Natural Beauty Care Guide
 

Acne Care

Blackheads, acne and pimples can indeed be controlled with the help of ingredients from your kitchen. A word of caution, if your infection is mild, then these simple remedies along with a controlled diet will suffice. However for major infections it is best to take the doctor's advice too.

BLACK PEPPER AND CURD :

Take one tablespoon black pepper powder and add to it enough curd to make a thick paste. Apply on the infected area and let it dry. Wash off after 5-7 minutes. This is an effective cure for blackheads.

OATMEAL AND YOGHURT :

Take 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and 3 tablespoons of yoghurt. Mix and add one tablespoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of olive oil, Blend and whisk well together in a bowl. Wash your hands and then apply over infected area first, then all over the face. Leave on for 5-7 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Very effective for blackheads.

TOMATO JUICE :

Normally, pimples and acne are associated with an oily skin. In case these occur on a dry skin then this is the ideal treatment. Take a few tomatoes and puree them. Freeze the puree into cubes (in an ice cube tray). Store these frozen tomato ice cubes in a bag or a container in the freezer. During the day, apply one cube each on either cheek, all the time rubbing gently. Repeat the treatment everday. A very effective way of getting rid of pimples.

ALMOND, LEMON AND OLIVE OIL :

Powder 10 almonds and add to this the juice of 2 lemons. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, mix well and store. Keep in a jar and use twice a day. Its helps in curing pimples.

POTATO AND MILK :

Pimples leave behind an ugly scar when they dry and fall off. To get rid of these scars use this and see the results. Take 2 potatoes. Skin and grate them. Extract the juice and to this add 2-3 tablespoons of cold milk. Stir well and apply all over the pimple scars. Let it dry and gently rub and wash off. Use this treatment regularly, at least twice a day.

ORANGE PEEL AND YOGHURT :

An ideal mask that extracts dirt and oil from clogged pores. It also opens up the clogged pores that cause acne and blackheads. Take 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder and add 4 tablespoons of yoghurt to make a paste. Apply all over the face, while gently rubbing in circular motion. Wash off with cold water. An excellent way to prevent clogged pores and keep the skin clean and healthy.

APPLE JUICE :

Take an apple, peel and grate it to extract the juice. Add one teaspoon of honey and apply on face. Dab gently on the pimples and let it dry. Apply again. Repeat this treatment at least twice a day. Your pimples will dry and the scars will vanish with regular treatment.

GARLIC :

Take a few pods of garlic and crush them fine. Add a few drops of honey and add some curd to make a paste. Apply gently only on the pimples. Let it dry, and then wash gently without scrubbing. Regular use helps dry the pimples faster and healing is much quicker. Be careful to use this paste only on the pimples.

TOMATO AND YOGHURT :

Take 2/3 tablespoons of tomato puree and add a little beaten yoghurt. Also add one tablespoon boiled oatmeal paste or boiled porridge. Blend all these into a paste. Apply all over the face and let it dry. Rinse with cold water. An effective way to rid yourself of pimples.

MINT :

Take a few mint leaves and crush them finely. Tie them in a piece of muslin and squeeze it to extract the juice. Apply the juice all over the face. Dab gently with cotton wool pads on the pimples. Wash off and use at least once a week. It controls pimples.

FULLER'S EARTH AND ROSEWATER :

This makes an ideal acne pack for oily skin. Take 2 tablespoons of fuller's earth and add one tablespoon of rosewater and 2 tablespoons of curd. Mix all these to form a thick paste. Apply this on the face and leave it for 20 minutes, and then wash it off. Regular use once a week is good for mild acne problems.

EAU DE COLOGNE AND LEMON JUICE :

Mix an equal quantity of eau de cologne with boiled and cooled lemon juice. Apply this solution on the pimples. Leave to dry and then apply again. Wash off after the application has dried. Repeat the treatment at night. This helps in drying the pimples faster.

CLOVES :

Take a few pods of cloves and roast them dry in a pan. Powder them and add a little curd to make be a paste. Dab the paste on the pimples and let it dry. Wash off. Use this treatment regularly if you are prone to pimples. It is especially good for people who have an oily skin. The roasted cloves help to dry up the pimples faster.

TEA BAGS :

Saturate 2 tea bags in warm water. Now press the wet tea bags onto the pimples. Press, dab 2 or 3 times on pimples and leave it to dry. Rinse after a while.

A few handy tips for those who suffer from pimple 'attacks'. Drink plenty of water and vegetable or fruit juices. Use cucumber or other fruit and vegetable packs to cure pimple scars. Maintain a diet that is rich in cottage cheese, fish and yoghurt. These help to cleanse your system and ward off pimples.
Every morning the first thing you should have is a glass of carrot juice or a glass of lime juice with honey. These are excellent 'tonics' to cleanse your system and help in giving you a clean, glowing complexion.

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