Sweet Tea Antioxidant Facial Exfoliator, and now she's got something else for us to help beat the early Autumn heat — and the pimples. Better yet? Most ingredients are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. Her latest recipe both hydrates and exfoliates the skin, while providing antibacterial properties.
"Neem oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, which can help heal breakout-prone Summer skin," said Dr. Sundaram. But that's not all. "The fatty acids in neem oil build collagen and maintain skin’s elasticity while plain yogurt works to soothe, nourish, and tighten skin," she added. Get the easy-to-make recipe after the jump.
- Wrap plain yogurt in cheesecloth or muslin. Place wrap in a strainer over the sink. Let the yogurt sit overnight, allowing the excess moisture to drain out.
- Stir in a tablespoon of honey, along with a few drops of neem oil, and apply. Try Banyan Botanicals Neem Oil ($9).
When it's warm outside, my face tends to be more apt to breakout. Do you hear me on that one? I've shared with you dermatologist Dr. Hema Sundaram's recipe for her