BEST HOME REMEDIES FOR ACNE AND PIMPLES

Acne is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects both men and women. Acne can appear on the skin as blackheads, whiteheads, tiny red bumps, cystic pimples, pustules(pimples containing pus), etc. However, junk food, poor hygiene, stress, drugs, cosmetics are not the usual reasons behind acne and pimples. In reality, the hormonal changes, bacteria, dead skin cells on the skin pores or sometimes heredity are the main cause of acne and pimples. Today I have brought some simple but best home remedies for acne and pimples. Let’s get started.

BEST HOME REMEDIES FOR ACNE AND PIMPLES:

Acne or pimples do not disappear overnight. You have to keep patience to get rid of these bumps. These are the best home remedies for acne and pimples.These are very easy to use and effective. With regular use, you can notice the change in your skin.Follow these remedies 3-4 times a week. Do a simple patch test before testing out any of the following methods.These home remedies are used for the common acne and breakouts. But if you are facing severe acne issues, do consult with a health professional as soon as possible.

1.BASIL & MINT:

Take equal amount of basil and mint leaves, crush them to make a paste-like consistency. Apply this pack on the affected area only, leave it overnight.Wash off with plain water in the morning.

Basil has anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Mint has antimicrobial and soothing effects which help in removing the acne and acne scars.

2.ALOE VERA & TURMERIC:

Squeeze out fresh aloe vera gel directly from the plant or take the ready-made aloe vera gel available in stores. Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Apply it all over the face.Wash off with plain water after 20 minutes.

Turmeric has anti-oxidant, wound healing and anti-inflammatory benefits. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties help to treat acne, pimples and acne scars.

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(Also Read: 15 ways to use red sandalwood for beautiful skin)

3.MULTANI MITTI(FULLER’S EARTH):

Take 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth or Multani mitti, mix it with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and some water to make a smooth paste. Apply this face pack all over the face.Let it sit for 15 minutes. rinse off with water.

Multani mitti helps in removing excess oils from the skin. It also cools and soothes the skin.Lemon has astringent properties which tone the skin, eliminate bacteria and also fade the scars. It helps in getting rid of the clogged dead skin cells and oiliness.

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4.TURMERIC & NEEM:

Take a handful of neem(Indian Lilac) leaves, crush them to squeeze out the juice. Mix a pinch of turmeric powder to this Neem juice.Apply this pack on the acne and pimples. Leave it for few hours and wash off with water.

Neem regulates excess oil secretion, cleans clogged pores, prevents recurrence of pimples and improves skin texture and is anti-bacterial. It rejuvenates the skin from inside and helps to detoxify the skin.

5.NEEM & LEMON:

Mix 1 teaspoon of neem paste(crush the neem leaves to make the paste) with 3-4 drops of lemon juice, apply this paste on the acne.Leave it overnight.Wash off with water in the morning.

(Also Read: Beauty benefits of rice water for hair and skin)

6.GARLIC & HONEY:

Crush some garlic pods to make a paste, add a little amount of honey.Apply the pack on the acne and pimple. Leave it for few hours.Wash off with lukewarm water.

The allicin present in garlic possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral and antiseptic properties which kill the bacteria causing acne.It has sulfur compounds called thiacremonon, which acts as a drying agent. It also helps in reducing the appearance of acne scars.Honey has anti-inflammatory qualities that help prevent the swelling and redness that can come from acne.

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7.COCONUT OIL/ALMOND OIL & TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL:

 

Mix 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil with 1 teaspoon of either coconut oil or almond oil.Dab this mixture on the affected area with a cotton ball. Let it sit for few hours, wash off with lukewarm water.You can follow this remedy 3-4 times a week. For faster results do it twice daily until the acne or pimples go away.

Tea tree essential oil will kill the bacteria living in your skin, help to heal your pimples so your skin returns to a healthy condition, and help to prevent future outbreaks.It has anti-microbial, disinfecting and soothing properties which are essential when your skin has the burning and itching of the acne and pimples.
Coconut oil is high in lauric acid, which helps kill the bacteria that cause acne.The fatty acids in almond oil dissolve the excess sebum by cleaning and unclogging the pores that were resulting in acne breakouts. It also has natural exfoliating properties that help in removing the dead skin cells from the skin.

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(Also Read: Bentonite clay face masks for flawless and beautiful skin)

 

8.ALOE VERA & TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL:

 

 

Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil, apply it on the face and leave overnight. Wash off with water in the morning.

So these are some best home remedies for acne and pimples.Hope you found this article helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BENTONITE CLAY FACE MASKS FOR FLAWLESS AND BEAUTIFUL SKIN

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Bentonite clay is also known as the ”healing clay” because it heals and cleanses the body. It is made from volcanic ashes.It was named by Wilbur C. Knight in 1898 after the Cretaceous Benton Shale near Rock River, Wyoming. Bentonite clay can be used both internally and externally.It detoxifies the body by removing and absorbing toxins, heavy metals, chemicals and dirt from the body.Bentonite Clay consists of minerals like silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium.There are 3 types of Bentonite Clay such as Sodium bentonite, Potassium bentonite, and Calcium bentonite.When Bentonite Clay is used internally, it helps with digestion, pH balance, constipation, oral care, providing minerals to the body, various skin problems, heartburn, stomach ache, vomiting, etc.Externally it can be used in making shampoos, Bentonite Clay face masks, bug bites, cuts and scrapes, deodorant, detox bath, minor burns, toothpaste, etc

BENTONITE CLAY FACE MASKS

BENTONITE CLAY FACE MASKS :

Bentonite Clay is a cream colored fine, velvety, odorless and non-staining powder. It is a swelling clay as it swells rapidly when comes in contact with any fluid.Normally the mixture of Sodium Bentonite Clay and Calcium Bentonite Clay are used for various skin purposes.Although this Montmorillonite clay has tons of benefits, here I will suggest only the Bentonite clay face masks which you can use to get a beautiful and flawless skin.

Important Notes:
1.Do not keep Bentonite Clay in any metallic container as it will reduce its effectiveness.
2.Use any glass/plastic/wooden containers for making face masks or storing it. Any spatula or spoon to mix the ingredients should also be non-metallic.
3.Before using the mask make sure to do a patch test behind your neck or elbow to avoid any allergic reactions further.
4.While using the mask your skin may feel tightened or some tingling sensations.But if it causes severe irritation then stop using it.
5.After using the mask skin may look little pink or red as it increases the blood flow in the skin while pulling out the toxins and impurities.

1.Blackhead Removal Face Mask

Ingredients are:

  • 2 teaspoons of Bentonite Clay
  • 1/4th teaspoon of Activated Charcoal Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of water/required amount of water to make a thick paste

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Mix all the ingredients together to make a thick paste, apply the mask on the face and let it sit for maximum 10 minutes or until the mask dries off.Wash off your face with water and apply a moisturizer. Follow this remedy once a week.

Activated Charcoal acts as a deep cleanser and detoxifier. Apple Cider Vinegar removes the dead skin cells and helps in exfoliation.

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2. Anti Acne Mask

Ingredients are:

  • 1 teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 3-4 drops of Tea Tree Essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground oats(Make a fine powder in grinder or food processor)

Mix all the ingredients together and apply the mask on your face, leave it for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.Follow this remedy twice a week.

Oats absorb the excess oil from the skin hence useful for acne prone skin. Tea tree essential oil has antifungal and antimicrobial properties, it keeps the acne and pimples at bay.

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(Also Read: 5 homemade face packs to remove suntan)

3. Anti Blemish Mask

Ingredients are:

  • 1 teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
  • 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix these 2 ingredients well and apply it on the face. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes or until it dries off.Wash off the face with lukewarm water. Follow this method 1-2 times a week.

This mask helps in get rid of blemishes, scars and makes the skin even toned.

 

4.Deep Cleansing Mask

Ingredients are:

  • 1 teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
  • 1 teaspoon of Honey
  • 1 teaspoon of Water
  • 1-2 drops of any essential oil of your choice( I prefer lavender, rosemary and jojoba oil)

Mix all the ingredients together to make a thick paste.Apply it on the face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.Follow this method 1-2 times a week.

Honey helps to cleanse and shrink the pores.This mask cleanses the skin deeply and makes the skin smooth and silky like never before.

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5.Simple Mud Mask

Ingredients are:

  • 1 teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
  • 1 teaspoon of Water

 

Mix these 2 ingredients well and apply it on the face and neck. Let it sit until the mask dries off.Wash off the face with lukewarm water. Follow this method twice a week.

This mask makes the skin super soft and healthy.

(Also Read: 5 homemade face packs to get instant glow)

6.Detox Mask

Ingredients are:

  • 1 teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
  • 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Honey
  • 1 teaspoon of Water

 

Mix all the ingredients together to make a thick paste-like consistency.Apply it on the face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.Follow this method twice a week.

This mask removes the impurities and dead skin cells from the skin. It makes the skin supple and healthy in the long run.

 

7.Soothing Mask

Ingredients are:

  • 1 teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
  • 1 teaspoon of Yogurt

Mix the above ingredients and apply it on the face and neck. You can also apply it on the areas affected by sunburns.Let it sit on the skin until dries off. Wash off with cool water.

It heals the minor sunburns and cuts on the skin. Yogurt has antibacterial and healing properties.

8.Anti Ageing Mask

Ingredients are:

  • 1 teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon of ground oats(Make a fine powder in grinder or food processor)

Mix all the ingredients together and apply the mask on your face and neck, leave it on the skin for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.Follow this remedy twice a week.

This mask helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.

(Also Read: 15 ways to use Red Sandalwood for beautiful skin)

So these are some Bentonite Clay face masks which are super useful for the skin. If you want to know other benefits and uses of Bentonite Clay, let me know in the comment section below. Hope you found this article helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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