Acne and me go way back. I regret to attest to just how long acne and I have been familiar with each other, but to put it simply, I’m 26 and I still deal with pimples every. single. day.
I’d love to share a guaranteed anti-acne regiment with all of you, however that would make me a liar. I couldn’t tell you how many different creams, gels, lotions, serums and masks I’ve tried, and that isn’t even naming every avenue I’ve explored to combat the relentless presence of whiteheads and blackheads that make themselves at home upon my face.
Because acne is very personalized and can be treated very differently from one person to the next, I thought I would share the following information with you pertaining to some at-home products you likely already own that can be used to treat acne, courtesy of healthline.com.
“The organic acids in apple cider vinegar may help kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce the appearance of scars. Applying it to the skin may cause burns or irritation, so it should be used carefully.
“Individuals with acne tend to have lower zinc levels than people with clear skin. Several studies suggest that taking zinc orally may reduce acne.
“Tea tree oil has strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying it to the skin may reduce acne.
“Green tea is high in antioxidants that help fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. Some research indicates that applying green tea extract to the skin may reduce acne.
“Applying witch hazel to the skin may reduce irritation and inflammation. It may be beneficial for individuals with acne, but more research is needed.
“Fish oils contain two main types of omega-3 fatty acids — EPA and DHA. Taking a fish oil supplement may help decrease acne,” the web page explains.
Will these different acne treatments work for you? That I really don’t know, but I figure some of these tips are worth a shot.