Since you’re reading this, my guess is that you are dealing with acne? Fear not, my friend, for you’re in the right place. We’ve all dealt with it at some point in our lives and it proved to be more than just a simple skin problem. In fact, acne impacts our self-esteem, causing a lot of stress which sometimes leads to depression.
You know what I’m talking about, right? That feeling when you’re too afraid to take off your shirt in public because you think that other people might find your acne ugly, or even disgusting. I’ve been there, my friend, and now I’m here to make sure that you don’t.
Now, let’s get started.
Ways to Get Rid of Acne
There are essentially 3ways to eliminate acne:
- By changing your lifestyle
- By treating it at home
- By treating it at a dermatologist
Lifestyle changes include exercising more, eating healthy, getting enough sleep on a regular basis, drinking more water etc. This way is the best for you and your overall health, but it takes a lot of time and effort so not many people are willing to do it.
Treating acne at home includes washing your face and body with pH balanced cleanser or various oils, using products with benzoyl peroxide, using a retinoid or simply applying a full mask 2-3 times a week. This way is more achievable to you, an average human being who maybe doesn’t have the time (and money!) to make a full lifestyle change (although you should if you do).
The third way includes going to a dermatologist for a laser treatment, a microdermabrasion (if your reaction to this term was “huh?”, it’s a process where they “sand” away your skin to produce the growth of new skin), a facial peel etc. It is the fastest the most efficient way here, but it is also the most expensive and thus not achievable for many of you guys out there.
Since you and I are just average humans, we’re going to talk about the second way for a little bit in the next paragraph. Specifically, we’re going to talk about face and body masks, since they are the most natural way to quickly get rid of your acne.
Masks for Treating Acne
Now, there are many masks out there, and even more recipes for making them. The one I want to recommend to you is the honey and oatmeal mask. As someone who dealt with the same issues you’re dealing with right now, I have nothing but words of praise for this one.
If you’re asking yourself “Honey and oatmeal? That’s not a mask, that’s a breakfast!”, you’ll be surprised with this even more that me when I first heard about it.
Oatmeal soaks out dirt and excessive oil from pores, while honey has an antibacterial property which fights bacteria that causes acne.
The recipe is very simple, too. All you need to do is cook 3 spoons of oatmeal and let it cool for some time. Then you mix in 4 spoons of honey and apply it to your acne. Let it stay for about 20 minutes. Don’t forget to repeat this process regularly!
What We Learned Today
Let’s sum everything up.
Acne is a problem for both our physical and mental health. Unless we do something about it, it can seriously damage our self-esteem.
There are three ways to deal with acne: changing your lifestyle, dealing with acne at home, and going to a dermatologist.
When dealing with acne, the healthiest and least expensive way is by using a face and body mask. The one I recommended to you is honey and oatmeal mask. There’s even a neat little recipe up there!
Even the smallest problem in your life can become big if you don’t act on it. Don’t let something as meaningless as acne ruin your self-esteem and social skills. Instead, motivate yourself to do something about it. It doesn’t require a lot of your time and money, it just requires your patience and effort.
You can do it! Rome wasn’t built in a day, either.