[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ooking for a cheap and effective way to get rid of your acne? Well you’re in luck because these two ingredients are effective when it comes to controlling acne breakouts. The first ingredient, honey, has been a vital remedy for treating various kinds of infection. It has the following benefits on the skin;
- It serves as an anti-inflammatory,
- An anti-bacterial and antiseptic (for wounds)
- An anti-oxidant ( rich in vitamin C) and,
- A great detox agent.
I bet most people have this great ingredient in their kitchen cabinet and for those who have this missing, it canbe bought at any food store for a very inexpensive price ( about $2).
Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil is very effective against against acne. Thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. According to a research done in Australia, its was supported that tea tree oil was just as effective benzoyl peroxide (one of the leading OTC acne treatments) in controlling acne. Furthermore, the side effects of tea tree oil is far less compared to benzoyl peroxide.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
- In a small bowl, pour in two table spoons of honey (Pure honey/ Manuka honey)
- Pour in 2-3 drops of tea tree oil ( pure tea tree oil). Note: I usually use 100% tea tree oil.
- Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
- Using a foundation brush, fan brush or clean hands, gently apply the mixture to the entire face ( make sure the face is clean and dry).
- Leave it on for about 20-30 mins. ( If you can’t stay up to 20 minutes, 15 minutes should be ok). I usually leave mine for up to 35 mins.
- After the elapsed time, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and splash face with cool water.
- Pat face dry with a clean towel and moisturize and Your DONE!!!
Note: To see improvements in acne, you have to do this every night for about two weeks. Remember with patience and consistency, the battle against acne can be won. Hope you see great results with this method. Have a blessed day!!!
Key- OTC: Over The Counter.
Bassett, I.B., Pannowitz, D.L., Barnetson, R.S. A comparative study of tea-tree oil versus benzoylperoxide in the treatment of acne. Med J Aust. (1990) 153 (8): 455-458