If you have acne prone skin or are susceptible to acne due to sensitive skin, here are few home remedies you can try. We are not talking about foods or face-masks but herbal remedies to get rid of acne. Simple ingredients or leaves easily available at home can do the trick. The last remedy is a personal one.
Lemongrass: Packed with astringent properties, lemongrass is also known to contain potent antibacterial properties. Lemongrass oil contains the compound citral that not only cleans the skin but also prevents skin infections .
Neem: It is a traditional remedy that is used to control oil secretion, prevents clogging of pores due to dirt, clears skin infections and acne . You can either apply neem leaves paste or boil few leaves in water and apply it on the face to get rid of acne.
Guava leaves: Guava leaves have potent antibacterial properties and anti-inflammatory compounds that not only reduces the appearance of a pimple but also prevents acne. This study was published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine .
Fenugreek: Dr Neha Sanwalka, nutritionist and dietician says fenugreek has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action on the skin that aids in reducing acne scars. Boil few methi seeds in water and apply it on the scars for a week for visible results.
Mint leaves: It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that not only cleanses the skin but also acts as a natural toner. It also contains salicylic acid that prevents pimples. Apply mint leaves paste or juice on the face, let it dry and wash with water. This remedy has worked for me.