Homemade Acne Treatments

Acne is undoubtedly one of the worse banes of adolescence. Just as one is becoming one’s own person, starting to notice the opposite sex and beginning to explore new horizons, the problem of acne rears its ugly head and deals a heavy blow to one’s self esteem. For many women, the problem continues through adulthood and as their body undergoes hormonal changes during monthly menstrual cycles, pregnancy, child birth, menopause, etc. they continue to get afflicted by acne. Acne even affects adult men from time to time, especially when they are under stress or have unhealthy eating habits.

It is true that the main cause of acne is hormonal, but there are a number of external factors that contribute to it or aggravate it. On the other hand, the inflammations of the skin, the itchiness, the redness and the swelling that come with acne have to be dealt with topically. While there are a number of over the counter medication available in a pharmacy, their effectiveness tends to vary from person to person. If you have chronic acne, you will end up spending a lot of money buying OTC creams and lotions. Also, if you have a particularly sensitive skin, then you will not be able to use most of the products available.

Many people prefer to use homemade acne treatments as opposed to using OTC creams and lotions. To begin with, they are far less expensive, especially if they need to be used regularly. Secondly, you can be assured of the quality of ingredients that you use. Finally, you can also be sure that no harmful chemicals are present in your homemade acne treatment that can affect your skin adversely.

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