Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kitchen Cosmetics for acne

Make a face pack of bran plus baking soda and water. Mix into a paste, apply to the face, leaving on for 15 minutes. Rinse with solution of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 8 parts water.

Parsley : Use an infusion of fresh parsley to wash the skin

Mint: Peppermint is an excellent antiseptic wash for acne.

Garlic: Peel and mash eight cloves of fresh garlic. Apply to face avoiding the area around the eyes. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Wash off with a warm cloth. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH balancer.

Wine : Breakouts can be controlled by applying wine with a cotton ball, white wine for fair skin, red wine for darker complexions.

After washing skin rinse with any of the following herb infusions:
chamomile which is purifying
yarrow to eliminate toxins
catnip which is an antiseptic
lavender which is antiseptic
thyme which is a strong germ killer
Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic. Use it for acne, either diluted or full strength.

Burdock leaves in a poultice are excellent for boils and swellings, and as a wash for acne.

Dilute some lemon juice with water, dab pimple with solution to kill germs, cool inflammation and improve blood circulation.

Purchase or make your own calendula(marigold) ointment. Apply to reduce inflammation and speed healing. Or make an infusion and apply as a compress to the skin.

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