Acne occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged or become infected with bacteria. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affects around 80 percent of people in their lifetime. Many people use special home remedies to balance the skin’s fat content, reduce inflammation, kill bacteria, and prevent future acne breakouts.

Some of the most popular home remedies for acne involve the use of natural herbal extracts and lifestyle changes.

Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that kills p acnes – the bacteria that cause acne – and also reduces the swelling and redness of pimples. One study suggested that tea tree oil may work as well as 5 percent benzoyl peroxide, which is a common over-the-counter acne drug. People can apply tea tree extract to their acne as creams, gels, or oil. However, it should be diluted with a carrier first.

Jojoba oil is a natural, waxy substance that is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba bush. The waxy substances in jojoba oil help repair damaged skin and speed wound healing, including acne lesions. Jojoba oil can be used to heal acne wounds by diluting it in any carrier oil or directly.

Aloe vera has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the occurrence of acne and prevent acne breakouts. It contains a lot of water and acts as a natural moisturizer. It can be applied in a thin layer after cleaning the acne wounds.

Honey has been used to treat skin conditions such as acne for thousands of years. It is rich in antioxidants and wound healing properties that can help clear waste and debris from clogged pores. It can be applied directly to acne wounds or pimples, and can also be used by adding a small amount to a body or face mask.

Many traditional medicine practitioners use garlic to treat infections and to increase the body’s ability to fight germs and infections. It contains organosulfur compounds that have natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. To fight the inflammation and infection caused by acne, people can add more garlic to their diet.

Green tea contains high concentrations of a group of polyphenolic antioxidants called catechins, which help reduce inflammation in the skin and reduce sebum secretion. It can be included in a normal diet or its extract can be applied to the affected area.

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