If your skin is badly blemished, use a medicated soap, avoid harsh soaps as they only dry off the top layer of the skin, leaving your real problem untouched.
Wearing make-up on a blemished skin not only gives you greater confidence, it also helps cover your skin-flaws. What is more important is that it actually acts as a protection for your skin. So as long as you cleanse your face thoroughly and regularly, make-up will not make your blemishes worse.
- Steam your face regularly, at least once a week. This cleanses the skin and helps open clogged pores, which in turn prevents the .skin from breaking out into pimples.
Lime juice and vinegar (both diluted) are good after cleansing and toning lotions.
Fuller's earth, oatmeal and almond paste are excellent cleansers for an oily skin.
Beat the white of an egg and apply to your face avoiding eve-area. Leave on for ten minutes, then wash off with cool water. This egg white mask has a marvelous tightening and pore-closing effect on the skin.
Avoid rich, fried foods. These only contribute to oiliness. Substitute such foods with green vegetables, tomatoes, curd and lemon.