- Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in commercial acne treatment formulations and skin peels. It may help to break down the sebum plugs commonly known as blackheads, and to prevent new blemishes from forming by drying oil in the pores. Plain aspirin contains salicylates, making it an effective home remedy for acne breakouts. Beta-hydroxy acid, or BHA, is another name for salicylic acid. BHA can be found in wrinkle treatments as well as acne compounds because of its mild exfoliant effect. It causes the cells of the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer, to slough off and reveal the new skin underneath. For this reason, it is important to follow the application of products containing BHA with a potent sunscreen—the new skin beneath the cells you’ve just shed is particularly susceptible to UVA and UVB rays.
- Honey contains both antiseptic and antibacterial properties, making it beneficial for helping keep acne-prone skin clean. It has long been used as a remedy for wounds, burns and skin irritation. Not only does honey reduce the inflammation and redness associated with acne, it softens without the oils found in commercial moisturizers and may help prevent breakouts from permanently scarring the skin. Honey contains antioxidants that can help combat the environmental factors partially responsible for acne eruptions.
2 teaspoons of honey
1 teaspoon of plain yogurt
- Crush aspirin and put the powder into a glass bowl. Add a few drops of water, stir. Add a teaspoon of honey and stir everything well again.
- Apply the mask to cleansed face and hold it for ten minutes. A little rub and rinse. At the beginning of the treatment mask should be used 2-3 times a week, and later will be enough once a week.