WELLNESS – Kissing sun burn,Acne goodbye

WELLNESS – Kissing sun burn,Acne goodbye

We might have been victims of our long December holidays, basking by the sun and eating to our fills which might have done a number to our skins. So how do we deal with the sunburn and acne in the new decade?

We’ve all been there: A pimple pops up seemingly overnight and you need to get rid of it, immediately. While it may be tempting to pick and pop it into oblivion, there are plenty of better at-home, DIY ways to deal with acne in a way that won’t leave you with a scar.

Acne can be stubborn, and depending on what type of pimple it is. They can also be reall

y frustrating to treat too. The most important thing is to NOT pick the pimple. The more you pick at it, the slower the healing time. Instead, there are a number of natural ingredients that you can incorporate into your skin care routine to get the job done.

To prevent and treat acne, create a facial mask and apply it, then leave it for short periods of time and rinsed off with warm water. Avocado oil which contains linoleic and oleic acid together with Vitamins A, C, D and E keeps skin hydrated without leaving an oily residue. This reduces the risk of acne. Avocado oil also has anti-inflammatory effects, which helps to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne.

It also helps get rid of the sunburned skin due to the antioxidants in avocado oil which help to ease the symptoms of a sunburn. According to a 2011 review, the vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin D, protein, lecithin, and essential fatty acids in the oil supports healing and soothe the skin. For those affected by dandruff , applying avocado oil to the scalp as a hot oil mask also helps reduce dandruff and other problems caused by a dry, flaky scalp.

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Making Avocado, Honey and Yogurt facial mask
Take 1/4 ripe avocado and mash it up in a bowl until it turns lump free.
Mix into the pulp 1 teaspoon of plain organic yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of honey (most common)
Stir them well until you get a paste of uniform consistency.
Apply the mask onto your skin for 10-15 minutes or until it dries out.

 

 

 

Alternative Types of Avocado Face Masks for Acne and Sunburn

Plain Avocado Face Mask

Oatmeal and Avocado Face Mask

Banana, Egg yolk and Avocado Face Mask

Honey and Avocado Face Mask

Lemon and Avocado Face Mask

Lemon, Egg white and Avocado Face Mask

Coconut Oil and Avocado Face Mask

Turmeric and Avocado Face Mask

Yogurt and Avocado Face Mask

Olive Oil and Avocado Face

 

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