The foods we consume have an impact on our internal health as well as our external appearance. When we eat healthy whole foods, we are providing the body with the building blocks it needs to stay vibrant and youthful at any age. The occasional blemish is the bodies way of pushing out built up toxins. The business of treating acne is a huge revenue stream for cosmetic companies. Home remedies for acne can be made for pennies. Try these whole food remedies.
Home Remedies For Acne
Garlic is anti-bacterical and when we rub it on a blemish it reduces redness. It probably is not something you want to rub on your face before going out on a date, however it does work.
Honey is great for all sorts of skin aliments including acne, cuts, scraps, and minor irritation as it is anti-bacterial and it calms the skin promoting recovery of the skin.
Lemon is a great cleanser. When we drink lemon water, not only are we hydrating our skin, we detox the body from the inside out. Lemon is also great at exfoliating the skin; it acts as an anti-inflammatory and it’s an anti-oxidant. Lemon juice can reduce the appearance of sun spots when applied to the skin over time.
Egg whites are also great for the skin. Separate the yolk from the egg whites. Dab the egg whites on problem areas and let dry; you’ll want to allow 30 minutes for egg whites to work the magic of minimizing the pores. Rinse and go about your day.
Tea tree oil is disinfecting and soothing as it will not strip your skin of its natural oils. Use a Q-Tip dipped in tea tree oil and dab it directly on acne. Leave the oil on for a couple of hours, or over night to reduce redness and swelling.
Home Remedies For Acne : Face Masks
Hydrating masks are suggested twice a week. A mixture of papaya and pineapple will create vibrant skin. The enzymes in these fruits eat away the dead skin creating naturally glowing skin.
Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 tablespoon of yogurt and mix well. Apply the mixture to your face and let it dry. Keep the mask on for a total of 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
Many of the products on the market have toxic chemicals in them that the average consumer cannot even pronounce. I have made it a rule not to place anything on my body that I cannot pronounce or could not eat. These whole food ingredients are chemical free and revitalizing to our skin. We can heal our blemishes naturally with these home remedies for acne.