Cleaning the face
Olive Oil removes eye makeup as well as being a cleanser. Tissue off, then wash the face with warm water. Almond, linseed or any edible oil may be used in the same way but don’t let the oil get in your eyes.
Buttermilk is especially refreshing. Use in the same way as you would any cleanser. Keep refrigerated.
Make string tea using chamomile flowers, cover and let it stand a few minutes. Take the lid off and hold your face about 30 cm from the pot with a large towel over your head.
Do this for 3-4 minutes; then repeat. To finish, splash your face with cold water or mineral water.
Homemade Acne Remedies
In addition to store, bought herbal and conventional acne preparation. There are several recipes that you can make at home to treat your acne prone skin.
You can make a poultice out of several natural ingredients and apply it to the affected area.
Here are a few poultice combinations that are useful in the treatment and prevention of acne. Unless the directions state otherwise, apply these poultices directly to the acne affected area and wash off thoroughly after twenty to thirty minutes.
Ginger and milk / Honey and cinnamon – Use this poultice at night and remove it the next morning with warm water.
- Ground orange peel and water
- Salt and vinegar
- Turmeric and vinegar
- Lemon juice and cinnamon
- Ground sesame seeds and water
(These poultice combinations are especially effective at reducing inflammation.)
Topical Acne Treatments:
You can use the following treatments to target specific acne related problems like swelling or redness. Rub fresh garlic on acne at frequent intervals to reduce both redness and swelling.
- Use the juice of a fresh, raw papaya to relieve swelling acne.
- Rub fresh mint juice over acne to shrink inflamed acne.
- Drink wheat grass juice to prevent and cure acne.
I’ve heard some of these work. Enjoy the list.
Guest Post contributed by Ernesto