Cure pimples with these four natural ingredients


Cure pimples with these four natural ingredients

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By Rima Soni

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Published: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 9:53 AM

I'm a 13-year-old girl and have a lot of acne and facial hair. Can you please suggest a natural, homemade remedy? I live in Sharjah and would really appreciate if you could tell me where I could get the ingredients from as well.
- KL
Take 1 tablespoon soft, cooked rice, and add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix well, then add equal portions of honey and aloe vera juice to make a thick paste. Apply this onto the full face. After 20 minutes, scrub face against the hair growth. Rinse off with cold water. Do this treatment every alternate day for best results. All the above ingredients can be found at local supermarkets.
I am a 16-year-old and an ardent follower of your remedies. I have been having massive hair fall for the last month, and I'm also starting to notice dandruff. I feel scared to even comb my hair sometimes. Please suggest a remedy that doesn't require a lot of time, as I'm a student. Thank you!
- Name withheld
Thanks for following my column. Take 1 tablespoon yoghurt and add 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon onion juice and blend them together. Massage the scalp with this pack. Rinse off after an hour with a mild shampoo. Do this thrice a week until the problem is solved. Both hair fall and dandruff will be controlled.

Hi, I'm a 15-year-old girl. I have a few queries, and hope you can solve them. I used to have thick, shiny and soft hair, but now, because of a change in diet to reduce weight, it has started to become thin and oily. Also, I have a lot of dandruff. I had recently got a short haircut, which doesn't suit me, so I would like it to grow hair fast for my sister's wedding in December.
As for my face, I have a lot of pimples on my cheeks, forehead and chin and blackheads on my nose. Please provide a remedy for a pimple-free face. While I used to be fairer as a child, my skin has grown dull because of the sports I play outside. I do apply sunscreen but don't think it's helping. Lastly, are there any benefits to applying apple cider vinegar to the face? Is that safe?
- Maryam
Glad to you know you're a fan. Diet does hurt the hair and skin if not followed correctly. First, drink at least two litres of water a day as this helps brighten the skin and clear the complexion. Small meals of low-fat foods, like green leafy salads, nuts, lentils, fish, fruits and eggs are recommended as a healthy way of losing weight. For your hair and skin, mix yoghurt, two teaspoons lemon juice, one tablespoon tomato puree and powdered almonds. Massage this to the face and scalp and leave on for an hour every alternate day, followed by a mild shampoo. This will clear dandruff, arrest hairfall and brighten the skin. You'll notice changes in two weeks.
Apple cider vinegar can balance the pH level of your skin but you must dilute it with filtered water. Dip cotton and
use it as a toner for your skin before sunblock.
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