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how to reduce the redness of acne

Posted by sai chand

i have acne and acne spots on my face.can any one say how to reduce the redness of acne
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Hello Dear,
Here are some quick home remedies that will helps you to remove redness of acne.

1. Ice Cubs - Holding a bag of ice cubs against the pimples for 15 to 20 minutes helps reduce inflammation and redness.
2. Lemon Juice and Rose Water - Mixing 1 part lemon juice and part rose water and applying to the effected ares for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Aloe Vera Gel - The gel from within the aloe plant is a wonderful skin treatment. It has an amazing cooling effect and will also help to reduce inflammation and redness of acne. 
4. Tea Tree Oil - Just add a few drops of tea tree oil to a cotton ball and hold on the area for 10 seconds. 
Cleanse your face with a mild soap-free face wash. Excess oil production is part of what causes acne, but sometimes trying too hard to get rid of oil can backfire. Celebrity skin guru Mario Badescu lists over-cleansing as one of the biggest mistakes you can make when fighting acne. Stripping your skin of its natural moisture, he says, is only likely to make your oil glands work overtime.

Use aspirin instead of zit cream to treat problem areas. Julie Gabriel, author of "The Green Beauty Guide," writes that aspirin contains natural salicylic acid that treats the swelling and inflammation associated with a pimple. She suggests slicing a nongel-coated aspirin tablet in half, gently wetting it and using an adhesive bandage to hold it against the pimple.

Spot check any remaining redness with a drop of redness-relief eye drops. Dr. Audrey Kunin, dermatologist and assistant clinical instructor of dermatology at the University of Kansas School or Medicine, says these eye drops will also remove the redness from your zit--albeit temporarily. She suggests soaking a cotton swab with the eye drops and holding it on your zit for 10 seconds.

Dab inflamed areas with a bit of toothpaste. Although there are no scientific studies confirming the effect of toothpaste on acne, this folk remedy still makes the rounds on many online acne help forums. In "Simple Skin Beauty," Dr. Ellen Marmur and Gina Way hypothesize that it's more likely to work if your toothpaste contains silica, a drying agent. They suggest you avoid pastes with menthol or fluoride, which can irritate your skin to the point of producing even more zits.

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