Acne is a common symptom of adolescence that for some can be quite severe. Moreover, even for those for whom acne is not highly problematic, it can persist for many years after adolescence. Since acne is a condition that shows up primarily on the face, it does affect the self-esteem of young minds in a negative way.
Caused by sebaceous glands in the dermis that start working overtime due to hormonal changes, acne is the result of skin pores that get blocked with excess skin cells and sebum oil.
There are many tips and tricks for preventing acne such as eating a good diet, drinking plenty of water, washing your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser and not picking at the pimples when they do strike! However, in troublesome cases, it is worth looking into a little helping hand in the form of acne-controlling vitamin creams and simple home remedies that anecdotal evidence has shown to be effective.
For example, vitamin C, which oranges are famously rich in, plays quite a crucial role in skin care. It is critical for the formation of collagen, one of the major components that makes up the skin and scientific studies have shown that the anti-oxidant properties of topical vitamin C skin creams can help reduce irritation and redness associated with acne scars, as well as rebuild collagen that has been destroyed.
Honey with its amazing overall benefits for bodily health is a worthwhile home recipe for acne control. Mix a couple of tablespoons (use natural, raw, unprocessed, unheated honey with no added ingredients) with a single teaspoon of cinnamon powder and apply the sticky goo to areas affected with cystic acne before you hit the sack. Rinse clean when you awaken with warm water. Try it for a week or so and you might just see results.
It couldn’t get much simpler than this: drink nettle tea. Anecdotal evidence points to nettle tea being an anti-acne miracle-worker that works from the inside out. Packed full of healthy properties, it also shows indications against hepatic, arthritic or rheumatic conditions and as an adjuvant in treating allergies, anemia and kidney diseases.Acne can be a debilitating skin condition, but it is not untreatable.
There are many acne remedies available to not only heal your current acne, but to prevent it from ever coming back. Hopefully some of the ideas expressed in this article will help you on your way to combatting it more effectively, feeling confident and taking control of your life.