5. Apply aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is commonly added to lotions, creams, ointments and soaps. It’s is used in treating abrasions, rashes, burns and other skin conditions. On its application; aloe vera gel can help heal wounds, treat burns and fight inflammation. Aloe vera contains salicylic acid and sulfur that are used extensively in the treatment of acne.
- Peel the aloe vera leave and scrape out the gel with a spoon.
- Apply the gel directly to clean skin as a moisturizer.
- Repeat 1-2 times per day, as desired.
You can also buy aloe vera gel from the nearby but check for its purity.
6. Consume fish oil supplement
Omega-3 fatty acids are a great source of healthy fats that offer multiple health benefits. Fish oils contain two main types of omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA benefits the skin in many ways, such as managing oil production, maintaining adequate hydration and preventing acne.
As there is no particular recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids, but most health organizations recommend healthy adults consume a minimum of 250-500 mg of combined EPA and DHA daily.
You can also get omega-3 fatty acids by eating salmon, sardines, anchovies, walnuts, chia seeds and ground flaxseeds.
7. Exfoliate regularly
Exfoliation is the process of removing the layer of dead skin cells. It can be done manually by using a brush or scrub to remove the cells. Or, it can be removed chemically by applying an acid that dissolves them.
Some studies show that microdermabrasion, which is a method of exfoliation, can improve the skin’s appearance.
In a small study, 25 patients with acne received eight microdermabrasion treatments at weekly intervals. Based on before and after images, there was an improvement seen in the acne.
There are a wide variety of exfoliation products available market, but it’s easier to make a scrub at home using sugar or salt.
- Mix equal parts sugar (or salt) and coconut oil.
- Scrub skin with the mixture and rinse well.
- Exfoliate as often as desired up to once daily.