Are you looking for a relaxing way to treat your acne and acne scars at the same time? You’re in for some milky goodness!
With just three ingredients straight from your kitchen you can quickly concoct your own acne paste to get rid of those zits and scars in no time! We’ll be using milk, turmeric, and honey for your easy to make acne and acne scars home treatment!
Cleopatra indeed knew exactly what the therapeutic benefits of milk were on her skin and initiated a super luxurious ‘milk bath’. Probably in this age and time more women have already been acquainted with this ancient beauty secret. But for some of you who haven’t discovered this yet here’s why milk is a great remedy for your skin problems.
Ingredient #1: MILK
Milk helps get rid of dead skin cells
Yes it is a gentle skin exfoliator. It contains AHA or alpha hydroxy acids which naturally eliminates dead skin surface, leaving you with baby-soft skin.
Milk evens-out your skintone
If you want to have brighter and even complexion, then use milk on your face. It is a gentle skin cleanser and contains a mild bleaching effect on your skin. So if you have blotchy face, this is a natural ingredient that can help you with it.
Ingredient #2: TURMERIC
Turmeric is an effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent
Studies suggest that turmeric contains enzymes that literally kill bacteria. Acne and pimples are caused by skin bacterial infection. Thus, turmeric can be a powerful yet safe way to counter this infection.
Turmeric is a great antioxidant
Free radicals are what causes skin damage. And turmeric acts as ‘scavengers’ of free radicals and help fight and prevent signs of premature skin aging such as age spots, wrinkling, and more.
Ingredient #3: HONEY
Honey is a super antibacterial
Another super powerful natural ingredient to save your face from all sorts of flaws is honey! It works as a gentle antiseptic. Which means it likewise fights microbial infection. Hence honey can be used in a wide range of infectious diseases. Plus it’s great for wound-healing. You can actually combine honey with many other herbs and essential oils to obtain its many healing benefits.
Honey is an amazing moisturizer
That’s right. Using honey topically on your face can help lock in your skin’s natural moisture. So say goodbye to dry, flaky and lackluster skin and hello to glowy, dewy complexion!
Bonus Ingredient: Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate
Retinol and retinoic acid have been found to help cure acne and acne scars due to its exfoliating and antioxidant properties. Dermatologists call it one of the most effective topical acne treatments to date.
How to Make Your Own Acne and Acne Scar Face Treatment
4 Tbsps. of turmeric powder
1 Tbsp. milk (organic raw or you may also use evaporated milk)
4 Tbsps. honey (some substitute this with olive oil).
1 drop of retinyl palmitate (for a more potent acne cure)
You basically just have to mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Make a paste out of the ingredients. Once well incorporated, you can apply it on your cleansed face using your clean fingers. Softly massage your face in a circular upward motion. Then leave the mask on overnight. Rinse in the morning.
Caution: Be sure to take some precaution to avoid staining your pillows as turmeric can stain fabrics. Also it's good to note that when it comes to using DIY topical skin remedies you need to be conscious about how your skin reacts. If you notice even some slight irritation, then probably you need to stop and try another one more suitable for your skin type.
Taking care of your skin doesn’t end in topical medications. You also need to take care of your skin health from within. This way you are ensured of a flawless complexion that is pure and lasting.