Raise your hand if you’ve dealt with body acne before.
I hope you can see me virtually raising my hand, ‘coz I’d be lying if I didn’t.
Having body acne can be a pain to deal with especially when you’re trying to wear that daring dress. This is why some of you probably rely on makeup to somehow conceal the zits.
But, what if I told you there are natural remedies available to make body acne go away?
Aside from being effective and safe, these remedies are inexpensive and only use ingredients probably lying around your house.
So, shall we get started?
Here now are 6 natural body acne remedies to help you avoid that expensive treatment.
1. Use an Aspirin Paste
You might have heard of this remedy before.
Salicylic acid is one of the major components of aspirin. It is highly anti-inflammatory which makes it effective in fighting acne.
Salicylic acid works by unclogging the pores to free them from any bacterial build up and thus, prevent acne.
However, it does not help control oil, so you may want to use this treatment with other acne-targeting products.
How to use:
Grab around 5 aspirin tablets and crush them until they turn into a powder. Combine it with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 3 tablespoons of water and then apply the paste to areas prone to pimples.
Do this remedy daily for faster results.
2. Use a Cucumber Wash
Cucumbers are known for their high water content. This is why they’re a popular ingredient for hydrating the skin.
While their anti-inflammatory properties help soothe inflamed, irritated skin.
But, did you know they’re antibacterial as well?
This quality makes this vegetable a great remedy against acne. Cucumbers are also loaded with antioxidants that help contribute to the skin’s overall health.
How to use:
You’ll need a whole cucumber for this.Take a cucumber and blend until you end up with a smooth consistency. Apply the mixture to problem areas, like your pimples on back, and wait for 15 minutes before washing it off.
To tighten sagging skin, I suggest blending the cucumber with the peel. The skin contains silica, which can help tone loose skin.
Do this daily for quicker results.
3. Make an Oatmeal Scrub
Oatmeal is known as one of the mildest exfoliators.
It works by removing dead skin cells and unclogging the pores to clean them from any dirt and impurities. It also has nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal for sensitive skin.
And since it is rich in antioxidants and beta-glucan, it speeds the ability of the skin to heal itself.
This means it supports the overall condition of the skin. Another reason to make oatmeal as a skin care staple.
How to use:
Simply measure 1 cup of cooked oatmeal and add the juice of ½ lemon and a tablespoon of honey. Apply the paste to acne-prone areas and wait for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
4. Make a Turmeric and Honey Mask
With two of the best natural acne treatments, how can you go wrong?
Honey is an effective natural moisturizer, making it great for those with dry skin. It also boasts of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help target acne-causing bacteria.
And for the next ingredient, I may sound biased since I personally use it in skin care.
Turmeric has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it really effective for acne.
It also has the ability to brighten skin, so this ingredient is perfect if you need a complexion boost.
How to use:
Combine 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon turmeric powder to form a paste.
You can either use it to spot treat areas or apply it all over the face and then allow it to sit for 15 minutes before washing it off.
Do this at least thrice a week for best results. Also, be sure to apply this mask carefully as turmeric stains anything it comes in contact with.
5. Use an Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
A how to get rid of acne list wouldn’t be complete without this ingredient.
Apple cider vinegar, when applied to the skin, acts as an antibacterial agent and an astringent. It can also help soften fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to its high level of antioxidants.
It balances the skin’s natural pH level. There is a lesser chance for new acne to form when the skin is balanced.
How to use:
To make an ACV toner, mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Apply the mixture to acne-prone areas and leave it as is, or allow it to dry first before rinsing it off.
6. Make a Baking Soda Scrub
Baking soda is something almost everybody has in their pantry.
Baking soda is known as an all-around house cleaner. But, did you know that it’s an effective acne remedy as well?
It works as an exfoliator to unclog the pores and slough off dead skin cells. So, aside from cleaner pores, you’ll also be left with softer and brighter skin.
How to use:
When treating acne, this ingredient is best used as a scrub.
Add a few drops of water to 2 tablespoons of baking soda and mix well until you form a paste. Apply the mixture to affected areas and let it dry before washing it off.
However, we have to note that baking soda is highly-alkaline, so this remedy may be too harsh especially for sensitive skin. That is why it is important to use this scrub no more than two times a week.
Also, follow it with a non-comedogenic moisturizer to ensure skin doesn’t dry out.
Acne is a condition all of us can acquire. It usually appears on the face, but it doesn’t mean it can’t appear on random parts of your body.
Which, for me, is more uncomfortable than having facial acne.
Luckily, there are effective ways to treat body acne without spending a fortune. However, you must also show some consistency in order for it to work.
Have you tried any of these natural body acne remedies before? Which one do you think is the most effective?