Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, manifested as acne, rash, pustules, nodules, etc. It is more common in adolescents and is related to factors such as excessive sebum secretion, clogged hair follicle sebaceous ducts, and endocrine hormones. There is a kind of anti-acne remedy in the folk-break the aloe vera and smear it with its mucus. Studies have confirmed that the use of tretinoin cream (an acne ointment) and aloe vera extract can effectively relieve mild to moderate acne.
Here are seven ways to use aloe vera to treat acne.
1. Pure aloe
Studies have shown that aloe vera has certain properties and is effective against acne. For example, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory.
You can use pure aloe vera cream to replace traditional cleansers to prevent acne outbreaks. Because the antibacterial ingredients in aloe vera can eliminate bacteria in the skin and reduce the production of acne.
If you want to treat existing acne, you can apply pure aloe vera to the affected area, keep it all night, and wash it off the next morning.
2. Aloe and lemon juice
The citric acid in lemon may help treat acne. Pure lemon juice is acidic. Mixing with aloe vera may have a neutralizing effect and reduce the irritation of lemon juice on the skin.
You can mix aloe vera and lemon juice at an 8:1 ratio to make a mask, spread it evenly on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Remember to avoid the eyes and wash thoroughly.
3. Cinnamon, honey and aloe
A mask made of honey, cinnamon and aloe vera can also relieve acne. Cinnamon and honey also have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
You can mix 2 teaspoons of honey + 1 teaspoon of aloe vera + 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to make a mask, apply it on your face, leave it on for 10 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water.
4. Aloe and tea tree essential oil
A study showed that tea tree oil gel face wash may be effective in treating mild to moderate acne. But you should avoid keeping tea tree oil on your face for too long, but if tea tree oil is mixed with aloe vera, it will be more suitable for cleansing.
To make a cleanser, you can mix aloe vera with 2~3 drops of tea tree essential oil in water. If you are sensitive to tea tree oil, wash it off as soon as possible within a few minutes after application.
5. Aloe spray
Aloe vera solution diluted with water can be sprayed on the skin to moisturize and remove extra oil.
You can mix 2 parts water and 1 part aloe vera to make a spray. Avoid the eye area when using.
6. Coconut oil, sugar and aloe scrub
Most over-the-counter scrubs contain chemical ingredients. If you want to avoid chemical ingredients, you can make a homemade scrub with coconut oil, sugar and aloe vera.
The particles in the sugar can remove dead skin from the skin. Studies have shown that lauric acid, a key ingredient in coconut oil, may be beneficial in fighting acne.
You can mix the same amount of sugar and coconut oil, plus half of the aloe vera to make a scrub, apply it to the affected area, and then wash it off.
Don’t use the scrub often, it may irritate the skin.
Aloe vera is an ingredient in many over-the-counter acne plasters because it has anti-inflammatory effects.
Examples of allergies to aloe vera are rare, but there are still cases of allergies to aloe vera. Symptoms of allergy include redness, rash, or swelling. Once abnormality occurs, stop using it immediately.
Medical cattle finishing touch : Aloe vera is a relatively safe and effective anti-acne natural ingredient, but it is better to consult an expert before use.