When you’ve got a big day coming up, you start preparing for it in advance by getting ample sleep and planning a mani-pedi. But have you thought of what you’d do in the event of an unpleasant surprise; say for instance, a dreaded pimple? Pimples are the bane of all skin kind and what makes it worse is when one shows up unexpectedly before a big occasion on the horizon.

So besides a tremendous wave of distress washing over you, what do you do? Fear not, because we’ve got you covered. Here are some quick fixes to banish last minute breakouts which you can whip up in your kitchen.
 

Spiced honey mask

Spiced honey mask

What you need:

¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of lime juice

How to:

Ensure that your skin is not sensitive to cinnamon by testing it over a small portion of your neck and check that no redness or tingling appears. Mix the honey and lime juice together and then add in the cinnamon powder. Apply the mask over your face, gently massaging the cinnamon powder into your face to exfoliate it at the same time. Leave the mask for 20 mins and wash off with warm water.

Benefit:

The healing properties of honey will aid in the treatment of the pimples from within while the high content of Vitamin C in lime will serve as an antioxidant and help synthesize the collagen in the skin. These qualities along with the antibacterial nature of cinnamon help in repairing the skin cells quicker.

Tea tree clay mask

What you need:

2 drops of tea tree essential oil
1 tablespoon of multani mitti
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon of water or as required

How to:

Mix the dry ingredients in one container and follow it with the tea tree oil. Add in just enough water to make it a thick paste. Apply the mixture on your face with your fingertips and leave it to dry until it hardens and begins to crack. Then wash it off with warm water followed by a face wash.

Benefit:

The excess secretion of sebum might be the main cause for your pimple problems for which multani mitti is the ideal solution as it helps clear out clogged pores by absorbing the excess oil within the skin. Unlike other oils, tea tree oil acts like a solvent and penetrates through the extra sebum while eliminating the dead skin cells, which helps get rid of acne quickly.

 

Breakfast mask

Breakfast mask

What you need:

2 tablespoons of oatmeal
1 tablespoon of milk at room temperature
1 tablespoon of honey

How to:

First mix the milk and honey together and then add in the oatmeal. Apply it to your face by patting it onto your skin and let it sit for 45 minutes. Rinse off the mask with warm water and pat the face dry.

Benefit:

In home remedies across the world, oatmeal has been used a vital ingredient as it soothes the skin by reducing inflammation and redness. Milk contains a wide range of vitamins as well as calcium and potassium which helps treat all kinds of skin ailments include acne. Combining them with honey, which is a great moisturizer, helps get rid of zits while repairing skin.

Refreshing tomato mask

What you need:

Pulp of 1 tomato
Water
5 - 6 Mint and basil leaves
1 tablespoon of lime juice

How to:

Boil a small quantity of water and as it begins to bubble, add the mint and basil leaves. Leave the liquid until it reaches boiling point and keep aside to cool. In a separate bowl, mix the lime juice with the tomato pulp. Then add in the mint and basil water, in a small quantity without making it too runny. Apply the mixture on your face, leave it for 40 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Benefit:

The humble tomato contains an antioxidant called lycopene that protects the skin and fights skin and cellular damage. Adding this to the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of mint and basil helps clear the pores effectively.

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