Many people forget about skin care. What’s the result? Acne, discoloration, blackheads. The skin is the human body’s largest organ that protects us from UV radiation, supports internal organs and acts as a protective barrier from the external environment. The dermis contains nerve endings, fights infections and helps to maintain proper body temperature. By nurturing your skin with homemade cosmetics, you can even fight acne. There are many ideas you can try to improve your skin. Meet the most popular and the most effective homemade remedies.
What is acne?
The skin has a large number of glands and pores that surround hair follicles. The pores may get clogged with sebum, cosmetics, bacteria or dead skin cells. The result of such situation is acne that appear on the face, back, neck, arms and chest. The types of acne include whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, nodules and abscesses. The last type is the deepest and the most severe form of acne.
Acne most commonly occurs during puberty, because hormones (especially testosterone) increase and stimulate the production of sebum. The condition of the skin can deteriorate when applying make-up based on cosmetics based on oils.
Mild acne has the form of blackheads and spots. You can treat mild skin lesions by using different cleansing techniques. In the case of severe acne, the acne should be controlled by a dermatologist. Moderate acne means that you have twenty to one hundred clogged pores, and fifteen to fifty inflamed or infected ones. Severe acne is more than a hundred blackheads, pimples, pustules, nodules and at least five cysts.
DIY facial cleanser
The cleanser should be based on tea tree oil as it fights bacteria and is almost as effective as benzoyl peroxide but without any side effects. To make it, you will need:
- ¼ cup of castor oil,
- ½ cup of grape seed oil,
- ¼ cup of jojoba oil,
- 15 drops of tea tree oil.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Store them in a clean container. Gently massage the oil into your face for a minute. Soak a clean cloth in warm water and put on your face. Wait for the water to evaporate, wipe the oil out of your face and then clean the face with a paper towel.
Aloe vera for inflammation
Aloe vera is a plant with antibacterial properties. It soothes inflammation, prevents infections and acne. Regular use of aloe vera gel should improve wound healing. Remember to buy a product with a 100%
Mask with lemon and eggs
Egg whites cleanse the skin and shrink the pores, while lemons brighten and exfoliates the skin. Citrus fruits are also a good source of alpha-hydroxy acids and vitamin C. The mixture of the two ingredients improves the condition of the skin. To prepare it, you should mix 1 egg white and juice of a lemon, then apply to your face. After about 30 minutes rinse the face with warm water.
Natural products usually do not contain harmful chemicals, instead they contain fruits, dairy products and oils which have beneficial effects on the skin. The green tea extract is an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and increase the level of collagen. Aloe vera and lemon juice lighten discolorations.