Spring has arrived with all her rain, flowers, and heat! With changing weather comes – dun, dun, dun – changing skin. It’s pretty normal if you are seeing some changes and freak breakouts on your face. You are not alone this happens to many of us. Luckily there are tons of natural remedies out there, which will help reduce pimples. Always remember you know what kind of skin you have. For some au natural items work like tea tree and honey, but for others not so much. If you are one of those people who need more powerful cleansing agents use them, but always make sure you’re not over doing it. Sensitive skin or not, you always have to be gentle with your skin and not aggravate it. In doing so you could just make the problem worse. In the words of John Mayer, ‘your body is a wonderland…” So treat it well!!
Here are two natural ways that have helped me combat springtime acne.
- Tea Tree Oil – This oil is pure magic! I have been using tea tree oil on my face for years. So what exactly makes this oil so great in fighting acne? Just a tiny drop is powerful enough to penetrate the skin and unclog the sebaceous gland. Let’s take a step back and define the sebaceous gland, it is “a small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter (sebum) into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair,” as defined by Dictionary.com. What tea tree does is it disinfects the pores, which cause pimples and reduces inflammation. When applying the oil make sure you dilute it with water. I have a reusable 4 oz spray bottle that I fill 3/4th’s of the way with distilled water, then add 10-15 drops of tea tree oil depending on how sensitive your skin is. Shake the bottle to mix, and then just simply spray 2-3 times on your face. If you use a cotton ball this will help remove the day’s grime off your face also. My go to tea tree oil is: First Botany Australian Tea Tree Oil (PKR 450), available on Just4Girls.pk in trail size of 5 mL. They also have a ton of other trial size essential oils and more, which you can checkout in my another blog.
- Raw Honey – Okay you, maybe thinking what is honey going to do for my skin. I am here to tell you A LOT! Raw honey, which is taken from the comb is packed full of antibacterial properties and antioxidants. Raw honey is very gentle and can be applied to any kind of skin. The key here is to make sure you are buying raw, organic honey; do not buy anything that has additives such as, sugar or water. If you use ‘fake’ honey you are not doing any favors to your skin. You can buy raw honey called, Sidr Honey from: GoldyHoney.com. If you know of any trusted local sellers of raw honey in your town buy that. How to use: wash you face with warm water, while your face is still damp apply a table spoon of honey all over your face, avoiding your eyes. Leave the honey on your face anywhere from 30-45 minutes. Follow by rinsing with warm water also. Lastly, pat your face dry. Do once daily if possible, if time is of essence then every other day works also.