4 Homemade Fixes to Cure Problem Skin

by Erica Stolman | 44 Comments

We all suffer from skin issues now and then. Whether you are plagued by oily skin, dull skin, dry skin, or acne scars… you are not alone. First thing you think to do is head to your local drugstore and by the most expensive thing on the shelf, because if it costs a lot, it must work… right? No, that’s so very wrong. Some of the best skin fixes are found right in the comfort of your own home, your kitchen to be exact.

Here are 4 of the most common skin problems, as well as 4 simple DIY skin-care recipes.

diy skin care remedies

  • krw

    i think you meant to switch the dry/oily skin pictures! thanks for the tips- I’ll definitely be trying a few of these! Cheers! x

  • Felix Felicis

    Is there a substitute for the Honey (in the acne scar recipe)?

    • Erica

      Yes! You can use organic Agave syrup instead :).

  • Simone

    How often should you do these? Specifically the acne scar one

    • Erica

      Up to 3-4x a week, but be sure to make it fresh each time 🙂

  • Joanie

    What are the ingredients for the oily skin?

  • Hi. I think there’s a confusion between oily and dry skin 🙁

    Should I refer the picture or the description?

    • Julia

      Refer to the descriptions, the titles above the pictures were messed up. 🙂

      • EricaStolman

        Sorry about that guys, all the titles are now fixed!!

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  • I was wondering if u can save the oily one mask 2 use again or not? How often do u put the mask on?

    • EricaStolman

      If you keep it in the fridge it should be good for a week or so. You can use the mask 1-2 times per week!

  • Annonymous

    @royalbeauty4 has some great beauty tips and tricks!

  • Awesome – I’ll try the dull skin one today!

  • Creslin

    I think that the Dry skin and ur Oily skin solutions are mixed…cause in the oily skin description u say “anywhere else that is a bit dry.” I think that the mayonnaise & baby oik mix is for Dry Skin?? Am I right??

    • EricaStolman

      You’re right- I fixed it 🙂 thanks!!!

  • Aisha

    Is there a substitute for Avocado in the remedy for oily skin problem?

  • Alex

    How long is the acne scar one supposed to take? Is it like a few months?

  • irma

    Just wondering how long can you store once its mixed together ( dull skin)

  • Linda

    How long should the dull skin recipe be left on the skin? (It’s the only one with no time.)

    • Erica

      Sorry I wasn’t clear about that! The dull skin recipe is actually a toner so just put it on and leave it on (best to use before bed)!

  • mark

    is there any tips for hair care or hair growing

    • Erica

      There sure are, check out this post :). Hope that helps!

  • Michele Dauphinais

    How long does it normally take to see results with the acne scar one?

    • Erica

      I would give it 2-3 weeks :)!!

  • Cecita

    I’m really loosing my hair big time. What can I do? I would like to use home remedies. Also my nails keep breaking. I’m in menopause right now.
    Thanks for all the great tips.

    • Zue

      Omg! I’m going through the same thing myself. Have you found any solutions? Please let me know. Thanks!

  • Thank you so much for these. I’m going to be sure to try out the one for the oily skin!

  • SarahBeth

    can you put the acne scar treetment in the fridge?

  • Alannah

    Do you know your body absorbs a lot of synthetic beauty products you use? Scary. Anyways, I have two suggestions 🙂 Make your own beauty products like the picture. OR you can visit this site: http://www.thenaturalbeautystore.com/cart.php?m=affiliate_go=b0062851bff418cbe2d12f9b91b7ef12 They have some really great natural products that are mostly organic and cruelty free; be nice to your body and the environment! Super plus!!

  • khanh

    Can I add tea tree oil into the acne scars mask? I heard tea tree oil s very good for acne. And can I take turn n use those mask in a week?

    • Erica

      yes, just be careful with using too much tea tree oil too often as it could dry out your skin!

  • khanh

    For the acne scars mask, mine turned out very watery. Is it supposed to be like that?

  • Nice post about skin issues.

  • agezim61

    Thanks for these tips….. I like the fact that the remedies are in expensive to make. I will be trying the one for dry skin! Can you clarify why “real” mayonaise has to be used rather than salad cream? Just curious!!

  • Jen

    Hey just wondering what other dairy item you could use instead of yogurt, could you use cottage cheese or sour cream instead? Thank you.

    • Erica

      yogurt is your best bet because it is filled with great probiotics!

  • Jessica

    My acne one came out runny as well. Is that okay? And how long can it be kept?

    • Erica

      That’s normal!! I would keep it for a week, in the fridge and use it as often as you like 🙂

  • My skin is quite dry, too. I’ve been looking for solutions for long time and tried some treatments don’t work well. Are these tips really work for me? Perhaps nobody can answer except that I try.

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  • Great article for skin problems. Thank you for your post, it really open my eyes.

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  • pamkbell52655

    Someone needs to switch the pictures of dry skin and oily skin so they match there proper ingredients !!!!!