[toc]There are certain things in life which we cannot take control of. And the most obvious one is getting old, change of place, falling in love and etc. These are destined to happen and so are the health issue related to them. Well, the latter two doesn’t give you any health problems other than an upset mood for a period of time. But the old age does.
The prominent effect of approaching old age is strongly reflected in our skin before it starts to show its effect on health. Wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, hyperpigmentation all are related with ageing.
Leaving other skin problem behind, we will talk about blemishes in this article. Besides ageing, blemishes are also caused due to hormonal changes, deficiency of vitamins, and medicine reaction. So, don’t take it lightly if you suddenly notice appearance of blemishes on your skin. Consult your physician before jumping into conclusion and starting your own therapy. However, following some home remedies can cure your skin blemishes if it is not related to medical condition. Try them yourself and witness a miraculous flawless skin.
9 Home Remedies For Blemishes
Lemon is rich in vitamin C and so its acidic nature helps to reduce scars of any type from the skin. Lemon has a bleaching effect on skin and therefore it works perfectly to clear blemishes from the skin. Both lemon peel as well as juice can be used to reduce blemishes. Take a lemon piece and directly rub it on the skin for a few minutes and later rinse with plain water.
If you don’t want to use raw lemon juice on skin due to its strong bleaching effect. Then mix half tablespoon of sugar with lemon juice to neutralize its acidic nature. For using lemon peel, make a paste of lemon peel and apply it on the skin like a face mask. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Afterwards rinse off with water. Interestingly, you an even drink lemon juice to remove blemishes from the skin.
Honey works perfectly well to clear off the blemishes from the skin. It is rich in minerals which nourishes the skin as well. Use it in the following way to reduce blemishes from the skin. Take a small bowl, pour in 1 tablespoon of honey, few drops of lemon juice, and 4 to 5 tablespoons of rose water.
Mix them well with a spoon. Apply the lotion simply with your fingertips on the affected area. Here is one more combination of honey for blemishes. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey, half teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of turmeric powder. Apply the paste on the blemished skin and leave for minimum 30 minutes. Wash it off with water afterwards.
Take Healthy Diet
Sometimes blemishes occur due to deficiency of vitamins and minerals. Therefore, in such cases applying topical treatment wouldn’t help much. So, make sure you diet on nutritious foods along with using external remedies.
Foods rich in vitamin C, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, dairy products and fruits are very good for skin. Also, sip green tea every day to detox your body of free radicals that cause blemishes on skin.
Home-Made Face Pack
Here is a recipe for home-made face pack exclusively formulated for blemishes reduction. You will need the following ingredients to prepare at home: lemon powder, orange powder, yogurt and honey.
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl to make a thick paste. Apply the pack on the skin and leave it at least for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wash off with plain water, pat dry and apply a gentle moisturizer.
As skin ages, it starts to form more dead skin then earlier. The dead skin often develops clogged pores along with dirt and oil.
When these process is frequent and fast then patches of dark skin appears on the skin taking the face of blemishes. Therefore, make a habit of exfoliating your skin thrice every week to get rid of dead skin.
During young age, it may not be necessary to take up a skin care routine as skin naturally rejuvenates of its own regularly clearing any spot, scars or blemishes. But as we grow old, this process slows down. Skin repair and rejuvenation completely stops or rarely happens after certain age.
So, it is important to give extra care and attention to the skin to keep it vibrant and youthful. And following a proper skin care routine comprising cleaning, toning, facial, massage, exfoliating, steaming and moisturizing help to stay away from skin blemishes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another marvelous home remedy for getting rid of skin blemishes. It acts as an effective moisturizer as well maintains the ph of skin. It can be used in several ways. You can either use it along with face wash or prepare a toner with it.
For using it with face wash, take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix it with your regular face wash before cleaning your face. And to prepare a toner, add 2 tablespoons of toner in 2/3 quantity of water in a bowl. Apply the toner soaking in a cotton ball after cleansing.
Essential oil may rescue your skin from the ugly blemishes. Among several essential oil available in the market, lavender oil and tea tree oil are found effective cure for skin blemishes. Take a few drops of any one of these oils in your fingertips and apply on the affected area.
Leave it on skin overnight for best result. You may consider diluting tea tree oil with carrier oil (almond or olive) if you feel it is strong on skin. Whereas, lavender oil can be used on skin undiluted and neat.
It may seem peculiar to use carrot on blemishes but believe me it works like wonder to reduce blemishes from skin.
You just need to boil enough amount of carrot according to your affected skin and mash it to make a paste. Apply the paste on the skin and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes like that. Afterward, rinse it off with milk. You can even use carrot juice to cure blemishes.