Contrary to popular belief, acne is not a skin problem that only adolescents and teenagers face. In fact, many adults have it as well. However old or young, a commonality between the two lies in finding the ultimate solution to solving this painful condition. Here are some economical home remedies for clear and glowing skin.
Garlic has well known antibiotic properties making it an excellent treatment for pimples and acne. Peel and mash eight cloves of fresh garlic and apply to face avoiding the area around the eyes. Leave on for about 15 minutes and wash off with a warm cloth.
Dilute some lemon juice with water and dab on pimples to kill germs, cool inflammation and improve blood circulation.
To loosen and cleanse blackheads, make a paste of oatmeal, honey and an egg white. Apply to the skin, massage for 10 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
A mask of grated apple mixed with a little honey is an excellent remedy for pimples. Most facial masks can be applied to the skin for 15-20 minutes then washed off with warm water, followed by a cold rinse.
Mix a teaspoon of honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then beat in an egg yolk. Massage on hair in small sections. Wrap head with shower cap for 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo. This is a great treatment for keeping split ends away.
Instead of shampooing, massage handfuls of baking soda into the hair and scalp to absorb oil and to loosen dead skin on scalp. Rinse thoroughly, use no other shampoos. While initially the hair may seem dry, after several weeks, the dandruff will be gone and your hair will be smooth and shiny.
Cook an un-peeled potato in boiling water and let it cool slightly. Dip a pastry brush or cotton ball in the cooking water, cover and saturate hair, being careful not to get any on skin. Leave on hair for 20 minutes then rinse out. This rinse works over a period of time to subtly colour and add highlights to the hair.
A person’s hands and nails say a lot about them. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to have them looking their best and neatest.
For making hands softer, put them in whole milk for five to ten minutes before beginning your manicure.
To avoid nails from splitting, always use a moisturiser after washing them. Also, take some vitamins to make the nails stronger.
Discolored nails can be avoided by applying a base coat on your nails before using coloured nail polish. This stops the colored polish from being in direct contact with the nail which in turn causes yellowing.
Mix lemon juice in barley powder and apply on finger joints to get rid off the darkness. Do this twice a month and notice the difference.
For tired feet, put some salt in a bucket of lukewarm water and let them soak.
Use a pumice stone or scrubber regularly on the heels and soles of your feet. This will prevent calluses from forming.
Using a nailbrush regularly keeps the dirt and grime away, which usually causes smelly feet.
Never wear shoes while your feet are wet. Always wipe them dry, paying special attention to the area between your toes. Also, sprinkle some powder to deodorise them