These days, being a lot more mindful about what we put in our bodies seems to be the norm. People now seem to gravitate towards what’s organic and natural, rather than processed and synthetic.
Indeed, it is a great movement to be a part of, but you also have to ask yourself – are you doing it right? Because really, while people are a lot more conscious about the food and drink that they take in, a lot of other means of bodily consumption are still being largely ignored. Take skincare, for instance. Do you realize that your body, as a whole, is still absorbing the products you put on your skin? Probably not. This means that you can eat healthy all you want, but if you are still consuming over-the-counter skincare products that contain chemicals, your effort will be next to moot.
Luckily, most common skin conditions like acne can be easily remedied with natural ingredients that are entirely chemical-free and healthy. These make for great alternatives to ointments and creams that potentially contain toxic and harmful chemicals. Best of all, most of these ingredients can be easily found in your own pantry. So not only are you using safer treatments, you are also saving a lot of money. So without much further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best natural acne treatments there is:
Honey is one of the so-called “superfoods” that have, thus far, lived up to its reputation for thousands of years. Not only is it delicious, it also cures a plethora of bodily ailments, including acne. Honey contains special antibacterial properties that inhibit breakouts. Plus, it leaves skin moisturized while, at the same time, removing excess oil that causes pimples.
It is also very easy to use and apply. Simply massage half a teaspoon of raw honey over your dry face, then rinse. Alternatively, you can also mix it up with plain milk or yoghurt, and apply it topically to improve your skin tone.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Another amazing substance that is becoming the “be all and end all” of skincare is coconut oil. This is one of the most amazing things that you can use for all things skincare, including acne, because it is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It also prevents dryness in your face, so you do not have to worry about clogged pores that lead to acne.
Coconut oil is best used as a moisturizer, and even as makeup remover. Just rub about a teaspoon of coconut oil on your face, and pat dry any excess oils.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is possibly one of the best – if not the best – skin tonic there is. It works in 2 ways. First, it effectively kills off bacteria because it is so acidic. Second, it then becomes alkaline to balance out your skin’s pH levels, making it harder for bacteria to thrive.
Simply mix it up with some water (a 3:1 ratio is ideal), then dip a clean cotton ball and apply it as a toner or astringent. However, do not overdo it as it could also dry your skin out. It is best used with a form of moisturizer, like virgin coconut oil.