Say goodbye to your unwanted Acne with these food cupboard solutions

22 September 2016

Say goodbye to your unwanted Acne with these food cupboard solutions

Suffering from Acne can not only leave you feeling embarrassed and self-conscious, it can also be disheartening if you’ve tried solution after solution and you still have unwanted blemishes.

We may be able to help though. Stop spending money on expensive Acne creams and look to your food cupboards for inspiration. Here are three solutions for you to try.

  • Apple cider vinegar

Appling apple cider vinegar to your blemishes can help balance your skin’s natural pH levels, reducing redness and inflammation. It also helps to draw out impurities, while the lactic and malic acids in the vinegar gently exfoliate your skin to remove any build-up of dead cells.

Use it as a toner and apply to your whole face at night. Leave for up to 20 minutes before rinsing.

  • Baking soda

You may have only used it in baking but this common food cupboard ingredient can also be used to banish unwanted Acne. It boasts anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which soothe your skin and open up your pores. It also helps reduce excess oil and has a drying effect on pimples.

Make your baking soda Acne solution at home. Simply mix together two tablespoons of baking soda with the same amount of water, then add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Gently massage into your face and leave for up to 15 minutes before rinsing.

  • Papaya

Papaya contains enzymes with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral benefits, making it a great cure for your Acne. It gently exfoliates your skin, removing dead cells and preventing blocked pores. The fruit is also rich in vitamins A, B and C which are all proven to reduce redness and inflammation.

Blend chunks of papaya until smooth and apply directly to your face. Add a dash of honey, aloe vera or lemon to boost efficacy.

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