Originally Posted by stevo29
thanx for the reply guys, didnt know that simple things like yogurt and honey can help a bad complexion are they better than using an over the counter product? but i do have very oily/acne prone skin, would something like yogurt cause me to break out? also do you have ideas on firming the skin, i think smoking has ruined the collegen?
thanx again guys
Well.. yogurt, for example contains lactic acid and beneficial enzymes which will keep your skin moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. It also soothes, brightens and softens the skin. It reduces redness on your face, cleanse it and diminishes your blemishes.
Honey, on the other hand, has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which is very good for acne prone skin, reducing redness (which is caused by inflammation) and blemishes.
If you look at various over-the-counter products, you will see that many of them are based on natural ingredients, such as honey, yogurt, green tea, coffee berries or stuff like this. So why not use the main ingredient, in its natural form, rather then buying an expensive product.
Those products have their effect too, don't get me wrong, They combine benefits and properties from many substances and ingredients into one single cream.. so they are good too.
If you have very oily skin, this is probably what causes your acne and pimples so you need to take care of that.
Yogurt is good, but egg white is even better for treating oily skin. You can use this facial mask to treat oily skin and firm your skin:
Take an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk. (You will be using only the white part)
Put the egg white in a bowl and whisk it with a fork until you see bubbles forming on the surface - this means it is ready.
Egg white is great for removing the excessive oil, whitens the skin and it also gives it a temporarily face lift (so it is good for firming the skin as well).
Using only the eggwhite will help your skin a lot, but you can add a few more ingredients ( to make it smell good and make it even better)
Add 1 tbsp of honey and one or two drops of essential oil (Lavender or Mergamot)
Add 1 tbsp of white flour just to make the paste thicker
Mix the ingredients and apply the mask on your face, leave on for 15 mintues and wash off with warm water.
Do this once or twice a week. Soon you will see the difference