There are thousands of products for skin care and beauty that promise to give you a clear and shiny skin. Instead of relying on these products, you can try some simple and easy home remedies to improve the health and overall appearance of your skin. But first:
What makes our skin so important?
Our skin has three layers that we know as the epidermis (the outermost visible layer), the dermis (the middle layer) and the hypodermis (the innermost and thickest layer). In fact, the skin is the largest organ of our body both in size and weight and fulfills three functions.
The skin protects us from:
Elements like rain, snow and even the sun
External impacts and pressure
Microorganisms, chemicals and radiation
The skin regulates:
Metabolism and synthesis of vitamin D
Body temperature, peripheral circulation (arms, legs, hands and feet) and fluid balance
Senses of the skin
Cold and hot temperatures
Pressure and pain
Despite the protection we get from our skin, it is not impenetrable. When we suffer cuts, large or small, these wounds can affect the three layers of the skin. Fortunately, we can detect warts, moles, blackheads, skin marks and aging spots quickly because they grow in the layer of skin we can see.
1. Removing Warts
Warts are small non-cancerous growths that are commonly found on the hands and feet. This viral infection comes from a strain of human papillomavirus (HPV); Do not worry, not the same type that causes genital warts. Warts can develop and spread among people of direct or indirect contact.
Fresh garlic: crush a clove of garlic, apply it on the wart and cover it with a bandage. Leave it alone for up to thirty minutes and then wash the wart well. Repeat this twice a day for at least a week or until the wart is ampuled and falls off.
Vitamin C: Crush some vitamin C tablets in a dish with less than a teaspoon of water. Mix the powder and liquid to create a paste. Rub the paste on your wart and protect it with a bandage. The high acidity of the vitamin can cause a burning sensation, but it will disappear quickly. Repeat daily
Raw and organic honey: the benefits of honey are well registered and the elimination of warts is one of them. All you have to do is rub the honey on the wart at night and wrap it with a bandage. The honey will slowly remove the wart. There are even cases of warts that do not return after honey has been used to treat them.
2. Removing Moles
Apart from the aesthetic problems that some people may have with moles, they tend to present no risk to health. They range from flesh-colored to black, raised to flat, smooth to rough and hairless to hairy. The development of mole tends to begin in our 20 to 30 years after years of sun exposure or simply due to genetics.
Castor oil (with baking soda): mix a pinch of baking soda with a few drops of castor oil and rub over your mole. Let it dry naturally for a few hours and repeat this twice a day for a month.
Pineapple juice: this method does not eliminate your moles. Instead, the juice lightens the pigment. Soak a cotton ball in pineapple juice and stick it on the mole. Do this at least twice a day for at least two weeks.
3. Removing blackheads
Pimples affect people of all ages. They develop when there is an accumulation of things like dirt, dead skin cells and sebum in the openings of the hair follicles. Pimples, which can also look yellow, appear mainly on the nose. If not treated properly, black spots can cause more visible outbreaks. In addition to the remedies below, here are six pimple treatments that you will want to see.
Cinnamon: Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your face for about fifteen minutes and then rinse.
Oats: prepare a container before mixing a teaspoon of honey and juice of four tomatoes. Once you have mixed these ingredients in the oatmeal, rub the paste on your face and then rinse after fifteen minutes. Repeat every day for a healthy-looking skin.
4. Removing skin tags
Skin tags are pieces of skin that commonly develop around the age of fifty and up. They are soft, small and vary in color, from skin tone to brown. Learn more about skin tags and how to eliminate them naturally!
Apple Cider Vinegar: Saturate a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and rub the skin tag gently. You may feel a stinging sensation, but only for a few minutes. Glue the cotton ball on the label of your skin and leave it for up to four hours. Repeat this three times a day, and the labels should disappear or begin to disappear within two to four weeks.
Tea tree oil: moisten a cotton ball with water and then apply four drops of tea tree oil. Massage the label of your skin with the cotton ball and wait up to three hours before cleaning it. Repeat this three times a day, and after a few weeks, the skin tag should fall off without pain.
Sodium bicarbonate and castor oil: Castor oil C and the combination of baking soda are an excellent way to eliminate skin marks. You mix the baking soda and castor oil to make a paste. Next, apply the glue on the skin tag and cover it with a bandage. Repeat the process two or three times a day and store extra pasta in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
5. Removing age spots
Age spots tend to appear on the parts of your body that get the most exposure to the sun. They are flat and vary in color from brown to black. Similar to skin tags, age spots begin to develop in people 50 and older.
Rosehip essential oil: You can apply this oil to age spots on its own or as part of your other skin care products. Make sure your skin is moist before applying a few drops of rosehip to the spots of your age. Massage deeply into your skin for one or two minutes. The antioxidants it contains will help reduce age spots (especially brown spots).
Geranium oil: Like rosehip, geranium oil also contains antioxidants that help reduce age spots. Whether you prefer olive or coconut oil, mix a teaspoon of either with five drops of geranium oil. Before going to bed, massage the mixture of essential oils on your face with attention to the spots of your age.
6. Cleaning out clogged pores
The accumulation of oil in the skin can clog the pores and make the skin look designated. This is not a serious condition, but should be removed if you want smooth skin. Also, if the clogged pores are left alone for too long, they can become infected.
Steaming: Steaming is an excellent way to unclog pores. Pull your hair back and wash your face. Then boil water on the stove and place your face on the pot. Cover your head with a towel, so you can get as much steam as possible and continue for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, wash your face and rinse it several times with warm water. Then apply a little vinegar to clean up any extra debris.
Exfoliating with sugar: exfoliating is another excellent way to unclog pores and according to remedies and herbs, a sugar scrub is the best. Create a paste with sugar and lemon and rub it with an organic cotton cloth in the area with the pores clogged in a circular motion. Wash your face and rinse with warm water when you finish scrubbing.
Do you have any experience with warts, moles, blackheads, skin marks, clogged pores or aging spots? If you tried any of these natural remedies or have some of their own, we hope you share them!