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Cure your skin problems with home remedies.

By Ankit

When we hear a body organ, we imagine the brain, kidney, or heart. However, body organs are not about internal organs alone. Skin, an organ that we wear outside, performs a variety of functions. Skin is the protective barrier against harmful elements. A fast-paced, busy life, faulty lifestyle habits, and pollution can ruin your skin.

Most people living in metros have skin problems. Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in India. For severe issues like psoriasis or rosacea, you can consult a dermatologist. Fortunately, online doctor consultation is available, which is crucial, especially during the pandemic.

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More often than not, our skin problems can be addressed with home remedies. A good skincare routine begins with cleansing, moisturizing, toning, and exfoliating. Do not forget your sunscreen before exposing your skin to sunlight. Most of the things you need for good skin are available right in your kitchen. We give you the best home remedies for all your skin problems, as recommended by a dermatologist in Delhi.

  1. Cleanser: Cleansing your skin is the foundation of your skincare regime.
  • Yogurt: Yogurt is the best natural skin cleanser. The lactic acid in yogurt rids your skin of dead cells while the protein tightens the skin. It is essential to put in as much effort to remove your makeup as you put it on. Yogurt is a good makeup remover.
  • How to use yogurt: Apply a thin layer of yogurt to your face. Leave it on for two minutes and then wash with warm water.

2. Moisturizer: Dry skin is one of the most annoying skin conditions due to the itching and scaling it causes. If left untreated, dry skin can turn into dermatitis. Many factors cause dry skin like advancing age, dehydration, harsh soaps, dry weather, or any other medical condition. It is therefore vital to moisturize your skin. Most commercial moisturizers contain harsh chemicals. What is the solution?

It is vital to moisturize your skin. Pixabay

  • Olive oil is an effective moisturizer for dry skin. The vitamin E and natural fats in olive oil moisturize the skin. It also forms a protective layer on the skin surface and thus seals the moisture inside the skin cells. It smoothes out the rough and coarse dry skin.
  • How to use olive oil?

Olive oil can be used on its own or in combination with other items to moisturize your skin.

  1. Take 1 tbsp olive oil in a bowl. Massage gently on dry skin for about 3 to 5 minutes. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
  2. For dehydrated skin, try this pack of olive oil and egg yolk. In a bowl, whisk two egg yolks with a fork. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the whisked egg yolk. Apply this mixture all over the dry skin. Leave it on for ten minutes. After ten minutes, bathe with a mild soap.

Olive oil can be used on its own or in combination with other items to moisturize your skin. Pixabay

3. Toning: Skin toner can reduce pores’ appearance, soothe the skin, and keep your skin fresh and glowing. Most toners available commercially contain alcohol and harsh chemicals. A homemade toner can work well without the harmful side effects of the store-bought one.

  • Cucumber: Take 1/3rd of fresh cucumber and chop it into small pieces. Add a cup of water to it and boil it for about five minutes. After the mixture cools down, blend it. Filter the blended mixture with a sieve. Apply the filtered juice to your face with the help of a cotton pad.

4. Exfoliation: Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells on the skin surface to reveal fresh, glowing skin underneath. As we age, the process of destroying dead skin cells and regenerating new cells slows down. As dead cells pile up, skin becomes rough and dull. Here is a home remedy for exfoliation:

  • Oatmeal and honey scrub: Blend 2 tbsp oatmeal to a smooth powder. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add 1 tbsp honey and mix well. Apply this mixture all over your face and neck. Let it stay for 3 to 5 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
  • Caution: Don’t exfoliate more than twice a week as too much exfoliation can irritate the skin.

If your skin does not respond to exfoliation treatment at home, stop treating on your own and consult a dermatologist in Delhi.

Acne is one of the most common skin problems. Pixabay

5. Acne: Acne is one of the most common skin problems. There are many remedies for acne.

  • Apple cider vinegar: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with four parts water. Dip cotton wool in it and pat gently over the acne. After half a minute, rinse off with cold water. Repeat the process twice a day. The acids in the apple cider vinegar kill bacteria that cause acne.

6. Blackheads: When clogged pores get exposed to the air, blackheads are formed.

  • Baking soda: Make a paste of 1 tbsp baking soda and water. Apply the mixture on blackheads. Wash your face after half an hour. Repeat two or three times a week.

7. Whiteheads: When dead skin cells, oil, and dirt clog your skin pores, it results in whiteheads. As the pores enclose whiteheads, it isn’t easy to push them out.

  • Aloe vera gel is effective in eliminating whiteheads. Apply aloe vera gel on whiteheads and leave it on for fifteen minutes. After 15 minutes, rinse with water.

Onions help regenerate damaged skin and are work to eliminate scars. Pixabay

8. Scars: Onions help regenerate damaged skin and are work to eliminate scars. Make onion extract by chopping onions fine and mixing with a bit of salt. Boil this mixture in a little water and blanch by dipping in cold water. After it cools, blend for a few seconds and strain. Apply this mixture with a moisturizer if your skin is sensitive. Use it once a day. You may be able to see results within six weeks of this treatment. If your scars are severe, you may want to do an online doctor consultation to get expert help.

ALSO READ: Your Skin Care Essentials: Neem And Aloe Vera

9. Pigmentation: When you see uneven patches in your skin, you know you have pigmentation.

  • Cut a raw potato into slices. Apply water on the pieces and rub gently on your skin. Rinse with warm water. Do this treatment twice a week for two months to see results.

Takeaways: Try out these home remedies. But take care and be gentle with your skin. If the treatments don’t work or show even slight skin irritation, stop it and consult a dermatologist.

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