For many people all over the world acne is a major problem that can have other negative effects down the track like decreased self-confidence and scarring. In this modern day and age there are a number of different treatments available for acne that are often quite effective. However, these treatments can have their downsides – high costs, repeated treatments and side effects such as skin irritation and even depression. Rather than having to put up with any of those negative aspects of conventional acne treatments, there are a number of fast acting natural acne treatments that cost virtually nothing! Today I am going to tell you about some of these fast acting natural acne treatments and how they can help you combat acne and regain your confidence.
Lemon – lemon is easily one of the most fast acting natural acne treatments around. All you need to do is slice a lemon into small pieces and then lightly rub a piece of lemon on the pimple. Leave the juice to soak in for 30 minutes and then wait another 30 minutes for it to dry off. Rinse with lukewarm water to get rid of the stickiness. Lemon juice is highly effective because it is really just citric acid. This acts to dry out the pimple and also has an antibacterial effect which helps as well. Another benefit of lemon juice is that it can help tighten up the skin and thus reduce wrinkles!
Tomato – tomato is another fast acting natural acne treatment that is inexpensive but extremely effective. Once again simply slice the tomato into pieces and apply to the acne affected area. Leave for 30 minutes so the juice can soak in and then for another 30 minutes so it can completely dry. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Tomato is effective because it also contains a mild acid (which acts as a drying agent and as an antibacterial agent) Please note that acid free tomatoes will not work!
Carrot Juice – this is easily my favorite of all the fast acting natural acne treatments out there. Take about five carrots (preferably organic but it doesn’t matter too much) and use a juicing machine to turn them into juice. Chill for an hour or so in the refrigerator then enjoy! Carrot juice is effective because carrots contain beta carotene and vitamin A which are two vital substances that help give you healthy skin. Carrot juice is used because it is concentrated carrots and therefore easier to consume than five or so whole carrots! Another great thing about carrot juice is that it is extremely tasty – the natural sugars in the carrots are concentrated to give a great, sweet flavor!
In this article I have showed you three fast acting natural acne treatments that, in my opinion, are just as effective as conventional acne treatments but without the potential side effects. Natural, homemade remedies are great because they are cost effective and don’t have nasty side effects and often work very, very well! Thanks for reading and good luck with beating acne – trust me, it can be done!