09 Apr 3 Homemade Remedies for Common Skin Issues
Skin is the body’s biggest organ, and it deserves a lot more attention than we give it! Most of us don’t even think about our skin unless we are having a problem with it. Blackheads, pimples, redness – oh we’ll definitely notice those. The next time you are having a pesky little skin problem, try one of these home remedies to get yourself back to glowing!
1.Homemade Sugar Scrub
Even if you’re not having an unusually bad skin day, you’ll love having a homemade body scrub to use in the shower. The best part of a homemade scrub is that you know exactly what is in it, and you can create the specific scent you adore – just stick to the basic recipe and add your favorite florals or spices. And it’s way less expensive (and more natural) than the scrubs you can find at the store.
Here’s the basic recipe: Mix vegetable oil of choice (ex. Avocado oil) with the sugar of your choice. Make sure you have two parts sugar for each part oil so you have a more solid texture. Then add in your extras: cucumber, lavender, honey, green tea, lemon verbena, and peppermint are all favorites but let your imagination run wild.
2. Zap Those Pimples
There are plenty of ways to reduce the redness and swelling of pesky pimples without running to the drug store for something special. Grab a q-tip and a fresh lemon, and apply lemon juice to the sore. Or rub it down with an ice cube. Or use some naturally anti-bacterial tea tree oil (if you have some already). You can even use garlic, which has tons of anti-septic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties, on a pimple if you don’t mind the smell!
3.Treat Acne With Sweetness
Mix some honey and cinnamon together for a facial mask or pimple paste that will help treat skin problems. Honey can help skin heal, and cinnamon is naturally anti-microbial – working together they can stem irritation and shorten the life of pimples. Mix a teaspoon of the spice into two tablespoons of honey. Apply the resulting paste onto each pimple, or to the affected area of the face. Leave this on for fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.
Remember, what you put into your body affects how your skin looks. Keep that in mind next time you reach for a processed snack or sugary soda. Good fats (like Omega 3s), lots of vitamins, and minerals can help your skin. Dark grapes, nuts, and avocados are snacks to reach for when you want to keep your skin in mind while also keeping hunger at bay. Lowering stress levels is also recommended for great skin. Stress causes cortisol to be released, and cortisol is connected to skin problems, so take a few moments before bed or during your day to breathe deeply and de-stress!