– What else is this? – you say, looking with horror at the red swollen mound on your face. And this is none other than His Majesty Pimple! I’m ready to spoil your first date, and a business meeting, and a photo session, and simply – the mood. If you are determined, then the tips in this article will help you in the fight against acne.
Know the enemy by sight
First, let’s look at the types of acne (acne) and the causes of their occurrence. As a rule, the cause is the improper functioning of the sebaceous glands of the face, provoked either by hormonal surges – youthful, age-related or due to endocrine diseases, or improper skin care and incorrect selection of cosmetics. Acne is divided into superficial and deep types. The first are comedones, better known as blackheads and white pustular pimples. It’s not inflamed acne. The second – papules, pustules and purulent cysts, the so-called acne – is an inflamed type of acne.
At home, it is very easy to get rid of such misfortune as black dots and white pimples. It is enough to regularly do simple facial skin care manipulations and exclude foods that stimulate the production of sebum from the diet. These include all smoked, marinated, fried, salted, spicy foods.
For daily cleansing of the skin with increased secretion of the sebaceous glands, you can use both ready-made special lotions and tonics, as well as homemade ones, since all the ingredients are available for it.
In 100 ml of boiled and cooled water, add 50 ml of glycerin, 30 ml of lemon juice and 3 drops of lemon oil. Mix everything thoroughly. Use the lotion to wipe the face every day in the evening. Keep refrigerated.
For morning washing, prepare the following tonic. One tablespoon of pharmacy horsetail pour 200 ml of boiling water. Insist in a thermos for one hour. Strain, cool and add 50 ml of alcohol tincture of calendula (sold in a pharmacy). Mix. Keep refrigerated.
A unique and simple mask has a tonic and drying effect. Grind a large cucumber in a blender or in a meat grinder, after peeling it from the skin. Lightly squeeze the juice, and put the pulp on a gauze cloth. Then transfer it to your face. The duration of the mask is 15 minutes. Remove the gauze and blot the skin with a tissue. Mask to do 2 times a week on cleansed skin.
This mask cleans the pores clogged with sebum well. Mix 1 tablespoon of tooth powder, half a teaspoon of salt or borax, 1 teaspoon of water and 1 drop of peppermint oil. Apply the resulting slurry on the face for 20 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Do the mask once a week before going to bed.
Black Jelly Mask
The action of this mask is to clean and absorb enlarged pores. Dissolve one tablespoon of gelatin in one tablespoon of warm milk. Then add powdered activated charcoal tablet. Apply a jelly-like mask on the face for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Make a mask once a week.
Inflamed means dangerous!
Treating acne-prone skin is longer and more difficult to treat. The main treatment should be prescribed by a cosmetologist or dermatologist, and auxiliary and preventive treatment can be carried out independently. In order for such unwanted guests as eels to visit as rarely as possible, it is necessary to exclude from the diet all confectionery and high-carbon foods, as well as pickled and smoked ones, giving preference to fresh vegetables and fruits, boiled and steamed dishes.
This infusion will help relieve inflammation of the skin and tone it. Fill a half-liter jar (or another container of this volume) with one third with chopped parsley root and another third with this composition: finely chopped nettle leaves, aloe, fresh cucumber and lemon peels. All ingredients of the composition are mixed in equal parts. Pour everything with vodka, cover with a lid and put in a dark, cool place for one week. Shake periodically. Strain and use to wipe the face in the morning, and with severe rashes in the evening.
This simple tonic will help reduce inflammation and swelling from acne. One teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (necessarily natural, which contains only apple juice) mixed with two tablespoons of boiled water. Wipe your face in the morning with a cotton swab.
This lotion will relieve inflammation, narrow pores and dry acne. Thanks to the honey that is part of the mask, it also has an antiseptic effect. Dissolve one teaspoon of natural (!) honey and one teaspoon of pharmacy alcohol tincture of calendula in one glass of pharmacy mineral water. In the evening, generously apply the lotion on the face, and after 30 minutes, wash it off with a cotton pad dipped in mineral water. The finished composition can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Regular treatment with such a mask will help get rid of acne, and make the skin matte. Grind the herculean flakes in a blender into flour and mix to a thick mushy state with chopped sauerkraut. Then add 3 tablespoons of saline to 100 ml of warm boiled half a teaspoon of salt and mix thoroughly. Apply the mask on the face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with an acidified solution (one teaspoon of natural apple or grape vinegar per glass of water).
An astringent and anti-inflammatory mask that tightens pores. Grind ripe and juicy persimmons to the state of gruel. Add to the mass one tablespoon of milk, 2 tablespoons of 20% sour cream and one egg yolk. Mix well and apply on face for 25 minutes. Wash off with warm water. The finished mask can not be stored!
Mask “Pink Strawberry”
This mask has only one ingredient, but the result is amazing – clean and radiant skin! Mash three ripe strawberries and apply on face for 10 minutes. Then rinse with rose water, which is very easy to prepare. Put the petals of three roses in a small saucepan and pour a glass of water. Bring to a boil, but do not let it boil and reduce the heat to a minimum. As soon as the water is about to boil and on low heat, remove the pan from the heating surface for a minute and return it to its place. Thus, it is necessary to simmer the rose petals until they lose their color. Strain the prepared rose water and pour into a sterilized container, store in the refrigerator.
This all-in-one mask is suitable for all types of acne-prone skin, leaving the face smooth and radiant….