Hormones gone wild!
I am extremely prone to acne and have a combination type skin. Oily and dry – Lucky me!
After trying out products, medications, anti-biotics, ointments, scrubs and masks I have finally had enough of putting chemicals either topically on my skin or by taking them through pills.
These things have worked short term but the treatment never lasted.
My husband encouraged me to get off anti-biotics which weren’t working for me any more. After one month cleansing my body of the anti-biotics, my skin started to settle down and seem less ‘angry’.
I’ve done experiments since with natural ointments and remedies and have found the products that seem to best work ‘with’ my skin, rather than against it.
Whether you have your once a month flare up, constant unruly skin or pregnancy hormone breakouts, try these products and DIY home ointments for a more natural, healthier and safer remedy to apply to your skin.
- Coconut Oil
Probably one of my favourite topical ointments. This miracle worker can be used as a cleanser and toner in one, removing makeup and dirt as well as a lush moisturiser.
It can give a strong shiny effect, so I prefer to use this at night before I go to bed.
My partner believes that some smell too strong, so try an organic coconut oil, It may cause less scent and annoyance to yourself and your partner.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Toning is an important step in proper skin care. It helps to remove any residue after cleansing and helps to restore the skin’s natural pH levels.
Use pure apple cider vinegar as your evening and morning toner. With a cotton ball, smooth over skin paying particular attention to active breakouts and acne prone areas.
Apple cider vinegar is packed with potassium, magnesium, acetic acid and various enzymes that kill bacteria on the skin.
- Raw Honey & Cinnamon
This delicious mix of honey and cinnamon makes a quick and easy mask to help reduce inflammation and both ingredients have anti-microbial properties.
You’ll need three tablespoons of manuka honey and one tablespoon of true cinnamon to make this mask.
Simply mix together the two ingredients, microwave for 30 seconds, make sure it’s not too hot, and then paint the mixture on your face. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse off and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Comment and send in your home remedies for breakouts and troublesome skin