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6 Natural Ways to Heal Body Acne and Scars!
Skin & Body
Here are 6 natural ways to heal body acne and scars!
1. Coconut Oil
There are very few things that coconut oil can’t help with. As for acne, this type of oil is high in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Since it contains lots of lauric and caprylic acids, Vitamins A, D and E, and minerals, it has a way of penetrating the pores to heal acne and soften the appearance of scars. Coconut oil is also one of the best remedies to speed up the healing process. The best way to apply it is to wash your skin and then apply the oil directly to the affected areas. Don’t worry about it clogging up your pores. Coconut oil dissolves easy and fast.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda helps to restore the pH levels in your body and your skin. If you have a pimple that you want to come to a head as soon as possible, dab a bit of baking soda and a little water directly onto it. You should see much of the swelling gone by morning. Due to its excellent exfoliant properties and its ability to encourage collagen production, baking soda treats acne scars too. Either make a paste of baking soda and olive oil or baking soda and lemon juice. Apply it to the scars, let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse. Do this 2-3 a week and you will see results in a month.
3. Tea Tree Oil
Acne is what happens when your sebaceous glands are either inflamed or infected. Something that will help to disinfect these glands, almost on contact, is tea tree oil. Although it is highly potent, unlike certain acne medications, tea tree oil is not harsh on the skin. It balances your body’s natural oil production, removes damaged skin cells, and kills the bacteria that causes pimples to linger. For zits and scars, apply it directly, let it sit overnight and rinse in the morning.
If you love eating papaya, you’re going to leave reading what it can do for acne (and scars)! Papain and chymopapain are two enzymes in papaya that exfoliate clogged pores before acne has an opportunity to develop. It also has loads of Vitamin A, B and C---all of which help to promote healthy skin. You can create a papaya mask to put on your face and body or you can make your own homemade papaya exfoliant.
5. Cinnamon and honey
Cinnamon fights acne in a couple of different ways. If you drink cinnamon tea, it can help to balance your hormones. That’s great news during the time of the month when you’re most likely to have a breakout. Externally, cinnamon has antibacterial properties that heal infected pores and also draw blood and nutrients to your skin’s surface to speed up the healing process. Honey has a reputation for being an overnight acne remedy. It clears clogged pores and infectious microbes so inflammation goes down quickly. Mix cinnamon and honey and let it sit on your skin for an hour.
Lavender is soothing to the senses and to inflamed tissue caused by acne. It’s another essential oil that can help to control acne breakouts. Plus, its antiseptic properties can remove acne-causing bacteria and cleanse your pores. It’s also a wonderful moisturizer that will soften your skin without aggravating it. Dip a clean Q-tip into some lavender oil and apply it to your pimple or scar. You should see a difference by the following day.