Hot August is here and we want our skin to be tanned and beautiful all month. Then out of the blue, a pimple flares up when you least expect it. Especially when you're going on that blind date, the prom or that special date that you've been dreaming about. This is the time to make a good impression and what happens to the face? Time for some quick action and "home remedies."
At the first sign of a pimple, smear a mixture of Brewers Yeast and plain yogurt on your face. Leave it there for a few minutes and wipe off with warm water. Or, combine two tablespoons of oatmeal and enough olive oil to make a paste. Massage the paste onto the affected area. Leave on for about five minutes and then rinse with warm water. I have a cousin who swears by this remedy. Works for her, she says.
Who needs expensive acne medications? Often you can fight breakouts with everyday household items. No time to run to the store, try this. Eye drops will relieve redness. Just squeeze a few drops onto a cotton swab and hold it against the pimple for about 30 seconds. Try dabbing blemishes several times with lemon juice. Or, you might lay a slice of lemon over your breakout for a few minutes during the day. Here's something to do at night. Put a dab of toothpaste on the blemish when you go to bed. The next morning, wipe off the dried toothpaste with a little warm water and finish cleaning your face as usual. And not to forget the rubbing alcohol. Some experts will tell you not to use it because it dries out the skin. As for myself, I like it and use it occasionally. The truth is, almost everyone will battle breakouts sooner or later. Don't despair, they will clear up eventually.
If the world beats a path to your door, you probably have a beautiful teen-age daughter (without pimples).
What you eat and drink has a big impact on your body in general.
Doctors claim that "diet is important." Although lots of healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, are important to a healthy skin, eating chocolate and pizza will not cause acne. We just need to eat a 'balanced diet' and since summer hot days are here, we need to drink lots of water and juices.
Colorful, delicious fruits and vegetables, such as apricots, cantaloupe, strawberries, red and green grapes contain lots of vitamin C. If you eat carrots, sweet potatoes, mangoes, and squash, you'll get lots of beta carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. Don't forget the vitamin E. It is good, so-o-o-o-o good for the skin. Drink plenty of water on these hot days out in the sun. You can include fruit juices in this category. Your body and skin needs plenty of liquids daily, especially in the hot summer. If you get a lot of exercise, swimming, boating, hiking, skiing, tennis, etc., increase the amount of liquids for your body weight. For variety, drink natural fruit juices diluted 50% with water, or thin soups, or herbal teas, which are good for you. Experts say to avoid coffee, natural tea, and colas. But, I think you can limit yourself to a cup or glass every now and then, as a treat to thyself, as you might say.
"Nothing is all wrong. Even a clock that has stopped running is right twice a day."