Turmeric – lemon treatment for pimples and blackheads
If you have oily skin, then you are most likely to be susceptible to breakouts and while a host of treatment exist, I realized that natural remedies do come very handy in treating blackheads and pimples. The benefits are great; chief among them is that since the treatment is natural, it nourishes your skin and secondly, they are cheap as they already are in your kitchen cabinet or refrigerator. For DIY facial treatment for pimples and blackheads, read previous post on DIY for oily skin. You can follow the same steps. http://enenaturals.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/do-it-yourself-spa-treatment/
The treatment for pimples and blackheads are easy to find and easy to apply; you would probably have to take a trip to your local departmental store to purchase some herbs!
Essential Natural remedies to use:
1. Turmeric: I am sure many of you already know what turmeric is; but if you don’t, well, turmeric is a spice that is used in dishes, especially Asian dishes that adds colour to meals like rice. Turmeric is the number one ingredient used in giving fried rice its green colour. Its aroma is quiet strong and sensual; and just as it is great in food, so also is it good for the treatment of blackheads and pimples. Turmeric dries out pimples, which turns it into flake and eventually, peels it off. Turmeric acts as both scrub and cleanser.
2. Lemon: Lemon acts as astringent which also helps to dry out pimples and blackheads.
3. Rosewater and Glycerine: You can purchase rosewater and glycerine from aby beauty store. This is a greater toner that also moisturizes the skin.
How to Use:
On a daily basis, take a small amount of turmeric powder – even less than half a teaspoon; add some fresh lemon juice, mix into a paste and apply all over face. If you have breakouts on your neck, do the same. Scrub the mixture with your fingers and rinse off.
Pour some rosewater and glycerine in a cotton pad, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and rub all over your face as toner.
Complete with oil-free moisturizer for your face. You can use Interface Disappearing Act which fades out blackheads.
If you have enough time, you could leave the turmeric-lemon paste on your face for ten minutes as mask before scrubing.
Daily defence against pimples and blackheads
To rid pimples and blackheads completely, you have to stop picking at your skin. So long as your fingers remain on your face, you will keep transfering the germs on your hands to your face which keeps spreading infection on your face and worsening your situation. Keep your fingers clean and away from your face. If the temptation is so bad though you are desperate to remove the pimples or blackheads, then trim your nails to the barest minimum which cannot scratch any surface of your skin! [I am so not kidding!].