If you suffer from acne prone skin then you have probably spent a fair amount of money on expensive products that claim to give you a new face. Whilst there are a lot of products out there that really work, the cost of trying to achieve clear skin can sometimes be overwhelming.
I have suffered from acne since I was a teenager and I have probably put anything you can think of on my face. From toothpaste to egg whites, I’ve tried it! In my experience there a few remedies that I have found really do produce good results.
Honey has natural antibacterial properties so is great for calming down those pesky pimples. I tend to use it as a mask and leave for 10-15 minutes. It is also very moisturizing. You can also mix it with other ingredients such as lemon or avocado.
Lemon is also antibacterial so helps to kill off the bacteria that are causing you to breakout. It is also a natural bleaching agent so assists in fading red acne scars. I always see results using lemon in my skincare routine. I usually mix lemon with honey and use as a mask as I find putting in directly onto my skin can be too harsh and sting, as I have sensitive skin.
- Egg Whites
Whip up some egg whites and apply to your face with a brush and leave for around 5 minutes, or until dry. This is intense; you can literally feel your face getting tighter as it dries. Once I use have removed the egg whites my skin feels instantly tighter and I can see fewer lines and dark spots.
When it comes to eating sugar, it’s not the best for keeping your skin healthy. However, you can use it as a scrub to gently exfoliate. I tend to find a lot of face scrubs are too harsh for my skin, this is natural and gently removes dead skin cells without irritating my skin, and I love it!
- Coconut Oil
When I first read about the benefits coconut oil had on acne, I thought ‘but my skin is already oily, why would I add more?’ Coconut oil is a natural oil that dissolves the oil that builds up in your pores. It’s full of antibacterial agents and is super moisturizing. I tend to wash my face with it with my usual cleanser or use it as a mask for 10 – 15 minutes. It’s also great for conditioning your hair!