Staring at the huge red zit on your face in the mirror isn’t going to calm it down. We know you have an important event coming up and you would do anything to make it disappear, only if it were that simple! Before trying everything that your girl gang recommends on the group, remember that what works for them may not necessarily work for you. Therefore, we are about to suggest some time-tested, DIY solutions that will banish your acne and blemish like magic!
Honey is an age old remedy to heal wounds and skin infections. While all types of honey have some antibacterial properties, research shows that Manuka is the most powerful. Honey also has a low pH level, meaning it does not allow bacteria to thrive on your skin. Dab a pea sized amount of Manuka honey on the acne and leave it on for 15 minutes, repeat for a few days.
Tea tree oil
If there’s one thing your acne hates, its tea tree oil. This essential oil is an effective treatment formula that reduces inflamed pimples, blackheads as well as whiteheads. Research shows it has the same effect on skin as Benzoyl Peroxide minus flaking skin, redness and irritation. If the concentration level of your tea tree oil is more than 15%, dilute it with water and then apply on the acne. Repeat twice daily until it vanishes completely.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a must-have ingredient in your kitchen. It detoxifies your body, giving you clear and flawless skin by killing bacteria. Whether you drink it on an empty stomach in the morning or apply topically, ACV offers a lot of benefits. You can use it as a toner to rebalance your skin’s pH level. Soak a cotton ball or Q-tip in ACV and apply directly on your acne, be careful while doing do and don’t apply it to open wounds.
Cures your headache when taken internally and reduces acne swelling when applied topically. Aspirin has a high level of salicylic acid which is a popular pimple zapper. Crush an aspirin and add a few drops of water to form a paste, apply on problem areas and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes before washing it off.