Dry skin Acne Home remedies
The article is about Acne Dry skin symptoms, causes and home remedies that can be followed easily by all people.
The human skin is of three types –
Normal Skin: Smooth texture. No excessive oil even in the forehead, nose and chin areas.
Oily Skin: Enlarged pores, shiny appearance and always feels greasy to the touch.
Dry Skin: Thin skin, fine pores, dryness, roughness, dull appearance
Combination skin: Oily skin in forehead, nose and chin areas and dry or normal skin under the eyes.
From time, it has been man’s attempt to understand what causes aging, how to slow and delay this process and how to maintain one’s youth. The ancient system of Ayurveda has mentioned herbs which help to maintain the skin’s youth. All these herbs were used to develop formulations for Kings and Royal families. Now we shall discuss such herbs, fruits and vegetables from which home remedies can be made.
Apply Tomato juice to remove wrinkles.
The paste of Nutmeg is also useful to remove wrinkles from the skin.
Make a paste of Almonds and Milk and add Rose water to it. Apply this paste on the face for 15 minutes. Wash it with water. It will help remove blemishes and will give a healthy complexion to the skin.
Boil a small piece of rhizome of Mango ginger along with some lentils. Make a paste of this and apply on face or on hands for half an hour. It will help with pimples, acne and black spots.
Banana Fruit pulp is a good face mask.
A paste of tender leaves of Tulsi (Holy basil)and Neem can be applied to the skin regularly, to help with Acne, Black spots and also to give a health glow to skin.
Cucumber juice application is useful to relieve burning sensation of the skin.
Pulp of apple, applied on the skin helps with Acne and to improve complexion.
Other dry skin Acne Home remedies -
Mix Honey 2 teaspoons, Apricot extract 2 teaspoons and Almond oil ¼ teaspoons and apply this paste on to the face. After 15 minutes wash it with water. This helps in firming the skin and it will also give a fair complexion.
Application of Honey on face for about 15minutes and washing it away gives a glow and a feeling of freshness.
Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in ½ teaspoon of honey and applying it to the face and this gives a glow to the face.
Add 1 teaspoon Almond oil to 200 gms of carrot paste, mix them together and apply this to the face for about 15 minutes. Then wash it with water. This will help with wrinkles.
Paste of Cumin Seeds in water and applying to face helps with Acne.
Grape Seed Oil:
Application to face is used extensively in the cosmetics industry as it has emollient properties. It’s soothing and healing effects on the skin have been appreciated for generations.
- Rich source of Vitamin A.
Helps to prevent wrinkles and lines due to dry skin. Excellent for nourishing the skin. Effective in all skin types.
Manjishta – (Rubia cordifolia, English Indian madder)
Works well to alleviate the Acne lesions. Imparts glow and soothes the skin. Clears inflammation, Acts as an Antiseptic and an Astringent. Effective in removing freckles and other discoloration of the skin, thereby promoting fair and healthy skin.
Almond Shell powder:
It gives soothing effect as well as helps in removal of dead cells and debris and gives Deep pore cleansing action.
Walnut shell powder:
It is basically used for removal of dead cells and to rejuvenate the skin and promote blood Circulation.
Saffron (Crocus sativus)
Improves complexion. Imparts glow and soothes the skin.
Reduces tan. Promotes fair and healthy complexion and useful for all types of skin.
Protects from harmful UV rays of sun. Removes black spots and blemishes. Imparts smooth and supple skin. Used for all types of skin.
Rejuvenates skin, removes dead cells of the upper layer of skin.
Papaya: (Carica papaya)
It is a skin rejuvenator. It imparts glow and luster to skin as it a rich source of Vitamin E and A.
Tomato Seed Oil:
It is an emollient. Helps to clear dark circles and blemishes and imparts glow and luster to skin around the eyes.
Tips for Skin Care –
For blackheads wash the face 4 to 5 times in a day with plain water
Avoid oily, spicy food and also foods that cause constipation and other disorders of the stomach. Never try to prick the pimples.
If the skin is extra sensitive, use a scrub only after diluting it.
Before applying these home remedies first try to understand skin type. Saffron and Cucumber based Under Eye creams, Apricot and Almond based skin creams are widely available for a simpler solution.
I hope the above listed dry skin Acne home remedies will work for all people that are in need of this.
By Veena Deo
Dr. Veena Deo is an expert Herbalist, a consultant and the author of this page. Please email any questions to [email protected]
All the information provided above and opinions expressed above should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. Any statements made above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.