Young, adolescent, or adult, acne hardly spares anyone. Pustules, comedones, pimples, pus, words with unsightly intonation that are part of the daily life of nearly 15 million French people according to the French Dermatology Society. This skin disease can not only cause certain psychological consequences due to its unsightly appearance, but it can also be very painful due to its inflammatory action on skin surfaces. Fortunately, some natural remedies lend us a hand to alleviate its inconvenience as confirmed in an article by dermatology doctor Nina Roos. Discover in this article lemon tips to fight acne.
When it comes to emerging victorious in this war of the buttons, we are not all in the same boat. Stress, diet, pollution, hormonal imbalances, so many reasons that hamper our ability to fight against this pathology. Indeed, acne can come from various and varied sources, and without treatment, it can last for years. Beyond dermatological consultations, it should be remembered, which is essential to deal with this disease, there are certain natural tips to reduce the appearance of pimples. Explanations.
The remedies that we offer you today are mainly based on the use of lemon, honey and rose water. These three ingredients are not chosen at random; their benefits on the skin are incredibly effective.
Organic lemon and honey
The topical application of lemon and its essential oil is an integral part of alternative and complementary medicine to fight acne. Citrus contains vitamin C with antioxidant action which reduces the impact of free radicals and oxidative stress. As explained in a study published by The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, they produce peroxides responsible for the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines leading to consequent damage to the skin. The release and proliferation of these have been scientifically recognized as one of the consequences of acne. However, the lemon alone is not recommended as a treatment (unless applied to specific parts of the face). Its acidic effect must be combined with a milder ingredient to avoid skin irritation, hence the use of organic honey. Indeed, the latter contains flavonoids with antibacterial, antioxidant, soothing, antiviral, and healing action which promote the repair of damaged tissues by minimizing skin inflammation. In some cases, honey has even shown considerable action on wounds insensitive to antiseptic and antibiotic treatments.
Rose water, like rose essential oil, has analgesic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. It is also found in a number of cosmetic products, in particular, because of its astringent action to cleanse and tone the skin. That’s not all, this water also holds properties antibacterial and antiseptic which are very useful in the fight against skin infections.
Waging the war on the buttons: instructions for use
1st tip: honey/lemon mask
1. To begin with, wash and cleanse your face in cold or lukewarm water, then dry gently with a soft cotton towel to avoid irritation.
2. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a bowl and add two teaspoons of honey. Mix until you obtain a homogeneous preparation.
3. Finally, apply your mask and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water.
This mask is to be used 2 to 3 times a week for an optimal result.
2nd tip: lemon mask/rose water
1. In a bowl, mix equal parts lemon juice and rose water.
2. Dip a cotton ball in this preparation so as to completely soak it, then squeeze it between your fingers to remove the excess liquid.
3. On a previously washed and cleansed face (follow the same instructions as the previous tip), lightly tap the affected areas using your disk and leave to act for 15 to 30 minutes.
4. Rinse thoroughly with cold water and gently pat your skin dry.
You can use this lotion every day, once a day before going to bed.
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