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When most people look in the mirror, they tend to focus on their imperfections - dark spots, acne, or blemishes. With the rapid changes in the environment, everyone is affected by a skin problem of some sort.

Going to the salon or spa frequently for beauty treatments will burn a huge hole in your pocket. And hiding those problems under layers of make-up is also harmful to your skin.

So for a change, why don’t you try these super effective home remedies? You can see the results for yourself!

1.    Papaya

This tropical fruit is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K and has other antioxidant properties and even its seeds have many health benefits. It hydrates your skin, keeps aging at bay, fades spots and reduces acne and pimples, which is why it has a staple place in skincare and other health products. Just take a piece of papaya and rub it on your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash your face with rose water.

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2.    Lemon

It is an excellent remedy to treat various skin issues. Lemon has many nutrients and is packed with Vitamin C. It has been making the rounds in the beauty industry for some time now. The Benefits of vitamin c serums for face (Top 5 reviews) are well known.

Lemon helps in lightening dark spots, improves skin complexion, brightens dark elbows, evens out skin tone and treats oily skin. Add two tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey in a small cup of hot water. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it on your face. Keep it for 20 minutes and then wash off. Do check out fixyourskin.com to find out about products which use lemon as the main ingredient.

3.    Gram flour

Gram flour is very popular in Southeast Asia because of its wonderful exfoliating and skin brightening properties. It can be used to remove black and white heads around the nose area and under the lips. To get rid of black and white heads take 1 tablespoon of gram flour and mix 1 tablespoon of tomato juice with it. Apply the mixture on the affected areas, gently rub the skin for 5 minutes and wash off after 30 minutes. Follow this every day and you will get excellent results within 2 weeks.

4.    Yogurt

Yogurt has Vitamin D, protein, and calcium in bulk which is good for your skin health. When applied topically it reduces blemishes, exfoliates your skin, and is also an exceptional anti-aging remedy. The best part is that you don’t have to add other ingredients to it; plain yogurt will suffice. Apply it as a mask on your face for 20 minutes and wash off thoroughly.

5.    Basil leaves

Be it pimples, acne, blackheads or hair loss, basil does wonders in treating them. It is loaded with powerful antioxidants and has antiseptic properties. Plus it wards off the signs of premature aging and also tightens skin. Just take some basil leaves and make a paste. The consistency should not be too thick or too watery. Apply this on your face and wash off after 30 minutes.

These are some of the remedies which will help enhance the appearance of your skin. While applying creams or masks use gentle, upward strokes. Maintaining a balanced diet and drinking lots of water will also make your skin radiant and healthy.

Hope you found these tips helpful. Do let us know how they worked out for you.