Being a tertiary dermatology referral centre in Singapore, the National Skin centre stated that acne vulgaris is one of the top 10 conditions that their patients are in the hunt for treatment. Last 2011, they actually estimated that 8,699 new cases of acne vulgaris were handled by them. It was known then that acne vulgaris was the second most common skin disease after dermatitis and eczema in Singapore.
Acne is really hard to treat. It is so stubborn that after using all the acne fighting products in the market, it is still there on your face. And what makes these products even frustrating to use is that it sometimes aggravates the condition of your acne. After all, it is the dermatologist that you should be consulting about your skin conditions. But the question is, do you have the money for the acne treatment that they offer? So as someone who is really desperate to get rid of his/her acne, here are some cheap treatments that can be used to alleviate it.
1.) Tomatoes: If you have a tomato in your kitchen, you can slice it in half and rub it on your face. The tomato is proven to eliminate acne. It can shrink large pores and make your skin more blooming and fresh.
2.) Baking soda: Exfoliation is an effective acne treatment and prevention routine. Baking soda is known as an exfoliating agent. It reduces acne by removing blackheads first. Blackheads have bacteria that are a cause of acne. You can use it by just mixing the baking soda and the water together. Then, this will serve as a mask for your face, wait until 15 minutes to rinse.
3.) Ice: This lessens the size of your pores. It prevents new bacteria from forming and giving you more pimples. It may also give your face less redness and swelling. You just have to cleanse your face and just put an ice on it after. It is recommended to do this twice a day.