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Having a Spot of Bother

Posted: 2013-05-03 16:50:00
Have you ever woken up to a spot that’s screaming at you to pop??!! Then read on for some natural zit zappers you can carry out from the safety of your own home......

Honey, honey!
Honey is one of the top ingredients in DIY facial masks as it has great moisturising properties but it is also high in antibacterial agents which will bust that blemish. Just dab a pea-size amount of unprocessed honey onto the area and leave for 15 minutes and rinse off.

Vinegar & Water

This helps balance the PH levels in the skin, reduce redness and inflammation of acne. Mix equal parts of purified water and vinegar (you can use white or apple cider vinegar), dab a cotton ball in the mixture, apply to the blemish and rinse after 10 minutes.

Tea Tree Oil
Treating the spot on its own is great but sometimes you need to take a little time out and relax with this lovely soothing mask. You will need some tea tree oil, which you can find at health food stores or drug stores, and honey. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 2 drops of tea tree oil and apply it your face. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

A great DIY blemish remedy that is all-natural and helps decrease redness and swelling of acne is aloe. Get an aloe plant or go to the drug or health food store and look for 100% aloe vera, it usually comes in a gel form. It’s always better to get aloe vera straight from the source but the store-bought gel or cream type is OK too. You can scoop out some of the aloe from the plant or apply to the gel on your entire face and use it as an overnight mask or use it to treat a spot.

Sea salt
You normally wouldn’t think of salt when you think of DIY blemish remedies but it really works! Anything salty sounds like it would irritate your skin but there are lots of testimonials about the wonders of sea salt! Heat up a cup of distilled water enough to warm it up, add 1 tablespoon of sea salt and stir until it dissolves. Then, soak a washcloth in the solution and apply it to your face for about 5 minutes minimum or soak a cotton ball and treat your spot. Salt can dry out your skin so make sure you follow up with a good moisturiser!

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