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.

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.

How to Keep Your Skin Smooth as You Age

As women get older and their skin endures a lot of daily abuse from things like dish detergent and sun exposure, they might notice that the skin on their face and body starts to appear dry, dull, and full of wrinkles and fine lines. Thankfully, though, there are several ways that you can keep your skin as smooth as possible as you get older, and a few tips are below to help you get started.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

One of the most important things that you can do to maintain the smoothness and health of your skin as you get older is to simply wear sunscreen before you head out the door. This includes sunscreen on your face and neck, as well as on any exposed areas of your body. In fact, if you are in search of a natural cure for crepey skin, you might want to find a sunscreen that contains safe, natural ingredients that could help protect your delicate skin from harmful UV rays. After all, the radiation from the sun could lead to everything from wrinkles and dark spots, to cancer, so you definitely want to protect yourself.

Use a Moisturizer

There are a variety of high-quality moisturizers, many of which are designed to be safe for your skin because they contain natural ingredients. Definitely take advantage of these moisturizers, which you can apply to your face, body, and hands, as they are a great way to keep the skin all over your face and body super smooth as you age. And while moisturizing all year long is recommended, it is even more important during the harsh winter season when the skin tends to become even drier and chapped.

Tip: use a facial moisturizer that contains SPF so that you can apply one cream and get the benefits of moisturization along with sunscreen.

Stay Hydrated and Follow a Healthy Diet

Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day isn’t just great for your overall health; it’s also a fantastic way to help keep your skin smooth and moisturized. On top of drinking water, though, you also want to make it a point to eat right every day. Focus on including plenty of plant-based foods in your meal plans, so that you can get a wide range of nutrients that your body needs to repair and regenerate your skin. Foods that are packed with antioxidants, as well as vitamins like A, C, B, and E, are great choices. And if you can afford to eat organic foods more often, that is also a step in the right direction.

By following the simple tips above, you might find that your skin remains more smooth and youthful as you get older. After all, no one wants to deal with skin that is dry, wrinkled and aged looking. So, go ahead and give these easy strategies a try and see if they make a difference in the way you look and feel.