Skin issues occur throughout life and we have to work with whatever skin problems we face. With all of the treatments available and products on the market, many do not realize that the best products to reduce facial pores, blackheads and wrinkles are often found in the kitchen. Natural remedies for skin problems are effective as well as inexpensive and environmentally friendly. Before putting harsh chemicals and preservatives on your face, try these natural remedies for the skin first.
Sugar contains glycolic acid which is an active ingredient in dermatologist peels for youthful skin. Glycolic acid repairs skin by going beneath the surface and breaking up damage to reveal smooth refined pores.
Scrubbing the face with sugar removes dead skin cells and impurities that can clog the pores and make them appear wide. Removing excess dead cells rejuvenates the skin and allows the pores to heal and tighten.
Take a teaspoon of white or brown sugar and mix it with enough water to make a thick and grainy paste. Massage into the face using circular motions. Leave on the skin for five minutes and rinse off with cool water.
Brewer’s Yeast is a beneficial natural treatment for those suffering from blackheads. When applied topically, it purges the skin of impurities and prevents the formation of new blackheads.
Brewer’s Yeast contains B vitamins as well as chromium, phosphorous and protein, which all cater to pure healthy skin.
Combine one tsp of Brewer’s Yeast with 1/2 tsp of water. When yeast thickens, apply to the face concentrating on areas with blackheads. Allow the mask to harden, about 15 minutes, and rinse with cool water.
Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant that repairs skin damage and slows the aging process. Pure vitamin E oil can be found at any drug store or grocery store and can be applied directly to the skin.
Vitamin E is a free radical scavenger and fights the oxidation of cells. It also encourages new cell growth and lubricates cell membranes.
Dab pure vitamin E oil on fine lines and wrinkles before bed concentrating on crow’s feet and lines around the lips. Let this soak overnight. Lines will soften and become less visible over time.
References and ResourcesDiane Irons, "911 Beauty Secrets: An emergency Guide to Looking Great at Every Age, Size and Budget," 1999
Amanda Watson, "Natural Beauty: A Step-By-Step Guide," 1999