If you think acne are only present during the puberty, you’re wrong. Many adults, including the author of this article, still have acne in their middle 20s. When you live a stressful life and have a sensitive skin too, you are a candidate for this unfortunate outcome.
Commercials are full of some miracles called gentle soaps, face tonics, milk cleansers etc. Before heading to the nearest supermarket or a drugstore, think about it first. Those products can actually harm you more than help, and that comes from a personal experience.
If you are more into natural products and giving your skin a relief, then feel free to include some of these things into your hygiene. They are not made of suspicious chemicals, they are suitable for every skin tone and they can really help you if you are persistent. Also, don’t expect from them to work overnight. They are not some sort of a cortisol cream for your rash that makes it all disappear during the first few hours.
Nature is slow but effective. You will need weeks or months to see the first results.
CINNAMON AND HONEY
This combination is not only effective for acne but for the whole range of health issues you might have: high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, being overweight.You can use it as a paste/face mask or take it orally as a supplement.
To use it as a face mask, in this case, we recommend mixing one teaspoon of cinnamon and one tablespoon of honey into a paste. It will look like a brown cream with a nice texture. Put it gently on your face and let it stay for 15- 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water later. Use it every day or a couple of times a week for the best results. You will notice that your skin got smoother and you will be able to control more your breakouts.
Both cinnamon and honey have antibacterial properties here, killing a bacteria that causes pimples. However, be careful with applying this mask if you have a very sensitive skin. Cinnamon powder can irritate your skin if you use it as a peeling method. Also, make sure to buy a good honey, from the local store or with a bio certificate. You don’t want honey which is just a made fruit syrup with a lot of sugar in it.
Sounds like a surprise? Before all the skin products we have on our shelves today, people in the past couldn’t choose a lot of options. Healthy plants were all they had and they used it for a lot of health issues.
Before you throw tea bags after your nice cup of relaxation, think about all the benefits your skin can get from the plants used in it. Used only as a tea bag itself and applying it on the face, or putting the plants out to make a peeling, you can’t make a mistake with this useful but good tricks.
We recommend using chamomile, marigold, green tea, rooibos or lavender. You can also experiment with your favourite teas, but make sure they are enough mild for the skin.
Lemon is not only great during the flu season, it is actually a great recipe full of vitamin C for eliminating dead cells and clogged pores of your skin. Squeeze one whole lemon and save the juice for your beauty treatments. Make sure to always mix it with warm water because lemon juice itself can be harsh for your skin making it very dry. Apply it on your skin twice a day with cotton balls and let it dry on your skin. Rinse it after 10 minutes.
Lemon can dry out the pimples and really help your breakouts. Make sure to do it every day to see the results.
Baking soda has a very similar acidic property on the skin as a lemon juice. Adding one teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water can replace your harsh drugstore face cleanser and help you with your blackheads. You can also add it to a lemon juice and apply directly on your pimples. After 10-15 minutes you can rinse it and let it dry naturally.
You can use baking soda a couple of times a week before you go to sleep. Let your skin to rest of all the daily makeup and don’t forget to moisturise it.
TEA TREE OIL
Tea tree is really a magical tree if you take a look at its history. Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, it is a true enemy to skin problems and wounds. From a personal experience, tea tree oil really can help you clear your skin. However, there are a few tricks you need to know before the applying.
First, make sure to buy a good tea tree oil from a pharmacy store or some bio-certified. There are many on the market which are not fully concentrated and may be mixed with various chemicals. Second, mix a couple of drops with warm water and gently apply to your skin. You can leave it like this overnight if you apply a good moisturising cream over it, to prevent the redness that tea tree oil might leave to a sensitive skin.
You can do it several times a week and be sure you will have fewer breakouts.
Give these a try! All of these remedies are good for skin but don’t use them if you are allergic. Try to eliminate sugar from your diet and make sure to gently wash your face. Acids and chemicals used in drugstore products can make it worse. Keep it as natural as you can and you will notice some progress.