Puberty is unkind to most of us, most often by inflicting terrible punishments on our faces. For some this ordeal never ends, while for others it will return sporadically throughout their lives. Presented below are certain home remedies that may help with large pores or other skin blemishes that decide to trouble our lives.
The most basic piece of advice this article contains is this: don’t use force and don’t pick at thy blackheads (clogged pores) or pimples. While you may feel relief from doing this, in truth you will only make the situation worse in the long run by risking even worse skin infections. Simply use the remedies described below and in the worst cases seek the help of professional dermatologists. They will be able to help you and more importantly, do it in clean and sanitary conditions.
The goal of having blemish free skin is not so far away as many of you may think. Some good advice, such as the treatments contained in this article, some determination to use them regularly and you may achieve it surprisingly swiftly.
First of all, a small piece of advice by Benjamin Franklin: an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Therefore, we should always try to care for our skin and so prevent many unfortunate blemishes that may appear. Wash your face regularly and use a gentle skin cleanser every day to ensure that the pores are not filled with dirt or other debris. Most blemishes are a result of blocked pores and infections that develop in them, so if you care for your pores regularly the chance of pimples diminishes.
If a red swelling appears around a blemish wrap an ice cube in a cloth and gently press it against the inflammation to reduce it. This will not only improve circulation, but will also tighten your skin and so doubly reduce the swelling. It will be doubly useful on a hot day to bring some much needed relief. Ice works best, because it represents a sharp change in temperature of your skin, but a cooling pad may be an adequate substitute. Remember not to hold the ice to your skin too long or you will risk some form of frostbite.
3. Lemon juice
Soak a tower in a mixture of lemon and pineapple juice and press it firmly against your skin for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. If you have sensitive skin remember to moisturize your skin first to avoid complications. You may also simply put the combined juice on your skin directly and leave it there for a few minutes before cleaning the face with warm water.
Massaging your face with tomato pulp will result in blemish free and rosy skin. Simply massage it in and leave it for fifteen minutes before rinsing with cool water. Tomatoes’ astringent qualities will shrink large pores and help with acne. For best effects do it daily, for at least few weeks in the worst case scenarios (I sincerely hope no one will have to).
5. Aloe vera
Either as a freshly extracted gel from leaves or combined with lemon juice and sugar as a mask (two, one and one tablespoons respectively), aloe vera is an excellent countermeasure in the fight for blemish free skin. Place the chosen fluid on the skin and wait until it dries before rinsing with warm water. Do it four times a week or daily in the case of only aloe vera gel for best results.
Rub the inside side of the banana on your face for a five to ten minutes on the blemished area and leave the remains there as long as possible for the best effect. The added benefit of this method is that you are left with the edible part of the banana, which is an excellent source of potassium so do not let it go to waste.
7. Almond oil
Almond oil is excellent for everyday skin care, but also for emergency treatments for blemishes. Place a small amount on your fingertips and carefully, but thoroughly massage it in for a few minutes Remember to allow it to absorb into the skin before washing your face.
Cucumber is a popular means for improving skin condition thanks to its concentration of vitamin C and antioxidant qualities. Apply fresh cucumber juice using a cotton ball or a pad and leave it for at least 20 minutes before washing it off with cool water. Repeat it daily for a month for best effects.
Skins of oranges can help not only with removing blemishes from skin, they can also lighten you skin and remove suntan. So, next time after eating some delicious citrus leave the skins to dry out and then power them. You may also buy them in this form at your local store, although the fresher the powder is the better it works. Once you have the powder, mix two tablespoons of it with some yogurt and honey. Apply the resulting paste to your skin and leave for at least fifteen minutes before washing your face. Use it two or three times a week for best effects.
You can also use a mask of two mashed strawberries, two tablespoons each of yogurt and honey with some oatmeal. Leave this mixture for twenty minutes on your face before washing it off with a warm washcloth. Two applications a week for a few weeks should clear your pores completely. It will also revitalize your skin and give it this much sought for healthy glow.
Now you are perfectly equipped with the knowledge required to deal with these pesky and disgusting skin blemishes.
It is my most fervent hope that you will not need these treatments or need it only sporadically. My final advice: try to eat and live healthy and avoid stress so that your skin is at its best all the time.
As a trivia and a curiosity: many modern pharmaceuticals started as mixture of ingredients listed above. Now they use synthetic and almost as good alternatives, but the original and natural recipes will certainly bring you better results/