Bitter Melon for Acne
Acne affects millions of people worldwide. Everyone must have faced this problem at least once in their lifetime. Acne severely affects a person’s self-esteem and confidence. There are different kinds of treatments available to cure acne. Alternate forms of treatment have gained a lot of popularity lately. The use and effectiveness of bitter melon in curing acne has been widely written about on the Internet. Is bitter melon the magic cure for acne? How does it work?
Bitter melon has been used in curing acne and also to treat many other health conditions since a long time. Since it is natural, people claim that it is highly effective and there are no side-effects. It’s use is very popular in South Asian countries. Some of the benefits of using bitter melon are:
- Improves immunity
- Stimulates digestion
- Reduces blood sugar levels and
- Reduces inflammation
How Does It Cure Acne?
Bitter melon has a cooling effect on the body and reduces the body temperature. It also reduces stress. The most common way of using bitter melon to cure acne is by consuming it in the form of a drink. Now bitter melon tastes really BITTER. There is no way one could take a bite of it. Then how can one use it? There are two methods of using it.
The first method involves directly applying the bitter melon pulp on the affected parts of the skin. This can be done by:
- Buy 2-3 bitter melons
- Wash and dice them
- Put the diced bitter melon into a blender and blend it
- Collect the bitter melon pulp in a cup
- Apply the pulp on the affected parts of the skin using clean hands
- Leave it on for 20 minutes
- Wash off with cold water
Repeat this twice a week. If your skin is allergic or sensitive, do not use any form of alternate treatment.
The second method involves preparing bitter melon juice. You could use the following ingredients:
- Take 1-2 bitter melons
- 2 carrots
- 1 apple
- 3 sticks of celery
For the juice:
- Wash the bitter melons, carrots, apple and celery
- Peel off the skin and cut into slices
- Soak the vegetables in water for 2-3 hours
- Juice the vegetables in a mixer. You can also add water if the consistency is thick
- Stir before drinking
You can add any other veggies of your choice to the juice. This will make the juice taste less bitter. If you are looking for more natural remedies to cure acne, we suggest you to read an article on How to Cure Acne Naturally.