Cucumbers don’t have to be restricted to tasty salads or adding flavor to water in offices. Many people have seen cucumbers applied to the skin of movie stars or have had it done themselves at the spa, but may not be aware that it is a widely used home remedy. Try cooling a cucumber and applying it to your face until it warms up. A cool cucumber can soothe the skin by restricting the blood vessels that are fueling the pimple and reducing inflammation.
Use Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel has been a very popular natural astringent for many decades. Witch Hazel can help fight not only pimple redness but many other skin related problems. To use this remedy, soak a cotton ball in witch hazel and apply it to the affected areas of your skin for around five minutes at a time. The astringent works to constrict the blood vessels and shrink your pores, which can end up soothing your skin and keep it from being irritated. You can also stop light bleeding and brighten your skin using Witch Hazel.
Sweeten Your Skin With Manuka Honey
A special kind of honey found in New Zealand, known as Manuka Honey can be used to reduce pimple redness and skin irritation. The honey is known for having many anti-inflammatory properties. It can be a fix for many problems including gingivitis, sore throats, and digestive illnesses. So even after your skin problems have gone away, it will still be beneficial to keep this miracle remedy around in the house. You may have to search for the right kind of Manuka Honey, as many in-store products aren’t as authentic as they say they are.
Try Using Oatmeal
Having a use for oatmeal outside of a well-balanced breakfast may sound weird, but it truly is not. Oatmeal does a very good job of hydrating the skin and eliminating irritation that may be caused by pimples and acne. Though not as good an astringent as something like witch hazel, it can still remove excess oil and balance out the chemicals on your skin. To use this remedy, try making a paste out of oatmeal, honey, and yogurt and apply it to your face.