With this lovely warm weather approaching I can think of nothing better than switching from jeans to shorts and jumpers to t shirts. But more importantly I am really looking forward to wearing a lot less makeup! In the Winter I cover my face more because my skin is dry, red and I suffer from spots more in the colder weather for some reason!
To get your skin ready for Summer below are some tips and tricks for banishing those zits! They’re easy, fun and cheap!
#1 – Ice Facial
Ice is one of the many ways that helps reduce redness on the skin. The cold cube soothes the skin and leaves your skin looking and feeling fresher. Ice is a great skin saver for acne sufferers. Acne can sometimes be quite painful and by using ice this will constrict the blood vessels beneath the pimple and reduce both redness and pain. Simply grab an ice cube and rub in circular motions over the affected area’s. Do this 2-3 times a week and you’ll notice a huge difference!
#2 – Aspirin Paste
This is a trick that I have seen a few Youtubers do and I think it’s a really interesting zit zapper trick! Aspirin is an anti inflammatory which will help reduce the size of the pimple and the redness too. This is a perfect night time zit zapper as it’ll work overnight ready for a fresh faced morning. To do this simply grab 2-4 crushed aspirin tablets and add half a teaspoon of water. Then using a Q-tip , mix this all together until it forms a paste like liquid. Spread this evenly over the affected areas, leave on the skin until it is completely dry then rinse your face with warm water.
#3 – Toothpaste Tricks
This trick is either a hit or miss with most people. Whilst it is effective for some, it’s not effective for all. But it’s an option! Toothpaste contains an ingredient called “silica” which is considered a drying agent. This will dry that pimple out and reduce the size overnight. This is best used overnight as you don’t want to be walking around with toothpaste over your face all day! Simply dab a small amount onto the skin and leave overnight – Rinse with warm water in the morning. The results should show a significant reduction in redness and size. Try it!
#4 – Steam Clean
Steam is another great way to reduce spots. The steam will open up your pores which will allow you to easily remove blackheads which can turn into pimples – So not only are you reducing, you are PREVENTING, which is key ! Simply grab a medium sized bowl and pour some boiling water into it – If you want you can add a few drops of lemon or honey to make it smell more pleasant. Then hold your head over the bowl – NOT in it, unless you want to burn yourself! – Then place a towel over your head and the bowl (this will lock in all the steam!). Do this for 5-10 minutes a few times a week and your skin will be glowing!
#5 – Basking Soda Mask
Baking soda is another great pimple remover. It contains no harsh chemicals so this will be suitable for all skin types too. It acts as an antiseptic which will remove any bacteria on the skin which is the sole cause of pimples from occurring. It also acts as a great exfoliator too ! Simply put 3 tablespoons of powder in a dish and add 1 tablespoon of water. Mix this together until it forms a paste – If this isn’t enough paste then you can always make more this is just an estimate. Apply the paste to your skin and leave for 10 minutes until it has slightly dried. This will help unclog the pores and reduce any redness and bacteria on the skin. To use as an exfoliator, repeat the steps above and rub into the skin in circular motions instead of leaving it on the skin. Rinse and then pat dry
#6 – Honey Honey Honey!
Honey is a natural antiseptic so this will be perfect for removing any unwanted bacteria on the face. It is also an anti inflammatory so it will reduce both redness and the size. Simply place 2 table spoons of honey into a dish and taking a Q tip, dab this into the honey then apply directly onto pimples. If you find the honey is too thick pop it into the microwave for 10 seconds just so it becomes a little bit more runny and easier to apply
#7 – Lemon Love
Lemons are perfect for reducing the appearance of acne. The citric acid helps to remove bacteria and leaves pimples noticeably less red. Take half a lemon and simply rub this over your face. The juice will be what helps the acne. To make this into a scrub, dip the lemon half into a bowl of white sugar until it is completely covered then rub this into your skin for 1 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and pat dry
These are all perfect ways to remove pimples on the skin. They are all natural and all items which you probably already have in your cupboard at home! Give them a try, I would love to know if you have tried these already!
Thanks for reading!
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