There is absolutely no need for you to break the bank in search for the ideal clear skin remedy. There are easy and inexpensive clear skin home remedies just for you; the ingredients of which are available either right in your kitchen or at your nearest organic food store.
Although results might not be visible overnight, these recipes are safe, natural and time-tested so you can be certain of their effectiveness. Consistent use of these clear skin remedies will result in blemish-free, healthier skin and a happier you!
Native to the Mediterranean and Western Asia, the mint plant contains menthol; which gives it that cooling, cleansing characteristic.
Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples.
For a soothing body pack, prepare a paste of mint leaves and add the juice of a lemon.
Mix it with warm water and apply all over your body.
Leave it till it dries and rinse with warm water.
Mint also has proven medicinal uses for a clear skin remedy.
In summer, drink lemonade with crushed mint leaves to look and feel cool.
A mint-based face pack (applied once a week) is useful in treating eczema, insect stings, scabies and other skin infections.
Clueless about the skin care properties of papaya?
This tropical fruit contains the enzyme papain, which has great antibacterial and wound healing abilities.
The enzyme also aids in removing dead, damaged skin.
Papaya is extensively used in wound care, and regular facial application of papaya juice helps reduce freckles or brown spots due to sunlight exposure.
Here is a papaya-based mask for all skin types:
Take ¼ cup of cocoa, 2 teaspoons of cream, ¼ cup ripe papaya, ¼ cup honey and 2 teaspoons of oatmeal powder. Mix and apply to your face.
After 10 minutes, wash your face with warm water.
As an ancient Indian herb that has been mentioned in the sacred Vedas, its benefits are quite popular such that Indian brides and grooms apply turmeric and milk to their skin before marriage to look more beautiful.
Even now, you can find women in Indian villages sporting yellow-tinged faces; this is because they apply turmeric on their faces every day.
It’s no wonder that India has a very low percentage of skin cancer victims.
Apart from antiseptic properties, turmeric helps in lightening blemishes and pigmentation.
The herb can used to treat a multitude of skin problems.
Apply a paste of turmeric powder and pineapple juice for dark circles.
Add a few teaspoons of sugarcane juice to turmeric powder to remove wrinkles.
A mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste is very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin.
The most common, is the English walnut which originated the regions surrounding the Caspian Sea. Therefore, it is alternatively known as the Persian walnut.
Walnuts are considered as a great skin care ingredient and thus widely used in the cosmetic industry.
In traditional Chinese medicine, walnuts are used in preparing kidney tonics.
Well, did you know that finely ground walnut powder gently exfoliates dead skin to remove impurities that ordinary cleansing cannot tackle?
What you will need to do is:
Mix 2 tablespoons plain yogurt with 2 teaspoons of finely ground walnuts; wet your face and gently work the scrub into the skin. Avoid scrubbing under the eyes. Rinse after 20 minutes with warm water.
5. RICE FLOUR
Rice flour has been an oft-used ingredient to treat blemishes, wrinkles and pigmentation.
One tablespoon of rice flour with 2 tablespoons of yogurt makes for an effective cleansing milk.
For a simple rice flour pack, mix ¼ cup of rice flour, ¼ cup of milk and 1 tbsp honey.
Apply on your face and neck and rinse off after 20 minutes.
It’s a wonderful remedy for wrinkles and it also clears up your skin.
In one of the world’s ancient languages ,Sanskrit, the coconut is called “kalpa vriksha”; a reference to the tree which provides all the living necessities.
The mineral content of the transparent coconut water that is produced when the young coconut is first cracked open is precisely equal to that of human blood. No wonder it is called the tree of life!
Washing your face with tender coconut water will keep it blemish free.
Applying a paste of red sandal powder and coconut milk, different from coconut water, results in soft and glowing skin.
This citrus-rich fruit is the most versatile beauty aid you can have.
Lemon contains cleansing enzymes that remove the skin of dead cells and provide the cheapest clear skin remedy.
With its marvelous astringent properties, lemon is a natural cleanser and a boon for oily skin.
Mix a little water with the juice of half a lemon.
Rub this mixture on your face for an instant refreshing skin toner.
Apply a mixture of grapes, lemon and egg white.
Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
The lemon will cleanse your skin, grapes will soften it and egg whites will tighten it.
Rub half a lemon over rough spots and scrawny elbows to make them soft.
Another instant refresher is the apple skin pack.
Add grated apple skin with equal amounts of fresh apple juice and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Apply for 15 minutes and wash off.
And, there you have it!