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DIY Treatments for Common Skin Concerns

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Whatever your skin woe—pimples, pigmentation, blackheads or dryness—there’s a home remedy sitting right there in your pantry. And the best part? They have dermat-level results! So what are you waiting for?

Here are our quick home remedies for common skin problems:


Thought you left breakouts in the '90s with torn jeans and lip gloss? .Well, if you’re a mere mortal like the rest of us, you struggle from unwelcome zits from time to time. You know, the kind that pop up just before date night or an important board meeting. Nodding as you read, amirite? Fret not, we’ve culled out the quickest remedies to get you blemish-free overnight. Get zapping already.
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Apply a fluoride toothpaste with a cotton swab to the red rogue and let it dry out. The antimicrobial properties immediately kill bacteria, reducing the size of the pimple as well as preventing recurrences. Make sure to steer clear from whitening formulas, gels and dental washes.


This powerhouse ingredient packed with Vitamin C is your best bet when you're running against the clock. Dab on the juice of freshly squeezed lemon mixed with Chandan (sandalwood powder) to affected areas. Be warned though, it does sting a little.


Another frequent skin condition is hyper-pigmentation. While we’re aware that over-secretion of melanin is the culprit here as opposed to more threatening medical conditions, it’s still an unwelcome look. Prolonged sun exposure is a common cause, as is heredity. Here are two sure-shot ways to reduce your worries.


If you’re on the Keto diet, you’re probably avoiding carbs like this wholesome spud. But it’s worth reaching out for it because of its insane ability to nix skin discoloration and darkening. Rich in skin lightening Catecholase, cut a thin slice of a raw potato and rub on the darkened areas.

Apple Cider

Vinegar on the face, ouch! But this astringent means business. Dilute one-part Apple Cider Vinegar in three parts plain or rosewater and splash on twice a day. Spiked with Citric, Glycolic, and Lactic Acids, and Beta Carotene, this magical liquid reverses skin darkening.
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If you’ve got a greasy T-zone or have combination to oily skin, you are more prone to these pesky spots around your nose and chin.  It’s those extra-hardworking sebaceous glands along with all the gunk and grime that clogs open pores. Moreover, the air oxides them resulting in the black spots we’ve all come to loathe.
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Chickpea Flour

You might love bhajiyas and kadhi chawal but there's better use for their main ingredient. Chickpea flour is  an excellent exfoliant. Make a coarse paste with distilled water or milk and gentle rub in circular motions around the affected areas. Blackheads, dead cells and dirt won't stand a chance!


We’re certain you’ve heard this one from mum before. The super spice Turmeric isn’t just for your curries. With active ingredient Curcumin, it works as a powerful antioxidant that also boasts anti-inflammatory properties. Pat on a paste of turmeric powder and water for glowing skin.


Those suffering from dry, flaky skin are on the opposite end of the spectrum. Redness and itching are common symptoms. The fatty acids aka lipids that usually seal in moisture are drastically reduced from the epidermis, which causes your skin to get parched. To counteract the abnormal activity on the face’s outer layer, it’s critical to rehydrate your skin. Head over to the pantry to quickly quench its thirst.

Coconut Oil

The best kept secret is out; coconut oil is unarguably the best moisturizer ever. Let yourself be whisked away to a tropical getaway as you slather on this organic emollient. Ultra hydrating by nature, it settles into cracks and follicles for super even, deep-conditioned skin and hair.


The best natural humectant on the planet, this buzzy beauty ingredient locks in all the moisture for a smooth, supple face. Full of vitamins and mineral, the gooey liquid even aids in soothing redness, cuts or nicks. Loaded with good-for-you properties, it’s one multi-tasking essential that does it all.  Too sticky for your liking? Try a honey-infused product instead.
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