How to Get Rid of Pimples and Acne Fast and Naturally
When the oil glands in your skin become infected or are over-active, they can fill with pus and create a pimple, according to the article "What Are Pimples (zits, spots)? What Causes Pimples?," published by medicalnewstoday.com. When a breakout of pimples occurs it is called acne. The cause for acne can have a hormonal origin or can be caused by a certain diet or infection. You can get rid of pimples and acne quickly with an at-home treatment, but the cause of the problem should always be addressed by a dermatologist.
Fill a medium-size pot with filtered water and bring it to a boil.
Add three to five drops of helichrysum essential oil and remove from heat.
Place a towel over your head and lean over the pot, letting the steam rise to your face. This will open your pores and help remove impurities. Helichrysum oil has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, according to the book "The Pharmacy of Flowers," by acupuncturist David Crow, that will help disinfect your pores.
Lift a corner of the towel to let air in, if the steam feels too hot for your skin.
Expose your skin to the steam until the water cools off.
Exfoliating, Toning and Moisturizing
Take a handful of epsom salt and gently rub your skin after you have steamed it. This will help remove impurities from your pores as the salt will have exfoliating effects. It will also help remove dead skin cells.
Use circular motions around your cheek bones, chin and forehead. Rub the epsom salt gently up and down your nose, without missing the creases around your nostrils. Use this same motion for your neck.
Rinse your skin with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
Spray rose water on your face and neck. Rose water will act as an astringent for your skin, which will help close your pores so no debris can reinfect them.
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