Natural Facial Wash - Acne Prone Skin

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Acne is caused when bacteria gets caught in the pores and the skin becomes inflamed. Although bacteria itself may not cause acne, the chemicals they produce when trapped in the skin can cause breakouts.

Some commercial over-the-counter facial washes will work, but for only a little while. When the skin becomes acclimated, you will be forced to find a new wash to start the cycle all over again. Using a natural facial wash ensures that you will not be putting harmful toxins and additives into an already sensitive area.

Below are some suggestions for getting acne-prone skin under control.

Note: Do not squeeze pimples as this may cause further irritation and keep your hands off your face, especially when they have not been washed.

1) You can make a homemade anti-acne face wash by mixing 1/4 cup warm water, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. lemon juice.

2) You can wash acne-prone skin with a paste of oatmeal and water.

 3) Honey is a great natural way to fight acne breakouts because it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Honey also has natural antioxidants that help get rid of harmful toxins from your skin. The antibacterial properties found in honey help to kill harmful bacteria that can make acne worse. Unlike over the counter acne face washes which can be harsh, irritating and overly drying to skin, honey is soothing and cleanses while also hydrating.
Use pure, raw honey. This can be found at a health food store.
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4) A few drops of tea tree oil can be added to your baking soda wash. Tea tree oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-viral. Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed and should only be used topically.
Tea tree oil can also be purchased at your local health food store.


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