Instead of spending a fortune on treating your pimples and acne, you can simple adopt a number of cheap and effective home remedies to have your face glowing.
The salicylic acid in aspirin is something you will like to use for your acne treatments, since the aspirin can dry up pimples and reduce inflammation. To utilise the advantage of its benefits fully, form a paste by mashing aspirin in a little water, or dissolve four pills in 2 tablespoons of water.
Chamomile helps reduce inflammation from acne. In a blender or coffee grinder, combine the contents of a chamomile tea bag with enough water to form a paste, and apply the resulting paste to acne.
Alternately, you can steep two chamomile tea bags with 1 cup boiled water for 15 minutes. Allow the tea to cool, then use a cotton ball to dab it on your face after cleansing.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has natural inflammation-fighting properties, and can be effective against acne, though it may clear up a little less quickly. You can prepare this effective home remedy by mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with between 20 and 40 drops of witch hazel, then use a cotton swab to apply.
Try this remedy up to twice a day. Anything more could dry your skin and make the acne worse.
Green tea has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds which are effective in fighting against pimples and acne. To get its effects, use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the bag over the areas of your face where you have acne.
Honey’s antibiotic properties has been known for centuries and it can also help improve acne. Apply a teaspoon of honey to affected areas, or make a mask by mixing 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oatmeal. Leave it on for 30 minutes before washing off.
Mint can help remove oils that have clogged the pores of your skin. To help clear pimples and acne before it begins, mix 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint with two tablespoons each of plain yogurt and oatmeal.
You can use a blender to pulverize the oatmeal to powder beforehand. Leave the concoction on your face for 10 minutes, then rinse off with water.