The at-home pharmacist
There are a lot of ways to self-treat these days, but any time you venture into the world of alternative medicine, make sure you consult with your doctor first. Some natural remedies don’t play nice with prescription medication; others can be risky for people with certain conditions. Keeping those caveats in mind, here are some intriguing ways to handle common complaints.
One of the most troubling skincare truths is that acne isn’t something that goes away once you pass your teenage years. In fact, women can suffer from it well into adulthood. One of the fantastic acne natural remedies is uncoated aspirin, which is natural salicylic acid. “Take five of them and add one drop of water on each to make them crumble. Mix with manuka honey, which is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and apply it directly to your breakout,” suggests Angela Jia Kim, founder of Savor Beauty, New York City.