When I was in my teens, like many other teenagers, I dealt with acne.
Though my acne was primarily confined to my chin (rarely anywhere else), those painful little bumps were the bane of my existence. I agonized over how to get rid of it, as it seemed like when one bump was disappearing, I could feel another forming to take its place. Here’s How to Get Rid of Persistent Acne.
One of the most effective things I did use to get rid of acne was hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has a drying effect on the skin, so always make sure that you use a moisturizer as well, to prevent your skin from drying out. Apply hydrogen peroxide to blemishes at night, and in apply a good moisturizer in the am, to counteract the dryness caused by the hydrogen peroxide. By using hydrogen peroxide every night, you can effectively treat acne and clear scars and other blemishes on your skin.
Aloe Vera Gel
When it comes to How to Get Rid of Persistent Acne, Aloe Vera Gel is what some might call a “triple threat”. Not only does it cool your skin, but it also reduces the inflammation of pimples, and removes the oiliness from your skin. Apart from buying aloe vera gel from organic markets and drug stores, you can also make your own.
Garlic is great for fighting acne because of its high levels of antioxidants, as well as its’ anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.
There are two ways you can use garlic to clear up acne; the first is a preventative measure, which is just by adding more garlic to your diet. This helps improve your general health as well as purify your blood, which can help to stop future break outs. For more immediate results, take a peeled clove of garlic and rub it on the affected area several times a day. If your skin is sensitive, try crushing the garlic and mixing it with water.
Baking soda is a well-known natural remedy for pimples. It has antiseptic properties that make it effective in destroying bacteria. Baking soda also has restorative functions, as it stimulates the growth of new skin cells.
- Mix equal portions of baking soda and water to form a thick paste
- Apply the paste on your skin for 30 minutes
- Rinse it off with warm water
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which makes it a great acne treatment. Studies actually show that if you compare tea tree oil to the acne medication benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil is just as effective. Remember though, to dilute tea tree oil before you use it; otherwise it could really irritate your skin.
Drink Lots of Water
Also, when looking for How to Get Rid of Persistent Acne, don’t forget to drink lots of water every day. The suggested amount is 8 glasses a day, but don’t feel obliged to drink that much if you just can’t. Drinking water however, does make a big difference in your whole body, including your skin.