Avoiding Pricey Skin Care Products
Clear healthy looking skin is something we all want. It can be a drain on our confidence and a source of frustration if our skin is marred by blemishes and spots. There are of course many expensive clear skin remedies available for us to buy. The problem is when we use these chemical treatments we can leave ourselves open to potential side effects. Indeed for those with very sensitive skin the use of these products can lead to even more problems with the skin.
The good news is that there are a number of home remedies that are not only simple to use but have also proved to be very effective. Another great thing about home remedies is that they are available at a cost the majority of us can afford and they are readily available. Even if you do not possess some of the products I talk about you will find them all down at your local store.
Work From The Inside Out
We will all have heard the saying "You are what you eat", it has after all been around for a long time. Your body will typically provide you with signals that all is not well when it loses its natural healthy balance. This can often be exhibited in the form of marred or blemished skin. We can usually see a marked improvement in the skins condition if we eat a balanced diet. Eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and keeping our body well hydrated, is considered as one of the simplest and best home remedies for clear skin.
Remedies In Our Kitchen Cupboards
Exfoliating is considered by many as one of the keys to clear skin. A great home face mask can be made from a simple ingredient like oatmeal. Just mix some oatmeal into a paste with water and gently scrub over the area affected. Allow this mixture to dry and leave on for approximately fifteen minutes. In doing this you will help to eliminate the dead skin that can clog pores and at the same time work to reduce any excess oil.
Try Herbal Remedies
Basil is seen by many as a very effective clear skin treatment. Boil some water and allow three teaspoons of basil to infuse in it for ten minutes. Then take a cotton wool ball and apply to the area of the skin affected. This is said to work well as both an antibacterial and as an anti-inflammatory. Other herbs said to work in a similar fashion are bayberry bark, neem and tea tree oil.
Other easily available home remedies include egg white and orange peel. Tried and trusted by many, egg white is placed onto the affected area and allowed to dry for twenty minutes. Then remove with warm water, it is said to be great in promoting healing and removing excess oil. Orange peel works well because the citric acid found in it helps to kill bacteria. Simply grind it up with water and apply to the skin for around half an hour.
Of course, nothing we talk about here is guaranteed to work for everyone. However before you spend money on more conventional remedies they are definitely worth giving a go. Not only will they save you money they may even benefit your skin as well