5 Simple Home Items For That Pesky Pimple
Although the ingredients of these all-natural treatments are found in our pantries, it is still best to use them in moderate amounts. Some of these have natural salicylic acid in them that tend to dry out one’s skin.
These remedies are made for that big, scary, red pimple that seems to capture everyone’s attention and not your average acne. However, you can apply them on regular break-outs but not to the point where your skin dries out. Everything should always be in moderation. Remember, a little goes a long way.
1. Make a tiny clay mask by mixing a bit of water and your favourite essential oil and apply it over the pimple. Leave it over night and if not overnight, it’ll be gone after a couple of days.
Don’t know which clay to use? Try Redmond clay, bentonite or your average cosmetic clay.
2. Apply apple cider vinegar on your facial imperfection once or twice a day. Use a cotton swab and to apply the ACV on your face and don’t rinse it off unless you feel that you have to.
3. Before going to bed, squeeze out a fresh lemon and apply the juice on your zany zit. Do this at night or under minimal lighting because lemon juice might bring severe reactions to your skin when exposed under the heat of the sun.
4. Mix about 1/8 of a tsp mustard powder to 1 tsp unfiltered honey and stir well. Spread the concoction on your pimple and wash it off after 15 minutes. Bottled mustard can also prove effective. Why mustard? Why not? Mustard has vitamin C, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and zinc, which are good for your skin.
5. Green tea, aside from its anti-inflammatory properties for puffy eyes, it is also known to soothe a sore pimple. Instead of throwing those tea bags away, you can reuse them by making green tea ice cubes for your face.