Acne or pimples are fairly common skin ailments. There are various treatments, but according to the skin experts, the best remedy is to not touch them!
The facial skin is probably the most exposed organ of our body. It suffers daily attacks, such as pollution, sun, stress, lack of sleep or hormonal problems that can alter its appearance. Among the most common skin problems, are acne and cold sores. Besides the many natural remedies or pharmaceutical treatments used to combat them, it is very important not to touch these blisters to prevent infection.
1 – Cold sores
Cold sores are a mild infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. This highly contagious virus is usually transmitted and can remain inactive. But note that once installed in the body, it remains forever in the body but does not necessarily show permanent signs. However, it can wake up and cause a rash around the lips due to stress, fatigue, fever, or cold.
This condition is manifested by blisters that appear around the mouth or on the lips. They are not painful or serious but certainly annoying.
Some people have the habit of removing the yellow crusts that form on the sore. But that’s wrong; you should never touch a cold sore. You must, however, wash your hands frequently and avoid contact with babies or people with weakened immune system, to prevent contamination.
Cold sores usually disappear within a week or 10 days. There are different pharmaceutical products to cure them, but some natural remedies prove to be equally effective. Here are some remedies to treat cold sores:
Remedy No. 1: Lemon essential oil balm (lemon balm)
The lemon essential oil balm is very effective against cold sores. Apply the balm regularly during the day, it helps to promote healing of cold sores, through its anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiviral properties.
To prepare this balm, simply mix one drop of lemon essential oil with a carrier oil (almond, for example) and apply it on the affected area with a cotton swab.
Remedy No. 2: Garlic
Garlic is a powerful natural antiseptic and can therefore help to treat cold sores. Cut a peeled garlic clove in half and place it on the affected area. Leave for a few seconds.
2 – Cystic acne pimples
Acne is one of the most common skin problems. It can be caused due to several factors including hormonal imbalances in women, stress, puberty…
Acne can be severe in some people. The particular cystic acne is a severe form of acne. It results from clogging of pores due to excess sebum production. Resulting in the appearance of microcysts, red pimples and blackheads. This form of acne requires special skin treatments because it is more difficult to treat.
Just as the cold sores, acne pimples on the face should not be touched. This can cause inflammation that can delay the healing process. Dermatologists recommend several creams, gels or tablets to patients to cure acne, but they can cause troublesome side effects. Hence, the importance of turning to natural remedies.
Remedy No. 1: Tea tree essential oil cream
Tea tree essential oil can be effective in treating acne pimples. This oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, thanks to the terpineol in it.
Dilute tea tree essential oil in carrier oil and apply it twice a day on the affected areas.
Remedy No. 2: Aloe vera
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties of the Aloe vera gel can help reduce acne while moisturizing and regenerating the skin.
Apply a little Aloe vera gel on the pimples and leave for a few minutes before rinsing.