Acne can be dreadful. Even wealthy superstars like Alicia Keys, Diddy, Nelly and Vanessa Williams experience pimples and dark spots. Acne always seems to come at the worst time. Whether its hormones or stress, you don’t have to be a slave to the surprise visit. Here are a few quick remedies to rid of your uninvited guest. Since cells turnover at night, revealing healthier skin in the morning, use these cures just before bed.
Brewer’s Yeast Powder
Cleanse skin and dab on a little Brewer’s Yeast Powder on the affected area. Make a paste using warm water, first. Rich in vitamin B, this solution helps with redness and irritation. Yeast naturally helps control oil reproduction, which is why it works so well for acne sufferers.
Get to know the wonder that is Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. You can find it at your local health food store for about $7. Using a few drops of water, make a paste and apply to your pesky pimple. This green clay – Cleopatra’s beauty secret – deeply cleanses pores, removes toxins from the skin and combats inflammation. Leave on for 15 – 20 min, or until the clay hardens.
Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Formulated with calamine, zinc and salicylic acid, one dab of this solution brings pimples down overnight. Dot on using a q-tip and rinse with cool water in the morning.
Good ol’ tea tree oil is my zit zapper of choice. Combine 1 -2 drops with a few drops of a carrier oil like olive (for dry or sensitive skin) or grapeseed oil (for oily skin) and apply directly to the face. You should only feel a slight tingly sensation. If it burns, you’ve used too much.
If you frequently suffer from random acts of acne rebellion, get your hands on c. Booth Deep Cleansing Volcanic Mud Mask, a spot treatment and preventative mask. Use weekly to keep pores clean and as a quick fix for annoying pimples. Our best suggestion for hyperpigmentation fixes is Ambi Even & Clear Mark Minimizer.
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