How To Get Rid of Acne Fast -Natural Remedies
Essential Oils Home Remedies for Skin
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Natural and Holistic Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Blemishes
Not much is worse than blemished skin. And with the millions of different types of medications, topical creams, antibiotics, and serums, it can be hard to discern which type of solution would be the best cure for your skin, let alone understand all the different types of ingredients and chemicals in these products. Luckily, there are a few home remedies that can help lighten and detoxify your skin. By going the holistic route, you can feel confident and secure in the ingredients you are using and putting onto your body, all with getting the same results. FINE magazine did its research and narrowed down the best home quick fixes for blemishes.
One of the easiest and simplest ways to lighten your skin is with lemon juice. According to Style Craze’s “19 Best Home Remedies To Get Rid of Blemishes on Face,” Lemon Juice works as a kind of bleach on the skin, working to lighten scars and blemishes. In agreement with this, AllRemedies.com claims that because of lemon’s high citric acid content, the juice can work as a skin exfoliant, control oil production, and kill acne-causing bacteria. Lemon is also known to minimize and close large pores on the face.
As an avid user of lemon for my personal blemishes, I can confidently say that this remedy does wonders for dark scarring! To use, simply cut a lemon in half and rub the halves across the blemished skin before bed. Or, squeeze the juice from the lemon and apply on problem spots, leaving it for about thirty minutes. Repeat daily.
Another easy and simple at home remedy is Honey! In a conversation with local makeup artist and skincare fanatic, Hannah Victor, better known as @Hannahwiththelipstick, she claimed, “Honey is a great holistic option when it comes to blemishes. A simple at home honey mask works as an antibacterial and hydrating option for the skin.”
Style Craze also declares Honey as a holistic and effective cure for blemishes: “The humectant and emollient properties of honey nourish the skin cells and keep the skin in optimum health. Its antioxidants remove free radicals and fade away scars as new cells replace the damaged ones.” In support of this claim OrganicFacts.net, states that Honey does indeed have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, making it a great cleanser for the skin. Organic Facts goes on to say that the stickiness of the honey “…pulls away the dust, dead skin, and microbes from the pores, while the antimicrobial properties keep the skin from becoming infected again.” Honey is a simple and easy way to heal one’s skin. Raw honey is better than pasteurized, in that it has all of its original properties. To use: Simply spread on a thin mask of honey over the blemished part of the skin and let sit for half an hour. Wash with warm water. Repeat several times a week.
3. Essential Oils
Last but not least, Essential Oils! Hannah is a huge fan of essential oils and uses them daily in her skincare routine. “There are so many products out there for skin care. And so many of them have unrecognizable ingredients. Essential oils are a wonderful pure and holistic option for blemishes.” According to Hannah, it is important to test small patches of skin with the essential oils first, being that they are so potent and concentrated. If the skin reacts negatively, you can combine the essential oil with another carrier oil such as coconut oil to dilute the concentration. In Hannah’s opinion, the best two oils for blemishes are tea tree oil and frankincense: “Tea tree oil is amazing for spot treatments because of is anti-bacterial properties. And Frankincense is incredibly helpful with scarring that results from acne, as well as acting as wonderful product for anti-aging.”
Healthy and Natural World’s article, The 17 Best Essential Oils for Acne” includes tea tree oil as well as Frankincense on its list. Frankincense for is rejuvenating and antibacterial powers and tea tree oil for its power to reduce inflammation as well as its bacteria-fighting powers. AllRemedies.com expands on tea tree oil’s healing powers: “Tea tree oil is effective in treating many skin and health diseases, including abscesses, mouth ulcers, acne, conjunctivitis, impetigo, vaginitis, boils, thrush, abrasion, septic wounds, dandruff, ringworm and pus-filled infections.” These oils, which are made from natural organic ingredients, have incredible powers in regards to healing and preventative measures. And it doesn’t have to be just blemishes.
Hannah also uses Marula oil in her daily face care routines, adding it to her moisturizer in the morning or on her face at night before bed. “Oils such as marula or argon oil are made up of fatty acids which are good for the skin. These oils help with anti-aging and skin elasticity, as well as hydration. Funny enough, if you are prone to oily skin, such as myself, these oils help to balance the natural oils in the face, keeping your skin more equalized.” To use, apply the oils topically to problem spots and dilute if necessary.
Essential oils can also be used to help de-stress! By applying oils such as lavender, frankincense, or bergamot to your wrists or feet, or by diffusing, you can naturally calm your body through your senses.
As with all remedies and cures, it isn’t always just a quick one-time fix. According to Hannah, “It’s not just about fixing the problem when it arises. Things such as sleeping, meditating, drinking enough water, these are the kinds of things that prevent stress-induced blemishes. And water. Plenty of water… you can treat topical stuff, but if you want to go the holistic route you have to treat it from the inside out.” Blemishes can add stress to our daily lives but there are healthy and holistic options when it comes to preventing and clearing these pesky spots.