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Drinking sufficient fluids daily, having plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in
your diet, and steering clear of fatty, greasy foods are everyday things that you
can do to keep acne away without spending a lot of money on acne treatment products.
However, I’d also like to suggest you use diluted lemon juice (internally) as a home
remedy to naturally clear up acne and keep oily skin under control.
Lemon juice is one of the cheapest and best natural acne cures around because of
its alkaline properties and detoxifying effects on the body. It works to gently flush
toxins out of your body, which helps to keep your system cleansed and healthy, thereby
controlling acne naturally. In addition to that, the Vitamin C in lemon juice also
helps collagen synthesis in your skin’s epidermal layer (improve skin elasticity
and encourage new skin cell growth). Hence, you'll see a huge difference in terms
of skin texture and complexion – firmer, smoother and brighter-looking skin.
Aside from clearing acne naturally, lemon juice benefits your health in numerous
ways. The juice from lemon helps relieve constipation, aids digestion, cleanses the
liver and removes kidney stones, and calcium deposits in the body, to name a few.
Add freshly squeezed lemon juice (about ¼ lemon) to a cup of lukewarm water, but
don't add sugar or other sweeteners such as honey and stevia. Drink the diluetd lemon
juice twice a day; you can take it a few hours after breakfast and before bedtime.
I don't recommend drinking it on an empty stomach because the acidic nature of lemon
may hurt your stomach, if you can't handle it. Also, use a straw to drink the lemon
juice to reduce the contact of acid juices with your teeth.
Use this lemon juice acne remedy for a few weeks to help control excessive oil around
your nose and cheeks. You'll also improvements for blackheads and whiteheads too.
Homemade Acne Oatmeal Honey Facial Mask Recipe
The humble oatmeal is especially great for curing acne because it contains terpinen-4-ol,
an anti-microbial ingredient (the same active ingredient found in tea tree oil) that
kills bacteria that lives on skin. When these bacteria become trapped in hair follicles
and pores, they react with oil and other substances, causing acne.
Oatmeal has highly absorbent powers that works to naturally draw out unwanted oil,
impurities and toxins from your pores. When combined with water, oatmeal helps to
balance your skin's pH level, thereby improving your overall skin complexion.
Oats is also rich in phenols and flavonoids, potent antioxidants that reduces sun
damage to your skin. What's more, oatmeal's rough texture acts as a gentle scrub
to slough off dead skin cells on the surface to make way for new fresh ones so your
skin complexion becomes clearer, smoother and appear visibly whiter.
How to Make Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask to Treat Acne Skin
1. Add ¾ cup oatmeal to ½ cup water. Cook for a few minutes, and leave it aside to
cool. You want it to be slightly warm, not hot.
2. Then stir in ¼ cup honey to make a thick sticky paste. I personally prefer to
use manuka honey because this special type of honey contains extraordinary healing
properties not found in other types of honey. It's very effective in clearing up
existing acne and also keeps new breakouts from forming under the skin.
3. Spread the paste liberally on your face, carefully avoiding the area around your
mouth, nose and eyes. The oatmeal mixture may irritate the skin just under your eyes
so it's a good idea to lay thin slices of cucumber or tea bags on your eyes. Both
cucumber slices and soaked tea bags will effectively protect and soothe the delicate
skin around your eyes, and will also help reduce puffiness and the appearance of
dark eye circles.
4. Leave the oatmeal acne treatment mask on your face for about 10-20 minutes, and
try not to talk or move your face too much. Rinse it completely off using warm water.
Gently pat dry with a towel, and apply your favorite toner and moisturizer.
For best results, use an oatmeal honey face mask at least 1-3 times per week.
By Tiffany Moore
I'm very troubled with mild episodes of acne on my forehead that won't go away no
matter what special acne treatment cream I use to control acne, and my skin also
gets really oily around my nose and cheeks throughout the day. Despite drinking 8
glasses of water everyday, eating lots of fresh fruits and avoiding greasy food,
the pimples and zits keep coming back! I recently heard from a friend about using
oatmeal in homemade face masks works well for people with oily and acne prone skin.
If it's true, how do I make oatmeal face mask to clear my acne? Thank you. – Jemma,