Home Remedies to Prevent Adult Acne

You must have sighed in relief as soon as you passed adolescence and teenage, and entered the ‘acne-free’ age of 20s. While you may be looking forward to smoother and acne-free skin in the forthcoming years, it is not uncommon, especially for women, to experience adult-acne in the mid-20s and early thirties. This may happen due to hormonal imbalances, changes in lifestyle and a host of other reasons. In spite of availability of noncomedogenic skincare products or prescription medication like birth control pills, aldactone etc, home-remedies to prevent and cure adult acne are the safest and surest way. Here are some great home remedies that you can consider to get rid of adult acne outburst -  

  • Crushed Peppermint 

Peppermint is a natural anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic ingredient. Applying crushed peppermint paste on the affected or acne-prone areas for about 10 minutes and then rinsing it with cold water is a great way to regain your acne-free skin. However, if your skin is sensitive, applying peppermint may cause irritation.   

  • Tea Tree Oil 

Not only is Tea Tree Oil an antiseptic but is also an antifungal oil. This ingredient is great in helping reduce the frequency at which you experience acne outbreaks. You can use cotton swabs to directly apply tea tree oil on the acne affected areas and then leave it on for the night. Avoid using undiluted tea tree oil at all costs since it may further induce inflammation.  

  • Apple Cider Vinegar 

This home ingredient is effective in removing excess oil from your skin and also helping you regain your normal pH balance. The antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar help achieve quick relief from minor acne issues. To use this, add a cup of apple cider vinegar to a pot of boiling water and take steam. 
You may also find it beneficial to make oatmeal and honey paste which absorbs excess oil from your skin, acts as an antiseptic concoction and a toner. Use this paste twice a week for best results. Health insurance companies often find that adult acne affects women during the onset of pregnancy. Make sure that you check with your doctor, and are aware of ingredients you might be allergic to while considering different home remedies. 

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