At-Home Fixes for Skin Care Emergencies
Remedy skin care issues from pimples to bug bites with these homemade herbal and floral recipes
Acne BreakoutThis nighttime cream will help calm breakouts and clear up pimples by bringing pH balance to the skin. The key ingredient is aloe, a powerful healing plant.
Aloe Pimple Potion
2 tablespoons or more aloe gel
3 ounces grape seed or almond oil
1 ounce liquid lanolin
2 ounces rosewater
"I like to take a leaf of aloe, cut the edges off with a sharp knife, peel off one side of [the] leaf, and gently scrape out the gel," says Miller. Combine aloe with oil and beat together using a whisk, electric mixer, or blender. In a glass bowl over a pan of hot water, melt liquid lanolin into the mixture. Remove from heat and cool; then add in the rosewater. Store in a cream jar. Use at night as a body ointment or face cream on any blemishes, says Miller.
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