Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Skin Care ... Homemade Blemish Treatments

HONEY & NUTMEG SCAR REMOVER
"This treatment is meant to help heal the scars caused by skin eruptions, skin accidents, and acne." Honey has anti-bacterial properties, and some claim it has scar healing characteristics as well.

Instructions: Combine 1 teaspoon of nutmeg with 1 teaspoon of honey, and mix them together. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then, rinse it off with cool water. Use this honey and nutmeg scar remover twice a week. Click here for a video tutorial.

Additional notes: The above recipe may work best on fresh scars. You can also try mixing honey with cinnamon. Some people swear by this concoction for zapping pimples.


CITRUS BLACKHEAD TREATMENT
"Removing blackheads can easily be done with lemon. Citrus naturally exfoliates, which makes lemon useful when it comes to fighting blackheads in your cleansing routine."

Instructions: Cut the lemon in half then rub it directly on your face before going to bed. You can also extract lemon juice with a citrus reamer, remove the seeds and then add 2 tablespoons of rosewater. Mix the lemon juice and rosewater together and your tonic will be more fragrant. Click here for a video tutorial.

Additional notes: The vitamin C in citrus fruits "can also fade brown spots" and even the skin complexion due to its antioxidant and brightening properties.


TOOTHPASTE PIMPLE SHRINKER
"Dehydrates the pimple and absorbs the oil." It works for me and may work for you. Beware if you have sensitive skin though; some people report increased redness and irritation.

Instructions: Before going to bed, wash and moisturize your face as usual. Apply enough toothpaste on the pimple to cover it completely. You may experience a temporary burning sensation. Do not rinse off until the morning. I have better results with creamy toothpaste over the gel versions. If I'm going out on the town, sometimes I do this treatment for about 10 minutes, and then wash it off with water.

Additional notes: "Be careful not to use a whitening toothpaste because they tend to have high levels of hydrogen peroxide that may irritate or burn the skin."

SOURCES:
HONEY & BACTERIA #1
HONEY & BACTERIA #2
NATURAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
TOOTHPASTE & PIMPLES
HOME REMEDIES FOR ACNE
HONEY & SCARS

1 comment:

  1. I’ve tried the toothpaste pimple shrinker a couple of times and it is effective. According to what I read before, the fluoride content of the toothpaste is the ingredient that helps reduce the size and redness of the pimple. I leave it overnight too but sometimes I tend to wipe it away or it sticks to the pillow.

    Gaye Cisneros

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