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DIY Acne Treatments: What Works and What Doesn’t

How do you deal with acne? With the endless stream of home remedies and countless acne treatment creams

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6 January 2014 - How do you deal with acne? With the endless stream of home remedies and countless acne treatment creams, gels and medicines out in the market today, it may be confusing where to actually start. Many people, though, opt to go the DIY route when it comes to acne control, because knowing exactly what it is that you put on your skin gives you a sort of reassuring feeling. At the same time, skin treatments for acne can be costly in the long run, and so DIY remedies give you that option of spending less by using what is readily available in your cupboard. The question now is what does and does not work when it comes to home remedies for acne?

Have you ever heard of using toothpaste to dry out and shrink pimples? By simply putting a small amount of toothpaste on an acne spot and leaving it overnight, it will supposedly dry out the area and shrink your pimple. However, when your skin is dry, it also works overtime to produce more oil to make up for the lack of moisture. This means that by drying out your skin on the surface, you actually encourage it to produce more oil from within, which can possibly aggravate acne breakouts even further. At the same time, if you make the mistake of using gel instead of toothpaste, you run the risk of irritation, and therefore, further breakouts.

Another recommended home facial treatment for acne is using lemon juice on your face to remove bacteria. This does help clear away the cause of acne, bacteria. However, it does not work well on people with sensitive skin, and may cause further redness and irritation. Natural scrubs may also help to nourish your skin, but, when done wrong, may cause damage to the outer layer of your skin, and result in scratching. Furthermore, if not rinsed off properly, the ingredients used in the scrub may block your pores, and cause even more inflammation and, later on, more acne to appear.

If you want to be sure that you acne cure is safe, effective and long-lasting, try You by Sia’s Macrodermal Facial to battle your breakouts. This skin treatment helps to clear out pores, giving you clearer skin as a result. It also helps to enhance the overall health and wellness of your skin. You by Sia is a trusted skincare and laser clinic in Sydney that specialises in skin rejuvenation and other skin treatments.

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