Pimples on the face are the cause of many troubles. Adolescents and young people are especially complex about this. They become insecure and withdraw into themselves. Yes, and in itself acne looks very unaesthetic. The causes of acne can be hormonal or non-hormonal.
Non-hormonal causes include:
- stressful situations;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- hereditary predisposition;
- excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays;
- improper skin care.
Hormonal causes include:
- hormonal imbalance;
- gynecological diseases;
- chronic diseases of the liver, stomach, intestines.
After the cause of acne is found, it is necessary to start treatment. In one case, acne will go away on its own after the elimination of the disease that caused them to appear. And in another case, it will be easy to get rid of them with the help of a simple and proven tool – tar soap.
Medicinal properties of tar soap
Tar soap consists entirely of natural ingredients and does not contain fragrances and dyes. It is made on the basis of birch tar, which has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial properties. Tar soap dries the skin, which helps to quickly get rid of acne. It also relieves pain and redness. With its regular use, blood flow to the skin increases, thereby causing skin regeneration and healing of small wounds.
Tar soap is used not only to treat acne, but also to quickly restore the skin with burns and frostbite. Very good for reducing oily skin. It is also used to treat diseases such as scabies, furunculosis, eczema. It will not only help to quickly get rid of rashes on the skin, but also relieve itching.
Tar soap has a fairly wide range of applications. With it, you can get rid of dandruff and pediculosis. With regular shampooing, it improves the structure of the hair and makes them thick and silky. Soap is also used for intimate hygiene, as it has antibacterial properties and instantly heals abrasions and microcracks.
Methods of application
Soap is available in solid and liquid form. If the skin is normal or oily, then it is better to use a solid one, because it dries well, removes oily sheen and makes the skin matte. If the skin is dry, then it is better to stop at liquid, it acts more sparingly and does not leave a feeling of tightness.
You can also make your own soap. To do this, you need to purchase birch tar and a special soap base or a few pieces of baby soap without fragrances. The soap base is heated in a water bath until it becomes liquid, then you need to add a little tar. After cooling to 40 degrees, the mass is poured into molds and taken out to a cool ventilated room. Such soap will be softer, especially since the tar content can be adjusted.
For washing, soap is used twice a day, although in some cases one is enough. The foam should be washed off with warm water, then it is recommended to rinse with cool. This procedure has a tonic effect on the skin. If the soap dries out the skin, then you can apply a little oily before going to bed, and even better baby cream.
In addition to washing, you can also practice applying a mask of tar soap. Most often this is done in the presence of problem skin with a large number of acne. The soap is whipped into a thick foam, which is applied to the face for a while. Usually 10 to 20 minutes. Then you need to apply a cream suitable for your skin type. But you need to make masks no more than twice a week.
If acne is large, then it is better to apply small pieces of tar soap to them at night. In the morning, the face should be washed with slightly warm water, and then wiped with a facial tonic.
To combat black dots, you need to grate a small bar of soap and pour it into a saucepan, and then pour it with water. Next, the mixture is heated to a temperature of 60 degrees. Then you need to cover yourself with a thick cloth and hold your face over the steam for 10 minutes. After this procedure, you need to rinse your face with warm water, and then wipe it with a piece of ice from chamomile broth. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
Features of the use of tar soap
- while using tar soap, you should refuse to clean your face with scrubs and peels, since the skin is easily injured and inflammation may occur, which you yourself cannot cope with;
- in no case should you engage in squeezing acne, since this procedure contributes to the development of infection;
- with caution, tar soap should be used by persons prone to allergic reactions;
- persons with chronic or acute kidney disease should first consult a doctor.
The first results when using tar soap will become visible in 2-3 weeks. You can use soap for several months, you just need to carefully protect the skin from overdrying. Some people use it all their lives and never experience skin problems.
Where can you buy tar soap?
Tar soap is sold both in pharmacies and in household chemical stores. It can also be ordered online. The cheapest is solid bar soap, because it contains inexpensive natural ingredients. Liquid costs a little more, but it is also affordable for anyone. The shelf life of soap is about two years.
Getting and using birch tar
Tar soap has a specific pungent odor. The reason for this is directly birch tar. It is a dark brown viscous mass. Tar is obtained from birch bark by distillation. Birch bark is tightly packed in large cauldrons and heated over a fire. In the process, tar begins to stand out.
Previously, tar was used everywhere in folk medicine and in other areas of life. Since the liquid is quite oily, carts, door hinges, and shoes were lubricated with it. In folk medicine, tar treatment was recommended for diseases such as atherosclerosis, tonsillitis, internal and external ulcers, bedsores, gangrene, erysipelas, and erosion. And in combination with honey and other components, birch tar is an excellent anthelmintic. They drink tar water to stabilize pressure and remove toxins from the body. And milk with the addition of tar is drunk with cystitis and tuberculosis.
In modern pharmacology, birch tar is used in the production of tar soap and …