Home remedies that may work for zits
Skip the toothpaste, witch hazel, tea tree oil, lemon, honey and aloe vera, as these will likely do more harm than good to your complexion, says Dr. Friedman, Instead, “cover the pimple with a Band-Aid overnight,” recommends Anthony Youn, MD, chief surgeon at Youn Plastic Surgery in Troy, Michigan, and author of The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals How To Really Look Ten Years Younger. “This will help decrease inflammation to make it look much less red and swollen in the morning.” If it’s blackheads that are plaguing you, try applying Elmer’s glue to the area and letting it dry. “Then peel it off, taking many of the blackheads with it,” he says. These are the 56 old-school home remedies we’ve forgotten—but need to bring back.
Home remedies that may work for arthritis
A potent antioxidant found in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may help put the brakes on the joint pain and inflammation that are hallmarks of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study in mice published in the January 2016 issue of Arthritis and Rheumatology. While the results are preliminary (and animal research isn’t alway applicable to humans), there’s no harm in sipping a cup or two of green tea a day until scientists know more. And if we are talking about osteoarthritis, the wear-and-tear form of the disease, a substance in red hot chili peppers may do the trick. Chili peppers contain capsaicin, and a 2014 study review published in Progress in Drug Research found that in topical form it can reduce joint pain, stiffness, and swelling related to osteoarthritis. Try applying a capsaicin cream four times daily to sore joints. Find out 23 of the best home remedies for arthritis pain.