Oatmeal: is known to be a good natural and inexpensive home remedy for dry skin and acne. It is also very soothing for itchy skin. To treat acne and the likes with oatmeal, simply grind (using a blender or mixer) your oatmeal into a fine powder.Dissolve oatmeal in lukewarm water, and apply the solution to all affected areas leaving it for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with fresh (cold) water. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel, be gentle and make sure not to rub and further irritate your skin.
Sugar: Sugar can be used as body and facial scrub. Ex-foliating your skin regularly is important to help remove excess dirt, dead skin, and oils to rejuvenate your skin. Sugar ex-foliates without tearing away the skin because they are very fine(I don't use it on a daily basis though). Simply mix honey, olive oil, and brown sugar in a bowl. Massage with fingertips into the skin. Let sit as little or as long as you like. First, rinse away with warm water and then followed with cold water.
Olive oil: Not only for it's internal benefits, Extra virgin olive oil is the preferred grade for moisturising the skin and helps remove build-up.
Olive oil is loaded with skin loving nutrients and is a natural humectant that actually helps attract moisture to your dry skin. Olive oil contains antioxidants, squalene, clorophyll,vitamin e, vitamin k, phenols, oleocanthal, etc. It is also great for hair and the scalp. Olive oil is a good natural make-up remover, nail and cuticle moisturiser.
Lemon: This is very good for oily skin. The natural citric acid in lemon helps break down oil molecules and cleanses the top layer of skin to reveal a smooth and soft complexion. Simply mix equal part of fresh lemon juice and water. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and gently dab on skin/face. If the burning sensation is much, wash out with cold water. Follow up with a good moisturiser for an oily skin.
Natural Yoghurt: Apart from it's nutritional values, natural yoghurt can be applied externally. It can be used for the hair, face and body. It exfoliates the skin because it contains a good dose of lactic acid. It locks moisture , softens, brightens and soothes the skin. It cleanses the skin and helps in diminishing blemishes. It gives a clearer and smoother complexion. Apply it your face/skin using a soft brush or clean finger tips. Lease it on for about 15-20 minutes and rinse.
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