Banana and Other Alternative Remedies For Skin Care
Bananas are not only delicious but contain many nutrients that your skin can benefit from. Go ahead and eat your whole banana, but don’t throw away the peel! Banana peels have the incredibly powerful antioxidant Lutein to cure acne. Lutein is an amazing antioxidant that decreases swelling, itchiness, and redness caused by acne. Your banana peel will also encourage healthy cell growth which will prevent future acne breakouts.
All you need is one banana peel. In small circular motion rub it into your skin, then leave on your face for 30 minutes. Rinse then pat dry and repeat three times a week.
Yes, steam! Just pure steam can soothe your irritated skin. When your skin comes in contact with steam, it opens up your pores, flushing them from bacteria. The best part of using steam is that it goes deep into your pores cleansing out all impurities. It is also important to apply a good moisturizer to your skin after steaming to trap in the moisture for glowing skin.
Just boil around four cups of water in a large pot for twenty minutes. Afterward, let it cool for a moment. Then add the water to a bowl big enough to have your face fit comfortably over it. Then simply sit at a table and rest your face just over the large bowl draping a towel over your head. The towel traps the steam in the bowl forcing it into your pores. Soak for about twenty minutes, then rinse with cold water to close your pores, and pat dry. Right after your steam session, apply moisturizing lotion to your face. Do this daily for the best results.
Mint has many uses, from just freshening up your drink to adding a great scent to your home. Mint leaves contain menthol which is an organic painkiller and natural anti-inflammatory. It will not 100% cure your acne, but it will decrease some of the symptoms it causes. It can ease painful zits, blackheads, redness, inflammation and swelling.
All you need is a half of a cup of fresh organic mint leaves. Make sure to rinse your face first and then pat dry before applying the leaves. Put your fresh mint leaves into a blender or food processor until it forms a paste. Then rub the mint paste onto your face focusing on your problem areas and let it sit for about fifteen minutes. Then rinse your face off and pat dry. Repeat four times a week until you get your desired results.