The world is filled with a thousand varied types of cosmetic products including but, not limited to soaps, creams, serums, scrubs, lotions and face masks. Hence, it can be difficult to choose the right products, particularly the ones that are good for you skin type.
Well, I hope by now you know what type of skin you have because today we are discussing on alternative acne treatment other than cosmetical products.
Last time, we discussed skincare and treatment chemical ingredients that are good for acne treatment and I also highlighted that these chemicals can be harmful to our skins especially when we have sensitive skins and allergies because alot of commercially prepared beauty products are made with a lot of chemical ingredients that can be harmful to our skin and health respectively.
Therefore, you can consider making your own beauty products for your skin using natural means and products but, you have to read extensively to find suitable ingredients for your skin. Even here, the rule of knowing your skin type and body needs still applies because there are people who are allergic to possible acne treatments like foods, flowers, trees, herbs, fruits and so on.
I am going to take you through famous natural skin treatment remedies that have been proved to be affective for the skin. However, it is important to note that a treatment that worked on one or two individuals may not work on another person depending on how your skin responds to the treatment. Therefore, there is a disclaimer.
Meanwhile, there is an advantage in making your own products which is, you are the dermatologist or beautician. Yes, you are in charge! Because you get to both control and choose the amount and type of
ingredients that go into your homemade products. That way you are guaranteed that your product is safe for everyone to use especially, you.
Natural essential oils are deemed as a good ingredient for homemade skin care and treatment products because of their rejuvenating effect on the
skin with an added advantage of enhancing the scents of your products.
Essential oils can also help you relax while using them; and can also proove to be good for your overall health because of the numerous healing properties they possess. The good part about it is that, you only need a few drops of the oils to make your skin glow, brighten and smoothen up. Furthermore, note that you have to dilute pure essential oils with a base oil or lotion for them to work properly.
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List of Essential oils
This oil possesses antibacterial and antiviral qualities that make it perfect for any type of skin. Additionally, it helps regenerate skin cells and tone the skin, especially, when it comes to mature skin.
In part one of this article, we identified stress as an acne booster. Good news is, Ginger oil works as a stress reliever. Hence, it is a good way of control stress which in turn helps avoid acne breakouts.
Lemon oil is said to be perfect for dull skin due to its antiseptic properties and is usually a key component in many homemade products. However, it is usually not advised for people with sensitive skins.
Vanilla oil has antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-depressant properties in it. This means that it can work as well as a stress reliever while working to combat depression.
Sweet orange oil
This oil is frequently used in aromatherapy but, if you cannot
tolerate citrus oriented essential oils; inclusive of lemon, it is best to avoid it for skin protection and safety reasons.
Carrot seed oil
There are some people who develop acne with age. Carrot seed oil is a perfect remedy for aging problems that may come with acne. It works wonders for
mature skin and wrinkles; and also helps heal irritations, psoriasis, dermatitis, skin
rashes and the list goes on.
This oil is known for its ability to balance and maintain moisture in the skin. Additionally, it is used to relieve body odor and it is high in antioxidants.
This oil moisturizes, smoothens and cleans the skin.
Tea tree oil
This oil posseses antiviral and antifungal properties. It works well in reduction of acne,
dark spots and other blemishes. Tea tree oil is also good for dry skin.
If you have access to these essential oils, well and good. You can use them to make your soaps, creams, lotions, face masks and so on for your skincare
Additioanl natural skin treatments
Sea Moss also known as Chondrus Crispus is an Irish red seaweed and a type of algae that grows abundantly on the Atlantic shoreline of Ireland.
It has a myriad of benefits that work on the in and outside the human body due to its high vitamin and mineral content and ability to help the skin retain its moisture.
Sea moss is rich in sulfur; hence, it has antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial functions which are believed to help with the process of decreasing excess production of sebum in the skin.
It also has an antibacterial effect on P. Acne bacteria. Thus, helping reduce the severity of acne in people who suffer from this condition.
Furthermore, sea moss contains 15 of the 18 essential elements that make up the human body which includes but, is not limited to calcium, sulfur, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin K. These elements are ingredients that can help reduce wrinkles, hydrate the skin, and protect from environmental elements.
Aloe Vera contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and is also highly anti-inflammatory. This means that it can be used as a treatment for burns, acne and dry skin. However, Aloe Vera works best on superficial surface acne rather than cystic or deeper acne. Furthermore, the enzymes existent in aloe vera also help exfoliate the skin to make it smoother.
It is vital to note that although Aloe Vera can help moisturize, it can dry out the skin when overused due to the fact that the enzymes in the plant act like an exfoliator and when you exfoliate the skin too much, it will begin to become too oily or too dry depending on your skin type.
Additionally, Aloe Vera is said to be of help when it comes to future lines and wrinkles but, it does not get rid of wrinkles. Its function is not to reverse your skin from aging but, to help prevent your skin from getting deeper wrinkles and lines.
Whether white, green or red, clays is generally popular in skin care products, because it’s so effective at clearing out skin.
They help to detoxify the skin and draw out impurities and oils from the surface of the skin. Clays are especially helpful to people with acne or oily-prone skin.
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List of books for skincare
365 days of skincare by Jamie Stewart.
The Doctors’ Secrets to a lifetime of clear skin by Katie Rodan, M.D. and Kathy Fields, M.D.
The little book of skincare by Charlotte Cho.
The original beauty Bible by Paula Begoun.
Of course, these are not the only existing books about skin care but, do look out for these books and read them. I hope you find the best treatment and care products and remedies for your skin type.
Thank you for walking through this journey with me💛