A clear, blemish-free complexion is a sign of youth and benefit, which is why men and women alike strive to keep their skin looking great. If you have issues with stubborn blemishes and want to remove these dark spots and prevent new ones from forming, there are a number of remedies you can try at home in between dermatologist visits. Here are a few ideas you can try today.
Honey is a natural antibacterial agent that lifts toxins from the skin and lightens dark spots on the skin. Apply a little honey to your blemishes and rinse with cool water after 20 minutes. Honey can also be mixed with yogurt or lemon juice for an even more effective anti-blemish treatment.
Cucumbers reduce swelling and give the complexion a refreshed look. Consume the juice of cucumbers a few times a week to improve skin health and get rid of blemishes. You can also use the juice as a facial toner.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Strawberries
Apple cider vinegar tones and exfoliates the skin, and the acid in strawberries helps to get rid of dark spots. Mash 2 or 3 strawberries in half a cup of the vinegar and apply to blemishes. Leave the paste on overnight to naturally lighten the skin and tighten the pores.
Rosewater is a natural toner that gets rid of dark patches of skin to make the complexion even and give the skin a supple quality. Use a cotton ball to apply rose water to the skin daily after cleansing your face. You can also squeeze a little lemon juice into the rosewater for an even more potent anti-blemish solution.
Foods with Vitamin A
Foods that are high in vitamin A, such as carrots and squash, are essential for a blemish-free complexion. Vitamin A increases cell turnover and prevents dirt and free radicals from being trapped in the skin. Carrot juice with a splash of lemon juice and parsley is also a helpful remedy for a glowing complexion.
The protein and enzymes in yogurt make it ideal for improving the health of the skin. You can make a mask from the yogurt by spreading the plain, sugar-free variety all over your face and allowing it to set for about 10 minutes. Lemon juice or honey can also be added to the yogurt to make the mask more effective and help you to get rid of blemishes.
Soak a handful of almonds in tepid water overnight. In the morning, ground the almonds into a paste and apply it to the affected areas. Leave the paste on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with cool water. Almonds have the ability to lighten the skin and give the complexion an even tone.
Ginger Juice Blend
Ginger helps to get rid of facial puffiness and increases circulation. This helps the body rid itself of toxins faster, which both reduces and prevents blemishes. For this home remedy, boil a few pieces of ginger root in water. Allow the ginger water to cool, then add orange juice and juiced strawberries or blueberries. These ingredients contain antioxidants that can protect your skin from breakouts and blemishes.
Ground Mint Leaves
The mint leaves have antiseptic properties that remove impurities from the skin and reduce blemishes. The soothing feel of the mint is also a sign that the leaves are decreasing inflammation. Leave the ground mint leaves on your face for about 20 minutes, then rinse with cool water.
Potatoes have the ability to stop the skin’s pigmentation process and thus get rid of blemishes. So, if you have dark spots on your face, place a potato slice on the blemish. Leave the slices on your face for about ten minutes, and then wipe your face with a washcloth rinsed in room temperature water.
Lemongrass and Witch Hazel
Lemongrass has the natural ability to cleanse the tighten the pores, which prevents breakouts. The oil also has the ability to get rid of existing blemishes. Since lemongrass oil is very potent and is too harsh to apply to the skin in its pure form, add a few drops of the oil to witch hazel to create an anti-blemish toner. Witch hazel can also even the skin tone and lighten blemishes. Use the solution each day after cleansing your face.
Aloe Vera Gel
You can extract aloe Vera gel directly from the aloe leaf, which you can purchase from most health food stores. Pure aloe gel is also available in bottled form. Apply the gel directly to your skin after washing your face to lighten blemishes and improve the overall health of your skin. You can also drink aloe juice every other day or so to keep your skin blemish-free and healthy. Aloe is also an effective sunburn remedy, so be sure to apply it, along with a high-SPF sunscreen, to protect your skin from the sun and keep new blemishes from getting back again.