I know that onions can help stop nose bleeds that occur due to nasal capillary leaks when temperatures soar. Guess what! Onions are also perfect acne busters. The sulfur in these ‘tear generators’ draws out dirt, bacteria and oil from within the skin, reducing blemishes and acne scars. Onion extracts also help match the skin color of the affected area with the rest of your skin.
Here are a few onion mask recipes that are useful in fighting acne, improving skin tone and whitening skin. For these masks to work effectively, it’s a good idea to extract fresh onion juice to make a fresh mixture every time.
Plum n’ Onion Mask: Mix a tablespoon of onion juice with the pulp of about 6 – 8 plums and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. Apply on the face, especially on the acne affected areas, avoiding the eye area. Wash away after about half an hour. Repeat this everyday for about 4 weeks to notice a visible change.
Egg n’ Carrot Mask: Mix a tablespoon of onion juice and carrot juice each. Add an egg yolk and a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture to the affected area and massage with your fingertips. Wash away after 20 minutes. This mask has a tonic effect and is suitable for people with a lot of acne.
Milk n’ Pear Mask: Blend 2 tablespoons of onion juice with the mashed pulp of a pear and a quarter glass of fresh milk. Apply on the face and allow to sit for a third of an hour. This mask helps fight acne and whitens the skin.
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