Friday, January 15, 2010

Home Remedies For a Better and Clearer Skin

Friday, January 15, 2010

We all know how much of a struggle our skin can be.  Too dry?  Too oily?  Zits, one after another?  I don't know about you, but my skin decides to act up whenever I am going somewhere important where I must look my best.  Funny how that works out!  I have tried numerous meds and topical gel prescribed to me by the derm, but the results are only temporary.  It won't be long until my skin return back to its normal rebellious self.  So where do I go from here?

I turned to the kitchen and discovered two cures.

1.  Apple cider vinegar + water, anyone?  Yes, try it.  Create a mixture of half water and half apple cider vinegar and dip your cotton ball.  Use it all over your face like you would with a toner.  It smells of, well, apples and vinegar but it will wear off.  I suggest you use it at night before bed.

2.  Toothpaste. You have heard it before, and I will emphasize this point again!  Toothpaste WORKS! Don't expect your underground red zits to disappear after one night but it definitely gets the swelling and redness down.  I tap my pointer finger on the mouth of the container and just work the toothpaste into the zit.  You will have white dots all over your face depending on where the zit is, but just leave it over night.  You will notice how much better your skin looks and  feels.

As far as moisturizing, I've been using Aveeno's Positively Ageless Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30.  I am not in need of age defying moisturizer but I borrowed it from my mom and enjoyed my skin in result of using it.  It feels very soft and helped my skin find its glow.

If you have oily skin, I would try a moisturizer with salicylic acid.  For dry skin, find moisturizer with shea butter.

Use these tips and let me know how it works for you!

Love, Jules

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