One of the most common skin care issues that many people face is dealing with acne. You can spend loads of time and money trying to figure out which products will work the best and still not get the results you desire. Oftentimes, these products are laden with chemicals. So while you might be treating your acne your skin is absorbing ingredients that your body could do without. Most of the following are things that you probably have in your kitchen right now and are inexpensive.
1. Brown Sugar Scrub
After showering or washing your face with warm water, the pores on your face will open. Gently rub brown sugar on your face to remove dead skin cells, dirt and oil. This natural exfoliant will leave your skin smooth and soft. You only need to do this twice a month to get these results.
Separate the yolk form the white to create an egg white facial. Gently beat the egg whites and then spread over your face and let sit for 15 – 20 minutes. The yolks are very rich in Vitamin A, which contain retinoids. One of the most common is Retin-A which is used in many acne fighting products. Retin A helps regulate the production of skin cells which in turn prevents pores from clogging. Another retinoid found in Vitamin A is 13-cis-retinol which helps regulate the production of oil and bacteria. The egg yolks can also be used as a mask the same way that you would use the whites.
Honey is often used in beauty products for its anti-bacterial properties. You can use it in your brown sugar scrub or use it as a mask for a clean and clear complexion. Use a dab of honey on a blemish. Cover and leave overnight. The blemish will be gone or at least reduced in size.
Lemon can be used as a toner due to the amount of acid. Dip a cotton ball or cotton pad into the juice of a lemon and rub across your face. Be sure to rinse right away after you feel you have removed the excess dirt, oil and dead skin cells.