7. Green Tea
Green tea contains natural antioxidants that help you enjoy healthy and glowing skin from the inside out. In addition, its anti-inflammatory property soothes irritated and swollen skin.
According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, a major component in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate improves acne by modulating intracellular molecular targets and inhibiting p. acnes bacteria.
- Mix ¼ cup each of freshly brewed green tea and water. Use a cotton ball to apply this solution to the affected area. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water. Follow this remedy twice daily until you get the desired result.
- Also, drink 3 to 4 cups of green tea daily.
8. Indian Lilac
Indian lilac, also known as neem or margosa, is a popular Ayurvedic remedy for cystic acne. It contains antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that help fight the cause of the problem and reduce symptoms like pain and inflammation. Taking neem internally even helps detoxify your body and purify your blood.
- Apply the paste of neem leaves on the affected skin. Allow it to dry on its own before rinsing it off with warm water.
- Dab a few drops of neem oil on the affected area using a cotton ball. Wait about 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
Follow either of these remedies twice daily for a few days.