Indian Facial Acne Methods

People in India have been using natural remedies to rid themselves of acne. With the advent of chemicals and chemical peels, many people have forgotten about the remedies within nature that have been used for thousands of years. Picking up a few products from the grocery store and using them as a remedy for acne can be just as effective and much cheaper.

* Aloe Vera Pimple Paste

Mix 1 tbsp. of silk cotton tree thorn powder (otherwise known as salmalia malabarica, which can be found at many Indian or Asian stores), 1 tsp.of alum powder and 1/2 a cup of aloe vera gel. Mix together with a spoon until it becomes thick and paste-like. Remove makeup and wash the skin with cold water. Apply the to the skin and leave on for one hour and then remove with a warm washcloth.

* Citrus Mask for Oily Skin

Fruit is a wonderful natural way to keep your skin clean and free of pimples. Grapefruit naturally unclogs pores while lemon kills bacteria deep inside the skin. Eggs can serve as a way to tighten the skin and prevent bacteria from becoming trapped. this mask, you will need a blender in order to get the paste smooth and ready for spreading.

Take 1/2 of a grapefruit, 1/2 of a lemon (squeeze the juice into the blender and discard the rest), 1/2 of an apple (with the core removed), 2 egg whites and 30 seedless grapes. Blend until it makes a thick paste.

Remove makeup and then apply to the mix to your skin. Keep it on your skin for 15 minutes and then remove with warm water. This mask is great for drying oily skin, but do not attempt this mask if your skin is already dry as it can make your skin start to burn during treatment.

* Oatmeal and Honey

Since people of Indian ancestry are most prone to blackheads because of their skin type, oatmeal has been used for quite a while as a cheap and effective way to exfoliate the skin and keep black heads at bay. Grind 1/4 cup of dry oatmeal until it has formed a powder and then add 3 tbsp. of honey.

Mix until it forms a paste. Place in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Wash the face so that it is makeup free and then apply the mask. Leave on for 20 minutes and then wash off with cool water. For best results, repeat in the morning and evening.