One thing we do every day, at least twice is look into the mirror, in the morning and before going to bed. And one thing we all wish for while we look at all those pimples and spots – How do I get clear skin fast and naturally? All those girls in the fashions magazines, they have such glowing complexion. How do I make my complexion flaw less like those models?
I will make an honest confession here. I have spent thousands of rupees and tried a number of beauty products that promised to clear my pimples and other skin problems throughout these years and made a big hole in my pocket. But the results were futile. Only then I realized that the there is nothing as economical and as effective for the betterment of your skin like the ingredients found in your mom’s kitchen. Oh Yes! No Kidding!
Simple Ways To Say Bye To Pimples
1. Sandalwood Face Mask
- Raw Milk
- Clean but rough surface
Method: Take a piece of sandal wood and rub it against a slightly coarse surface to get its paste. Mix this paste with raw milk. Spread it generously over your face, and wait for it to dry.
‘Boring!’ yeah, waiting for a face mask to dry can be boring. So, just turn on your laptop go through the blogs on fashion and style and gather some information on the latest styles trends (well, now waiting won’t be that boring).
2. Ginger & Honey Paste
Method: You may also choose to apply a paste of ginger on your pimples. But ginger juice can cause burning sensations. So, tease this paste with a tea spoon of honey and spread it on your face. This can be done every day, as it is completely natural. Ginger juice will help you get rid of the pimples and honey will moisturize your skin.
3. Lemon & Honey Serum
- A bowl and a teaspoon
Method: Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl. Add a teaspoon of honey and mix the two into a diluted solution or serum. Apply this serum on your face. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse it off with flowing water. You will be surprised to see, how easily honey gets washed off despite its sticky appearance and feel. Lemon has abundance of Vitamin C which is beneficial for all skin types. It is an excellent exfoliator and also has skin whitening properties. Oh, it is also works as an astringent. To be honest, lemon is my personal go-to solution for all kinds of skin troubles.
[Also Read: Benefits of Lemon]
4. Garlic Paste
- 5-6 cloves of garlic
- Some cotton
Method: Would you have guessed that the next thing on my list is garlic? Take about 5-6 cloves of garlic and make a juicy paste out of it. Take a cotton ball and soak it in this garlic juice. Now just bad this cotton on the affected area. Make sure that you use a mild face wash to wash the garlic juice off your face. The idea is to look pretty, not to drive people away by the stink of garlic juice.
5. Mustard Paste
- Raw Milk
Method: Take some mustard and grind it finely. Now take two spoons of this mustard powder in a bowl and keep the rest in a tight container and dump it in the fridge for the next day. Put two spoons of raw milk in the bowl and make a fine paste. Spread it on your face evenly. Ouch! Yes, it burns a li’l. But then you are stronger than you think and can easily deal with this much irritation. Keep it till it dries and wash it off.
Erase the Blemish
Once you are off pimples but still have those ugly marks run to the refrigerator. You can make three different packs from simple things in your refrigerator that will help in rubbing off the spots.
How to Get Rid of Pimple Marks
1. Tomato Mask
- Half a tomato
- Raw milk
Method: Make a paste of tomato juice and raw milk and apply it on your face. Leave it till it dries and rinse it off. Tomato juice helps fading the spots while raw milk restores the moisture in your skin which can be flushed away due to the harmless yet acidic property of tomato juice.
2. Lember Mask
- Half a lemon
- Half/quarter of a cucumber
Method: No points for guessing, lember is lemon and cucumber. You will have to mix some lemon juice and cucumber juice in equal proportions. Spread this solution evenly on your spots. You can even use it for your face. The vitamin C helps in fading the scar marks while the cooling properties of cucumber juice soothes the skin.
3. Potato juice
Method: Did you know potato juice too has amazing properties that helps getting rid of marks and spots? Grate a potato in a fine grater and squeeze out the juice. Dab the juice with a cotton ball on your face. Leave it till it dries and blackens. Now rinse it off in flowing water and witness a brighter complexion.
4. Curd Mask
Method: Take a piece of raw turmeric and make a paste of it in a chopper or okhli. Now add this in half cup of homemade curd. Beat these two into an even paste. Spread this paste on your face. Let it be till the mask dries out and tightens. Now wash it off. This mask will not only help erase dark spots but also boost your complexion. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and reduces further occurrence of acne.
Scrub it Off
Scrubbing is an important part of your skin care routine. You just can’t get clear skin it you don’t rub out the dead skin cells from your body. This will help in reducing pimple marks too.
Homemade scrubs to remove pimple marks
- Rice powder
- Ground nut or Almonds
Method: Rice powder is the best homemade scrub I have ever used. Make a fine rice powder for scrubbing your face and a little coarse one for the rest of your body. You may mix some ground nut or almond powder with this rice powder to make sure you moisturize your skin while you scrub it. I would rather mix the rice powder with milk than water to get best results. Use this scrub weekly during bath for best results.
2. Orange Peel Scrub
- Orange peels
- Rose water
Method: During winters you may also grind out dried orange peels. They act an excellent exfoliators and are a great source of Vitamin C. Make a paste of it by mixing it with rose water. You can use it all over your body. This works best to soften hard elbows and knees. You could also make rose water at home.
Keep it clean – Inside out
By the way, pimples or break outs are not only a topical infection but are also the outcome of what you put inside your tummy. So, the first thing you need to do is to cleanse your internal system. For a clear skin you have to make sure you have a clean lifestyle.
Replace your coffee with green tea. Green tea for skin works wonders. It reduces cancer and diabetes to a great extent. It also helps in reducing fats. With its anti – oxidant properties, green tea works as an excellent age defensing drink.
Avoid junk food – as much as you can. The first thing you need to consume every morning is half a liter of luke warm water with one whole lemon squeezed into it. For taste, you may also add some honey. This solution will not only help you in getting clear skin faster and naturally but also help you reduce weight (that is if you are aiming at reducing some extra flab!)
Hope this article on how to get clear skin naturally is helpful.