Acne can be a battle long after we’ve left our teenage years in the dust. Adult acne is real and you’re not alone! It’s usually rooted in inflammation within the pores, combined with excess oil and dirt. A few go-to ingredients that really help with the clogging, redness and inflammation can be used together to work wonders on pesky pimples.
Zinc oxide is not a typical ingredient that comes to mind when fighting acne, but don’t underestimate its power. Its benefits include healing wounds, regenerating cells, and bringing inflammation down–all of which work well in fighting acne. Just make sure you use a zinc oxide that is non-nano, which means the particles are large enough not to penetrate the skin, and lead-free. It’s always good to check what country the powder is imported from and make sure it has reputable manufacturing standards.
DIY Acne Treatment Balm
- ½ scoop or ½ teaspoon zinc oxide powder (non-nano and lead-free)
- ½ teaspoon aloe vera gel
- 3-4 drops tea tree oil
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
- Empty lip balm tube
Combine all of the ingredients in a small glass bowl and whisk well. Use the funnel to pour the mixture into the empty lip balm tube and refrigerate to harden. Apply the balm to acne twice a day.
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