When you experience sudden unpredicted skin trouble, it is difficult to understand what you can do to treat it. A doctor’s visit is advisable in such scenarios, but what happens when you can’t avail an appointment right away? For skin conditions like eczema, acne, sensitivity, sunburn or minor cuts and bruises, it is always nice to have a natural home remedy by your side to help when seeing the doc immediately isn’t possible. A little something to help you hang on and maybe even eliminate the need to make that appointment entirely. Check out these DIY skincare balms you can whip up at home to treat common skin concerns.
All-natural recipes for various kinds of skin concerns and troubles.
Caution: Do a patch test for each of the recipes before applying them to affected areas of your skin.
Acne-prone skin requires wound healing balms that also hydrate skin and calm any irritation. Ingredients like rose water are perfect to balance skin’s pH in such times when the skin is uncomfortable and has breakouts. It has anti-inflammatory properties and offers lightweight moisture to the skin.
Apply the mixture to cleansed skin at night. This gel will help soothe acne and repair your skin while you sleep. Make sure to wash off this gel in the morning.
Skin burns can be quite painful to deal with and can leave a mark on your skin. Luckily, cold aloe vera gel will instantly soothe the burn and will ensure you don’t get a mark after the skin has recovered. This works for sunburn as well. Make sure to buy an OTC natural aloe vera gel jar that contains only tocopherols which means the sticky factor which you usually get from aloe leaves is not removed.
Take this jar out of the fridge as soon as you get a minor burn of a hot liquid or sunburn. Apply the cold gel to the affected area and you will find instant relief. Reapply as and when required until the skin has healed and watch how the mark fades away gradually.
Sensitive skin reacts to a lot of products and therefore you should follow the doctor’s prescribed medications and find out with natural ingredients that agree with your skin. That being said, ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil are pure and work well with sensitive skin. Rose water and aloe vera also soothe skin and act as protective barriers.
Do a patch test as sensitive skin could react to natural ingredients as well. Apply this as a moisturiser or before makeup. Make sure to avoid too much makeup anyway, but if you have to, this balm will keep your skin protected and calm. After applying this balm let it get absorbed by the skin for about 3 minutes before you go on to layer makeup or any other skincare products.
If you ever get a minor cut from your nail clipper or you get a small scrape or bruise, you need to apply an ointment immediately. If by chance you do not have one at home, a homemade balm with aloe vera and turmeric is the perfect solution. Aloe vera has wound healing properties as it boosts collagen in wounds and strengthens the skin which leads to quicker recovery.
Wash the cut or bruise with water. Apply the gel directly to the minor cuts or bruises. The antiseptic properties of turmeric will keep bacteria away from the wound and stop bleeding. The aloe vera also helps seal the wound by forming a protective layer.
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We hope you find these DIYs helpful. Make sure to do a patch test before trying any of these recipes at home.
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