Acne is the most common skin condition that affects majority of the people in the world, leaving them bemoaning about its presence. If you also face this situation, you are definitely not alone. Interestingly, at Dubai Derma 2018, the UAE’s annual dermatology conference, acne was the major discussion topic among the dermatologists in Dubai.
It is revealed in a survey conducted in Dubai that adult acne has impacted their social lives, their relationships by inhibiting their interactions to the point of avoiding social meet-ups or refusing jobs due to worst skin condition. Instead of shelling out for expensive yet conventional acne treatments, let’s have a look at natural treatment and home remedies to get the acne cured. The following post explores few home remedies that can actually work wonders for any acne prone skin.
Spot Treatment with Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is widely known for its ability to fight bacteria and reduce skin inflammation. Several studies show that applying tea tree oil to the skin reduces acne and acne scars. Obviously, it cannot cure acne overnight but it can significantly improve acne with persistent use of this essential oil. Amazingly, it does not leave your skin over-dry, irritated and burned. Add it to your skin care routine, if you are looking for a sure and effective solution for acne.
Green tea is high in antioxidants and drinking just 1 cup in a day leads to good health and improved skin. Scientific researches show that drinking green tea on regular basis helps reduce the skin inflammation, which can cause acne. Remember, green tea has more powerful antioxidants (between 25 to 100 times) making it more potent compared to vitamin C.
If you do not like having a cup of green tea, you can apply it directly to the skin. It has flavonoids and tannins that are known to help fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. Another antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been proved to reduce sebum production and fight inflammation to inhibit the acne growth.
Aloe vera is a tropical plant whose leaves produce clear gel. This gel is added in several lotions, creams, ointments and soaps due to its moisturizing, calming and curative properties. Aloe vera gel is widely used in UAE to treat abrasions, rashes, and skin burns. While being directly applied to the skin, aloe vera gel can help heal wounds, and treat burns and acne.
Aloe vera gel contains salicylic acid and sulphur, which are extensively used to treat acne. It prevents bacteria from infecting the acne wounds and accelerates the process of healing.
Acne is a common skin problem with a number of underlying causes can be cured with home remedies , however for the severe cases we recommend booking an appointment online with a dermatologist.