Easy Home Remedies for Skin Problems

Dr. Gaurang Gupta    06-07-2017 Consult

Everyone wants beautiful, glowing skin, but puffy eyes, acne scars, and blackheads can affect the quality of your skin. Here are a couple of ways to revive your skin without using harsh chemicals. 

Whether adult or adolescent acne, pimples can ruin the complexion and texture of your skin, leaving it rough and bumpy. However, applying a paste of baking soda and water and applying it to your problem areas can diminish the appearance of pimples and acne. Additionally, making a face mask with oatmeal and water and applying it as a face mask can help with the scarring left by acne. Finally, a combination of cucumber juice and tomato pulp can help act as a toner and unclogs your pores, thus preventing acne in the first place. Simply make a paste of tomato pulp and cucumber juice, apply like a mask, and let it dry for 15 minutes. 

2. Scarring 
As mentioned before, acne can leave scars that will ruin the soft complexion and texture of your skin. To combat this, there are a couple of masks you can make at home. The first is a combination of sandalwood and milk or rosewater. Make a paste of these two ingredients and apply as a face mask. Additionally, you can substitute the sandal wood for almonds, which helps to take away the acne scars. Finally, apply a paste of honey, dry oats, and aloe vera, all of which help with making your skin more smooth and supple. Blend into a fine paste, apply for 15-20 minutes, and wash away with warm water. 

3. White heads 
To combat white heads, use a mixture of egg whites and honey, whisk into a paste, and apply for 30 minutes. The egg whites helps combat whiteheads as well as moisturizes your face. Additionally, apply either lemon or garlic to your face for 5-10 minutes and then wash off with cool water. 

4. Stretch Marks 
One of the best ways to erase or at least diminish the appearance of stretch marks is by using castor oil. First take one to two tablespoons of castor oil and massage it into your skin for fifteen to twenty minutes. Then, use a cotton cloth and apply some pressure to it. Finally, use a heating pad or other device to apply heat to the cotton cloth. Of course, make sure that the heat and temperature is comfortable for you, as scalding temperatures can result in burns!

Blackheads can commonly occur on the nose, chin, and cheeks, and can leave the skin looking rough and blemished. To combat blackheads, make a fine paste of green tea and water. Then, apply to the skin for two to three minutes and gently scrub the area. Finally, rinse with lukewarm water. Additionally, another way to combat blackheads is by using a pore strip or charcoal mask. Charcoal works to pull out the toxins and impurities in your skin and in the process remove blackheads as well. 

Consult expert dermatologists from the comfort of your home if you have queries regarding skin problems.