It got so bad some days I didn’t want to go to school. My grandmother came to my rescue. She shared with me an old home remedy for acne.
But before I tell you about what this 100% all natural product is let me tell you that it has no harsh chemicals that leave your skin red, irritated or swollen, not to mention some of the other side effects listed below. It will help heal the scars from picking at your face. It will help get rid of black heads. This home remedy will transform your to skin silky smooth and soft.
Commercial acne products (proactive, accutane) not only can harm your skin but they are EXPENSIVE! And in cases where the customer experiences dryness they recommend you buy another product: an oil free moisturizer. You can also experience red itchy bumps, dark spots or red blotches. The makers of proactive recommend still three more products a cleanser, toner and repairing lotion.
Some users can be very sensitive to Benzoyl Peroxide (main ingredient in acne formulas) and may experience swelling, irritation, redness or peeling. If these symptoms persist you are recommended to consult a physician. MORE MONEY SPENT. I don’t think I would even want to experiment with these chemicals.
Other side effects that are common: Chapped lips (90%), Dry skin and itching (80%), Dryness of nose, mild nosebleed (80%), Irritation of the eyelids and eyes (40%), Joint and muscle pains (15%), Temporary hair thinning (10%), Rash (7%), Intestinal symptoms (5%), Urinary symptoms (5%), Headache (5%), Increased sensitivity to sun (5%), Decreased night vision (<1%), Depression, thoughts of suicide (<1%).
Okay….are you ready for me to reveal my grandmother’s secret handed down home remedy?
Banana! Yes you read that right. What you do is go to your health food or grocery store and ask for over ripe bananas. The ones that are turning brown and they take to the back of the store and throw away. All you need is one banana. If you are at a health food store get organic bananas. If they don’t have any that are turning brown…buy the regular bananas and let them sit on your kitchen counter for a week or two. Once they turn pretty brown and start to ooze put on a small plate. Cut a small piece about 1/3 of the banana and mash with a fork. Put the mashed banana on your face like a face mask and ideally leave on all night. In the morning rinse off in the shower.
I would usually do this about an hour before bedtime. By the time I was going to bed it was pretty dry. In the morning you take a shower and it all comes off with warm water. If you absolutely don’t want to sleep with it on your face, leave it on for at least two hours, then rinse off. You will begin to notice a change in your skin within a week. Try it…it’s safe, inexpensive and all natural. Go bananas with it!!