5 Times You Can Opt for Organic Remedies Instead Of Going to Your Dermatologist
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Our skin is entitled to be the biggest organ of the body covering an area of 21 sq ft on an average adult and catering to blood vessels which cover more than 11 miles. So when faced with any skin condition, visiting a dermatologist would naturally be your first choice.
But, while commercial products promise you hydrated skin, their synthetic loaded moisturizers would end up doing more harm than good to your skin. You would not want to expose your skin to petroleum distillates and parabens. So, instead of thinking that visiting a dermatologist is your only choice, try some alternative organic remedies for treating your skin.
- Home Remedies for Oily Skin
In oily skins, the sebaceous glands secrete an excess of sebum and make the skin oily resulting in acnes and pimples. Mix some baking soda in water into a thick paste. Apply the paste on your face and keep it on for 20 minutes. Wash the face mask with lukewarm water. This treatment helps to reduce acne and also heal and remove acne.
- Taking Care of Dry Skin
- During winter, the climate outdoors and the heated indoors leave us with dry, itchy skin. Try some organic practices to hydrate your skin.
- Never expose your skin to a hot shower which is sure to dry your skin further. Instead, use lukewarm water.
- Moisturize your skin immediately after the shower as moisturizers work best in moisture.
- Take a spoonful each of honey and olive oil and mix with lemon juice which is a skin brightening agent. Apply this home lotion on your dry areas. Wait for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm cloth.
- Fighting Age-Related Skin Conditions
Dermatologists would recommend treating your fine lines, dry skin and other age-related skin problems which you might face as you grow older, with Botox and other cosmetic procedures. But nature has many remedies in store for us which work wonders for the aging skin.
- Vitamin C, which is present is lemons, is a potent Its bleaching properties also help to reduce freckles and age spots. You can apply lemon juice and leave it on your skin for around 15 minutes and then wash.
- Take a ripe papaya, mash it and use it as a mask. The enzyme, papain, in papayas can digest the dead cells which are present on the skin surface and helps the skin to retain its elasticity and firmness.
- Solutions for Uneven Skin Tone
Discoloration of the skin, as a result of exposure to acne scars, the sun, pigmentation or pimples, gives the skin an uneven tone and makes you look unhealthy and tired.
- Sugar is a good exfoliating agent. It has the power to scrub away the dead cells gently, leaving you with an even toned skin. Mix a little water with sugar to make a paste and add your favorite face cream. Rub the paste over your affected areas and then wash off.