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DIY Skin fixes for common skin problems

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An itchy or swelling on your face can be more than irritating. While some of the skin problems demand medication and a thorough treatment, there are many which can be handled with quick and inexpensive remedies. They can save on the trouble and expenses made on the frequent visits to your skin care expert.

Being a prominent area of your body, it would be prompting to adopt any of the DIY fixes for quick relief. However, when adopting any of the techniques, ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients or techniques you adopt. Any severe and unmanageable symptom is an indication for expert advice.


Below is a summary of some common skin problems with their DIY fixes.

DIY skin fix: Honey and cinnamon mix

Skin issue: Acne

The DIY remedy: Honey and cinnamon are natural ingredients. Honey is very beneficial and provides unmatched antiseptic, antioxidant and cleansing properties. It has been an active ingredient in beauty and skin care regime since long. It has attractive healing properties right from head-to-toe.

You can prepare a mix of honey and cinnamon powder. The ratio should be 3:1(if you take 3 tablespoons of honey, mix 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder). Prepare a paste by blending both together. Apply this paste to the pimple areas before going to sleep. After you wake up, wash your face with lukewarm water. You may stain the pillow so ensure to use an old one or a towel over the pillow. Continue to apply the mix for about two weeks, observing the progress.

DIY skin fix: Anti-wrinkle mask

Skin issue: Wrinkles

The DIY remedy: There are many options for reducing wrinkles like the botox and lower facelift. Besides being painful, these demand expert skill and high expenditure. There may be some tempting low cost DIY kits, but it is not recommended to use them on your own. The sunscreen helps by saving from the harmful sun rays.

As a DIY remedy, you can try the anti—wrinkle mask. The ingredients you need are red tea leaves, flour and brown sugar. The potential anti-aging ingredients in the red tea leaves help to reduce wrinkles effectively, keeping the skin fair and smooth. Combine the red tea leaves and brown sugar. Boil them. After it cools down, add flour. Get a paste with a consistency which can rest on your face (in the form of mask). Apply the paste and let it remain for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

DIY skin fix: Olive oil

Skin issue: Dry skin

The DIY remedy: The olive oil is an effective skin moisturizer for dry skin. Being rich in antioxidants and nutrients, the olive oil can be one of the best home remedies when caring for your dry skin. It does not block the skin pores and nourishes the skin appropriately.

It can be used directly and indirectly. When using directly, you can take few drops in your palm and rub gently. Thereafter, pat onto your face. You can use warm olive oil for dry hands and feet.The slimy texture and mild odor may not suit all. Use olive oil drops in your warm bathing water. You may also opt for various products which contain olive oil.

DIY skin fix: Lemon toner

Skin issue: Uneven skin tones

The DIY remedy: An uneven skin tone can be the result of sun exposure or hormonal alterations within the body. While there are many products to combat the blotchy skin, your home itself is a hub of may DIY remedies to fix the problem. One such remedy is the lemon toner. It can be used for oily skin types. Lemon works as a skin brightener. It can help even out your skin tone and remove excess oil. The lemon toner expedites the natural exfoliation due to its citric acid content.

Prepare a mix of few drops of lemon juice and distilled water in the same proportion. Add witch hazel, which is an herbal antibacterial cleanser. Store the mix in a clean bottle. Before applying, shake well. Use a cotton pad to apply the toner.

DIY skin fix: Potato and cucumber juice

Skin issue: Dark circles

The DIY remedy: Dark circles can be caused due to improper sleep, inadequate diet, smoking, etc. To combat dark circles, ensure to consume nutritious diet, keep away from stress and drink fresh and natural fruit juices.

Your kitchen has two essential ingredients which can be used to remove dark circles – potato and cucumber. The potato and cucumber juice can be applied in the form of paste or juice under the eyes. You can take equal quantities of potatoes and cucumber and prepare a paste. Apply this paste under eyes. Let it remain for about 15-20 minutes and wash off with cold water. This inexpensive remedy can be prepared effortlessly.

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