Blemishes and pimples tend to appear when they are least expected and when they could potentially ruin a photo session or a long-awaited party.
Going into a panic mode, you will probably try a range of supposed remedies that will do more damage than good.
Spot treatments are the best ones for such emergencies. The good news is that some things found in your kitchen pantry can be used to make your skin clear and blemish-free.
Never under estimate the humble spices and herbs in your kitchen pantry. They can do wonders for your skin as well!
Before using spot treatment, wash and cleanse your face with mild soap. Pat it dry and do the spot treatment. Best to do it overnight when your skin is at rest.
Nutmeg paste is one great possibility for blemishes. Nutmeg is a great natural astringent. It contains Myristica fragrans or mace – a very potent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent that will give you clear skin within several applications of the nutmeg paste. Because of its qualities, nutmeg has been used to treat eczema and other skin conditions for centuries.
What To Do: Take a whole nutmeg (or you can buy the powder version). Rub it against a stone slab with few drops of rose water/ plain water. The paste should be thick enough so it can be easily applied on the skin.
To the paste, add a drop of honey, mix it and apply it on the blemish/ pimple. Continue this treatment for two days, and you will notice that your pimple spot has reduced in size.
You may experience a slightly tingling sensation on your skin because of the astringent quality of the nutmeg. That should not worry you. Honey is anti-bacterial and will keep your skin moisturized.
Nutmeg paste is effective in removing the scars caused by pimples. It should be applied overnight regularly.
Black Pepper Powder:
A pepper and yogurt paste applies to spots and blemishes will kill harmful bacteria. It is also rich in anti-oxidants that are essential for keeping skin youthful.
Black pepper can be used to fight age symptoms like the appearance of dark spots effectively. The piperine contained in black pepper regulates pigmentation in an all-natural way. This is why pepper has been used as a vitiligo remedy for a long time.
What To Do: Powder a teaspoon of black pepper to a fine consistency and mix it with yogurt to make a paste and apply it on the spot avoiding the area around your eyes.
Your skin will tingle. It is the heat in pepper that causes your skin to tingle. But it will subside in few minutes. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Black pepper is effective in removing black heads.
Sandalwood and Turmeric Paste:
Turmeric and sandalwood paste is a wonderful overnight treatment that will quickly lead to improvements in skin condition. Turmeric powder has anti-inflammatory properties that are great for dealing with pimples and blemishes. It is also known for the anti-bacterial and ant-aging properties.
Sandalwood is a powerful antibiotic element. Regular use will reduce the symptoms of acne and maintain skin clean. Sandalwood powder can also be used to lessen the prominence of acne scars and marks on the skin.
What To Do: Make a paste of sandalwood powder and turmeric powder mixed with rose water and yogurt and apply on the spot/blemish. Do this continuously as overnight treatment. Notice the visible difference.
Tea tree Oil:
Tea tree oil is the mother of all anti-bacterial substances. If you are looking for a really powerful anti-spot treatment, tea tree oil is the perfect option for you.
Apart from being an antiseptic, tea tree oil is also a natural fungicide. It can be used in an undiluted form to deliver very quick results.
What To Do:Take a cotton swab and put 3 to 5 drops of Tea tree oil depending upon severity of the situation! Apply directly on the blemishes.
Cinnamon and Raw Honey:
If you are like me, you will certainly opt for natural and chemical-free remedies rather than for OTC topical treatments. Some natural substances can achieve the same, even better results.
Cinnamon and honey are one of the most popular combinations for the treatment of spots and blemishes. Both of these have anti-bacterial and soothing qualities that will reduce redness and inflammation.
What To Do:Just mix equal parts of cinnamon and raw honey and apply to the affected area. Apply this regularly to see visible results.
Onion juice can be used to effectively deal with blemishes and age spots. Onions rank among nature’s most powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agents. Fresh onion juice will also improve circulation when massaged in the skin.
It contains large quantities of anti-oxidants and phytonutrients that skin needs to be clean, youthful and elastic.
What To Do: Mix 2 tablespoon of fresh onion juice with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and apply it on the spots/blemishes. Onion juice is effective in removing the age spots. Apply this regularly to see visible results.
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