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This Will Clean and Whiten Your Facial Skin of Blemishes.
What are blemishes?
Let's start by first identifying what blemishes really are.
Simply put, blemishes are marks or areas of discoloration on the skin. Usually they can be raised off the skin or flat and can appear in a range of colors.
Generally blemishes are caused by acne breakouts. Other causes include aging, genetics, hormonal imbalance, improper skin care and sun exposure.
Blemishes are also attributed to oil-clogged pores. That being said, pimples, pustules, blackheads and whiteheads can be categorized as blemishes as well.
Blemishes can appear anywhere on the body, however the most common places for blemishes are the face, neck, shoulders and back.
Common types of blemishes
This is among the most common conditions causing blemishes. Usually acne can cause raised pustules and pimples as well as blackheads and whiteheads.
These mainly occur when a hair follicle get clogged with sebum (natural oil produced by the skin), dirt and bacteria. For most people acne occurs during puberty when hormonal changes cause the body to produce a lot of sebum.
Scarring is another form of skin blemish. Scars are caused by too much collagen building up after an injury. Usually most scars fade over time, however skin oils with vitamin C can aid to reduce the appearance of brightly-colored scars.
Exposure to the sun can cause age spots in both older and young people, especially when they tan a lot. Age spots are generally flat and can usually appear anywhere on the body. They basically appear as small gray, black/brown marks.
Uneven skin tone.
Another common skin blemish is a blotchy skin tone. Blotchy skin or hyper pigmentation is caused by irregular overproduction of melanin. Melanin production is largely influenced by sun exposure and hormones, too much of any of the two will change the skin tone.
How to Remove Blemishes from Your Face.
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Some of the blemishes indicated above can be prevented even before they occur.
Some of the remedies which can be employed to deal with blemishes include wearing sunscreen and trying to avoid tanning. Doing this will prevent age spots and can even help with uneven skin tone.
For the case of scars, proper wound care, breathable bandages and anti-scarring cream can reduce the chances of noticeable scars.
Daily skin care - washing your face daily with mild cleanser will help to resolve skin problems like too much oil, blackheads, whiteheads and dryness. Avoid harsh scrubs as these can worsen the acne.
Natural Remedies for Removing Blemishes.
1. Lemon Juice.
Lemon juice is one of the well known natural remedies when it comes for skin lightening. Lemon juice is an amazing remedy for reducing hyper pigmentation due to its bleaching effect. Lemons are high in citric acid which is excellent in exfoliating the skin, removing excess oil and killing acne-causing bacteria.
How to use:
- Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area of the skin by using a clean cotton ball and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off. You can do this daily.
- You can also choose to use lemon juice together with honey. Simply mix one-quarter teaspoon of lemon juice and honey. Rub the mixture on the affected area of the skin and wait until after 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat this few times a week for one month or until you see noticeable changes.
- Tomato juice can also be used together with lemon juice. Here you will need to mix equal parts of fresh lemon juice and tomato juice. For extra exfoliation, you have an option of adding one tablespoon of oatmeal. Apply the mixture on the affected area. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then rinse it off. Also do this on a daily basis until you see results.
2. Orange Peel
Orange peel can be used as a natural bleach to lighten your skin and clear acne scars and blemishes. The peel is also known for its properties in reducing suntan. Apart from those benefits, orange peels are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which aids in toning your skin and make it glow.
How to use:
Obtain orange peel powder either from a health food store or you can make it yourself by drying orange peels in the sun and then grinding them to get a fine powder. Once you have the powder ready, mix two teaspoons of the powder with one teaspoon each of organic honey and plain yogurt. Once a paste is obtained spread it on the affected area of the skin and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing off.
Do this two times a week until you see results.
Cucumbers are famous for their soothing property for the skin and their ability to open your pores and help clear scars and blemishes. The antioxidant content and vitamin C present in cucumbers helps to improve skin texture and reduce inflammation.
How to use:
Take one-half cup of peeled and chopped cucumber in a blender and blend together with three tablespoon of lemon juice. Once the paste is obtained apply on the affected areas of your skin and leave it on for 20 minutes or more before rinsing it off with cool water. Repeat daily until your blemishes fade away.
As an alternative, you can simply apply fresh juice extracted from a cucumber on your skin and leave it for 30 minutes, then wash off with cool water.
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