Acne is a condition that affects approximately 20% of adults and 85% of teenagers between the ages of 12 and 24. It is estimated that a whopping 60 million American have active acne. With these numbers it is no surprise that you may be battling acne and pimples at least sometimes.
The problem is that pesky pimples seem to rear their ugly little inflamed heads at the most inopportune times. It seems that acne appears on the day before prom, the morning of your wedding or when you are getting ready to go on that crucial first date with Mr. or Ms. Wonderful.
When you have that unexpected breakout, there are some things that you can do to minimize the inflammation that includes redness and swelling, or you can get rid of the pimple altogether.
There are over the counter remedies that work well or you may opt to visit your doctor. He or she can give you injections in the lesion which makes the pimple less noticeable, even invisible, almost immediately. However, if you want to use natural acne cures, you can try these things.
Drink plenty of water at least ninety ounces a day. Steam your face so as to open your pores and cleanse them - then rinse with cold water to close your pores and prevent further bacteria getting in there.
Eat more fruit and fresh veggies. Avoid overly processed and spicy food. Use natural ingredients such as tea tree oil and honey as these have anti bacterial properties.
Change your towels and bed clothing regularly and always remember to pat your skin dry rather than rub it dry as this will further irritate your skin.Pimples