So, after all of my whining yesterday about not getting any highly coveted article assignments, today I managed to grab twelve, half with a deadline of Sunday night. Be careful what you wish for… If you ever need someone to write about all aspects of baby poop, breast pumps, and bed wetting, I am you (wo)man.
Since my weekends are usually my work days, and therefore, my busiest days of the week, I am going to sneak in a little quickie–of a post, since this weekend will be busier than ever! Maybe you have an event, or a date, or something, and the following recipe for an acne spot treatment will save the day!
Each used alone, anti-oxidant packed green tea, soothing aloe vera gel, and salicylic acid containing aspirin, make super, natural, treatments for acne prone skin. Put them together, and you have a super powerful, zit zapping, redness reducing, skin soothing, acne spot treatment.
In a small container, crush 5 or 6 plain, uncoated aspirin tablets. Make a small batch very strong green tea, and pour enough hot green tea into the aspirin so dissolve it with stirring–who much you use will depend on the consistency you want-thick or thin. You can experiment. To this mixture, add a good squirt of aloe vera gel, either from the bottle, of a blob if you are lucky enough to have an aloe vera plant.
If it suits your fancy, add a drop or two of tea tree oil, or lavender essential oil, both having antibacterial properties. Mix again, and using a q-tip, or a clean finger, dab some of this potion onto any pimples, bumps and spots that you might have. It is best to do this at bedtime on a clean face. How long you leave it on is up to you. I have read many say that they leave this mix on, as a spot treatment, overnight, and wake up to a small miracle, with pimples and redness greatly reduced. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
I have also heard people with acne prone skin say that they use this recipe as a complete face mask, and leave that on overnight. Frankly, I think that overnight, when it is all over your face, is way too long. If you choose to use this as a mask, I would suggest 30 minutes tops, or until it is dry.
To remove, carefully moisten the treated area, or your entire face, which ever the case, to soften the dried spot treatment, or mask. Then rinse with warm water and proceed to go about your day. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and great results! On a Clear Day….