How to get Rashes off your face [Part 2]

This is another gem from another of my aunts (yeah, my aunts are better than yours!)
During my sister’s upcoming wedding preparations, the bridesmaids had a meeting with the beautician, who happens to be my aunt.

Ok, I have a confession to make. I never really did stick to my tried-and-true remedy for rashes. I am quite lazy when it comes to beauty treatments. I honestly can’t picture myself waking up an hour earlier than usual everyday to apply makeup and do all those things that women with perfectly flawless skin do to maintain their complexions (OK, for some it’s just their genes, show-offs!)

Anyway, of course this time I took the initiative to ask about some beauty treatments because I gotta look awesome for my sister’s wedding.

So my aunt had this to say
Apparently I have oily skin on my forehead hence the rashes. Thankfully, there were some other ladies with the same dilemma as I did, thank God. So what she would recommend (and it works, I’ve tried it; I just need to keep at it!) is:

Orange juice

1. A cleanser of orange juice
Take an orange, squeeze some juice in a glass and use cotton wool to apply all over the face as a cleanser. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

2. A facial scrub of lemon and sugar
Cut a lemon in half and apply some sugar on it. Use this to rub all over the face as an exfoliating scrub.

3. A facial mask of natural yogurt
Apply the yogurt all over the face and leave to dry. Wash it off and moisturize. (This works the same as the milk mask, only it is better because of the cultures found in the yogurt)

Ok, truthfully, I have done the scrub and the cleanser semi-regularly, and it definitely leaves my skin feeling so fresh and revitalized. I haven’t had the chance to use the yogurt mask, but I have been using milk which also works well.
I am hoping to keep at this and maybe show you a before and after picture…NOT!
Try it for yourself and let me know.


  • For dry skin, substitute lemon for avocado.
  • For normal skin, you can use honey and maize flour as an exfoliating scrub.

Clearly natural products is the way to go (plus it’s loads cheaper)
Try it and give feedback please!

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  • Mia

    Bailey, this article could not have been more timely. Tell your aunt I need help!

    Anyhoo….just last night I mixed some avocado (like a tablespoonful) with about the same amount of cornflour and applied it to my face because I needed both the benefits of the a scrub action as well as those of avocado which is seriously, a miracle food. My skin felt AMAZING. Next time I’ll just use a tad less cornflour and a tad more avocado.

    Here’s my problem: I used to have AMAZING skin. Now I’ve got “eh” skin as in it’s not horrible but it’s not great. Problem? Rashes. Grrr….

    I’m going to try these natural methods and see what happens but in the meantime, could you please find out what moisturizer your aunt recommends? Anything natural? Vaseline? Glycerin? Anything? Help!

    Great article!

    Mia – Mia’s Diary

  • Peggy

    i have been using the maize flour routine liek very morning. my skin now is so dry….am lost now! used to have oily skin. what moisturizer to use, i wonder?

  • bailey

    Hey Mia!
    Thanks for reading and for your comments, I’m sorry I’ve taken so long to respond.
    I know the recommended moisturiser from my all-knowing aunts is Nivea Milk Lotion, you know the one in the white bottle with a blue cap? Try that one, it’s gentle and works for most skin types.

    Thanks for reading and commenting too. I forgot to add that the facial scrubs are supposed to be used once a week not everyday. That’s probably why your skin feels so dry. The only daily routine is the cleanser and the moisturiser.
    Try Nivea Milk too and let me know how it goes.

    Thanks guys!

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