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Checklist for what works and what doesn't

Here's a list of natural home remedies. Some probably work, like oatmeal, lemon juice, salt, vinegar, from what I've heard.


Acne remedies

1.take some oatmeal, (about 3/4 cup) and enough water to moisten the oatmeal, and put it in the blender. Put this on face for about 15 minutes, and rinse with cool water. Oatmeal takes down swelling and redness, and has a slight drying affect.

2.The milky juice exuding from wounds of the unripe papaya fruit applied locally removes pimples. This is a tried & tested method & is very effective

3.slice off thin slices of a fresh potato, and rub freshly sliced area over face, or irritated skin. Do not rinse. Effects will be felt immediately! Keep potato in refridgerator, after initial slicing, and you will get many uses out of it.

4.First wash face with mild soap. Then peel cucumber and place in blender. Blend until cucumber is of a pasty consistency, but not too watery. Take the mixture and apply as a face mask leaving it on face for 25 mins. This procedure not only clears the acne, but also cools down your face leaving you feeling refreshed

5.Drink alot of water. Next apply corn flour mixed with an egg to the face at night befor going to bed . Apply with your hand and let it sit for 5 minutes.Then wash face face with hot water , make this mask for 2 or 3 days.

6.wash your face in very warm water, then squeese a fresh lemon and mix an a little salt. apply on face let it air dry for about 20 minutes then wash face with warm water again

7.Mix three tablespoons of salt with four tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl or container. put the mixture in a washcloth or on your fingers and scrub in face. works great as an exfoliant! and the olive oil helps keep skin soft/ doesn't sting

8.Take a small piece of Aloe Vera and peel it in half exposing the fleshy middle and apply the wet side to affected areas. One piece covers a lot. Allow to air dry and apply your favorite lotion. Do this twice a day and the symptoms will begin to regress.

9.Crunch up some dried oregano and put it into a bottle or container of warm water. Measurement isn't really important, but make sure it's enough oregano to turn the water color. Let the water stand for a while until this happens, you can even shake it to help it along. When it's ready, use a cotton ball or even just your hands to apply the colored water to your face, ignore the pieces of oregano that might stick to you. Let it all dry and brush off the bits of oregano.


Make sure it's the paste, and not the gel. Any brand/type will do. Dab a small glob onto acne using a q-tip. Leave it over night, and by morning it should be gone or close to

11.3 teaspoons of salt , warm water

Add the salt to the water in your bathroom basin and wash your face thoroughly twice a day for best results. It will leave your skin free of oil.

12.Use the yolk of an egg and with a cotton ball apply on face and let it stand for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water . Do this everyday for a month .

13.Put some eyedrops on your acne and its just like the regular medicine

14.First, gently wash your face with a mild soap and rinse well. Next, apply the vinegar to the face at night before going to bed. Apply with cotton ball and let sit for 5-10 minutes then rinse off with cool water.

15.Hydrogen Peroxide, baking soda , milk of magnesia

Wash with a mild soap twice a day, then wipe face with a cotton ball soaked in hydogen peroxide. Twice a week exfoliate with baking soda and once a week use a mask of milk of magnesia.

16.Salt, oatmeal, milk, strawberries

(For 1-2 weeks worth of facial mask)

Use one cup of milk and 4 tablespoons salt-mix together in bowl with 2 tablespoons of maionaisse. Use blender to blend 1 cup of oatmeal with 2 strawberries. Mix the oatmeal and strawberries with the salt,milk and maionaisse.. Apply this as a facial mask for about 20 minutes. Let harden. (Keep away from linens etc, however it wont hurt if some gets in your hair) KEEP OUT OF EYE-SALT BURNS! With this treatment you will see immediate improvement in skin texture, and with 2-3 weeks of this mask, you should have less blemishes.

17.wash face with Apple Cider Vinegar

18.Rinse water for face - pour 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar in rinse water, rinse face and let it air dry (it seals the moisture in the skin) (great for all over especially when weather is dry)

19. applyLemon juice.

20. apply Cucumber --- leaves or grated pieces.

21.apply Clove based face mask or a paste of Fenugreek ( Methi ) leaves

applied overnight and washed off next morning.

22. Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric ( Haldi ) powder to 1 teaspoon of mint or corriander juice. Apply and wash off before retiring tobed.

23.Orange peel pounded well with water and applied to affected areas is often helpful.

24.Drink atleast a litre of water to impart a healthy glow to the skin.

25.Carrot Yogurt Acne Mask

2 tablespoons carrots 2 tablespoon yogurt

Slightly cook carrots ,Mash with yogurt (Can also grade carrots into yogurt

Blend in blender until smooth) Apply to face . Rinse with tepid water

Tepid= kinda like room tempature

26.Gently scrub acne with a mixture of chickweed herb and water to reduce inflammation.

27.Apply garlic oil and cayenne extract, or a redmond clay poultice to draw out toxins and to heal the acne.

28.Avoid eating chocolate, fried food, and refined sugar.

30.The herbs cayenne, garlic, ginseng, burdock, and sarsparilla taken orally can help rid the skin of blemishes.

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Nice list. But it seems like a lot to prepare-- I'd probably eat most of it before it reaches my skin biggrin.gif

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