People in the United States spend millions of dollars every year on acne remedies. That’s a lot of money. Did you know that acne treatments could be found in your own home? Just look around you, chances are you have remedies right under your own nose. An effective home remedy for pimples can be found within a couple of minutes of perusing your own bathroom or kitchen cabinets.
Items in your bathroom like toothpaste, witch hazel, and Octagon Washing Soap and more are just a few things that can be used to treat pimples quickly and thoroughly.
Toothpaste can be dabbed individually on pimples and by morning, a visible change in the size and color of inflammation can be seen. The active ingredient of triclosan in toothpaste can be used to kill bacteria. Toothpaste can also contain menthol which can dry the pimples out and reduce oil production.
Witch hazel is a great astringent, disinfectant, and antiinflammatory. Astringents are used to close the pores of the skin after cleansing and can be dabbed on pimples and active breakout areas for quick healing purposes. Witch hazel is an old time ingredient that can be found in any drug store or grocery store. If you can’t find it, go to the pharmacy area of the store and ask someone behind the counter where it is; more than likely they can point it out to you.
Octagon Washing Soap is a lye-based soap invented in the 1920s for laundry. Before liquid soap was invented soap was made in bar form and was shaved with a grater for washing clothes. It has been attested to that a basic lye-based soap can help cleanse the skin and fight the P. acnes infection that causes acne pimples. Lye in soap was phased out in during World War I when the shortage of animal fats used to create soap occurred and synthetic soap powders were invented. Octagon Washing Soap can be found in stores like Walmart and can be used for acne treatment.
Finally, something in your kitchen that can fight acne is lemon juice. Lemon juice has disinfectant properties. Lemon juice does indeed help to clear up acne. When applied topically on the skin, the acid in lemon juice breaks down the main acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes. The citric acid cleans out clogged pores and makes them appear smaller. Acne products can be expensive. Lemon juice is relatively inexpensive and affordable to most anyone. The acne fighting effects should be noticed within a few days of use. It can also be used to disinfect minor wounds, scratches, and tears in the skin.
Home remedies for pimples can be found most places in your home if you look hard enough. Take some time to look in your cabinets to see how you can save money and treat acne at the same time.