Mar 01, 2018 @ 05:25 PM By Nidhi Sharma
We are very conscious as to how we present ourselves to others. And when it comes to it, a flawless glowing skin is always a charmer. But, more often than not, we happen to land a pimple on our forehead, or maybe a rough sun-tan after a vacay. And then we resort to all sorts of treatments that we could try to get rid of them. But little do we realize, that some simple home remedies are all that it takes to drive away these skin problems.Acne, blackheads, stretch marks, sun-tans - all have natural remedies to them that are also gentle to your skin, unlike certain chemical products that can cause reactions. Here are a few home-made remedies for some common skin problems, that are cheap to the pocket, and effective AF!Coming first off...
One of the worst parts of growing up is to constantly deal with pimples and acne. You've got a plan for the next day, you sleep all happy. Then you wake up - and BOOM! Mt. Acne stands there to wish you luck on your big day. How do you get rid of it? Simple...
Treating acne and pimples using baking soda is one of the best and effective ways to deal with acne. All you need is baking soda and water. Mix a little amount of baking soda with water and make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected area for 20 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. Alternatively, you can take cucumber juice and mix it with tomato pulp. Apply it all over the face for at least 15 minutes and wash it off with room temperature water.
When the hair isn't properly able to grow out of its pores, it causes a painful bump on the surface. But its DIY remedy is just as simple. All you need is...
Add 1½ teaspoons of salt in a cup of water. Apply the mixture to the ingrown hair with a cotton ball. Crush 3-4 Aspirin tablets and mix them with some water or honey. Apply gently on the affected area. Let it dry for 10 minutes, then remove it with lukewarm water.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. The blushing spreads from cheeks to nose and ears as well. How to 'un-blush', then?
Boil some chamomile tea for 10 minutes and then let it cool. Once cold, dip a cotton cloth in the chamomile mixture and apply it to the affected area. Wash your face and dry it off. Apply lavender oil on your face and gently massage in circular direction. You can do it daily to see the best results.
Blackheads are small dark-coloured bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles. They are often open-cavities. A good ol' problem, with a good ol' answer...
Take one teaspoon of green tea leaves and add some water to it. Make a fine paste and apply it on the affected area. Gently massage it for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water.
Another common skin problem is whiteheads. Unlike blackheads, these are often closed cavities. Their remedies include:
Pour some egg white into a bowl and add a few drops of honey in it. Apply the mixture on the affected area. Keep it for 30 minutes and wash with water. Wash your face thoroughly. Then rub garlic or garlic juice on the affected area. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water. Apply lemon juice to the affected area using a cotton swab. Let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with normal temperature water.
Scars don't always have that sexy appeal as it has been perceived by them. And sure, they don't simply disappear, but they can be faded away.
Sandalwood powder contains cleansing properties. Adding it to milk or rose water helps in removing scars. Apply this paste on your face for half an hour. Wash your face using room temperature water. Soak two to three almonds in water and leave it overnight. Peel the skin and mash the almonds and mix it with rose water. Apply on your face.
Those scary stretch marks don't hurt, but they don't really look like something to show-off. What can be done about it?
Take a medium-sized potato and cut it into thick slices. Rub a slice gently on the area with stretch mark for a few minutes. Allow the juice to dry and once it dries, wash it with lukewarm water. Make a mixture by adding sugar, almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Gently rub the mixture on the affected area in a circular motion for at least 10 minutes and wash it off with normal temperature water.
Coming back from a vacation, awkward tan lines on your body seem to be staying forever. But not if you try these easy home remedies on them.
Make a mixture of turmeric and chilled yoghurt. Apply it on the affected area and wash it off after 30 minutes. Apply fresh coconut water on the affected area and once dry, wash it thoroughly with room temperature water.