DIY Anti-Aging and Acne Fighting Home Remedies
When I first got pregnant I had a range of side effects from the influx of estrogen and they were mostly manifesting on my skin. I experienced some serious bouts of teenage acne and the worst part was that I couldn’t use a wide range of pimple fighting remedies that usually shorten or resolve the breakouts fairly quickly. When carrying you are not supposed to use any retinoids, any products with salicylic acid, or any Accutane because of the potential birth defects that they have been shown to cause. This is also applicable if you are breastfeeding as well.
These are also many of the top ingredients that you find in your anti-wrinkle cream and face wash which makes continuing the fight against aging while pregnant a little tricky. After some serious research I have been able to compile some DIY home topical creams and scrubs that have been helpful during this time and that I will continue to use. I hope this helps any mom-to-be’s or anyone looking for a good alternative to skin care products. Please feel free to leave any of your own home recipes, I would love to grow my list.
Acne Spot Treatment from Ecouterre
- 2 tablespoons organic honey
- Cinnamon powder
Mix organic honey and cinnamon powder until it makes a paste. Dab on blemish and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Smoothing Anti- Wrinkle Skin Lotion from Savvy Homemade
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Massage the lotion gently into your skin, using a light, circular motion. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse off with water.
Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Cream Mask from Livestrong
- 3-4 slices of Avocado
- 5 drops of Almond or Olive oil
Mash ingredients together until creamy. Massage into face and neck and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.