Posted in Beauty on March 28, 2014

Acne is a common skin problem that is on the rise. It normally develops on the face, back, chest, shoulders and the neck. When the pores of our skin get blocked due to dirt pimples are formed. It is more common for oily skin to develop acne even though it can happen in other skin types.

So here are a few DIY remedies that you can use to help reduce and remove your acne scars by making your very own treatments:

    1. Oatmeal and cinnamon: heat one cup of water to around medium heat and add half a cup of oatmeal and a teaspoon of lemon juice. This will help in cleansing your skin. After this mixture cools down a bit, add a table spoon of cinnamon. The mixture is now ready to be used. After applying it on the areas of your skin that have acne, leave it for half an hour. Wash your face with warm water, after which you can apply moisturizer. This will help remove any flaws from your skin.


  1. Potato: this vegetable helps in removing any form of dirt and grease from your face, reducing the chances of acne as well as dark circles. Cut thin slices of potato and apply them over your pimples. Besides applying slices of potato, you can also use potato juice to help free your skin from acne and puffiness.

Tip: the same pack can be formed using orange juice or its peals instead of potatoes.

    1. ‘Flour’ it up: mix one teaspoon of rice flour, one teaspoon of gram’s flour and ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder. To make this pack smooth, add a teaspoon of milk which should be raw. Apply this pack to your skin for twenty minutes after which you can wash it off with warm water.


  1. Sweet way out: brown sugar helps removes impurities from your skin. Make this pack by mixing three teaspoons of brown sugar with one teaspoon of honey. Use this mixture on your face in a circular manner. Leave it for fifteen minutes, after which you can use cold water to wash it dry.

These remedies can be used at least twice a week. However, besides these tips, keep in mind basic factors to protect your skin from acne, such as: try not to keep touching your skin because your hands can be dirty, wash your face exactly twice a day, moisturize your skin and always use sunscreen when you step out; last but not the least, reduce the stress in your life to enjoy that beautiful glowing skin you see in others and not yourself because now you know the secret!

Posted in Beauty on October 21, 2013

Face cleaning is a technique everyone must know to keep his or her face dirt free for healthy looking skin.  Face cleaning should be a dedicated task especially if you have oily skin or have acne. Skin protection is very important for both men and women.

To begin with steam your face for 5-10 minutes. This is simple to execute. Take boiling water in a bowl, cover head with the towel and hold bowl close to your face. Make sure it’s not too hot to hold. Steam will help to open pores in your skin. Clogged pores give birth to ugly black heads, which leads to uneven skin tone. It also causes acne and other bacterial infections.

Use a cleanser according to your skin type. If you don’t know your skin type, take professional help to find out.  People with oily skin or acne need to use an oil free cleanser or a slightly medicated cleanser and for dry skin something with moisturizer will do well. Face wash will remove all the visible dirt and impurities.

To get rid of the dead cells, you must use a scrub. Get any hypoallergenic face scrub specially designed for facial skin. There are many herbal fruit scrubs, which are good for the gentle skin of the face. Scrub gently and wash your face. According to new researches, scrubbing actually gives way to clear skin.

Wash face with warm water and don’t use hot water on your face ever.  Once you feel all the scrub has washed, splash face with cool not cold water, to close the open pores. Pat your face dry and do not scrub your face with the towel. Use clean towels every time, or keep small hand towels for face.

Allow face to dry for couple of minutes then apply a tried and tested mask or face pack.  Use face pack accordingly to your skin type. Herbal packs with clay will help remove excess oil and tighten skin pores. To complete your face care, gently massage with a good quality moisturizer according to your skin type.

You can also consider simple and safe home remedies for clearer skin. You can take one tablespoon cold milk, dip a cotton pad in it, rub on your face in circular movements, use upward strokes on neck area, leave it for few minutes and wash it with cool water. Milk is a natural cleanser and a moisturizer.

You can also use a thick slice of cucumber, rub over face and neck, and wash after 15 minutes.

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