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Three Methods for Skin Cleansing

Updated on May 8, 2012
Pimples are caused by dirt and oils being trapped in your pores. These home remedies will help cleanse your skin and remove pimples.
Pimples are caused by dirt and oils being trapped in your pores. These home remedies will help cleanse your skin and remove pimples.

How to Detox Your Skin

Cat Litter

Believe it or not, cat litter can actually be used to cleanse your skin. Because clumping cat litter is clay based, you can add water to it to make a paste like substance that you can use as a mask or cleanser cream for your skin. Simply mix a handful of cat litter with enough water to give the mixture a paste like consistency, and smear it on the area that you want to cleanse. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it clean. A good idea would be to put this mask on before you take a shower, as the clay can help open and clear your pores, but a shower will allow you to get a long lasting, deep cleanse of your skin.

Lemon and Vitamin E

Lemon juice is highly acidic, which is common knowledge. It has a number of uses as a home remedy, and can be used to cure sore throats and lighten your hair. But did you know that the acidic pH value of lemon juice can create a neutralizing reaction with alkaline oils that cause pimples on your skin? These reactions are simple chemical reactions that leave salt and water behind. If you mix lemon juice with Vitamin E cream, and apply it to your skin for overnight exposure, you can see results in less than twelve hours. However, repeated treatments will be needed to fully cleanse a section of skin, but this is a great overnight solution if you have a major event the next day.

Honey Oatmeal

Oatmeal mixed with honey can be a great exfoliating agent, and can help cleanse your skin of blackheads and pimples. Mix water, oatmeal, honey, and baking soda together to form a paste, similar to the cat litter method above, and then apply the mask to your face. Let it sit for roughly 15 minutes, or until it begins to harden, and then rinse it off of your face. Make sure that you remove it from your face before it hardens, as sticky oatmeal can be a pain to get off of your skin.

If you have any home remedies for pimples, or even just general skin care tips, leave them below in the comments section!


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    • urmilashukla23 profile image

      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great Tips. Aspirin does work. Cat litter is a new thing for me. Good to know. Thanks for posting it.

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      Kellyb7478 5 years ago from Ohio

      I used to use clay in the bathtub to detox my autistic boys, but never thought of it as being useful for skin cleansing! Great info. thanks for sharing!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      All good tips - another very inexpensice cure for acne is aspirin also known as "Salicylic acid" it can be crushed in a small amount of water and dabbed on the pimple then washed off in the morning, works very well. Voted Up and useful! Thanks for sharing.