Some skin-friendly food choices include:
yellow and orange
fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apricots, and sweet potatoes.
Spinach and other dark green and leafy vegetables.
Lemon juice is a citric
acid and very rich in vitamin C
. It exfoliates the skin, an important step in treating acne. All you need to do is squeeze in some lemon juice, apply it on the pimples
and leave it overnight. Lemon juice can also be very drying. This is great for pimples, but can be hard on the skin. Mixing a dab of honey will help to balance the dryness.
Papaya contains enzyme
called as papain which is used to decrease the inflammation and it helps in controlling the pus formation in acne. Mash up the pulp of papaya
well and then apply it on the affected area (or on your entire face), let it work its magic for 20- 30 minutes and then gently wash it off.
Tea Tree Oil
Due to its strong antibacterial properties, Tea tree oil
is an effective remedy for pimples. Unlike the natural oil produced by your skin, it acts like a solvent and penetrates through the extra sebum, unblocks the pores and eliminates the dead cells.
Remember to dilute the tea tree oil before you use it. You can mix in a ratio 1: 9 (oil to water). Wash your face with warm water and then use a cotton ball to apply the diluted mixture on the problem areas.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel has a pleasant soothing effect on the skin. In addition to its antibacterial properties, it also reduces redness and swelling
. Aloe vera
is a nice indoor plant, so you should consider growing it at home. But you can also buy the extracted gel in a drug store.