clearer skin

Five household items you can use to achieve clearer skin

Posted by Kylie Sampson

The health and state of our skin can impact our confidence. Every year, we spend thousands of rand trying to achieve clearer skin.

The remedy for better skin might be much cheaper and readily available. 

Use these five household items to achieve clearer skin

Here are five things that can help improve your skin:

1. African Black Soap

This miracle soap is safe to use for most skin types. It is made from natural African ingredients and is rich in vitamins A and E.

Not only is it antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory,  moisturizing, soothing and exfoliating, the soap also helps reduce collagen loss, which will help your skin look younger for longer. 

This soap can be drying, so be sure to moisturize with some Shea butter after usage. 

2. Witch Hazel

This medicinal plant is made into ointments and tea and has long been used for its ability to soothe sensitive skin and reduce inflammation.

It not only helps in combatting acne, but it also acts as an astringent. This means it helps shrink your pores.

Witch hazel will provide a barrier, blocking inflammation-causing substances from entering your skin. 

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Anyone who is serious about skincare should have some knowledge of the benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV). 

The fermentation process creates acetic acid. Acetic acid also helps with pigmentation, meaning a more even skin tone.

Acetic acid is also what gives ACV its antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Additionally, it will help in restoring your skin’s Ph balance, resulting in glowy, healthy-looking skin. ACV is best used as a toner, so apply after washing but before moisturizing. 

4. Honey

Not just good as a sweetener, raw honey can help improve your skin. With its antibacterial and antioxidant properties, raw honey can soothe and even out your skin.

Furthermore, an older study even cited that it can slow down the formation of wrinkles, resulting in skin that looks younger for longer.

5. Aspirin

Yes, you read that right, aspirin can help with clearer skin. This is due to aspirin-containing salicylic acid, a top-shelf ingredient in fighting acne. 

By crushing up an aspirin, applying a teaspoon of warm water and applying it to an inflamed area of your face, you can reduce inflammation.

Do this after washing your face with your usual cleanser. After washing off the paste, moisturize.