Hormonal acne is basically the result of all those hormonal reactions taking place in your body. All those tiny zits and pimples on your forehead and on your chin are on account of certain chemicals. To solve the problem of such acne, you need a chemical solution as well. Obtaining these chemical solutions, however, does not necessarily have to involve the use of dozens of expensive products and creams. Instead, here are some of the natural home-based alternatives that can provide you with the chemical solutions required to deal with hormonal acne.
Lemons and Oranges
Lemons and oranges are both citric fruits having a significantly high acidic pH value. The citric acid from both of these fruits, when combined together in one mask, can help reduce skin irritation, bacterial growth, and cease the formation of pustules. Peel an orange and squeeze out all the juice from it. Do the same with a lemon. Mix both the orange and the lemon juices together in one bowl and mix well. Apply this concoction onto the acne prone region and let it stay on for about 10 minutes. Repeat this multiple times throughout the day to get better results. Being acidic in nature, this concoction is able to reduce the excess production of oil that causes blackheads and whiteheads. It also reduces the fungal growth inside your facial skin pores and shrinks them, giving you tighter and suppler skin.
Yoghurt and Pineapples
Yoghurt is widely known for having active probiotic bacteria. Pineapple, on the other hand, is acidic in nature and is often used as an ingredient in beauty face masks. You can either mash or grate a pineapple and add it to a bowl of yoghurt. Mix the ingredients well to make a fine, even and thick paste. Apply this paste as a mask onto your face and leave it to dry. Once the mask has dried completely, rinse it off with some ice cold water. The probiotic bacteria present in yoghurt takes care of all the dead skin cells on the upper layer of the dermis. It also prevents the invasion of other foreign particles and viruses into your skin’s pores by providing it with an acidic protective shield.
Pomegranates and Tomatoes
This mask can be a tricky one to make but works wonders for your skin, especially sensitive skin. First of all, you will need to remove all the grains from the pomegranate carp and then grind them in a mixer. To separate the fibrous waste from the juice, you can use a sieve or a muslin cloth. Repeat the same procedure with the tomatoes in order to extract the tomato juice. Mix these two juices together and apply the concoction onto your face using a cotton ball. Let it dry completely and then, wash it off with hot water. Tomatoes help in combating the bacterial growth on your skin while simultaneously improving your skin's texture as well. Pomegranate, being acidic in nature, helps to maintain the pH levels of your skin and controls sebum production.