Acne mixed with wrinkles. This is just one of the surprise bonuses of our hormonal whirlwind during the menopause transition. There is hope, however. Enjoy this guest post by health writer Daisy Grace detailing natural cleansers to help us reclaim our glowing complexions.
How to Get Rid Of Menopausal Acne: 5 Natural Cleansers
by Daisy Grace
Menopausal women may suffer from the indignity of acne due to hormonal fluctations. However, there is no need to worry because below are natural cleansers that can get rid of acne:
1. Applying a Mixture of Yogurt and Milk on Your Face
Milk was traditionally thought to cause acne because it causes hormonal changes however it reduces reddening of the skin. Yogurt, a milk product, contains acids that are antibacterial and provides the skin cells with nourishment. You only need to make a mixture of a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of yogurt. Then apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 15 minutes to effect healing. After that, cleanse your face with a soft cloth and clean water and apply moisturizer.
2. Applying Pawpaw or Papaya
Pawpaw is an edible fruit beloved by many because of its ability to nourish and smooth the skin. Papaya is a form of pawpaw, as well as the Common and Mountain varieties.It can be effective either when eaten, applied on the face through face lotions that were made from it or most effectively applying the raw pawpaw to the face. It removes excess fats and dead skin cells from the skin. The enzyme, papain that is present in it helps to reduce the rate of inflammation and hence prevents a formation of pus. Smash a fresh pawpaw to the smoothest texture then apply it on your face then leave it for about 15 minutes and finally cleanse it with warm water. To keep it moisturized apply moisturizing oil. Pawpaw also contains vitamins that can remove sunspots and brighten dull skin. However, lifestyle news states clearly that excess consumption of foods that contain Vitamins such as B12 may cause the appearance of pimples even though it ensures healthy blood flow. As menopausal women know, acne is not unique to adolescents.
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3. Use of Aloe Vera for Treatment
Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that is well known and trusted by many as a healing agent for the skin. Just like yogurt, it is an antibacterial and anti-inflammation agent that prevents the reddening appearance on the skin. Aloe Vera gel is applied to the affected areas then washed away after about 10 minutes for maximum healing.
4. Lemon for Skin Treatment
Lemon is one other most popularly used fruit for skin treatment. It contains large amounts of vitamin C that is best for nourishing all the skin types whether dry, oily or normal. Its acidic nature gives it the ability to remove the dead cells and brighten dull skin naturally. However, one should avoid sun exposure during treatment because it may cause a negative reaction. Also, it is an astringent hence it stimulates the contraction of body cells in eliminating toxins and waste products. Apply lemon juice acid directly to any pimples and leave for 15 minutes. Then cleanse and moisturize.
5. Magic of Garlic Juice
Garlic is a plant spice that is added to food to improve taste and is loved by many people. Aside from this, it is well known for its antibacterial nature which is essential for proper skin nourishment. Smash the garlic and place it in a small amount of water to form garlic juice or directly extract the juice. Apply the juice on your face using a cotton ball, then leave for 10 minutes before cleaning. Never apply undiluted garlic because it can cause corrosion of the skin instead of healing. I have always wished I could add some perfume to the garlic juice because of its sharp smell, but I can’t. Persevere; the outcome is worth it.
We want to have healthy, vibrant skin as we age gracefully. However due to the normal body changes caused by hormonal imbalance, we may experience menopausal acne. Don’t rush to expensive chemicals that can cause later damage. First and foremost, try these natural ways before rushing to extreme ends. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Daisy Grace works as a content coordinator for ConsumerHealthDigest.com. She specializes in women’s health and also explores topics related to general health and beauty. Daisy loves studying the latest trends in health, fitness, diet, cosmetics and skin care. Her latest passion is researching on best wrinkle cream reviews. She writes on all aspects of women’s health and beauty skin care and also various product reviews. Read more of her expertise on Facebook, Google + & Twitter.