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Acne remedies you have hiding in your house

January 29, 2013 by Works with Water

You may not know it but some of the best acne remedies out there are hiding right under your nose . . . or in your pantry. To see the surprising zit-zappers you have lying around your own home, just keep reading.

1. Aspirin is great for combating acne because it contains salicylic acid, which is one of acne’s worst enemies. Make yourself a mask by crushing five to seven uncoated tablets in with some bottled water to create a paste. Add a teaspoon of organic honey, mix the ingredients, and spread onto your face for seven to 15 minutes. Note: Those with aspirin allergies should skip this remedy.

2. Milk is something we all have in our fridge, and it’s one of the more simple ways to improve the look and feel of your complexion. Mix 1 1/2 cups brown sugar with 3 teaspoons milk and 1 teaspoon organic honey. Scrub on to exfoliate and tone your skin. The fat in milk will help to moisturise your face, while the lactic acid will help to gently slough away the dead skin cells that can clog your pores. Those with extra-oily skin should stick to skimmed milk.

3. Oatmeal has natural exfoliating and calming properties, making it an ace mask on the fly. Since oatmeal has astringent properties, it works to clean up your pores and sooth your skin. Just blend 3/4 cup oatmeal (the natural kind; flavoured oatmeal need not apply) and bring it to a boil with a cup of water. Cook for one to two minutes, let it cool, and then spread it over your face for 10 to 20 minutes.

4. Toothpaste, the star of every old wives’ tale relating to acne, actually works because of the active ingredient sulfur. But there are a few tips to keep in mind when reaching for your tube: only use it as a spot-treatment to avoid irritation, and steer clear of toothpastes claiming to whiten or prevent plaque. These contain ingredients that could lead to redness and irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin.

Remember that by treating the spots once they have erupted you are only treating the symptom not getting to the cause of the acne or making any attempt to prevent further outbreaks.


5. Ibuprofen in liquid gel form is great when you feel a pimple coming on but are sans acne cream. Simply split open the capsule and dab the liquid on the offending area. This allows the anti-inflammatory benefits of ibuprofen to calm the redness and irritation that result from breakouts.

6. Olive Oil, Okay, the notion of applying oil to your face to treat acne does sound a bit wacky. Still, many folks swear this works: Make a paste by mixing 4 tablespoons salt with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Pour the mixture onto your hands and fingers and work it around your face. Leave it on for a minute or two, then rinse it off with warm, soapy water. Apply daily for one week, then cut back to two or three times weekly. You should see a noticeable improvement in your condition. (The principle is that the salt cleanses the pores by exfoliation, while the olive oil restores the skin’s natural moisture.)

If you constantly suffer from outbreaks then help: clear skin is a must for you. It is completely natural and is proven to work. Have a look at our help: clear skin case studies and testimonials for proof. It will cut out the need for time consuming skin treatments. Plus it is simple to take, you only need one sachet a day and the results will be seen within 4-6 weeks!

Source: Pop Sugar Home Made Acne Remedies

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