Your skin puts up with so much almost every second of the day. Pollution, stress, sleeplessness, poor diet, smoking, and sedentary lifestyles can all take a huge toll on the health of your skin. Keeping your skin flawless and healthy will require some effort on your end.
A majority of people rush for the quickest fix for problems like acne, dark circles, chapped lips, and wrinkles. Most of the time instantaneous solutions aggravate your skin issue or give you short-lived results. Embracing simple and cost-effective home remedies are the best way to give lasting solutions for any typical skin problem. Here are 5 skin problems and natural ways to deal with them.
1. Chapped And Dry Lips
Chapped lips are an indication that you aren’t hydrated enough. Primarily, you should increase your water intake to at least 3 liters in a day to get hydrated from within. As far as the lips are concerned, don’t keep biting or licking them. You can apply fresh aloe vera sap to your lip 3 times a day. Keep your lips moisturized by applying olive oil on it instead of chemical-laden lip balms or lipsticks.1
Breakouts can be distressful especially when there’s a special occasion coming up at work or home. Clogged pores are the number one reason for nasty acne. The safest and effective solution is apple cider vinegar application. All you need to do is dilute apple cider vinegar with water in a 1:3 ratio. This ratio is safe enough for sensitive skin too.
After cleansing your face, apply this solution using a clean cotton pad all over the areas that are prone to breakouts. The anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial action of ACV in combination with its natural toning capacity is great at preventing pimples from your face.
3. Dark Circles
Cucumbers are not only great additions to any salad but also works wonders for under-eye dark circles. It contains ascorbic and caffeic acid that reduces puffiness around the eyes. Its vitamin C content helps lighten the skin around the eyes too. All you need to do is place a cucumber slice on each eye for 20 minutes before going to bed. In addition to this, you need to get six to eight hours of sleep and eat healthy to avoid further darkening of under-eye circles.2
Although wrinkles are a natural part of aging, you can do your bit in delaying their appearance. Apply an egg white mask once a week to firm your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The high content of proteins and vitamins in egg whites has been proven to nourish and tighten your skin. Here’s how you can make an anti-wrinkle egg white mask.
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil (optional)
- Separate the egg white from the egg yolk and whip it until it reaches a thick white consistency.
- Apply it all over the face and leave it to dry for 30 minutes.
- Wash it off with lukewarm water.
5. Uneven Skin Tone
Excessive exposure to the sun is the major cause for uneven skin tone. You can make your skin complexion more uniform by applying a mixture of honey and lemon juice all over your body for 20 minutes before taking a shower. Make sure to mix both ingredients in a ratio of 1:1. Lemon juice being rich in vitamin C and citric acid brings radiance to the skin and removes tan. While honey moisturizes the skin and prevents it from getting dried up by lemon juice.34
These home remedies will work faster if you supplement them with adequate sleep, good diet, and regular exercise. Follow them regularly and your skin health will improve amazingly well.
|↑1||Surjushe, Amar, Resham Vasani, and D. G. Saple. “Aloe vera: A short review.” Indian journal of dermatology 53, no. 4 (2008): 163.|
|↑2||Murad, H., and M. A. Nyc. “Evaluating the potential benefits of cucumbers for improved health and skin care.” J Aging Res Clin Practice 5 (2016): 139-141.|
|↑3||Telang, Pumori Saokar. “Vitamin C in dermatology.” Indian dermatology online journal 4, no. 2 (2013): 143.|
|↑4||Ediriweera, E. R. H. S. S., and N. Y. S. Premarathna. “Medicinal and cosmetic uses of bee’s honey–A review.” Ayu 33, no. 2 (2012): 178.|