DIY tricks to tackling uneven skin tone and blemishes.

Poor skincare and a lack of sun protection are the most common causes of skin damage, including blemish formation. Therefore, it is important to follow a proper skincare routine.

While it doesn’t guarantee against blemishes, it can largely reduce the risk of spot formation. There are various expensive products on the market which promises the reduction of pigmentation, however… shhhh….here’s a little secret.

Did you know there are some home remedies that can also help in reducing blemishes?

1. Try steaming

Steam is a gentle therapy that opens up plugged pores and  facilitate the expulsion of their trapped content.  It draws out dirt, impurities and dead skin cells.  You can do this at home by simply pouring some boiling water in a large bowl and holding your face over the evaporating steam. (be careful, not to burn yourself)

2. Exfoliate your skin

Which is why it is crucial to exfoliate your skin up tp 3 times a week. It will help in keeping the pores clean whilst enhancing blood flow in the face.  Check out Langa Lakho’s all natural exfoliating soups.

3. Drink water,

Water is essential for skin health.  Drink at least 2 Litres of water a day to keep your skin hydrated

4. Moisturise

Shea butter is an exceptional moisturiser with a number of skin healing properties.  Shea butter has a variety of vitamins, including Vitamin A and Vitamin E that promotes healthy skin

5.    Here are some DIY home-made masks that are great for treating blemishes

  • Aloe Vera gel.
    Aloe stimulates the growth of new skin cells
  • Tomato Juice
    Tomato juice contains loads of Vitamin B and Antioxidants.  Apply and leave on for 10-15min then rinse off with water
  • Egg white
    Egg whites can help in lightening the skin
  • Raw potato mask
    Grate a raw potato and apply as a mash on your face.  Leave on for 10-15min then rinse off

The beauty of this is, home masks can be made with items already in your kitchen.

TIP: Before applying the home made masks, do a patch test, perhaps on your underside of your arm to rule out skin irritation.