Yes, adults get acne too! How do you treat hormonal acne in adults? Drying topical treatments and birth control prescriptions aren’t always the answer to this exceptionally common complexion problem. If you are interested in organic acne treatment, here’s what you need to know about natural ways to quickly and effectively clear those hormonal blemishes.
Cortisol, a hormone activated by emotional stress, contributes to hormonal breakouts. In addition to natural products for acne, strive to reduce stress in your life with meditation, yoga, physical activity, breathing exercises and other methods of relaxation. Getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet also lowers stress levels (but don’t overpress that snooze button)!
Apple Cider Vinegar
This common ingredient eliminates blemish-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation that causes swelling and redness, and even prevents acne scarring. Simply mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 3 parts water, and dab the mixture gently onto your skin with a clean cotton ball or cloth. Rinse clean after about 30 seconds and repeat once or twice a day. You got this.
Tea Tree Oil
You may already know clinical studies show that tea tree oil is as effective for mild to moderate acne as over-the-counter products containing benzoyl peroxide. This antibacterial extract reduces swelling and redness, too! Essential oils should be diluted for safe use, so look for a face wash with natural ingredients such as tea tree oil instead of using it alone. You can also use a mixture of five drops of tea tree oil added to 30 to 40 drops of witch hazel.
It sounds simple, but hey, it’s true: Applying an ice pack to the blemish for a few minutes at a time can reduce the inflammation and pain associated with hormonal acne. Your pimple will look smaller and less angry after several applications. Plus, it’s free!
The best natural acne products aren’t necessarily topical. Oral zinc supplements taken at a dose of up to 40 milligrams per day reduced acne by 80 to 100% for participants in one clinical trial. The reason? People who are acne-prone tend to have lower zinc levels than those who have clear skin.
For an easy organic acne treatment, add a few drops of jojoba oil to your favorite skin care products or dab directly on skin with a cotton pad. This waxy plant-derived substance facilitates wound healing and reduces acne-related inflammation.
If you often struggle with answering “how do you get rid of a cystic pimple overnight?”, you may be suffering from hormonal acne. These blemishes are likely to manifest as large cysts that actually resist treatment. The answer to this question could be as simple as a quick turmeric mask. This spice is rich in antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, so it dries out and drains cysts quickly without irritating skin. Mix up a paste with turmeric and a bit of water, then apply it to the affected area for up to 45 minutes.
If chemicals irritate your skin or you are simply trying to be more mindful of the ingredients in your personal care products, look for natural skin care products with these properties for gentle hormonal acne relief. Before using new organic remedies, do a small patch test to check for any allergic reactions. Start slowly and use products just once a day until you are sure your complexion has a positive reaction. Most importantly, explore your options and have fun with it!
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