Home Remedies for Acne
Surprisingly enough, you may not have to go out of your house in order to help reduce the appearance of acne. The ingredients may actually be right under your nose. Cucumbers, grapes, oats, and even yeast can be used to create a facial that can be extremely beneficial to those who suffer with this uncomfortable and upsetting skin condition. Using a homemade remedy regularly can help to reduce inflammation, prevent acne and keep your skin looking fresh and glowing.
Honey has a lot of amazing, natural properties for the skin, one of which is its ability to heal and its high antibacterial content. Before the use of antibiotic creams, honey was applied directly to open and infected wounds, this is why it is perfect to help draw out the toxins and heal the acne affected areas on your face. Before you cover your face in honey, wash your face gently with warm water in order to open up all of the pores. Steaming your face is another great way to open your pores. Apply the honey directly onto the skin and leave to sink in for 30 to 40 minutes. Once these 30 to 40 minutes is up, wash off the honey using warm water, then rinse your face with cold water to close your pores. Using organic rose water is another way to help close up your pores.
Turmeric Face Mask
Turmeric is not only delicious to eat as a spice, but is also a natural antibiotic. In India, brides use turmeric face masks to make their skin glow before their big day. This amazing face mask is made with the following recipe;
– 50g Chickpea Flour
– 2 tsp Sandalwood Powder
– 2 tsp Almond Oil
– 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
Mix all of these ingredients together, with enough water to make the mixture into a paste. Apply it to your face and then leave to soak into your skin for 5 to 10 minutes. Once the 5 to 10 minutes is up, remove the paste from your skin using gentle pressure from the tips of your fingers. Once the paste has been removed, wash your face thoroughly with warm water. Apply this face mask in the evenings as the turmeric can cause your skin to go yellow but should not last long.
If you have run out of your usual facial cleanser, then do not fret, all you need to do is go to your fridge, pick out a few grapes, slice them in half and rub the flesh part of the grape onto your skin. You only need 3 to 4 grapes to clean your skin successfully. Once you have cleaned your skin, rinse with warm water.
Egg and Lemon Face Mask
This is a very easy face mask to make, all you need is the juice of half a lemon and 1 egg white, mix well with half a teaspoon of olive oil and apply to your face and leave it on overnight. Make sure that use keep this mixture out of your mouth and eyes. In the morning, when you wake up wash off this face mask with warm water. This face mask is perfect for every kind of skin type, this will help to clean out the clogged pores and remove excess oil from the skin.
Cucumber Face Pack
This cucumber face pack is perfect for those acne sufferers out there who struggle with rough skin. If you suffer with adult acne, you may find it hard when applying makeup, and just feel generally uncomfortable, so this cucumber face pack is a great way to smooth out your rough skin. All you need to create this gift for the skin is;
– 1 Whole Cucumber
– 1 tbsp Sugar
Take your whole cucumber and mash until a jelly like texture. Drain out the cucumber water, add your sugar and mix until fully incorporated. Apply to your face and leave on for 10 minutes, then wash off using cold water. No need to waste the cucumber water that you have drained out, you can add it to normal water and enjoy as a delicious and natural alternative to cordial.
Yoghurt and Yeast Mask
If you’re suffering with oily skin, then this is the face mask for you. This face mask can help reduce the excess oil from your skin and help to clear up those annoying acne prone areas. All you need to do is use 1 tsp of brewer’s yeast and some plain, natural yoghurt until the mixture turns into a thin paste. Apply the paste to your skin and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the 20 minutes is up, remove the facemask with warm water and then cold to close the pores. If you want to ensure that the pores are closed, apply a small amount of organic rose water to help seal them.
Oat Facial Scrub
Oats are a great way to soothe sore skin as well as draw out the toxins and absorb all excess oils that are just sitting on the skin, causing problems. All you need to make this simple facial scrub is;
– 2 tsp Oats
– 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Put your ingredients in a bowl and add enough water to form a paste. Apply to your skin and using a gentle circular motion with the tips of your fingers, gently rub it into your skin. Once you have rubbed it in all over your face, wash off using warm water.
Cucumber Face Mask
All you need for this nourishing and soothing face mask is 1 small cucumber and 1 cup of oats, blend the 2 ingredients together until it forms a paste and add 1 tsp yoghurt. Apply to your face and leave on for half an hour.
There are so many natural ways to help prevent or reduce the effects of acne. All you have to do is look no further than your kitchen. However, if these natural facials and face masks do not seem to help and you have exhausted all other options, then seeking advice from the ‘Nuriss Skin Care Clinic’ who may be able to help you with the next step. With their innovative and state of the art treatments, they can get you well on your way to acne free and healthy skin.hes