Hello, beautiful people. Welcome to the beauty section of Sapid sapiens, the blog. This is the first post from me in this category so I’ll start by encouraging you to embrace your kind of beautiful.
According to Conrad Hall, “there is a kind of beauty in imperfection”, and yes I totally agree with him. You are beautiful in your own way and I want you to keep in mind that everything that will be discussed here is only in a bid to enhance that intrinsic beauty which you possess and show it off to the world. So, make your beautiful self comfortable and let’s begin a journey in a beautiful world where the beautiful ones (such as you) have definitely been born. Whew! I made it through the long speech. Yay me! Lol.
      Today’s topic is a very common skin problem. Yeah, ·you guessed it. It’s acne! A.k.a. Pimples 😏. They can be a pain in the neck really and they just won’t go away! I’ll talk about ways to get rid of acne on a budget. The last part is very necessary, especially with the ongoing recession 😰.
    Acne is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. black-womanThis is why a high percentage of people battling with acne usually have oily skin. There are ways to prevent acne such as reducing intake of oily foods, exfoliating and preventing bacteria transfer (by keeping your hands off your face, ensuring your makeup brushes and sponges are clean and ensuring that your pillow covers are clean at all times),etc.
This post will, however, focus of getting rid of acne when you do have them. There are lots of expensive acne treatment products being sold everywhere. You have probably been trying them out and are about to give up on treating your acne but before you give up, have you looked in your kitchen yet? The solution to that raging acne on your face is all around you and “U.O.E.N.O” it! (You don’t even know it…. for those of you who are not familiar with slangs. Lol). Learn how to get rid of acne with these easy and affordable home remedies.
1. Green tea:  Isn’t green tea just wonderful? It is one of the healthiest beverages on earth due to its benefits for optimum health, it is a great conditioner for the hair and also a great remedy for acne.
green-tea-home-health-careGreen tea has an antioxidant and antimicrobial compound that can help to get rid of acne. To do achieve an acne-free skin, use a cup of acne as a face wash or place a wet bag of green tea on the affected area.
So if an acne-free, beautiful skin is your cup of tea…. Nah not this time. 😂😛
2. Tea tree oil:  You are definitely sleeping on a bicycle if you haven’t heard of the goodness of tea tree oil. This thing works like magic. What!!! I have seen tea tree oil work and I can swear by it. My cousin had an infection when she got her nose pierced and she had some kind of ugly lump on her nose. She rubbed tea tree oil on the inflammation every morning and night and it was completely gone in less than a week! tea-tree-oil
Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Apart from having disinfecting properties, it can also have soothing properties which are essential when your skin has the burning and itching of an acne flare-up. It also helps prevent further outbreak. Dispense a few drops of tea tree oil onto a ball of cotton wool and apply to the affected area. Easy- peasy.
3. Honey:  Honey is just as sweet for acne treatment as it is to the taste. Honey has antibiotic properties which help to get rid of acne. honey
You can apply a teaspoon of honey to the affected areas or you can make a mask by mixing 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of oatmeal. Leave this mask on for 30 minutes, then wash off. You have to make sure you use pure original honey else this method will not work.
4. Aspirin:  No, your phone is not faulty. Yes, you read it right and it’s the same aspirin you know, the medicine 😂. I bet you didn’t know this but aspirin contains salicylic acid which makes it a go-to for acne treatments. aspirin_2945793b
Aspirin can dry up pimples and reduce inflammation. To use this method, form a paste by dissolving or mashing four pills of aspirin in two tablespoons of water. You’re welcome darling 😊.
5. Omega-3 fatty acids:  These acids have anti-inflammatory properties which make for a great choice for acne treatment. You can get the benefits from taking capsules containing fish oil. omega-3-fatty-acids The most common (and cheapest) one I know is “seven seas”. You can also add salmon, walnuts, almond nuts, etc. to your diet.
6. Lemons:  When life hands you lemons, use it to treat acne! Lemons act as an exfoliant (you can mix sugar with lemon juice to make a more effective exfoliant), disinfectant, and skin lightener to reduce the appearance of acne scars and also to prevent acne from recurring. 1295735-large
Dab acne with a ball of cotton wool dipped in lemon juice, then rinse with cool water. You must ensure that this is done on a clean face.
7. Aloe vera gel:  Aloe vera gel has burn-relieving properties. It also promotes healing, fights infection and reduces scarring. aloe-vera-625_625x350_71443086188To use, scrape the gel from an aloe vera plant with a spoon and apply to the acne-affected areas.
8.  Apple cider vinegar (ACV): ACV contains acids such as lactic and malic acids. These acids exfoliate, reduce red marks and also treats acne.braggs_acv_1
Mix equal amounts of ACV with water and apply to skin with a ball of cotton wool. Make sure you shake the mixture well before each use. If you follow these tips consistently, I’m sure you will have acne-free skin in no time. Hello, peng #makeupfree selfies!
If you follow these tips consistently, I’m sure you will have acne-free skin in no time. Hello, peng #makeupfree selfies! 😉. Let me know if these tips have been helpful. I love, love feedback. Thanks for reading my post. I’ll love to read your thoughts, comments, opinions and also answer your questions. Also, feel free to suggest topics for subsequent beauty posts.
Bisous, 😘😘😘😘