Home Remedy for Acne and Pesky Pimples #8

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Home Remedy #8:  Mix strawberries and honey

Honey and strawberries make a home remedy for acne that sounds pretty “sweet” and it combines two things that are used commonly in pricey, often time’s harsh, facial scrubs and cleansers.  Strawberries may seem random, but consider the fact that they are high in salicylic acid.  Salicylic acid is a primary ingredient in many commercial acne treatments.  It encourages the epidermis to shed its cells more readily, opening up clogged pores, and neutralizing bacteria.  It also shrinks up the pores a bit, which prevents them form clogging up in the future and encourages new cell growth.  Honey also works against bacteria that may be behind your acne, and is an anti-inflammatory.

Directions:

Wash your face with water and pat dry.  Rinse 3 strawberries and mash them up well but not over mashed and runny.  Add 2 teaspoons of honey to the strawberries and blend together well.  Apply this to your face and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes.  Rinse off completely with warm water, pat dry and moisturize.  Use twice a week for least one month.

Good Luck ~ Team Beauti

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Home Remedy for Acne and Pesky Pimples #7

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Home Remedy #7:  Tap into Tea Tree Oil

You’ll read about tea tree oil for a lot of home remedies, but will most likely see it mentioned the most when it comes to skin care, specifically, acne.  But why, when to much oil is clogging the pores and making you break out, would you want to use more oil?!

Te tree oil isn’t like the oil your skin naturally produces, rather it is more like a solvent that cuts through the extra sebum and dead skin cells and unblocks the pores.  Its antibacterial properties also kill off the acne causing bacteria, and prevent further outbreaks.

Directions:

Wash your face with warm water and pat dry.  Dilute tea tree oil by mixing 1 part oil to 9 parts water.  Dip a Q-tip or cotton swab into the mixture and apply to problem areas.  If you decide you want a stronger dilution after using for awhile, you can slowly begin to increase the strength, making sure to use a new mixture for at least a week before making it any stronger.  Again, it should never be applied undiluted.  Apply a light moisturizer afterwards if you like. 

Tip:  If your skin is sensitive, dilute the tea tree oil with aloe vera instead of water.

Good Luck ~ Team Beauti

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Home Remedy for Acne and Pesky Pimples #6

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Home Remedy #6 – Make an orange peel paste

Ah, oranges…they taste rejuvenating and refreshing and our skin may find them just as appealing as our taste buds do!  Acne that is caused by bacteria and extra oil/dead skin cells clogging up pores may improve with the use of an orange peel face mask.Vitamin C, also known as citric acid, has astringent properties.  The vitamin C is particularly helpful because it promotes the growth of new healthy cells, keeping your skin in better condition overall.  

Directions:

Rinse your face with water and pat dry.  Grind/pound up your oranges peels with a blender, mortar or pestle and add a little water to create a paste.  Add a little at a time so that the mixture does not become to thin and runny.  Once you have the right consistency, apply it to your face and/or problem areas.  Let sit for 20-25 minutes.  Ideally the mask should be firm, but i can still work if it isn’t not.  Rinse off completely with water, pat your face dry, and apply a good moisturizer.

~ Good Luck

Team Beauti

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Home Remedy for Acne and Pesky Pimples #5

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Home Remedy #4:  Papaya for the pimple prone

Papaya is an essential ingredient in a lot of beauty products on the market today, but theres no need to go out of your way to gain its benefits?  Plain raw papaya is an all natural acne remedy that removes dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.  Lipids are a general term for fats, of which oil is a form.  Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, which reduces inflammation and helps prevent the pus from forming.

Directions:

Rinse your face with water and pat dry.  Mash up the flesh of the papaya well, until it is of a consistency that can be easily applied to your skin.  Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water.  If your skin has a tendency to get dry after you cleanse it, use a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type afterwards.

~ Good Luck

Team Beauti

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Spring Time Glow

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“A woman’s guide to shine bright!”

March 20th is officially the 1st day of spring, but why wait until the official day to get your glow on?!  Here’s the scoop on how you can achieve it without doing anything drastic & most of all, still look like yourself!

Tips: Moisturizer or illuminator

Using a moisturizer underneath your makeup can give a dewy look to your skin.  Or, opt for an illuminator that you can mix with your tinted moisturizer and apply all over face.

Here are some of products that will do the trick:

Moisturizer:  Embryolisse L a’te- Crème Concentrè ($28)

Illuminator:  Nyx illuminator

To finish off the look,  wear a lip gloss to add extra shine to those puckers. And let’s not forget about your hair! Thanks to Lupita Nyong’o, for bringing back headbands!! This will give you a youthful look without looking like your 4 years old.  Then…To make your day even brighter, just remember to smile 🙂

Good Luck,

~ Team Beauti

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Home Remedy for Acne and Pesky Pimples #4

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Home Remedy #4:  Whip up some egg whites

Egg whites are an easy and affordable way to help reduce acne and fade scars left by unfortunate blemishes.  The reason people have found egg whites to be helpful for their skin is because they are full of proteins and vitamins that both combat acne and help to rebuild your skin cells.  They also soak up excess oil, which means excess sebum, which means less stuff for bacteria to feed on.  Just make sure to use a good moisturizer afterwards, and they can dry out your skin a bit.

Directions :  Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.  Separate the whites from the yolks.  You can use as many as you like, 2 to 3 is usually enough.  Whisk the whites until they are frothy and let them sit for a few minutes.  Cover your face with the mixture using your fingertips focusing on the problem areas.  Three to four layers is usually enough but make sure to wait until the first layer has dried before applying the second and so on.  Allow the mask to sit and dry for about 20 minutes and then rinse off completely with warm water.  Apply moisturizer appropriate for your skin type immediately following.

~ Joanne @ Team Beauti

 

 

Home Remedy for Acne and Pesky Pimples #3

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Home Remedy #3:  The land of milk and honey.

While there is quite a bit of hub bub around dairy products causing acne, applied topically, it seems that mill can improve your outbreaks and skin tone.  The reason it is suggested that mild would cause acne is because of the extra hormones in it – but unless it is ingested, this doesn’t really do much.  For the most part, it just soothes the irritated skin, and helps tone down the redness.  Cleopatra swore on the milk baths se took!  You could also use yogurt.  The acids in it are antibacterial while the fat provides moisture, making it quite nourishing for your skin.

Directions:

Let yogurt or milk come to room temperature.  Mix 1 tablespoon of milk or yogurt thoroughly with 1 tablespoon of honey.  You can apply the mixture with a cotton pad or scoop it up with your fingers and pat it on.  Let one layer dry and apply a second layer.  Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.  Wash your mask off and use a washcloth to gently scrub in a circular motion, getting rid of loosened dead skin.  Once, finished, moisturize as usual.

~ Joanne @ Team Beauti

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