There are several kinds of skin blemishes.
Generally, these are dark pigment spots caused by acne breakouts.
But there are many other factors that can cause unsightly skin blemishes.
Hormonal disorders, genetic factors, improper skin care, poor diet or sun exposure and, of course, aging can cause this.
Pimples, pustules, blackheads or whiteheads are also considered skin blemishes.
They can appear on any part of the body. But the most affected parts are the face, neck, shoulders and back.
There are hundreds of products to treat skin blemishes. But they have two problems: they’re full of chemicals and they’re expensive.
With this article, you will discover that Mother Nature has planned everything for your skin.
Here are the top 10 natural treatments for skin blemishes:
1. Squeezed lemon juice
Squeezed lemon juice is an excellent whitener. Therefore, it can be used to treat skin hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is characterized by the appearance of spots that are darker than the normal color of the epidermis.
The high citric acid content of squeezed lemon juice has several skin benefits. It acts as an exfoliator and eliminates excess sebum that leads to acne.
Plus, it kills acne-causing bacteria and minimizes pore enlargement.
Finally, the squeezed lemon juice firms and smoothes the skin.
How to do
It’s simple: just apply squeezed lemon juice on your skin.
Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, rinse your skin. Follow this treatment every day for 1 month.
You can also try another honey and lemon treatment. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of squeezed lemon juice.
Apply this mixture on your skin. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing your skin.
Repeat this treatment every 2 days for 1 month or until your skin is clear.
Finally, you can mix squeezed lemon juice and tomato juice, in equal parts.
For an exfoliating treatment, add a tablespoon of rolled oats.
Apply this mixture on the affected area of your skin. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse your skin.
Repeat this treatment every day or every other day, for 1 month or until your skin is clear.
2. Tomato juice
Tomato juice has a high content of vitamin C. Hence, it is a great way to give your skin a glow.
In addition, the astringent properties of tomato juice will tighten pores and eliminate acne.
Finally, did you know that tanning thickens the skin and therefore worsens acne?
Tomatoes have a high lycopene content. It is these pigments that reduce the tan of the skin.
How to do
Massage your skin with tomato pulp. Leave the pulp to act for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, rinse your skin with cool water.
Follow this routine every day for a few weeks or until your skin is clear.
For healthy and clear skin, it is strongly advised to include tomatoes in your daily diet.
3. Apple cider vinegar
the cider vinegar has several virtues.
Its high content of alpha hydroxy acids is particularly effective in lightening dark spots generated by skin imperfections.
In addition, apple cider vinegar restores the pH balance and eliminates excess sebum.
It also acts on the clogged pores of the skin. Finally, thanks to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar fights acne breakouts.
How to do
Prepare a mixture of certified organic cider vinegar and water (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water).
If the mixture is too strong for you, increase the amount of water.
Dip cotton wool into this mixture and dab the affected areas.
Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse.
Continue this treatment 2 to 3 times a day, until your skin is clear.
Admittedly, potato juice is not appetizing. But its high starch content reduces skin pigmentation (and, therefore, dark spots).
Potato juice can also remove dark circles under the eyes.
How to do
Peel and grate a small potato.
Next, extract the juice from the potato, with a sieve or cheesecloth.
Then, with a piece of cotton, apply the juice to the affected areas of your skin.
Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse your skin.
Repeat this treatment daily for 1 month or until your skin is clear.
Extracted from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, this clay has been used for centuries by Moroccan women.
Rhassoul is remarkably effective in erasing dead cells and regenerating the epidermis.
In addition, it absorbs excess sebum, perfectly cleanses the skin and eliminates impurities and blackheads.
How to do
The idea is to add a liquid to the rhassoul so that it takes on the consistency of a paste.
You can add rose water, green tea, cucumber juice, squeezed lemon juice or just plain water.
Once the rhassoul has the desired consistency, apply it to your skin.
Then leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.
You can also prepare a mixture with the following ingredients:
– 1 teaspoon of tomato juice,
– 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder
– 2 teaspoons of rhassoul
Mix these ingredients until you get a paste. Then, apply it to your skin.
Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
Follow these 2 treatments once or twice a week, until your skin is clear.
Where to find rhassoul?
You can find rhassoul in organic stores. Otherwise, you can also buy online here.
To learn more about rhassoul, discover our article here.
6. Aloe vera
The juice of aloe vera contains polysaccharides which regenerate the epidermis and facilitate the healing of skin and imperfections.
In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent treatment against acne.
How to do
Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and apply it to your skin.
Leave the gel on until it dries completely.
Then, rinse your skin. Repeat this treatment every day for at least 1 month.
You can also prepare an exfoliating scrub with aloe vera. Here are the ingredients needed:
– 2 tablespoons of aloe vera,
– 1 teaspoon squeezed lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
Apply this mixture by gently rubbing your skin.
Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing.
Repeat this treatment 2 to 3 times a week, until your skin is clear.
Where to find aloe vera
Aloe vera is easily found in organic stores. Otherwise, you can also buy it online here.
To learn more about the many uses of aloe vera, check out our article here.
Strawberries are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that make skin clear.
They are high in vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acids and ellagic acids.
Therefore, strawberries are particularly effective in fighting acne and fading scars.
How to do
Mash 2 or 3 strawberries with a fork.
Then, mix the strawberries with 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt and 2 teaspoons of honey.
Apply this mixture on your face and neck. Leave to act for 10 to 15 minutes.
Then, wipe your skin with a washcloth dampened in warm water. The heat will dilate your pores.
Repeat this treatment twice a week, as long as necessary.
8. Orange peel
Orange peel lightens pigment spots and reduces acne scars.
It is also effective in reducing tanning.
And, thanks to its high content of vitamin C and antioxidants, it firms and gives radiance to the skin.
How to do
Prepare a mixture with the following ingredients:
– 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder
– 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt
– 1 teaspoon of honey
Once you get a smooth paste, apply it on the affected areas of your skin.
Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing your skin.
Repeat this treatment 2 to 3 times a week, until your skin is clear and firm.
Where to find orange peel powder?
Orange peel powder can be found in organic stores or herbalists. Otherwise you can buy it online.
You can also prepare it yourself.
It is enough to dry orange peels in the sun. Then, use a robot to grind the bark into a fine powder.
Cucumber has a soothing effect on the skin. Its astringent properties will tighten the dilated pores of the skin.
Cucumber can also remove acne scars and other skin blemishes.
Thanks to its high content of vitamin C and antioxidants, it tones the skin and reduces inflammation.
How to do
Peel and cut into pieces 75 g of cucumber.
Then, add 3 tablespoons of squeezed lemon juice to the cucumbers.
Then pass everything to the robot to obtain a paste. Apply the paste to your skin.
Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing. Repeat this treatment until your skin is clear.
There is a simpler method. You can directly extract the juice from a cucumber using cotton wool.
Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
Repeat this treatment every day for 1 month.
10. Banana peel
Bananas (and also banana peels) have anti-inflammatory properties. They are effective in reducing irritation and inflammation of the skin.
Plus, the high potassium and antioxidant content of bananas contributes to clear, healthy skin.
How to do
Rub the inside of a banana peel on the affected area of your skin, for 5 to 10 minutes.
But be careful, the banana must be ripe!
The material will sink into your skin. Leave it on for as long as possible.
In principle, it is not even necessary to rinse.
Repeat this treatment 3 times a day, until your skin is clear.
To avoid skin blemishes, you need to take care of your skin.
Watch what you eat, drink water regularly and protect your skin from the sun.
Also, if your skin is prone to acne and pimples, be sure to wash your face twice a day (use a mild soap or suitable cleanser).
And most importantly, don’t pop your acne pimples! You risk creating scars or catching an infection.
Here you have discovered 10 natural treatments against skin imperfections 🙂
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