by Fern Kuhn, RN
Acne can be caused in teenagers just from the hormonal
aspect of being a teen and genetics (that stinks!)
Many products on the market just don't work. If they
work, what I am going to tell you is probably some of
the ingredients in acne products.
To clean your face:
You can use oatmeal and add water. Rub this on your
face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Oatmeal is a natural
astringent that dries the skin.
Rinse off with water. Get a spray bottle or dab your
face with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
Then if you want to, you can dab some hydrogen peroxide
afterwards. By scratching pimples you can cause an infection
so the hydrogen peroxide helps.
And stop touching your hair and face during the day.
Do this treatment at least 2 x a day.
Here are other treatments you can try.
After you wash your face with a soap like Aveeno, use
a cotton ball to clean oil from the skin with this cooling
Using Neosporin - Dad a little Neosporin on pimples
and blemishes. The antibiotic helps clear up acne.
Phillips' Milk of Magnesia. Using this as a facial mask
helps dry up the excess oils from your face, and dabbing
it on pimples to reduce redness and to speed up healing.
Using ReaLemon. Rub the ReaLemon lemon juice over blackheads
before going to bed. In the morning, wash of the juice
with cool water. Repeat this for several nights and
you should see a big improvement in the skin. Also dab
ReaLemon on any blemish a few times during the day when
you have a chance.
When you break out in pimples, mix 1 tsp of Corn Starch
with 1 tsp of ReaLemon lemon juice to make a paste.
Apply to the affected areas and then let dry. This treatment
eliminates the redness and helps pimples dry up faster.
Remember, always consult your doctor before using any
of the above treatments.
About the Author
Fern Kuhn, RN
Specializing in Diabetes