When you notice dark spots and pimples popping up everywhere, your first instinct may be to raid your wallet. But do you know that the answer might be right there in your kitchen? I bet you will be surprised by the magical skincare elixirs in your kitchen pantry you know nothing about. With just simple ingredients such as lemon juice, turmeric, and aloe Vera, you could very well be on the road to eradicating those zits once and for all and naturally and safely.
And if you go one better and buy a resourceful book that contains a list of traditional skin medications (I always prefer The Lost Book of Remedies due to how it comprehensively covers these herbs), you won’t ever need to buy those topical creams. Plus, the remedies you will find in the above book will attack the cause of your problem from the root and remove it completely. Here are more tips to have great skin from home.
6 Home Remedies for Great Skin
Yogurt has been a firm favorite of nutritionists and indeed moms around the globe. It is recommended as a healthy way of starting your day and is also amazing for skincare. Yogurt is packed with vitamin D and probiotics, which makes it be able to moisturize the skin and at the same time tackle those ugly pimples.
Don’t go for the flavored fruity yogurts but instead opt for plain ones. Have a small amount of yogurt applied to your pimples and let it stay there for at least 30 minutes. After that, wash it off and be ready to see how your pimples will disappear.
Lemon Juice, Oatmeal, and Honey
Although many people know oatmeal as one of the leading breakfast champs, this humble grain does a lot more than being a healthy snack. Thanks to its natural properties, oatmeal is a great skincare solution and is particularly helpful for acne sufferers. When you want a natural absorber of oil, a safe way of treating blemishes, or an exfoliant, oatmeal will be as good a treatment as any.
Looking for a natural way to treat your blackheads? You will want to reach for tarty lemon. Packed with vitamin C and citric acid as well as a host of other antibacterial properties, you just need a few drops to have flawless skin. Honey will work as the perfect go-between for lemon and oatmeal as it binds the two substances together to give you the brightest skin you ever hoped for.
Combined, these three substances form the perfect treatment that’s not just effective but also gentle on your skin. Mix a couple of lemon squeezes, a few honey drops, and two or three handfuls of oats into a bowl.
Have the mixture thoroughly blended and then apply to the face. Pay more attention to parts that are susceptible to blackheads, for instance, your chin and nose as well as the acne scars. Let the mask to remain on your face for a couple of minutes and then wash off using warm water.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is not just liked because of its exceptionally good smell, but also for the wonders it can do to your skin. According to a study that appeared in the Journal of Dermatology, Venerology, and Leprology, topical skincare products with 5% of tea tree oil were found to be highly effective in the treatment of mild to moderate acne.
The study further established that patients treated with a gel that was infused with tea tree oil were 5 times less likely to see a worsening of acne compared to those who received a treatment of placebo.
This substance has been a favorite of dermatologists’ natural remedies. It is also one of the best solutions around for skincare. This simple plant-based extract targets excess oil by clearing out pores. It also reduces acne inflammation on the skin. Given that it is gentle, you can apply it to your face in raw form. Just pour a couple of drops on a cotton pad until it is moist. After that, pat it to the face and it will brighten and cleanse your skin.
When paired with potent moisturizing ingredients, it can also revitalize as well as soothe your skin. There are other great natural remedies for your skin. If you want to know these, you are better off purchasing The Lost Book of Remedies. It contains all plants and herbs that can cure different skin conditions, as well as how to make your concoctions.
Aloe Vera Gel
Forget a summer staple. Another famous sunburn savior is Aloe Vera. This gel is singly the most important member of your skincare regimen. It boasts a bagful of anti-inflammatory properties and can work magic for your sunburns. If it can handle the worst possible sunburns, just imagine the havoc it will wreak on your pimples!
For spot treatment, have a generous amount of the gel applied directly to the problem areas. This is best done between toning and cleansing. Alternatively, you can evenly spread a thin layer onto your face and leave it there overnight. Wash it off the following morning using cool water and revert to your normal skincare routine.
Rose Water & Lemon Juice
A powerful exfoliator, rose water helps to nullify the dead skin cells on your face and also pollutants. Mix it with two-three drops of lemon juice after which you should apply it to your skin by using a cotton pad. Let it remain there for 30 minutes and then rinse using warm water. Apply lotion on it.
There is no shortage of moisturizers and face washes to guarantee good skin. The problem is that not everyone is ready to spend their pretty pennies on beauty products. Fortunately for you, there are home-made skincare products right in your kitchen pantry that can do the job just as well, if not better.
These are just a few tricks you can use at home. If you want more home remedies for your skin, you will be better off purchasing a comprehensive guide book that contains more than 20 plants to cure your skin and rid it of ant zits.
The best one I usually recommend to my readers is The Lost Book of Remedies by Claude Davis. I love it because it tackles everything about home healing and not just skincare. With this book, you will never spend a dime treating common illnesses like headaches, stomachaches, rashes, burns, cramps, and body pains among other things.
Interesting related article: “Beginner’s guide to looking after your skin.”