At Home Treatments for Common Skin Problems
Skin is the body's largest organ and even though many believe the pricier the product the better, is not always true. Sometimes all your temperamental skin needs can be found right at home.
When it comes to appearances, we try everything we can to look our best. From hair and skin to our nails and body, we are constantly looking for the next life-changing treatment to cure our common skin problems. Doing whatever it takes to relieve ourselves of the embarrassment these issues can often bring. With endless product promises and dozens of expensive spa treatments to choose from, people spend small fortunes to treat their skin. Of course, we all know a home remedy or two but why stop with just those? Here are few at home treatments full of healthy ingredients that are sure to deliver improvement to many of your common skin problems.
Dry skin can be a real pain. Not only can it leave your skin looking unhealthy and make finding and applying makeup a nightmare, it also is just all around uncomfortable. Try this quick mask for an all around hydrating face boost:
- 1-tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1-tablespoon sour cream
- 1-tablespoon honey
- 1 egg white
Mix all ingredients together. Apply to your face and let it dry completely before rinsing. These powerful components make for a mask that not only hydrates (sour cream and honey) but firms and tightens too (egg whites).
I really don't know what's worse, dry skin or oily skin, but both require extra attention. Oily skin can leave women feeling super self-conscious and worrying if they need to rewash, blot, or powder constantly. Here is a yummy concoction that anyone can whip up:
- 3-teaspoons ground oats
- ¼-teaspoon apple cider
Combine both of those in a bowl until a paste forms. Next, add:
- ¼-tablespoon lemon juice
- ½-tablespoon brown sugar
Stir all ingredients until mixture is even. Apply to freshly cleansed skin and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Once time is up, rub the paste in circular motions to exfoliate and increase blood-flow. Rinse off and pat dry.
Dull & Damaged
There are some influences in life that no product can help, for instance, sun and environment. Each year spent on earth is another year exposed and impacted leaving faces discolored, damaged, and prematurely aged. This citrus-infused facial will detoxify and brighten:
- 1-tablespoon crushed ripe blueberries
- 1-tablespoon lemon juice
- 1-tablespoon cucumber juice
- 2-tablespoons baking soda
- 2-tablespoons water
Combine ingredients and spread onto face. Lay back and relax while the mixture penetrates your skin for up to 20 minutes. Gently rinse with hands and warm water.
Flakey Hands & Dry Feet
Dry hands and feet are not only unattractive but can also be uncomfortable and painful. Flaky skin snagging against fabrics and open cracks leave women embarrassed to get that eye-catching manicure or open-toe sandal. Now, while severe cases require medical attention, others just need some TLC and a good rest. Here are three ways to do just that:
Heat 3 cups of whole milk (enough to completely submerge both hands) in the microwave until it’s warm. Then pour into a large bowl and let hands soak for about 10 minutes. The fat from the milk hydrates the skin while the vitamins (A and E) nourish the already dry skin.
You can also swap out the milk for some full-fat yogurt combined with 1 tbsp of honey. Once your hands and feet have been fully coated, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse, and cover with a soft sock or glove. This combo can be just as effective as any high-end expensive cream.
Lastly, try mixing half of a mashed up avocado with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/8 cup sugar. The fats from the oil and avocado will moisturize while the sugar exfoliates. Rinse, cover, and let it do its job!