3 de abril de 2013

Dicas | [Promotional Post] Natural ingredients for pimples and blackheads treatment: Dos and Don’ts

Have you ever struggled with that pimple that appears a day or two before the big event were you wanted to be flawless? Blackheads affect your skin and you don’t know what to do to get rid of them? Here you can find simple home remedies to get rid of these bothering problems. You will also see that not all popular remedies have a good effect on our skin, such as toothpaste.

Top 10 Home Remedies gives us a great list of products that we can easily find at our house to treat this problems. I combined the ingredients that work for both pimples and blackheads to present their properties and benefits for the skin. Are you afraid that because your skin is too sensitive these remedies will cause irritation? Don’t worry: all of them are suited for sensitive skins.

- Lemon:
Lemon is most commonly used in acne treatments because the Vitamin C present in this fruit helps the pimples to disappear quickly due to a compound called Nobiletin that stops excess production of sebum.

- Honey:
Honey can also help in getting rid of pimples and blackheads. Why? The antibiotics present in honey will fasten the healing process as well as it will help preventing infection. It also hydrates as well as tightens the skin pores due to its moisturizing properties, which result in a clear complexion. Great, isn’t it? Some people also use it to reduce acne scars.

- Baking Soda:
Baking Soda is free of harsh chemicals, therefore great for people with sensitive skin. It opens the skin pores and eliminates the top layer of skin that contains oily secretions, dead skin cells, dust and dirt. It also has antifungal and exfoliating properties as well as being antiseptic. This is a very safe product and it can be used without any kind of itching or scarring.

You can find the remedies using this and other ingredients on Top 10 Home Remedies here and here. They have great tips for your personal skin treatment and very well explained recipes for making the remedies.

Although these natural remedies seem great for your skin, not all the ones you hear about have a good effect on your skin. I bet that you, lovely reader, in a time of your life, has heard about toothpaste as a great way to end your pimple problems. In fact, toothpaste does contains certain ingredients that cause pimples to dry out (Dr. Schultz, a New York-based dermatologist talks about it in this article on The Huffington Post), however this formula has a drying effect and it does irritate the skin, so some may believe that it finishes its pimple problems but what it really does is irritate and cause redness and peeling.
I remember that one of my girl friends applied toothpaste on top of a pimple next to her mouth because her hairdresser recommended her to do so. The next day the pimple was even worse, because the toothpaste caused severe irritation and redness on her skin.

To conclude, most natural ingredients have great benefits on our skin, however always inform yourself before applying any of these remedies and use them with moderation. Sometimes, as you could see in the toothpaste case, not all of them have the most benefiting properties.

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