There was a time when most of us used to believe that acne would be gone by the time we were adults, but that is an illusion for a large number of people, unfortunately! Adult acne is the result of excessively oily skin, and while embarrassing, it is very common all the same. Today, we are going to discuss a few selected remedies which really do work, and best of all, they are quite easy to get or make too!
Apple Cider Vinegar and Water
A small cup of water and apple cider vinegar in a 3:1 ratio (respectively) is surprisingly effective against the bacteria that generally causes acne, aka cutibacterium acnes. It is advisable to cleanse your face before applying the solution, but just washing it properly will do.
Use cotton to absorb a bit of the solution and dab it on the pimples gently but generously, twice a day. Wait for about 20 – 30 seconds and then wash the area off with plain water.
CBD Isolate Solutions for Oily Skin
CBD isolate solutions are over-the-counter, natural products that work like a charm, but there’s a catch here. In order for a CBD isolate powered acne solution to be actually effective, it will also need to contain other assistive herbs and essential oils, such as tea tree oil and macadamia, to name a few.
Also, the CBD isolate itself has to be pure and in the right concentration for the solution to be effective against pimples. Try the acne and oily skin formula from Solutions by Dr Dave, which is made from a very effective blend of jojoba, primrose, CBD isolate, tea tree oil, and macadamia.
Not as natural or free of side effects as the natural solutions on this list, benzoyl peroxide is, however, quite effective in killing the cutibacterium acnes bacteria. Additionally, it also helps in controlling excess oil production and removing dead skin cells from the applied area.
Unfortunately, being a very strong chemical, it can also lead to an instant allergic reaction. Even if you do not have an allergy to benzoyl peroxide, side effects such as skin peeling, itching, irritate,d and reddened skin, etc. are quite common.
Adding a Zinc Supplement to Your Diet Can Help
Our diet has a direct effect on our skin, and depending on what your diet is, it can either reduce or aggravate your acne and oily skin problems. When you add a zinc supplement to your diet, there is a high chance that acne eruptions will decrease, if not cease completely. Studies support the claim that taking an additional 30mg – 45mg of zinc per day can reduce pimples significantly.
There are also other effective and easy to find meds and homemade remedies that you can try, of course, but these are the ones that have the highest success rate. Salicylic acid is also worth mentioning, but only try it if you can find a very low concentration, and can take the initial burn that comes on applying it.