Use lactic or glycolic acid as a spot-on treatment. Daniel Kern of Acne.org says that alpha hydroxy acid helps the surface of the pimple dry, peel and slough off. It also reduces inflammation. Start with the 10 percent formulation before using a stronger dose.
Use a body wash with ingredients that fight acne, such as Clinique Acne Solution or Oxy Body Wash. You should not use these products on your face, but they can helpful disinfecting the skin of your shoulders. Limit exposure of your skin to the sun if you use any body wash that contains benzoyl peroxide, which can increase your risk of sunburn.
You should drink eight glasses of water daily to reap these benefits. Over time, swapping sodas and other beverages for water may lead to an overall reduction in chest acne and an improved skin complexion.
A lot of DIY, home remedies contain lemon in them because lemons have a lot of benefits to the skin. It’s popularly used in DIY skin whitening recipes and DIY anti-acne recipes because it contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) that help remove dead skin cells and help stimulate the skin repair damages.
I need help…I’m MAJORLY allergic to Lemon Juice, as well as lime and any citrus. I don’t have a lot of acne, but well, ill admit it, im on here because im vain. I need something else. Does toothpaste or ice actually work?
Clean skin is a pretty obvious need for an acne-free face and body. You want to make sure you use the right cleansing methods and exfoliate gently. I always look for pure options, such as Castile soap. Castile soap offers a gentle way to cleanse using plant-based ingredients, such as olive oil. (11)
Try meditation techniques. Become aware of your body, focus in on your breathing, and slowly push your awareness to the outer limits of your body, obliterating thought altogether. Meditation takes time, but it’s worth it.
The active ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid—the same key ingredient in many topical acne products. You can make your own treatment in less than a minute: Crush one aspirin pill in water and make a paste. Apply the paste directly to the pimple with a cotton swab and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
Tea tree oil is a topical acne treatment and contains “terpenes”– this is a component produced by most plants as an essential oil, and in tea tree oil’s case, kills bacteria with very little side effects.
The path to clear skin is often one of trial and error; you might need to try several acne remedies before you find the right treatment for the types of acne affecting your skin. Before trying acne medication, you may prefer to give different natural acne treatment options a chance. While there is no research supporting the effective use of natural acne treatments, here are two popular options that you may want to try.
Because wearing silicone gel sheets can be uncomfortable, you can try silicone gel such as this product, which you can wear under makeup. It’s more incognito than the sheets especially when you want to go outside not looking like you’ve wounded your face.
Shannon Marks started her journalism career in 1994. She was a reporter at the “Beachcomber” in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and contributed to “Philadelphia Weekly.” Marks also served as a research editor, reporter and contributing writer at travel and entertainment magazines in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Temple University.