Have you ever experienced this before? Things get a little hectic at work, your stress levels go upâ€¦ and your skin begins to breakout.
You’re going, going, going trying to keep up with all of your family obligations, you wear yourself outâ€¦ and your skin begins to breakout.
You’ve been eating food that you know isn’t great for your bodyâ€¦ and your skin begins to breakout.
Stress, acne, pimples, eating crap â€“ it happens to all of uss.
And while the acne and pimples are embarrassing, they’re also signals from our bodies that things are out of balance. So take note and then start taking action.Â There are some simple ways that you can deal with the surface of your skin by using ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen.
My general rule of thumb is if this; If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your face!
Have fun playing with these recipes!
Aspirin Face Mask
- Four or five uncoated, plain aspirin pills
- A tablespoon or two of lukewarm water
- Honey or plain yogurt (optional)
Mix the aspirin with just enough water to make a paste. If you want a thicker mask, then add a dollop of honey; if you prefer a more soothing mask, then some plain yogurt can do the trick. Apply the mask in a thin layer on your face, then allow it to dry. Remove it by rubbing in gentle circular motions.
Please note: Some people are allergic to aspirin, so try a patch test on your forearm before spreading this all over your face.
Strawberry Lemon Mask
- 1Â tsp lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- 1 1/2 tsp honey
- 1/2 cup strawberries
Preparation :Â Mash or blend the all the ingredients together.Â Smooth over face and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
Oatmeal Honey Mask
- Organic or Natural Honey
Preparation: Combine 1/2 cup hotâ€”not boilingâ€”water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
Baking Soda Mask
- Lukewarm filtered water
- 1-2 tbsp powdered baking soda (Not Baking Powder)
Preparation:Â Put the baking soda in a small bowl and slowly add water until it soaks into the baking soda and forms a paste.Â Apply the paste to your face using small circular motions.Â Once all pimples have been covered, leave the mask on for about 15mins or until the paste dries. Â After the 15 minutes are done or the paste has completely dried off, rinse the hardened paste off.
Afterwards, apply oil-free moisturizer to the neck and face. This will ensure that pH is balanced, and the needed moisturizer is added to your skin.Â Do this twice a week until the pimples have disappeared.
Well, what do you think? Do you have any go to acne fighting recipes of your own? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!