Tips for a blemish-free complexion

Who doesn’t want flawless complexion? The billion-dollar cosmetics industry thrives on this promise and dream of having a peaches and cream skin. A lucky few are naturally blessed with unblemished skin while the rest of us need to take great care to achieve that elusive look. While cosmetics can be quite expensive  there are a few home remedies you can try to get rid of blemishes and attain smooth skin.

Blemishes are dark marks or patches that appear on the face because of whiteheads, blackheads, boils or pimples, which appear due to pores getting clogged or extensive use of cosmetics. The neck and face are the areas that are most prone to blemishes.

Although you will find a wide range of cosmetic and beauty products that claim to clear your face totally, how safe they are for your skin is something that indeed needs to be checked. So the best option would be to try out natural and tested home remedies. Here’s a list of home remedies you can try.
• A mixture of juice extracted from jasmine buds and Bishop’s weed has been found to be an excellent remedy to lighten blemishes.
• Lime juice mixed with tomato juice has been known to lighten dark patches and is something that can easily be done at home.
• Sandalwood powder mixed with a few drops of water to make a paste is a highly-recommended treatment for clearing blemishes on the face and neck.
• Applying boiled and mashed carrots to the face and neck makes a great all natural mask. The application should last about twenty minutes and then washed off. You could wash this mask off with milk for better results.
• Equal amounts of honey; juice of lemon and rose water combined makes for a nice moisturising concoction for the face that also is quite effective in getting rid of blemishes.
• Mashed raw papaya can be layered on the portion of skin that you need to lighten treat for about fifteen minutes. It can work wonders if done 2-3 times a week and.
• One can also apply Fuller’s Earth which is perfect for skin lightening, tightening and exfoliation. Mix two tablespoons of it with water/lemon juice/cucumber juice/green tea/rose water, apply all over neck and face and wash off after 15-20 minutes or after it dries completely.
• Potato juice’s starch is said to be a bleaching agent that reduces pigmentation. Simply apply the juice of a peeled and grated small potato on the affected area for about 15-20 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat for a month for best results.

Apart from the above-mentioned remedies, a healthy diet and adequate water are imperative if you want to be rewarded with a glowing complexion.