Most Effective Natural Remedies to Remove Blemishes

Skincare is one of the most lucrative markets in beauty, it is easy to see this when you view just how many products there are available. Just check out the number of potions, creams, and medications that promise a miracle cure for acne, or the number of cleansers, or moisturisers there are. While these options are effective in some cases, utilising a natural treatment is less harsh on skin tone and texture. When it comes to safely treating spots and blemishes, you may be better to consider an effective, natural remedy, rather than a shop bought treatment.

These days, when we look towards being more Eco conscious when it comes to our beauty products, we are being ever more encouraged to create our own lotions and potions. It certainly costs a lot less than the expensively packaged products that you can buy on the High Street and in the department stores, and as we can now buy reusable plastic containers in bulk, we can avoid have endless ’empties’ to throw away at the end of each month. Add in that we can create our own labels, and opt for pretty bottles with plastic screw caps, then we could also create cheap and yet personal Christmas presents for friends and family.

Here are a few products that you probably have at home that could help with banishing skin blemishes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

A common item in many homes, apple cider vinegar offers many health benefits. Due to its acidic properties, vinegar is naturally antibacterial and antiviral. Fortunately, vinegar is also a safe, gentle way to remove blemishes.

Combine 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in a bottle with 1/2 cup of warm water. Shake to mix and then add to a clean, soft cloth. Use the damp cloth to wipe the skin where blemishes are present.

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Honey

Most people have honey in their home, as well. Not only is it delicious, but it also effectively kills bacteria. For blemished skin, wash the face with warm water and apply a thin coat of honey to the skin. Allow the honey to sit for 10 minutes before washing off with warm water. Pat the face dry.

After a few uses, the honey will decrease the bacteria that is causing the acne. In addition, it will soothe and heal the redness on the skin after weeks of ongoing use.

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil can make a brilliant cleanser for dry skin and you don’t even have to add anything to it. Simply rub it into your skin, and cover with a warm cloth to give it time to sink in, and then wipe off the excess. It will help to cleanse and clean your skin and will make your dry skin feel softer.

Using these effective remedies to remove blemishes, skin will be clean, healthy, and attractive.

How Can We Age Happily?

Getting older is something we all worry about eventually. It comes around so quickly, we don’t even realise it’s happening until we see that cluster of grey appearing on our head. But although ageing is something that happens to us all, and is not something we can avoid, it doesn’t mean we have to accept it, or that we can’t give nature a little helping hand.

As women, we tend to worry about our looks at the best of times, but how can we age a little more happily when we start to see the signs on the outside?

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Keep up a healthy hair and skin routine

Keeping up a healthy and consistent beauty regime can make you feel better inside and out. Little things like drinking lots of water and staying away from harsh chemicals can all help slow down external ageing and keep hair, nails and skin all looking young and refreshed.

The stresses of everyday life can start to show as we get older, so it’s important to keep in mind that the inside is just as important as taking care of your outside.

Give Nature Some Help

We now live in times when botox, skin peels and fillers are no longer frowned upon, but are a natural part of a beauty regime for many women, helping with fine lines and the general appearance and quality of our skin. The same is true of some forms of cosmetic surgery like breast augmentation offered by absolute cosmetic

Breast augmentation is not just about making the breasts bigger, but also looks at the shape, whether the breasts are uneven, and also can correct sagging, a notable effect of ageing on the body.

Let Go Of The Little Things

One of the biggest things that gets us down is holding on to the small stresses in life. Learning to let go of the little things in life is something we learn as we get older, but the sooner we can embrace it, the quicker we can enjoy more of life.

Make a list of some of the smaller things you find yourself stressing about day to day, including laundry or the food shop. Once you’ve got your list down, take a look through and you will probably be surprised at how trivial some things seem out of the moment.

Get Rid Of The Comparison Bug

Comparing ourselves to others can bring us down, looking at others and thinking we should be the same as them can be a damaging habit to get into. Let go of those comparisons and start focusing on accepting yourself as you age gracefully.

In the survey conducted by Crown Clinic, it was found that 72% of women dread finding those first grey hairs. But is going grey something to worry about? 62% of women stated that grey hair made them look older and it was this that bothered them the most.

Having grey hair doesn’t have to be the killer of your confidence, remember that all of us go grey eventually and if you do start to go grey, embrace it. Don’t forget you can always dye your hair if it really gets you down, but au naturale is so much better.

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Advice For My Younger Self

If you could go back in time and speak to your younger self, what advice would you give them? Would it be something specific (like here are the lottery numbers for week beginning….) or would it be something that you long to change if you only had the chance?

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My younger self.

Here is the advice I would give to my 20 year old self.

1. Love your skin, look after it, and don’t be afraid to get a little help if you need it.

When I was young, I didn’t really understand the need to look after my skin, despite my mom’s best advice. I would drop into bed in the early hours of the morning, face still full of make-up, and would wake up the next morning resembling a member of Kiss who had spent an hour crying. I often suffered from skin dryness, especially around the extremities of my face, and generally suffered with hydration and suppleness, and I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing anything about it.

I would certainly have never dreamt of having any sort of cosmetic or medical treatment, but this is sometimes exactly what is needed to get your skin back to tip top condition. Clinics like 23 MD offer all sorts of treatments based on the latest scientific research. This includes treatments to boost ageing skin, treat acne scars, help with pigmentation spots generally rejuvenate skin.

You do need to love the skin you’re in, but admitting it sometimes needs help is half the battle.

2. Wear those Little black dresses.

Nobody actually tells you that your figure at 20 is the best it will ever be. I was a really curvy size 10-12 at 20, and yet dressed so grungy, in baggy sweatshirts, leggings and Doc Marten boots – looking back now, it was such a waste. I should’ve been wearing something slinky and stylish – the sort of thing I would kill to wear now, when good living and having a baby means I will never be a size 10 again.

3. Go to a festival

I went to lots of music concerts when I was younger (still do), but never went to an actual festival – couldn’t really afford it as a very poor student. Now I look at Glastonbury and all I see is the mud, and bands I’ve never heard of. I really wish I’d have gone when I was young enough to overlook the mud, dirt and weather.

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There would be other, more profound advice too. I wish I could have given my nan and grandad one more cuddle – you really do feel that people will be around forever when you are young, and of course this is sadly not the case. But in general, I think I made lots of the right choices, and certainly wouldn’t change my husband or my boy for all the money and dreams in the world.

What advice would you give your younger self?

There’s a great post about body confidence at Freddies mummy UK. You can check it out here.