An acne skin is usually very sensitive. So, it requires some extra care. Applying antiseptics is an essential part of acne skin care routine. Particularly if you pop your acne, it is mandatory to apply antiseptic for preventing further breakouts. Antiseptics kill bacteria which lead to acne and also oxygenate pores which prevent future breakouts. There is a wide array of antiseptics available in markets and you might have already used some. But have you ever thought of those antiseptics treasured in your kitchen racks? Some of your regular kitchen ingredients are much more than tastemakers of your favorite recipes. They are wondrous antiseptics for your acne skin. Here we list out a few of such antiseptics from your kitchen:
Honey: If it’s sweet on your taste buds, it’s sweeter on your skin. Treat popped pimples with a few drops of honey. The hydrogen peroxide in honey is an antibacterial agent which kills the germs inside your skin as well as outside.
Vinegar: Vinegar is rich with many nutrients including, iron, magnesium and thiamin which makes it a great antiseptic and healing agent. Apart from being an antiseptic it is also an anti inflammatory agent.
Turmeric: Turmeric has many antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is a wondrous antiseptic as it destroys the bacteria encouraging pimples.
Olive Oil: Olive oil is also an antiseptic which kills the bacteria entrapped in skin pores. Another benefit of using olive oil after pimple popping is that it reduces the scar with its antioxidant properties.
Lemon: Lemon is known for its antiseptic properties. It reduces the oil which encourages breakouts. So it is a wondrous choice to apply lemon juice around the area of the acne. It also lightens acne scars. These benefits of lemon make it a reasonably well anti acne agent.
Orange Peels: Orange peels are rich in AHAs which exfoliates skin. So, an orange mask following a pimple popping session does away with the scar and helps redeeming the glow.