Acne in mild to moderate form can be treated naturally and sometimes natural ingredients prove more effective and safer than chemical treatments. I would like to discuss some of the natural home-based remedies that you can follow to get rid or control acne.
Neem (Azadirachta indica) - Neem leaves have anti-bacterial properties and they can be used as paste. It is very safe to use neem paste hygienically prepared at home. This will prevent infection in your skin pores and would keep them bacteria free. Nowadays there are several skin products with neem as a main and active constituent such as neem face wash, neem face pack and even neem scrubs. Try to choose a good brand and you will see results in few weeks. Neem is a traditional Ayurvedic ingredient and has been in various Ayurvedic formulations as an anti-bacterial agent for centuries, especially in Asian countries and India.
Turmeric –Turmeric is again an antiseptic agent used in Ayurveda for ages that has a great efficacy in the treatment of acne. You make Turmeric paste and apply it on the affected area and you can consume it as well. Both will work well for your skin conditions. There are many creams which will have turmeric as an active ingredient. Try and choose a good brand.
Tea - You can use tea leaves at home as a treatment for your acne. Tea leaves have strong astringent properties and they stop building up of excess of oil in the pores and thus help in prevention and recurrence of acne. As expected, there are products which would have tea-tree oil as an active ingredient in them. You can always choose a good brand and use it.
Aloe-Vera- Alove vera might not be easily available in your neighbourhood, but can be available in the market in juice form. One can apply Aloe-Vera juice on the affected areas and leave it to dry. Alove vera has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and will help you with a soothing effect.
Apart from these natural ingredients, there are certain things that would need to follow in order to get the maximum desired effect. Try and drink 2-3 litres of water everyday which will ensure a regular blood circulation throughout the body and oxygen access to every part which also assists a clear skin. Drinking water will also flush out excess toxins and waste products that build-up in your system. Make sure you wash and change your pillow and bed cover every alternate day to ensure that skin is in touch with good clean surface at night. You can also take multi-vitamin supplements under the supervision of a medial practitioner. Minerals especially Zinc helps in promoting a clear skin.