition under control. The following natural ingredients may be able to have a part in changing the look and feel of your skin.

Green Tea
Green tea is believed to be beneficial for the body in a variety of ways such as weight loss, but it turns out that it might also help to fight acne. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory properties, so drinking it can not only have an effect on your body as a whole but using a topical product that includes green tea may be beneficial as well. The antioxidants can be useful for fighting free radicals; green tea could also reduce the production of sebum.

Honey
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey are believed to possibly have a positive effect on fighting acne, but you’re not just going to want to grab any bottle of honey. It’s all about honey that’s as natural as possible, such as one that’s raw and not processed. Considering how sticky it is, you’re going to want to be careful how you use it so it doesn’t get all over everything.

Bentonite clay

Bentonite Clay
If you’ve never heard of bentonite clay, you may want to consider it if you’re dealing with acne. It may be able to reduce the amount of oil on the skin and could even help with pulling toxins from the skin, both of which could have an impact on acne. Typically when it comes to making a mask, users often mix it up with either apple cider vinegar or plain old water.

Aloe
Aloe could help reduce redness and inflammation of acne, and then there’s also its antibacterial properties which are just a few of the benefits of using it. It’s incredibly budget-friendly as you could find it on store shelves or even get it right from the plant, just make sure that you’re using aloe that’s pure.

There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re considering using anything on your skin for your acne, even if it’s deemed natural. The first is to consult with your dermatologist to make sure that it’s right for your skin. Also, do a patch test and give it some time to see whether or not a negative reaction will or won’t develop. Lastly, keep your expectations in check. Even if someone has had incredible results before with one of the aforementioned ingredients or any others, everyone’s skin is different, so while there’s nothing wrong with having hope, what works for one person’s skin isn’t necessarily going to work for someone else’s.

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