Homemade Zit Zapper
Since it's back to school time it's the perfect time to talk about skin. No child, young adult, or adult heading back to the classroom (or going anywhere!) this fall wants to have a face full of pimples. It's embarrassing, but sometimes can't be helped.
I hope that in this post you will find some easy and homemade solutions to your pimple problems. Anyone can use these ideas, whether you are a teen or an adult going through hormone imbalances and changes. If you love DIY recipes you might also enjoy my book, Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, Self Sufficient Life.
Homemade Zit Zapper
This is the easiest thing to make that gets rid of pimples. It sounds a little counter productive...oil to help an oily face? But for many people, oil isn't the issue (I had very, very dry skin as a teen and still had acne issues) and this may be a great and easy solution for you. All you need is:
- Coconut Oil (I get mine from Tropical Traditions or iHerb)
- Tea Tree Oil (I get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs)
- Lip Balm Tubes (I get mine from Amazon or from Mountain Rose Herbs)
Step One: On the stove top, melt 1/8 cup of coconut oil (if it's a hot day you can skip this step and just use your melted coconut oil instead!).
Step Two: Add in just a few drops of tea tree oil (no more than 5).
Step Three: Mix to blend and then use an eye drop dropper to add the mixture into the lip balm tubes. It should only take a few minutes for the coconut oil to set up. (If your kitchen is warm, stick the tubes in the fridge first.)
Step Four: Store the tubes in the fridge so they don't melt and use as needed as a homemade zit zapper spot targeting treatment. This method works very well for me!
Why does this work?
Coconut Oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. It helps with redness and puffiness and will fight bacteria. Tea Tree Oil is also antibacterial and anti-fungal so it gives it an extra kick. You can apply this homemade zip zapper as needed. (Warning: Tea Tree Oil does have some natural estrogen in it, so if you have trouble with that hormone you should add less or leave it out.)
Other Homemade Zit Zapper Ideas
If you need more than just spot treatment you can try some of the other ideas listed below. One may work for you that won't work for someone else; it all depends on your skin type!
Apple Cider Vinegar: Dilute the vinegar in a little water before applying it to your face. Dab on as needed with a cotton ball.
Baking Soda: Create a paste with baking soda and water and apply to your face as needed. You can spot apply or apply to your entire face. Leave on for about 15 minutes and then rinse off. Repeat daily as needed.
Lemon Juice: Fresh squeeze a lemon and apply the juice to your entire face. It will act as an astringent and cleanse your face. Leave on 15 minutes to an hour before rinsing off.
Clay: Applying clay to your face and to your trouble spots will help draw out bacteria and reduce swelling and redness. If you aren't sure which kind to get, I recommend Redmond Clay.
Green Tea: Green Tea has antioxidant properties and makes a good face wash. Brew up a strong pot, cool, and use as a face rinse when you wash your face.
Witch Hazel: Use Witch Hazel as an astringent. Apply as needed with a cotton ball.
Charcoal: Using a Charcoal activated soap as a face wash can help cleanse and draw out toxins from your pores. You can buy it here on Amazon.
As I said above, some of these methods may work for you and some won't, it all depends on your skin type! So give a couple a try and discover what works best with your skin.
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Do you have a special homemade zit zapper remedy? What seems to work best for you?
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