Squash the Spots With DIY Treatments
| LAST UPDATE 09/26/2022
We know no one's perfect, but a giant circle in the middle of our forehead is not exactly ideal. Perhaps you have a big date coming up, a special event, or even your birthday, but an under-the-skin pest disrupts all. Removing the once-a-month breakouts from the equation, we are here to help you zap the zits. Here are three DIY methods to try out.
Of course, when it comes to taking care of our skin, we must include the essentials. That means ensuring we keep up to date with our exfoliation, hydration, and moisturizing routine. Still, we are all prone to a spot or breakout every now and then. So, when the lactic acid isn't exactly working, try a smashed strawberry and yogurt combination to treat blackheads. That's right, mashing together a teaspoon of plain full-fat yogurt and half a large strawberry should be the perfect exfoliating mask. Add a dab to the affected area and let it work its magic. Now, when it comes to those classic pimples, they need a little extra careful attention. This usually consists of something cool and soothing to ice them down and not make them worse. So, try something like an aloe supplement or tea tree oil to reduce redness and inflammation. Just don't forget to patch test before!
The aloe vera and tea tree oil marriage seem to blossom when treating white heads too. Although they are similar to pimples, these lingering dots are usually plugged pores that lie beneath the surface of the skin. They are simply unpoppable and must be treated with a little TLC. Remember to only apply two to three drops of tea tree oil and half a teaspoon of aloe vera. Let the mixture set and only use as a spot treatment, and not an entire facial. A little side hack is to take an aspirin after the treatment. This usually helps reduce noticeable swelling, redness, and inflammation. Aspirin is also a great DIY remedy when crushing those "deep underground cystic pimples." These are usually dead skin cells clogged up, which can be painful. Take one to two aspirin and crush them into a fine powder, then mix with a few drops of purified water to make a paste. Only use this as a spot treatment, but it can be applied for overnight use.
While these DIY treatments are great and super easy, just make sure you're not allergic to any of the ingredients! Considering you are trying to eliminate irritation, let's try not to make things worse. The ingredients are super accessible, and the treatment can be fit into any hour of the day. So, what are you waiting for?