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35. Egg whites—They help remove oil from your skin. You just crack one or two eggs and separate the whites. Beat the whites until they are consistent. Spread the whites over your face and keep it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off. It will help leave your skin oil-free, which will definitely help fight acne.
36. Egg yolks—The yolks help stop pores from becoming clogged. They have Vitamin A comprised of retinoids. You find this Retin-A in many beauty products. Mix up the yolks and put them on your face. Let them harden and then keep on your face for 15-20 minutes, and then wash off. Doing this at least once a week will help prevent pore clogging.
37. Garlic—While this hasn’t been proven scientifically, it has been known to work. Simply peel two garlic cloves and smash them into a pulp. Use the juice squeezed out of it to apply to your face. Leave it on for five to 10 minutes. You can use it as often as you want, but don’t leave it on too long at a time.
38. Mint—Mint can soothe your skin. They contain menthol, which is an anti-inflammatory. They help take away that red your skin shows when you have acne. Either use the juice of mint tea leaves or mint oil. Put it on your face for 10-15 minutes and rinse off. You can use it as many times as you want, and since it’s an anti-inflammatory, it won’t hurt your skin.
39. Cinnamon and honey mixture—Take one teaspoon of each and mix it together. Put it on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Cinnamon has many good properties such as antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. Honey is a natural antiseptic, so it can heal and soothe. It’s a hygroscopic as well, so it can absorb moisture.
40. Plain yogurt—If you know how, it’s better to make your own yogurt than to buy it from the shelves. You want to use plain yogurt either way. Make a yogurt face pack and leave it on your skin for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. It helps cleanse your skin and is cooling and soothing.
41. Acne facial oil that is homemade—Mixing natural oils can give you a good facial oil to help moisturize your skin. You can use about one ounce of jojoba oil. Add 3 drops each of carrot seed oil, lavender oil, and geranium oil. Mix them all together and rub a small amount of the mixture between your fingertips and lightly apply the oil to your face.
42. Clove oil—You don’t want to put straight clove oil on your face, because it will burn. Find a good clove oil blend. It helps with the severe cystic acne. It’s a topical treatment that can help reduce acne overnight.
43. Loosen athletic wear—Wearing headbands or helmets, for example, can cause excessive acne around the hairline. Helmets can also cause them on the skin near the chin strap because it rubs the skin. If you must wear either of these for athletic reasons, try loosening them a bit or taking them off when they’re not in use to let the skin breathe.
44. Shower after any kind of workout—Whether you go to a gym, play football, shoot hoops with your friends, play tennis, or jog, your body sweats. When it does, it helps remove dead skin cells. That’s good, and the activity is definitely needed to help with acne, but the sweat leaves salt behind on your body. You need to wash it off or the salt will clog those recently cleaned pores.
45. Learn to manage your stress—Stress, especially during your teen years, can be heavy. Sometimes you stress out over acne. This only increases your breakouts. When you’re stressed, your body releases stress hormones. It causes you to increase oil levels in your body and greatly affects the skin. Find some activity that helps relax you and reduces your stress. Taking walks and using them to clear your head often helps. Preparing for tests in advance instead of last minute cramming helps as well as making sure your assignments aren’t rush jobs does. Anything that can cause you to have pressure on you and causes you to stress out needs to be dealt with and managed properly.