Don’t let the name freak you out as it’s only a naturally occurring plant extract! Extracts of thyme leaves are packed with antibacterial properties and have active substances such as Thymol (Thymo-T Essence) which help break through the cell wall of acne causing bacteria. We recommend the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash. This is a cleanser you should completely trust and incorporate in your acne skincare routine. We swear by it!
Turmeric is the classic granny-favourite ingredient for almost any ailment you might be facing, be it internal or external. Have a wound? Smear some turmeric. Have a bad throat? Have hot haldi milk. The list is never-ending! But did you know that it’s also an ingredient that helps get rid of acne? It removes the p.acnes bacteria which are slow-growing, acne causing bacteria on the top layer of your skin. We strongly swear by the Ayush Anti Pimple Turmeric Face Wash which combats any rashes, bacteria and infections caused due to acne, thus preventing further breakouts! Ayush also has a range of turmeric induced products that you can use.
This antioxidant powerhouse is also packed with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits that are great acne tacklers. It’s highly recommended to include green tea in your everyday lifestyle and also use products infused with green tea extracts! We recommend using green tea sheet masks for a cooling, soothing effect on your acne.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a natural astringent; hence, it tightens your skin reducing any large pores that are waiting to collect oil and dirt. The best use of ACV is when you use it as a toner on your skin. Dilute it with water (equal parts of both) and soak a cotton pad in it. Wipe your face with the mixture and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then, rinse it off!
The citrus fruit is also a natural astringent that helps dry acne out, eventually making them disappear from your face! Its antibacterial properties help eliminate any bacteria which might fuel the duplication of themselves leading to more breakouts. Apply lemon juice to the affected areas with a cotton pad, it will mostly sting (in which case, you can add a little water) every day till the acne dries out. It’s also important to increase the intake of lemon internally for a healthy, glowing complexion! Switch your morning chai with a glass of warm water with lemon and honey to see the max results.
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