Home remedies to reduce acne redness

The horrible grains and painful lesions on your face caused by acne are enough without the redness and spots that often accompany them. This odious redness can be difficult to cover with makeup and you may only make it more evident. Although the products that promise soothing the skin are available at the pharmacy, you may have the solution in your medicine cabinet. Try home remedies to reduce acne redness.

Ice cubes
A compress applied over the pimples will help reduce inflammation and redness. It can also serve on shrinking the pores, giving you a smoother skin. Experts recommended placing few ice cubes in a paper towel and applying them on the problem area between 1 to a maximum of 10 minutes. With this simple treatment you should experience a noticeable difference regarding redness caused by acne.

It may seem like a grandmother’s fairy tale, but menthol, a common component of toothpaste, could reduce the redness and may even eliminate acne completely. Apply toothpaste on the affected area and leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes. Rinse well and evaluate if your skin redness has decreased.

Eye drops
If you have eye drops in your kit, then you have another option to combat acne irritation. Tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride found in the eye drops restricts blood vessels on reducing redness. Apply some eye drops solution on a cotton ball and apply it on the area to soften the appearance of your skin.

Tea tree oil
The tea tree oil is recommended by experts on treating symptoms of soft acne such as swelling and redness, because it reduces irritation and soothes the skin. Buy tea tree oil from organic stores or health food stores. Just add a few drops on a cotton ball and keep it on your skin for 10 seconds. For extra benefits, store the oil in the refrigerator. Remember that applying cold compresses also will reduce inflammation.

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