Fast Acne Treatment-Remedies in Less Than 10 Minutes
If you are looking for acne home remedies that take less than 10 minutes to prepare and apply, then you are probably in a hurry. So, I'll try to make this article as brief and to the point as possible.
If you see a blemish, don't squeeze it. Squeezing can lead to scarring. If you don't have an avocado exfoliant handy, go into the kitchen and get some table salt. Mix the salt with a little water and massage it gently over the blemish. That alone may cause the yellow plug to fall away.
Rinse away the salt and other residue using the coldest water possible. The cold water causes the pores to tighten up. Pat your face dry. Don't rub. And, see how it looks.
If that 10 minute remedy doesn't work, take an ice pack from the freezer or make one by putting ice cubes in a sandwich bag. If nothing else is available, wrap the ice cubes in a thin cloth. Put the ice directly on the blemish and hold it in place for 5-7 minutes.
When you remove the ice, the skin beneath will look flushed or red, but the pimple should have shrank. Rinse the area with warm water to reduce the flushing. Pat dry and see how you look.
If neither of those things works, you may just need a little more time and a few good skincare products. Your regular cleanser or shower gel may be the culprit.
Most soaps and cleansers change the skin's natural pH to a slightly alkaline condition that is "friendly" to the bacteria that causes acne. The regular use of a sulfur-based cleanser will create a slightly acidic pH, which is "unfriendly". The bacteria cannot grow in it.
Topically applied solutions containing tea tree oil, Neem, turmeric, papaya, aloe vera or vitamin B3 are all effective in reducing bacteria and inflammation. Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is another good choice.
Creams containing vitamin C are effective for reducing blemishes and for fading scars. Oral supplements containing zinc, vitamin A, vitamin B5, vitamin E and vitamin C are also beneficial.
Detoxification is often recommended by alternative practitioners. But, it takes more than 10 minutes to detoxify the pores. The process involves avoiding toxins in the environment, artificial food additives and artificial ingredients in cosmetics.
Whatever you do, be sure to treat your skin kindly and do not stress over it. Stress can cause more acne breakouts and make the condition worse.