Tips&TricksTikTok user shares potent homemade thyme infusion for combating adult acne

TikTok user shares potent homemade thyme infusion for combating adult acne

Woman with acne on her face
Woman with acne on her face
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8:47 AM EST, February 11, 2024

People often mistakenly believe that acne affects mainly teenagers, but it's not solely a feminine nightmare; men suffer from it too. In reality, many adults grapple with this difficult condition. Acne should never be dismissed or overlooked because it could be a symptom of various causes. The primary culprits, though, are hormonal imbalances. Improper dietary habits and skin care routines can also cause pimples and blackheads. Furthermore, our lifestyle choices and stress levels considerably influence our skin's condition. Acne can devastatingly impact one's self-esteem. To help restore confidence, we will share a useful at-home remedy for acne.

Eliminating acne

Acne can be a severe issue for many, causing a significant blow to their mood. It can be hard to manage, and when confronted with persistent acne, it's advisable to consult a specialist like a dermatologist. If you balk at the treatment options offered by your dermatologist, then it's worth considering some home remedies for treating acne. A helpful tip was shared by a TikTok user, Ola, who posts under the handle @Olastrzebak. Ola posted a video showing her method for dealing with acne. In the video, she empathizes with anyone dealing with skin issues, having struggled with acne herself for over 10 years. Fortunately, she discovered a simple home remedy for it.

A homemade thyme infusion as a way to combat acne

Ola shared a video on TikTok detailing how to create a homemade infusion, which she attests is a potent weapon against acne. She wants her viewers to know that this remedy isn't her own concoction. She first tried this mixture when her mother made it for her and found it successfully soothed her skin's inflammation. She believes the infusion is more effective than over-the-counter ointments.

So, how to create this acne-busting home infusion? Firstly, arrange a cup, hot water, a spoon, and thyme. The thyme is the crucial ingredient in this recipe. Pour almost two tablespoons of thyme into the cup. Then add hot water, about 1/4 of the cup. Cover the infusion with a clean cloth and leave it to cool for about 5-10 minutes. To use this infusion, soak a cotton swab in it, then apply it gently to the affected areas. Ideally, leave the soaked pad on the skin for about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can rinse your skin with the infusion 3-4 times daily. Remember not to scrub your face with the cotton pad, and don't rinse the infusion off your skin. With regular use, you should see improvement after several weeks.

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