Acne may not be a disease to worry about but it sure is a deformation of the skin cells. The otherwise young and radiant skin looks spotted with dark marks of acne. Though the acne is treated symptomatically it leaves back the impression that stays for a few weeks. Therefore, it is better to protect the skin from the occurrence of pimple
General cause of pimple is excess oil generation in the skin. The sebaceous glands generate oil that deposits on the skin causing deposition of dust and other pollutants. The dirt thus deposits on the pores and clog them that forms a best breeding sites for bacteria. The bacterial growth in these pores releases toxins that initiate a sequence of process resulting in pimples.
Exfoliators for use in preventing acne need some special ingredients that can not only clean dirt but also remove oil from the skin. Honey, yogurt, cornmeal, grapes, aloe Vera gel, wheat germ, almond oil are some of the ingredients you need for preparing an exfoliator for acne prone skin.
When you have an oily skin you are more prone to acne. Acnes occur due to accumulation of bacteria in the oil filled pores of the skin. The clogging up of the pores may be reduced by regular face washing and scrubbing using an exfoliator.
While an exfoliator may be either a mechanical one or a chemical scrub, for acne prone skin mechanical exfoliation is not a good idea. A chemical scrub that can clean off the dirt and oil from the skin is ideal to prevent the formation of acne as well as to prevent its aggravation. Therefore an exfoliating mask is an ideal choice for an oily and acne prone skin. Here are a few homemade recipes for exfoliator for acne.
Aspirin face acne exfoliator:
Take 5 to 10 aspirin tablets and crush them into fine powder using a mortar and pestle. You may otherwise use a crusher or coffee grinder. To the finely powdered aspirin powder add 1 to 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and form a uniform paste. Finally 1 teaspoon of yogurt may be added to the mix to create a face mask. Using this face mask on face for 15 minutes and rinsing leaves your face rejuvenated and oil balanced.
Clay face acne exfoliator:
Take 1 teaspoon of green clay and 1 teaspoon yogurt or sour cream and mix them well. Take 1 teaspoon of honey and heat it in microwave to harden honey which may be added to the above mix with 1 drop of geranium oil, mix all the ingredients uniformly to produce a smooth paste of clay face exfoliator. Leaving this face mask for 10 to 15 minutes on the skin helps to cleanse the face before rinsing.
Apple face acne exfoliator:
Mix 2 mashed apples with 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil and 1 tablespoon of chamomile tea uniformly and apply on skin. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse the face with warm water for a younger and healthier skin.