How to get rid of acne? | Manual for adults

Blemishing acne appearing on face, neck and even back completely unexpectedly – this is our mutual enemy. Let me invite you to read my entry where I’m going to show you, adults, ways of dealing with eczema that happen to affect your face.

It took me ages to remove pimples; I was using external preparations as well as I kept dealing with this skin imperfection from the inside. Unfortunately, the outcomes were average to say least and the problem of acne was returning as a boomerang. While being adolescent, I considered this state as being completely normal – you know, hormonal changes, puberty and all that jazz. However, when acne didn’t want to let go even when I turned 18, I decided to take matters into my own hands. It appeared that:

Acne is not a problem! Acne is a warning signal given by our organism!

Skin, as the first one, signalises all adverse changes that are occurring in our organism at a particular time. It can be said: Show me your skin and I’ll tell you what your health problem is. Hence, acne itself isn’t the true problem, yet an indicator that there’s something wrong happening with us. Frequently, the blame can be put on us because we treat our organism badly. Eczema occurring on an adult face, in most cases, reveals that we contaminate our body with a huge amount of toxins that don’t only originate from the air but also from food we consume. Therefore, once we learn how to interpret the signals our organism sends, it won’t be difficult for us to cope with acne. It’s simple, right?

By the way, what’s acne by definition? In short, it’s a chronic ailment of skin. It’s inflammation which is a consequence of improper work of sebaceous glands combined with bacterial infection. In most cases, it affects T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), but it can be also found on cleavage and back.

The most frequent cause of acne are:

• Hormonal changes occurring during puberty, pregnancy, menopause.
• Excessive androgen production as a result of unremedied obesity.
• Application of heavy creams and foundations which clog skin pores and limit oxygen access.
• Contraception and particular medication take.
• Unbalanced diet full of processed, fat, spicy and salty food.
• Drinking too little water and lack of vegetables in a daily menu.
• Excess of caffeine, chocolate, frizzy drinks, alcohol and other additives.
• Genetic predispositions, which are, for example, heritage susceptibility to acne.
• Lifestyle, especially the one full of stress.
• Scratching or popping skin lesions, of course.

Before I tell you my methods of dealing with acne, here comes quite important info. All the skin lesions the state of which is severe, chronic, hard to remove or which continue developing, all of them have to be examined either by a dermatologist or an endocrinologist. The first doctor will take a good care of our skin’s condition and prescribe appropriate medication whereas the second will check level of hormones in our organism.


Is it possible for us to stay away from eczema? Of course it’s possible because, I’m sure, you learnt about this more than once that prophylaxis happens to be the most effective way of coping with various health problems. But what should we do if acne has managed to cling to us and doesn’t want to let go? Fortunately, there are home remedies which help. Here are my tested methods that deal with acne successfully. Give them a go and tell me your impressions connected with their effectiveness.

Firstly, leading healthy lifestyle and following balanced diet

Definitely, when it comes to acne skin care, it’s the food we consume that plays a massive role. The way we eat has an immense impact on our skin’s condition. Therefore, if you are affected by acne, try to hydrate your skin from the inside on the regular basis. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of highly mineralised water daily. Introduce fruit such as orange into your diet as well as vegetables reach in fibre, vitamin A and carotene, which can be found in carrots, pumpkin, spinach and red pepper. Moreover, it’s crucial that the anti-acne diet includes products rich in zinc, for example, buckwheat groats, seeds of leguminous, pumpkin seeds or oat flakes. And finally the most important thing – limit consumption of fried in deep oil potatoes or chicken parts, products of high sugar content as well as dairy products. Also, acne skin type doesn’t favours food products containing high concentration of preservatives. Simply, it’s high time you started eating homemade dishes and healthy meals prepared with the use of natural products.

Secondly, applying acne skin cosmetics

Skin inflammations are soothed with the aid of special cosmetics designed mainly to treat acne skin. If I were to suggest something, I would advise you to take a closer look at the composition of such products. Better are the products deprived of comedogenic substances (e.g. paraffin). Therefore, effective cosmetics dealing with acne should contain:

– silicic acid,
– zinc oxide (and zinc in general),
– benzoyl peroxide,
– hydroxyacetic acid,
– triclosan,
– American witch-hazel,
– tea tree oil.

At this point I have to warn you, though. Anti-acne cosmetics are effective because they absorb excess of sebum, regulate process of its secretion as they deliver antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory action. Nevertheless, if used regularly, they can contribute to skin dehydration and intensify its exfoliation, which paradoxically can worsen the problem of acne. What should be done? Basically, you should apply moisturising and nourishing products together with the ones targeting acne.

Thirdly, homemade remedies dealing with acne

Finally, I want to present you with a few ideas on how to deal with acne without leaving your home. You can freely use them in your everyday face care. You may believe me or not but frequently these home, not so popular remedies work wonders! In my opinion, the best ways for coping with acne are:

– cinnamon paste (mix cinnamon with water then apply the mass topically, wash your face after approximately 30 minutes or after having cinnamon paste during the entire nigh time rest),
– turmeric paste (mix turmeric either with water or natural yoghurt, then apply it to the lesions and rinse after 30 minutes because it can discolour skin if left longer),
– tea tree oil (apply the oil directly to skin without mixing it with any substances, massage the face delicately and leave until absorbed completely),
– garlic slices (peel a bulb of garlic, slice its cloves and put them on acne, leave for approximately 15 minutes and then wash face thoroughly),
– tomato paste (mash a fresh tomato with a fork, remove excess of water, apply the pulp to lesions, rinse after 15 minutes),
– baking soda (mix water with baking soda, apply the dense mass to acne and rinse thoroughly after more or less 30 minutes).