Soak a tea bag in warm water then apply to blemishes for about 5 minutes to help clear up blemishes.
To shrink enlarged pores, mix 1 egg white with a few drops of lemon juice and apply to face. Leave on for 5 minutes then rinse with warm water.
A soothing eye mask can be made by grating 1/4 of an apple and a small raw potato and combining them. Apply mixture to eyes for 15 minutes and cover with a warm washcloth.
You can make a homemade toner by blending 1 peeled kiwi, 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice, and equal amount of water. Apply to face with a cottonball. Refrigerate any left-over toner in an air-tight container.
For a homemade lip toner, saturate a black tea bag with warm water and press over lips for 5 minutes.
For flaky skin, mix 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (check the spice rack) and apply to face. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse well.
To remove redness from a pimple, put a few drops of red-removing eye drops (Visine, etc) on a cotton drop and hold on area for 15 seconds or until redness disappears.
A natural astringent can be made by mixing 10 drops of lemon juice with 1/2 cup cold water.
anne_givings answered Wednesday July 27 2005, 3:20 pm: 1. get lots of sun- but wear sunscreen- ya dont wanna burn- if you never burn sun can get rid of zits
2. dont use lotion
3. wash face at LEAST twice a day- three if you put on sunscreen in the morning before you do anything in the afternoon
4. DO NOT (i repeat) DO NOT use make up (especially base, CONCELER (however you spell- that is the WORST for acne) although wearing a little mascara or eye liner wont hurt
5. dont change your diet--- that can make your acne come up by the hundreds! (at least for me)
6. if you have any way of getting to a store-- really do try getting acne wash-- it might burn a little for a couple minutes after you use it, but it works like magic
7. try not to stress over this, stress just makes more zits and thats never good!
i hope i helped!!
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azngemini answered Wednesday July 27 2005, 2:55 pm: have the sun shine on your face for a little while. the radiation will burn the top layer of the pimple and dry it up. dont try to overdo it by staying in the sun too long because too much sun radiation can a lot of damage to your skin.
also try to clean your face with water or a cleanser in the morning and night. i kno that what you eat cant affect how many zits you get because I've heard from that many doctors and read that from many websites, but my friend told me that when she stopped eating chips, the number of zits she had reduced dramatically. so maybe you should stop eating a lot of greasy things.
*oh and I kno you should do this, but this helps me a lot. when you get a zit, and when the time is ready, like when you see a white thing in the center, use a toothpick or a pin to pop it. and then apply a spot treatment. but if you cant buy a spot treatment, you can try toothpaste.. i think
workingmom answered Wednesday July 27 2005, 2:40 pm: I have had good luck with putting a little antiperspirant (solid or gel, not aerosol) on each blemish. Swimming in a chlorinated pool can also dry up the skin. Popping isn't too bad, but then you need to keep clean, dry and keep your hands off and your hair pulled back, off your face. Use as little makeup as you can. Don't fuss with your face too much and don't stress! Wash your pillowcase and use a clean washcloth each time you wash. Use a deodorant soap, too; it also dries. Stay away from too much sugary or greasy foods and drink lots of plain water. Good luck! [ workingmom's advice column | Ask workingmom A Question ]
mushoku answered Wednesday July 27 2005, 2:34 pm: Make sure you keep your face clean and that you don't touch it except when cleaning it. Don't eat sweets or things with a lot of oil. And don't try to pop any zits
broooke answered Wednesday July 27 2005, 2:27 pm: Ooooh!! The only home remedy I know of is toothpaste!! Just keep applying it, first it'll make the redness go away..but it should take a few days to get rid of the pimples. Mm, just wash your face with soap and water before you go to bed everynight, and try not to put lots of makeup on. (It clogs pores, causing more pimples to form)
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