Many people suffer from acne, and there are many products on the market that claim to heal and prevent acne blemishes. Unfortunately, many types of acne are resistant to conventional acne treatments. Acne caused by the Candida bacteria, for example, can continue to develop even when using benzoyl peroxide creams and lotions. Luckily, there are ways to remove skin blemishes at home using natural methods that help heal the skin and prevent treatment-resistant acne from starting.
Things You'll Need
- baking soda
- natural soap
Switch to a natural soap. You can find a high-quality natural soap at any health food store or natural foods market. You will want to avoid soaps that contain artificial perfumes or preservatives, or any ingredients that you cannot pronounce. A high-quality natural soap will contain basic ingredients and oils. Gently wash you face with your natural soap twice a day. Avoid scrubbing or rubbing the face because this can exacerbate acne and make it worse. Gentle, circular motions will clean your face without harming the skin. After you are finished washing your face, rinse well with water.
Use a baking soda scrub. Baking soda kills of the Candida bacteria that can cause treatment-resistant acne. Using a baking soda scrub after washing the face is one of the best ways to remove blemishes and keep them away. Combine about 1 tsp. baking soda and a drizzle of water until you make a paste that resembles toothpaste. Gently massage this around your face for about 10 seconds and rinse with clean water.
Take probiotics. Probiotics replenish the good bacteria in your digestive system and intestines, and push out any Candida bacteria that can cause acne. You can find probiotics at any health food store near the vitamins. They are usually refrigerated and should be kept in your refrigerator at home. Take your probiotics as directed on the label. Your skin will start to clear and become smooth in around one to two weeks.