Having acne breakouts is always a losing battle. It’s one of the most common skin problems and one of the hardest to ignore. Every bump leaves a mark – from mild redness to severe scarring. When you pop or squeeze your pimples, it can spread bacteria to nearby pores, causing more pimples.
There are so many available treatments for acne that it can be overwhelming to choose the ones that really work. Drugstore cosmetic brands are readily available and your dermatologist may suggest prescription medications. Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoic acid are the most commonly prescribed acne treatments – but since we have different skin types – what work for others, may not work for you.
If you think you’ve tried every available acne treatments in the market, think again. It sure is frustrating to try every new anti-acne product and fail, but it must not stop you from finding ways to heal your skin. Here are five acne remedies you probably haven’t tried before. Now is the time to include them in your skin care routine.
Dead Sea Mud Mask
They call it the “miracle treatment,’ not just for acne but for overall skin health. This mud is harvested from the banks of the Dead Sea. It has many surprising benefits, and one of these is soothing inflamed pimples. Dead Sea mud can kill acne-causing bacteria, heal existing pimples and prevent new ones from forming. It also sucks dirt from pores, making your skin squeaky clean!
Snail Mucin Cream
You’ve probably heard about this new trend in Asian skincare. The main ingredient of these creams and gels is snail slime; it may sound gross but wait until you hear its benefits. Snail mucin has antimicrobial properties and it contains hyaluronic acid – famous for its skin hydrating effects. Because it speeds up the healing process of your skin, it can dry mild pimples in no time.
If you’re not allergic to honey and other bee products, this is worth a try. Bee propolis, also known as bee glue, is said to reduce inflammation and improve skin condition. In fact, it is also used to treat different ailments, such as burns, wounds and skin infection.
I know what you’re thinking; using oil products is a no-no for oily, acne-prone skin. However, there are certain oils that are considered “non-comedogenic” and jojoba oil is one of them. Jojoba is the only oil that closely matches the natural oil our skin produces. Many people swear by it as part of a double-cleansing method or as a moisturizer.
Green Tea has powerful antioxidants that are said to be more potent than Vitamin C. Studies have shown that drinking green tea gives anti-inflammatory effects. Because inflammation is one of the main causes of acne formation, your skin will definitely benefit from it. Though it’s not clear whether skincare products with green tea can also heal acne, it does not stop manufacturers from producing green tea- containing cosmetics.