There are thousands of over the counter acne treatments out in the market but only a handful of them are perfectly formulated to address your unique acne needs. Say if you have moderate acne and you have a combination of dry and oil skin type where your “T- zone” is oily while your “V-zone” is dry, you will end up using a different set of products for your “T-zone” and a different set of products for your “V-zone”. The cost of these acne treatments are not pocket change and you will end up spending more that you wanted to.
To avoid buying different products and spending thousands of dollars, wouldn’t it be better to use homemade acne treatments that you formulate to specifically address your acne needs? The answer is an absolute yes, but how? To make a homemade acne treatment that will work, you need to identify your acne needs.
The first thing that you need to do is to determine your skin type. Do you have oily skin or does your skin feel tight and dry? Is your skin sensitive? Do you get blisters or rashes after long sun exposure? Next is to evaluate your skincare routine. How often do you wash your face? Do you remove your makeup before you go to bed? What types of products do you use? Do these products improve your acne condition? These are just some of the questions that you need to ask yourself.
Acne Home Remedies for Dry and Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, try to avoid strong chemical compounds or those ingredients that are highly acidic or makes your skin dry and irritated. Some of the things that you need to avoid includes baking soda (take note it is baking soda not baking powder), apple cider vinegar, lemon, and tooth paste. Try to stick with ingredients that are mild on your skin such as rose water, honey, aloe vera and egg whites. You can use just one or combine these mild ingredients to make your acne home remedy more effective.
Acne Home Remedies for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, you need an acne home remedy that will not only help you reduce the signs and symptoms of acne but will also help you control oil. One of the best homemade acne treatments that you can use is baking soda. Take note that baking soda can make your skin a bit dry so it is often used as a spot treatment rather than a facial mask. However, if you are planning to use baking soda as a facial mask, and your skin feels tight or dry, you might want to use honey after you rinse off the baking soda mask. Honey is a good moisturizer and also have antibacterial properties.