Pushing Past Acne With Home Remedies

Scared of coming out of the closet? Pimples can do that-nasty pestilences on the skin, pimples are reddish bumps filled with pus which are caused by the bacterial infection of oil-secreting glands located inside the skin. They are considered socially embarrassing and are a cause of much distress, as sufferers of acne, which is a frequent breakout of pimples, go through a lot of negative psychological and social effects. To counter this problem, there are a lot of over-the-counter drugs and creams you can use to reduce the occurrence of acne-but why resort to expensive chemical drugs, when you can make easy and simple remedies right in the comfort of home?

There are numerous home remedies for acne which can be found online and in many lifestyle magazines, but their effectiveness is always subject to question. One needs to remember that if a remedy works for a friend, it won’t necessarily work for said person. Also, though most remedies are made using harmless ingredients, some of them can cause irritation or an allergic reaction which can only worsen the condition. That is why prior to applying any remedy, you should always apply it to a small patch of your skin and proceed with using it on the rest of the area affected with acne after you’ve confirmed there aren’t any harmful side effects of the remedy.

A very popular home remedy for pimples is the use of lemon juice, as it has a slightly acidic influence and helps to reduce inflammation and scarring. Remember, you should only use freshly squeezed lemon juice as it helps to mix it with other ingredients like sandalwood powder, cinnamon powder, rosewater or groundnut oil. Another important home remedy is the use of papaya juice, a very proficient natural product for skin care. And like deterring vampires, rubbing garlic cloves can also provide relief from acne, along with some other remedies which can be mixed with water or rosewater, like use of turmeric powder, tea tree oil, baking soda and even consumption of green tea.

The list tends to go on, but these are some very popular and successful remedies which are sure to help you combat acne over time. Of course, along with the use of home remedies, it’s important to monitor your diet and include ample amount of fresh fruits, vegetables, water and fiber in your meals. Also, don’t pop those pimples! It may give you instant gratification, but the scars don’t leave easy.

Why Bacterial Vaginosis Home Remedies Don’t Work!

The truth is, only a handful of women out of the many thousands who use bacterial vaginosis home remedies, go on to cure their BV permanently. This is not because bacterial vaginosis home remedies don’t work, but rather because most women just have no idea how to use these remedies in a way that actually does work.

Also, most of the bacterial vaginosis home remedies that you hear about, say on women’s forums on the internet, are only designed to give short-term results. They can however, be used in combination with other remedies to offer longer lasting and permanent results, but you have to know about the right combinations that have been proven to work.

Bacterial Vaginosis Home Remedies That Don’t Give Permanent Results

Many women recommend douching as an effective home remedy for bacterial vaginosis. Douching using certain chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide, vinegar or betadine can be very effective at killing off the overgrown bad bacteria inside your vagina.

But just like antibiotics, douching does not address the root cause of BV. It simply kills off all the vaginal bacteria, only for them to grow back again in a few weeks or months time. You will find that women who use douching for bacterial vaginosis, end up using it routinely. But that’s not what you want.

What you want is a permanent solution that will get rid of your BV so you never have to use another bacterial vaginosis treatment again!

If however you insist on using a douche for quick short-term relief, I advise you opt for the hydrogen peroxide douche, since hydrogen peroxide has a lactobacilli-sparing effect, where it kills the bad bacteria but not so many of the good bacteria.

A hydrogen peroxide douche is also one of those remedies you can combine with other remedies that have different modes of action to provide true, lasting results.

Bacterial Vaginosis Home Remedies That Work Only When Used Correctly

One of the most common bacterial vaginosis home remedies that women recommend everywhere and all over the internet, is the use of probiotics – yogurts or tablets containing live strains of good bacteria.

Unfortunately what you don’t see is someone telling you how to use probiotics correctly – in a way that is proven to actually give permanent results.

If you look around on the internet, you will find that a lot of women are complaining that probiotics and yogurts just aren’t working. This is because they have no idea how to use probiotics correctly – how much to take, what to take it with, when to take it, what specific strain of live bacteria have been shown to give the best results…

See, probiotics are not very good at killing the overgrown bad bacteria that you get in BV, but they do an excellent job at forming and maintaining a healthy vaginal environment after the bad bacteria have been killed. This is where BV home remedies such as douching and even antibiotics CAN be useful in treating BV permanently.

Douche or take antibiotics first, and then introduce probiotics into your regime. But it is important to know exactly when to start the probiotics. Leave it too late and it’s unlikely to work.