Natural Blemish Relief from Your Kitchen
Updated: Feb 11, 2020
So it’s happened, the day before a big meeting, first date, or heaven forbid… photos of any kind. Don’t worry, we’ve got this! First take 3 long deep breaths… now go to your kitchen. We are going to create some spot treatments from your kitchen to tell your new little visitor they’re not welcome here.
1. Honey & Cinnamon:
Grab some local honey & organic cinnamon. Or whatever honey and cinnamon you have for now and get the good stuff whenever you can. Mix a small amount of both to make a tiny paste. Apply to the blemish and leave on as long as possible. Overnight is great. Just cover the spot with a band-aid and put a towel on your pillow.
2. Raw Honey
Out of cinnamon? Just use raw honey! Same method as above for just a spot treatment. OR… you can make a whole face honey mask which I love! I do this all the time. Tie your gorgeous hair back very well. You can use one of those terrycloth headbands if you’re fancy. With a clean, slightly damp and warm face, rub your palms together for 10 seconds. Just do it. J Pour about a nickel size of raw honey into your palm and spread all over your face. The heat from your hands helps it absorb and spread better. Wash off with lukewarm water after about 20 minutes. You will be amazed at how easily honey washes off without any stickiness.
3. Lemon Juice
Do this one at night and be amazed and the difference in the morning. You can use a small amount of organic lemon juice if you have some, or simply cut a lemon in half. I use leftover lemons from my morning green juice and gently rub over the blemish. A little bit goes a long way! If you do this right before you go to sleep, put a towel down on your pillow as this can have a bleaching effect. Do NOT do this on broken or sensitive skin as it will BURN like crazy! Love your skin, be nice to it!
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Dab a little bit of raw organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) on the blemish. My favorite brand is Braggs Organic ACV “with the mother.” You can just leave this one on daytime or nighttime. Be careful, this can be drying. Do not use this on broken or sensitive skin…it will hurt! L Do NOT combine this with the lemon juice method above… it will really hurt!!!
5. Ice Cubes
Saving the best for last. This is one of my FAVORITE at home remedies for a blemish. Gently rub the ice cube over your blemish for a few minutes until it melts. You will need to move the ice cube around or take breaks in order to keep that one spot from being unbearably cold. Watch that puppy shrink!
Or if you really want to up your game, use green tea ice cubes. I make these by brewing organic green tea, then pouring the tea into an ice cube tray. I use a specific one since it WILL stain your ice cube tray. These are amazing! I’ve used this more than anything else and am always amazed by the results.
Ok so for these next two you may not have them in your kitchen, but they are two of my favorite pimple remedies ever!
1. Lavender essential oil. This little baby is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-septic. It is a healing and soothing super power. I dab a drop of this on the invader a few times per day.
2. Second favorite acne essential oil ever…meet Tea Tree. This sucker kills anything and is incredibly effective. It has all the same properties as lavender above. I use the same method as the lavender above.
How do I know which oil to try? Play around! I typically use tea tree for red, painful, underground cysts and lavender when the skin is broken out, inflamed and needs more healing. Both are antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antimicrobial, so you can't go wrong.
*Always use caution with essential oils. Just because they are natural does not always mean they are safe. As always, check with your practitioner if you have any health issues, are pregnant, or nursing.