How many times do you wake up in the middle of your good night’s sleep only to figure out that your lower abdomen is bursting with excruciating pangs of pain?
Pimples, zits, acne, pustule, hickey, papule etc. are few of the many words in English language that goes on petrifying people around the world.
Surplus secretion of melanin in the skin, lack of sleep, overexposure to the sun, vitamin insufficiencies, distress, imbalance of hormones, pregnancy are factors that cause dark spots, patches and discolouration of skin. And we know how embarrassing it feels when it is clearly visible. It brings your self-esteem to the level of a cockroach’s sense of sight. Now while you may opt for getting laser treatments or facial peels done – which are rather expensive and probably harmful, why not try out simple home remedies first? Try the simpler steps before you take a big leap. Here are some Natural solutions to getting rid of dark spots:
By using an oatmeal mask, you can eliminate dead skin cells and dark spots on your face and neck. It exfoliates your skin. So to make the mask/paste, mill half a cup of rolled oats. Then add 3-4 tablespoons of lime juice to make it into a paste. Rub it onto your face and let it dry. Rinse it off with warm water. Do this once or twice per week. Take note that if the paste doesn’t come off easily, wet a washcloth with warm water and finish the job.
Potatoes can be used to rid you of dark spots. You can choose to cut a slice and leave it on the specific area for a couple of minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. The second option would be to mix grated potato and honey to make a mask. A fruit that a few people have had success with for reducing dark spots is the tomato.
Lime Juice –
Limes which are so common and you get them at very cheap prices are known to diminish dark spots as they have Vitamin C present in them. That is why they’ve been infused in soaps, face wash and many other hygienic and skin care products. Take a cotton ball and dab some lime juice on it and apply over affected area. For those with sensitive or delicate skin, dilute the lime juice with honey, rosewater or regular water. Let it dry and wash it off with water. Carry on with this technique for at least two weeks.
While some people love to have an almond before they begin their day – either school or work – almond is known to have great benefits on your skin as well. Take up to ten almonds and soak them in milk overnight, peeling off their skin the next day. Add half a teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of sandalwood powder to it and mix it into a fine cream. Apply it onto your face for about 30 minutes and then rinse it off.
Use a mixture of buttermilk to get rid of blemishes and dark spots. Mix four teaspoons of buttermilk and two of fresh tomato juice and apply and wash off after 15 minutes. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can use regular milk, as the lactic acid slowly and steadily reduces pigmentation and brightens your skin tone and complexion altogether. For regular milk (add honey if you want), dab it on a cotton ball and leave it on for 10 minutes. For both cases, do it twice a day for 5-6 weeks.
Mix sandalwood powder, rosewater (you may use either milk/honey if you don’t have rosewater) and glycerine to get a thick paste. Rub it onto the affected regions and leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Do this once a day.
Stop being embarrassed about your bacne – we’ve got your back with five natural remedies.
You’ve just been invited to a formal party and you want to wear a backless dress for the occasion. Then you remember that your back is the last part of your body you want anyone to see – because it is riddled with bacne!
‘Bacne’ are acne on the back, and which are surprisingly resilient and take days to clear. They are caused by the same factors that cause acne on the face, neck, shoulders and arms – unclean skin, overactive oil glands and clogged pores.
However, it is quite easy to treat bacne and prevent their recurrence. Try these simple home remedies and rid yourself of bacne forever:
Scrubs. You can prepare a simple and effective scrub at home, but make sure you don’t rub it very hard on the skin. Take two tablespoons of oatmeal/ table salt/sea salt, and mix with a teaspoon of coconut oil or baby oil. Warm this scrub slightly and then massage it onto the affected area. Wash off the scrub with warm water after 30 minutes. Pat dry and dust with anti-bacterial talcum powder before wearing a loose cotton shirt to let the skin breathe. Use this scrub once every day.
Minty fresh.Take five or six large mint leaves, wash them clean, and grind them to a paste in a little water. Add half a teaspoon of turmeric to this paste, mix well and apply on your bacne. Using this paste every day before your bath will help your bacne subside gradually.Do take care to bathe in cold water after using this paste so that you don’t irritate your skin.
Cinnamon and honey. This combination of ingredients cures a variety of skin problems, but it is particularly beneficial for acne and pimples. Take two tablespoons honey and ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder, and mix well to remove lumps. Apply this mixture evenly across the bacne and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wipe off gently with a wet cloth. This paste both removes the bacteria causing bacne and moisturizes the skin.
Baking soda. This wonder ingredient has many applications in skin care, but you have to use it prudently because it can dry the skin out. Take two teaspoons of baking soda and mix it with a little water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the bacne and allow it to dry for not more than 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water and apply a mild moisturizer or anti-bacterial cream.
Clove and almond oil. This is a great remedy for bacne, but it should be applied carefully. Mix one teaspoon clove oil to ten teaspoons of almond oil, and warm the mixture over a low flame so that the two oils mix together. Next, take a cotton ball and carefully apply this oil only over the bacne and not on healthy skin. Wash with cold water after an hour.
Have you developed a cold sore and want to get rid of it quickly? Here’s some help.
Have you developed a cold sore and don’t know how to get rid of it? What’s worse, you have to prepare for an important meeting and stand up in front of people to make a presentation. Your cold sore is clearly visible next to your mouth, and you’ve been racking your brains trying to think of ways to get rid of it.
Don’t fret any more. There are easy ways to get rid of cold sores very quickly. Just try these tips:
Ice it. The quickest way to calm a cold sore is to ice it – liberally. Take a large ice cube, wrap it in thin flannel and apply it to the cold sore. Do this till the ice cube dissolves completely. This is a good remedy to try just before you go to bed and first thing in the morning – if you want your cold sore to go away fast, ice it thrice a day for best results.
Peppermint oil. Using an earbud, apply a drop or two of peppermint oil directly on the cold sore. Peppermint has anti-bacterial properties, and it will not just help in getting rid of the cold sore but it will ensure that it does not return. Peppermint oil is one of the best remedies to get rid of the virus that causes cold sores.
Garlic. Take a clove of fresh garlic and crush it with the edge of a knife. Catch the juice that flows out in a spoon, and apply it with a delicate hand directly on to the cold sore. Cover the area with a loose band aid and do not wash off even when it dries. Apply garlic juice thrice a day and your cold sore will be gone in no time.
Hydrogen peroxide bath. This is a mild acid that is used to treat underlying skin infections, remove trapped dirt in flesh wounds and even treat cold sores. Take two or three drops of hydrogen peroxide (available at any drugstore) and apply it directly to the cold sore using an earbud, every two hours. Your cold sore will be gone in a day. Or you could mix three drops of hydrogen peroxide to a pinch of baking soda and salt, and apply this paste to the cold sore. Wash off after an hour, reapply every two hours.
Aloe vera. Aloe vera has several skin care benefits, but it also has applications in medicine. Cut an aloe vera leaf lengthwise and squeeze out the gel on a spoon. Apply the gel directly to the cold sore and reapply every three hours. You will notice a tingling sensation when the gel comes in contact with skin – this is normal.
Vitamin C. Crush a Vitamin C tablet, mix it with a little water to make a thick paste, and apply it on the sore. Wash off gently once it dries.
Moles on your skin may not worry you unnecessarily, but it is a better idea to get rid of them than let them appear on the skin.
Acne, pimples, and whiteheads are some of the most common facial problems bugging not just only teenagers but people from all age group as well. Most of us had our fair share of having to deal with our adolescent phase filled with facial issues and it is not very easy. There are a lot of products and articles on how to get rid of these facial problems, but a very few seems to be legitimate.
It is not a new knowledge for us that our skin is known to be a seamless organ just like some fine clothing that protects our very own assets. But, you have to just imagine some piece of silk and there is a small tear on it. Surely, there is a big difference on how it totally looks now. That is also the same with our skin.
With just some injuries, burns and other scars on it, it would not be the way it used to be anymore and most people would have a hard time in covering those things on their skin.
Shaving is one of the quickest and the most affordable way that most of us would consider to get rid of our unwanted hair, but despite the number of benefits of it, there could be one drawback that people are worried about and it is the razor burn. According to Wikipedia, a razor burn is commonly defined as an irritation of skin that occurs as soon as you have shaved a certain area in your body. This causes burning sensations and would typically look like a red rash. There are times that it could be swollen and itchy as well.
There are many things you need to take into consideration when it comes to removal of moles on your face and on your body, particularly in a manner that doesn’t leave scarring and scar tissue. For many people, the biggest concern was mole removal in such a manner that it might as well not be there, such that there isn’t a noticeable scar left at all. Laser treatment is particularly expensive though.