When you are in need of a simple, cost-effective cure to your pimples, zits, and inflamed complexion you can employ a few natural remedies that can be conveniently found at your local grocer or in your kitchen staples or bathroom supplies.
Lemon Juice: Astringents dry up the oil that can cause pimples to appear on your face. Try a dab of lemon juice in the affected areas, let it sit for a few minutes, wash gently and wipe off to dry out oily blemished.
Honey: Honey is a natural antiseptic. Dab some honey on your face, smooth out evenly, and then leave it for 10 minutes. Wash, rinse, and pat dry.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera gel or the plant essence itself has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help heal the inflammation deep in the skin’s pores that causes breakouts to occur.
Garlic: Garlic is known to be healing when ingested internally, but you can also use it externally to treat acne. Peel a clove of garlic and apply it to your pimples. Let it absorb, wash, rinse, and pat dry.
Cucumber: Cucumber is refreshing on the skin, and its moisture and special properties allow it to heal, soothe and moisturize inflamed areas of your skin.
Rub a few cucumber slices on your face, and let it stand for about 20 minutes. Then wash your face gently and pat dry.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is popularly used on the skin for its anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial abilities. It can reduce inflammation caused by excess oil and dirt that has clogged the skin’s pores. Dab some on a cotton ball, and apply to your face. Wash, rinse, pat dry.
Clean Skin is Happy and Healthy Looking Skin
One of the most important things you can do to prevent and cure acne is to take good care of your skin. This first and foremost means that you need to clean it often and with due care.
Best Way to Clean Your Face
- Use a gentle, natural soap. Do not use any harsh soaps, because they will only worsen the condition and cause more inflammation.
- Scrub, but with a gentle circular motion. Using harsh cloths or brushes will also cause more inflammation and irritate your skin.
- Rinse thoroughly. Make sure after you wash your face with warm soapy water that you use equal effort to rinse it well. Leaving soap residue on your face is not good for pimples.
- Always pat dry. Do not rub your face too hard when wiping it dry, be sure to pat it with a soft cloth to let it absorb the moisture it needs but also not to inflame your skin more-so or to extract too much moisture from it.