Natural, At-Home Skincare Remedies from Your Dermatologist

If you're having a skin emergency but you don't have the product to deal with a pimple or inflammation, items you likely already have in your home could save the day. Dr. Sherry Ingraham of Advanced Dermatology shared the following quick, at-home skin remedies: ASPIRIN: Crush an aspirin, mix with a drop of water and mash into a paste to apply to a pimple if you are in a pinch. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory and contains an acne-fighting acid. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to two cups of water and apply the vinegar to the face using a washcloth or cotton balls. The apple cider vinegar works as a toner with anti-acne and cleansing benefits. RAW, LOCAL HONEY: Use a cotton swab to apply honey to a pimple breakout. It will help speed up the healing process. OATMEAL: Oatmeal makes a soothing mask for inflamed or acne-prone skin. Mix raw old fashioned rolled oats with water into a paste in the blender. Apply to the face and rinse after 10 minutes. GREEN TEA: Green tea makes another great soothing mask, specifically for red inflamed skin or acne-prone skin. Steep two bags of green tea in a cup of hot water for five minutes. After the tea cools, soak a washcloth in the tea and lay the washcloth on your face for 10 minutes.