Clean, blemish-free skin is something everyone desires. Clear skin makes you feel bright and confident, but there are days when acne rears its ugly head and all of a sudden that confidence goes down the drain. The market is flooded with products to battle blemishes, but they are often expensive and chemical-based. Instead, you can turn to Mother Nature to get rid of blemishes and pamper your skin at the same time. Here are the top 3 simple acne spot treatments you could make at home:
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is rich in alpha hydroxy acids and hence lightens dark spots and blemishes. In addition, it helps balance the skin’s pH levels, reduces excess oils and opens clogged pores. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar also fights acne breakouts.
How to use: Mix one part organic apple cider vinegar and three parts water. If it seems too strong, you can increase the amount of water. Dip a cotton ball in this solution and dab it on the affected area. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, and then wash it off. Use two or three times a day until the blemish fades away.
Egg whites are full of healthy proteins and vitamins that can both combat acne, soak up excess oil, and rebuild skin cells. Secondly, egg whites are an amazing ingredient when it comes to renewing scarred skin.
How to use: simply whisk together two or three egg whites, separate from yokes, and apply to problem areas after rinsing and drying your face. Let the mask dry, then let it sit on your skin for twenty minutes before rinsing and drying again. After you’re finished, be sure to apply moisturizer as this mask can be drying.
BAKING SODA+LEMON JUICE
The alpha hydroxyl acid found in most citrus-based fruits including lemons, acts as a natural antibacterial. Baking soda is a natural exfoliator.
How to use: Take your tablespoon of baking soda and mix it in a bowl with 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Stir using a spoon and you should start to notice it froth a little before calming down into a paste. Apply directly to the problem areas and rub in a circular motion for about a minute. Leave on for about 20 minutes or better yet overnight for maximum results.