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Acne Home Remedy
For moderate Acne and skin blemishes Rubbing Alcohol Oatmeal Pepto-Bismol and Aspirin can be effective and economical solutions.
Visuals of Acne are: Blackheads Whiteheads Pimple Cyst, and skin blemishes left behind. s, home remedy can be effective and economical.
Over the counter products use Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) Salicylic acid. BHA can penetrate the pores for deep cleansing and lighten up blemishes. I like Willow Bark extract, Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic ), and Pepto-Bismol (combination of Bismuth and Subsalicylate).
You should open pores before applying a face mask. I warm up the mask in microwave oven to lukewarm. You may use hot water washcloth, or steam.
Rubbing Alcohol (70%) for Pimples
Available at any drug store in United States.
Dries oily skin, kills bacteria.
Rubbing Alcohol should be used only to spot treat, oily spots or pimples.
Apply only once a day. Excessive use will irritate skin.
At night before going to sleep, use mild soap and warm water to wash your face. Use Q-tip to apply rubbing alcohol to oily spots or pimples.
Alcohol is particularly good at getting rid of new pimples. As soon as you notice a new pimple, apply alcohol by a Q-tip about three times a day.
Oatmeal and Honey for Blackheads
Persons of Indian origin are specifically prone to blackheads because of Melanin. This is the most effective and economical home remedy for blackheads.
Instant oatmeal: ¼ cup
Honey: 3 Tablespoons
Process instant oatmeal in a food processor to form a powder. Add honey to make thick paste. Warm the paste in microwave oven too just warm. Apply it to your face in the morning and and in the evening. Leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash away with cool water.
Aspirin Mask for Whiteheads
Do Not use on Dry skin
Crush about 6 tablets (325 mg each) and ¼ teaspoon of distilled water in mortar and pestle to make paste. Use warm water to wash your face. Apply to Aspirin paste to your face, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash away with warm water. Use two times a day. You may also formulate an Aspirin Mask with Daily Honey Yogurt Mask.
Pink Mask (Pepto-Bismol) for Whiteheads
Do Not use on Dry skin.
Pepto-Bismol is a gentle product formulated for the human stomach. Use warm water to wash your face. Apply about 2 teaspoons to your face, and leave it on for about 25 minutes. Wash away with warm water. Use two times a day.
You may use 'Milk Of Magnesia' just like Pepto-Bismol. I prefer Pepto-Bismol.
Lime Juice (Lighten blemishes)
Citric acid in lime juice is excellent to remove or lighten the blemishes. Lime juice also kills bacteria, and reduce inflammation. Apply to your face, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash away with warm water. You may use following formulations:
Lime Juice Only
Lime Juice and Honey (Equal parts).... For dry skin
Lime Juice, Grated Cucumber, and Tomato........ For Oily skin, lightens blemishes, tones skin
Fresh Cucumber juice: 1 Tablespoon. Grate and squeeze Cucumber to get juice.
Fresh Tomato Pulp: 1 Tablespoon
Fresh Lime juice: 1 Tablespoon
Besan (Chickpea floor): 2 teaspoons. You may substitute Besan with Baby Talcum powder, or Multani Mitti.
Mix all ingredients to make a paste. Keep unused portion in the refrigerator.
Warm the paste in microwave oven for 10 seconds. Warm paste help open pores and penetrate the skin quicker. Apply lukewarm paste to your face, and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash away with warm water.
Lime Juice, Egg White, Witch Hazel.... Excellent formulation for oily skin and blemishes
Beat egg whites to stiff. Add a few drops of witch hazel and lime juice. Apply to your face, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash away with warm water.
Honey is an excellent moisturizer. You may make following formulations
Honey and Oatmeal
Honey and Lime juice (Equal parts).... For dry skin and blemishes
Apply to your face, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash away with warm water. Repeat two times a day.
Honey and Apples mask for normal to oily skin
Grate one large apple. Mix it with ¼ cup of honey. Apply to your face, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash away with warm water.
Marigold Mask (Anti-inflammation)
Gainda (Marigold flowers) are not just for garlands. If you are in India, get the fresh petals of marigold flowers. Make a paste with distilled water. Wash your face with warm water. Apply marigold paste to your face, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash away with warm water.
Rinse Water (Anti bacterial facial rinse for Acne) Toner
You can combine peppermint, Ajwain, and Apple cider vinegar to make a mild toner for Acne.
Garlic, Mustard Seed powder, Mustard greens, raw onions, and egg yolks contain sulfur. Sulfur is a good antibacterial agent; however, these ingredients may irritate your skin.
Turmeric is anti-inflammable. The quantity needed to be effective will only dye your face yellow.
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