Saturday, 3 September 2016

How to eliminate and prevent pimples and acne!

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Pimples and acne have been a struggle to me for as long as I can remember. The worst is when my period is close. The roughness of my face usually serves as an announcement that my period is on its way! LOL. So I have been trying out different products and mixtures to get that smooth face that I have always wanted and guess what is working...this 'Do It Yourself' recipe.

Lemon Juice, 
Baking Soda(Sodium Bicarbonate), 

Pour 4 table spoons of baking soda into a bowl and a table spoon of honey. Cut one lemon into two halves and squeeze juice from one half of the lemon into the mixture. Mix it with the spoon. You can add baking soda or honey to ensure that it has a thick uniform consistency, one that feels like cake. When you pour the lemon juice into the mixture, there will be a fizzy reaction.

Apply it on your face in circular motions and leave it on for about 10-20 minutes. Then wash off with warm water. This recipe works well with people who have relatively darker skin tones because people with lighter skin might experience redness from the lemon. You can do this 2-4 times a week depending on how susceptible you are to pimples and acne. Also make sure you are not allergic to honey before applying the mixture.

Cosmetic properties of the ingredients:
-lemon juice is antibacterial so it dries up pimples. It also contains vitamin C and citrus acid which have brightening properties, so it brightens the skin tone and helps fade dark spots and age marks on the face.
-Baking soda controls the acid-base balance of the mixture, and ensure smoothness and softness of the skin.
-Honey is has antibacterial properties so it treats and prevents acne 

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