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SKIN CARE

Granny’s Tip: Honey and Lemon to Get Rid of Acne

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Having clear skin is everyone’s dream, but when we suffer from acne we only want one thing to get rid of pimples and their unsightly traces. To achieve this, many people use creams or chemicals, which sometimes tend to damage the skin more. Here are some effective remedies that will remove traces of acne easily.

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These natural remedies are gentle on the skin and will not clog the pores (which prevents future breakouts), easily accessible, and at very affordable prices. 

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Honey and lemon

Honey helps reduce scars where lemon, thanks to the citric acid it contains, helps lighten dark spots left by acne marks. It also helps fight against different types of skin problems.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • A few drops of lemon

Preparation:

  • Mix the two ingredients well together.
  • Apply on your face for 5-10 minutes.
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water.

Frequency:

2 times per week.

This remedy is to be used in the evening; the lemon being photosensitizing.

Potato

The properties of potatoes naturally whiten your skin and lighten marks. This vegetable contains catecholase which helps reduce hyperpigmentation in the skin and helps fade dark spots left by acne scars.

Ingredients:

  • A potato

Preparation:

  • Slice the potatoes into small pieces.
  • Rub them on the acne marks for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes.

Frequency:

Every day before going to sleep for best results.

Tomato

The tomato helps reduce the size of dilated pores, especially when you suffer from acne. It also contains lycopene which is effective in treating traces of acne.

Ingredients:

  • A tomato

Preparation:

  • Slice the tomato.
  • Apply the slices to the acne marks and leave them to act for 20 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cold water.

Frequency:

This remedy is to be used 4 to 5 times a week.

Basil

Basil is rich in vitamins A and C. These two vitamins help eliminate the bacteria responsible for the appearance of acne. It purifies acne-prone skin and acts as a real sebum regulator.

Ingredients:

  • 6 to 8 fresh basil leaves
  • Water

Preparation:

  • Crush some fresh basil leaves and make a paste by adding a little water.
  • Apply it on your face for 10 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cold water.

Frequency:

This remedy is to be used 4 to 5 times a week.

Raw papaya

This fruit acts in a preventive and restorative way by preventing the appearance of acne and by fighting against the already existing one and blurring its traces. These two powers are due to beta-carotene and vitamins A, B, and C contained in papaya.

Ingredients:

  • 1 raw papaya

Preparation:

  • Crush the raw papaya.
  • Apply it on the acne-affected areas for 20 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cold water.

Frequency:

This remedy is to be used 3 times a week.

Orange

Orange is a great way to remove pimple marks from the face because it contains vitamin C.

Ingredients:

  • Zest of an organic orange
  • Milk or rose water

Preparation:

  • Take the zest and mix it with milk or rose water.
  • Apply this paste on the face for 15 minutes.
  • Wash your face with water.

Frequency

Once a week.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has healing and soothing properties that help eliminate traces of pimples. This plant also regenerates cells to reduce acne scars.

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh aloe vera leaf

Preparation:

  • Cut a branch of fresh aloe vera and extract the gel.
  • Keep it in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Then apply it on the marks and pustules.
  • You can keep it on all night

Frequency

Every day for the best results.

Baking soda

Baking soda has antibacterial properties that fight acne. It also helps to treat excess sebum and exfoliate the skin. This exfoliating effect acts on the traces of acne.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Water

Preparation:

  • Mix the baking soda with enough water to make a thick paste.
  • Apply on acne marks and massage gently.
  • Leave this mixture on the skin for 2 minutes and wash your face with cold water.

Frequency

Once a week.

  1. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that stimulates the regeneration of skin cells and helps keep skin affected by acne scars supple.

Ingredients:

  • 1 vitamin E capsule

Preparation:

  • Take a vitamin E capsule and prick it to extract the contents
  • Apply it on the marks.
  • Leave it overnight.

Frequency

Do this every day before going to sleep. You can see interesting results after just 15 days.

  1. Cucumber 

Cucumber contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium which are great for the skin. Cucumber helps reduce acne marks.

Ingredients:

1 Half a cucumber

Preparation:

  • Take a few thin slices of cucumber.
  • Place them on the acne traces and keep them for 30 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cold water.