Acne develops when hair follicles clog with dead skin debris and oil. While there are many treatments available to combat pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads, acne can be tough to remove permanently. While some people assume it is only an issue for teenagers, an acne breakout can happen at any age in response to stress, medications, food, and hormones. It can show up on the face, back, shoulders, and chest. To help you to remove acne effectively, here are five options.
1. Light therapy to remove acne
Light therapy is one of the most efficient ways to treat many skin conditions, including acne, bacteria inflammation, stretch marks, eczema, and psoriasis. Several dermatologists advise patients to undergo light therapy sessions for such skin conditions.
Both blue and red light therapies are treatment choices for these skin diseases.
If you use blue light treatment at home for only 28 days, you may see a drastic decrease in acne lesions. Some people experience a significant difference in the clarity and cleanliness of the skin.
Visible light therapy destroys microorganisms that remain on the surface of the skin. Whether light therapy is appropriate for healing your skin and preventing future breakouts is something to discuss with a dermatologist at a skin care clinic.
2. Apple cider vinegar can fight pimples
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective acne treatments. This vinegar is made by fermenting apple cider without filtering it.
It is a natural method that combats a wide range of bacteria and fungi. The cider even contains organic acids, which can be beneficial for the treatment of many bacterial skin issues.
Acne scars can damage your skin’s beauty, but apple cider vinegar can help bring back the glow. Lactic acid is one of the effective characteristics since it works on acne scars and even helps to improve your appearance.
It is important to know, though, that many doctors advise against using apple cider as there are chances of skin irritation and also burning sensations. Therefore, you need to be cautious and ask your doctor if it is right for you before potentially using it.
3. Zinc supplements to improve the skin
Zinc is an essential supplement because it contains elements that enhance hormone production and cell growth. Research shows that including zinc in one’s diet may improve acne problems that stem from insufficient zinc levels in the blood.
Zinc is naturally available in foods such as beans, nuts, poultry, and red meat. Also, zinc is available as a supplement or in a multivitamin tablet
If you are unsure what daily dose to take, it depends on the severity of the acne and other factors. Your GP can provide you with the relevant information. Getting medical approval beforehand is vital as too much zinc can be severely hazardous to your body, causing intestinal inflammation and stomach upset.
4. Face mask with honey and cinnamon
Honey is among the most beneficial natural skin care products available, as is cinnamon. Combining the two can be an effective way to fight bacteria and reduce or eliminate future problems with pimples on the face.
The process of making a honey-and-cinnamon face mask at home is straightforward:
- Mix 2 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp cinnamon powder in a bowl until it has a paste-like texture
- Apply the paste to your face after cleansing and leave it on for 10-15 minutes
- Rinse off the mask thoroughly and massage your skin gently to remove any excess moisture
5. Aloe vera moisturizing
Aloe vera is a natural treatment for glowing skin. You likely have seen many aloe vera-based gels and lotions in the stores.
The aloe plant creates a clear gel from its leaves, which is used in lotions, ointments, creams, and even soap. Besides combating acne, products made from aloe vera are also widely used to treat other skin conditions, such as rashes, burns, and even wrinkles.
Aloe vera is helpful at controlling and reducing acne-causing bacteria because of its natural antibacterial properties. This concept is similar to the use of honey and cinnamon described earlier.
The bottom line on removing acne
Acne issues can be embarrassing. They can also be frustrating to deal with when nothing seems to work. If that sounds familiar, it could be that you have not found the right kind of treatment for your skin.
Light therapy can be an effective method to cure acne issues. However, you must regularly use this therapy and consult with your dermatologist before proceeding with the therapy.
Other options are using skincare products containing aloe vera, a homemade face mask with cinnamon and honey, apple cider vinegar, and zinc supplements. Always consult your doctor before using any treatment to make sure it is safe for you.
16 thoughts on “5 Ways To Try To Remove Acne”
Couldn’t agree more, thank you💚
I nodded my head in agreement with your entire post, Christy. I am one of those women who really didn’t struggle with acne when I was younger. However, as my hormones fluctuated in later adult years, my skin became an issue. As I increased the intensity of my workouts, I noticed rosacea and breakouts. (sigh) It’s frustrating when you’re trying to do the right thing for your health and your skin hates you for it!
Your suggestions here are exactly right. A few months back I purchased a LED light therapy mask that has 6 to 8 color therapies with varying intensities. After using it consistently for a couple weeks, there were definite improvements. I highly recommend people try this, especially for chronic and stubborn skin issues.
Zinc and honey are definitely powerful; especially manuka honey. ACV is effective for a lot of people but I find it to be too harsh, even diluted. I do drink a tonic of it each day though for overall health!
Thanks for this amazing post, Christy. Your suggestions are top-notch! ❤️ Sending so much love & many hugs your way.
Holly, it’s great to have your support here! Like you, I have been experiencing breakouts after workouts. The left side of my face, near my hairline, is suffering from all the sweating. I know exercise is great for me, so I’ll continue, but my skin has been suffering. When I found out about how the natural properties of honey can fight pimples, I was happy! I look forward to finding out more about what honey can do :D I feel your love and send lots to you too xo
Aw, you’re so sweet, Christy. ❤️ I am sorry to hear that your skin is also giving you a fit from sweating during workouts.
A couple of things that I’ve just recently discovered that might really help you. They’ve made a HUGE difference for me.
One is keep a cold, wet cloth, near you during workouts. Gently pat (without rubbing) your face with the cloth when you’re sweating heavily. It not only cools down the face but also prevents the bacteria from sitting there and re-absorbing.
The second is, have you considered pure evening primrose oil as your nightly moisturizer? I use it by itself with lavender and rosemary essential oils mixed in it. Wow, it feels great and it has done wonders for the skin! (Rosemary and lavender essential oils soothe inflammation, kill bacteria, and moisturize too). My rosacea/acne was a result of my skin being too dry after washing and cleansing thoroughly due to working out. I wonder if this is happening for you too?
Just some thoughts! I also find that taking a milk thistle extract supplement helps because acne can simply be your body purging toxins from the body — through bowel waste and the pores of your skin. Milk thistle helps get rid of excess estrogen in the body (which causes acne) and it detoxes the liver efficiently so that your body doesn’t have an overload of toxins that your body has to remove through the pores.
Sending love, as always. I hope this helps! And I hope the honey is soothing for you as well!
Thank you so much, Holly! I will start using the cold cloth tip during workouts and look into those products you recommended. I wrote them down now. I’ll update you on how they work for me xxoo
I think the apple cider vinegar works really well. My grandson used it, and it seemed to make a differnce.
That’s great to hear, Dorothy!
Haha – one of the many benefits to having older skin: less change of having acne. 😂
You’re lucky, Robert! I’m an adult and have acne – Enjoy that clear skin of yours :)
Christy. You’re lovely.
Wishing you a great day!
Yeah, that’s what I meant. 😆
Oh. I’ve just remembered something I was meaning to say to you. I think I’m allergic to soap. No, wait, that’s not a joke. What I mean is that if I don’t rinse soap properly from my skin it comes out in something very similar to acne rosacea. Just a thought, but have you checked that it’s not something like this that’s affecting your skin. Anyways, it’s bedtime now so hope you get a good night’s rest and wake up sparkly and bright tomorrow.
Thanks for the suggestion, Robert. I have a feeling it’s that I’m washing my face a lot because of sweating from workouts and that is stripping my face of necessary oils. I’m going to try to use products that Holly recommended in the comment section of this post. YES, I HAVE found that I was allergic to a certain soap when I was younger. Thanks for thinking of me!
You’re welcome, Christy. I sincerely hope it works out for you.