If you suffer from skin ailments like acne and eczema, you’ll be surprised to know that some very effective and natural remedies are as close to you as your kitchen cabinet! You heard me; acne and eczema are a few skin ailments that are easy to heal with easily-available-at-home products. Just whip up a natural mask and you’ll see your problem fade away in just a few weeks.
Home remedies for acne:
Cucumber face mask: A cucumber-oatmeal-yogurt face mask will cool down the acne and fight the bacteria which cause it. All you need to do is blend a whole cucumber and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal in a grinder, mix it in 2 tablespoons of yogurt and use it as a face mask.
Honey face mask: This is probably one of the most effective and the easiest ways to reduce acne. Wash your face with some warm water to open your pores. Then apply some honey all over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes, wash it off with luke-warm water first followed by cold water.
Lemon and egg-white face mask: This face mask is an all purpose mask that can be used to get glowing skin and avoid wrinkles. Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice in one beaten egg white. Apply a thin layer all over your face and leave it on for an hour. Wash off once dried. Applying this mask twice every week will reveal fair and glowing skin.
Turmeric-chickpea flour mask: Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder in half a cup of chickpea flour and almond oil in some warm water. Make a smooth paste and apply all over your face and neck. This mask can also be used on your entire body as a body wrap.
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Home remedies for eczema:
Chamomile tea rinse:
Chamomile tea is known to heal eczema and relieve acute symptoms. Make a string brew of chamomile tea leaves and apply on the affected areas with a gauze.
Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera is a versatile solution for all skin, hair and health concerns. It can relieve the itchiness caused due to eczema. Get some aloe vera gel and mix it in equal proportions with vitamin E oil (you may purchase vitamin E oil at any drugstore near you). Apply on the affected areas and leave it on overnight. The mixture will relieve itchiness and cool the area curing the condition within a few weeks.
Cod liver oil: Cod liver oil is known to help reduce inflammation and promote growth of healthy cells. Taking a supplement of cod liver oil every morning or applying it directly on the rash will effectively soothe it.
Coconut oil: We have already listed many beauty benefits of coconut oil here, and another one added to the list is an effective cure for eczema. Lightly dab some soft gauze dipped in coconut oil and apply on the affected area and watch the magic unfold within days.
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