Stress, excessive facial washing, consuming spicy and greasy foods, too much sun exposure, using skincare products with strong chemicals or pore-clogging ingredients — these and more are the ones being blamed why pimples show up. You can always do your best to avoid these things. However, sometimes those zits are simply some of the most stubborn dermatological problems on the face of the planet!
You can always apply OTC pimple-drying solutions that usually contain salicylic acid which works by dissolving dead skin cells and others that are lodged in the pores. Some of these products rely on benzoyl peroxide, an antibacterial agent. Both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are effective against pimples. However, they tend to cause redness, irritation, swelling and dryness. In other words, these chemicals can sometimes do more harm than good.
What’s more, some of the most popular pimple treatments sold at pharmacies and beauty stores do not come with cheap price tags. A consumer like you with a tight budget may have to opt for a cheaper brand coming from a manufacturer whose ability to dish out safe and effective beauty solutions is questionable.
No matter if you are prone to breaking out or you get a zit or two once in while, there’s an effective solution that won’t require you to apply anything that contains harsh chemicals on your face or shell out a huge sum of money. It’s something that you can easily whip up in the kitchen. The recipe is so easy, and you only need to get your hands on a couple of ingredients. Doubling or tripling the amount of the required ingredients readily available in most households allows you to come up with a big batch so that there’s a super effective zit-fighting solution always at hand!
Here’s the very simple recipe:
• 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
• 2 tablespoons of honey
1. In a small bowl, combine the two ingredients very well.
2. Transfer in a small container. Apply on problem areas.
3. Stash the unused portions in the fridge.
That’s how simple it is to come up with a superb pimple-fighting solution that can easily outshine those expensive ones being sold at pharmacies and beauty stores! Trouble-free to make and cheap, you practically have no reason why you should be spotted by your family and friends with a zit on your face.
Needless to say, making this homemade solution work really effectively are the two ingredients used. Honey possesses antibacterial properties that help put an end to that infection going on in your pores. It also has healing abilities that soothe those red and inflamed pimples, causing them to disappear in no time. As a bonus, honey also moisturizes your skin, thus preventing more zits from surfacing.
Just like honey, cinnamon also possesses amazing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s no wonder why the combination of both ingredients can make break outs cease to exist right away! As a bonus, cinnamon powder makes your DIY remedy for pimples smell really yummy!
You may daub this homemade pimple fix out of honey and cinnamon up to 3 times a day to kill off bacteria and promote the healing of the affected areas. It’s a great idea to allow the all-natural solution to remain on your skin for at least 30 minutes before rinsing off with water, giving both honey and cinnamon enough time to do what they do best — zap those zits! You may apply the product on your pimples just before bedtime, allowing it to weave its magic overnight.
Once or twice a week, you may also use this pimple-fighter just like a face mask! Massage it gently on your face with your fingertips, using circular motions. Leave it there for about 30 minutes, and then rinse off thoroughly with water.