All acne is not created equal. Many acne problems can be resolved with simple and inexpensive home remedies, while others require the intervention of an experienced physician. It can be difficult to decipher which type you may have, but starting out with an at home remedy will usually be your first step in your battle. Below, we have compiled a list of top acne treatments that we have seen patients have the most success with. Give them a try, and if they don’t work for you, then give us a call!
Rubbing too hard can cause the oil glands to work overtime, leading to the appearance of more acne, not less. Rub your skin gently and use a gentle, all-natural cleanser if you can. Honey has been shown to help in the treatment of acne; we suggest finding a cleanser for which the main ingredient is honey and trying to clean your face no more than twice a day—over cleansing can be as bad as not cleansing enough!
Treat from the Inside Out
As more and more studies are completed on the topic of acne, it is being discovered that acne problems are more than just a skin condition. Acne can be the result of an unhealthy diet and/or not staying hydrated. Spikes in your blood sugar can result in the production of insulin; to fight this, try to maintain a diet filled with green vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins such as chicken or fish. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Dehydration shows up first in your skin. Taking probiotic supplements has also been proven to help as well. A healthy immune system is important to blemish-free skin when you battle from the inside out.
While it’s never okay to pick at your blemishes, spot cleaning a particularly large pimple is perfectly fine. Tea tree oil has been shown to have properties that treat bacteria and are a natural choice for treating your acne. Surprisingly, mixing five drops of tea tree oil into one teaspoon of coconut oil makes the perfect salve for your unsightly blemishes; simply dab on the offending spots and let nature do its thing.
The Skin & Vein Center
It is important to realize that if the above methods aren’t working for you, you don’t have to give up and be resigned to a blemish-filled life. Schedule a consultation with us at the Skin and Vein Center and discover the medical options that are available to you. Great advances have been made in acne treatments and we predict that you will be blemish-free in no time at all!