3 Surprising DIY Skin Treatments

by Corinne Shoemaker

If you are worried about any of the following skin problems, chances are you have something lying around the house that can help! Read on to learn how you can treat three common skin problems on your own.

1. Wrinkles

A lot of things contribute to wrinkles overtime (like smoking, not drinking enough water, and too much unprotected sun exposure). What most don’t take into account is the fluctuation of weight which causes skin to lose elasticity over time. It’s a good idea to avoid yo-yo dieting.

We also recommend that you limit screen-time. Studies show that using phones, t.v., and computers for excessive lengths of time tires the muscles around your eyes, thus causing wrinkles. Plus, in over-working the muscles, greater blood flow is required which makes dark circles worse. To help combat this, use a firming eye cream like Multivitamin Power Firm by Dermalogica.

2. Yellow-Stained Nails

If excessive nail-painting has caused your skin to turn yellowish, there’s an easy fix: just combine baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and lemon juice and soak your fingers in the mixture for ten minutes per day. The lemon juice’s acidity will help dissolve the yellow coating while baking soda and hydrogen peroxide work together as a lightening agent.


3. Dull Skin

Sugar is an excellent natural exfoliant that has been used for just this purpose as far back as ancient Egypt. It easily sloughs away dead skin cells with low risk of inflaming the skin, leaving your skin with a beautiful glow (try Gentle Cream Exfoliant by Dermalogica).

If you suffer from acne scarring, this substance is a great solution as it has powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to both prevent blemishes and heal wounds. Just smooth it onto your skin where needed and let it rest for about ten minutes, then wash it off.

If you know anyone else who would find these tips useful, please share them!