One of the most popular and long-known folk remedies for acne and various skin rashes is celandine. Even its name is associated with the properties of a beneficial effect on the skin.
External use of celandine
For medicinal purposes, celandine grass is most often used, harvested during the flowering period, much less often – roots. The herb of this plant contains:
- about 20% alkaloids with pronounced antibacterial activity;
- vitamin C;
- organic acids (succinic, malic, citric);
- essential oils.
Celandine and its preparations have a pronounced anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial effect on the skin.
Celandine is used for acne and acne, eczema of bacterial origin, various dermatitis, psoriasis plaques, to combat corns and warts.
It must be borne in mind that the alkaloids contained in this plant are poisonous and, if ingested, can cause poisoning, and with prolonged and concentrated exposure to the skin, burns. An allergic reaction is also possible, therefore, before starting use, it is necessary to conduct a test on a small area of u200bu200bthe skin, best of all – on the elbow.
Acne celandine juice
Fresh celandine juice, due to the high concentration of useful components, is one of the most effective forms of using this plant against acne, but it is also a seasonal remedy. In addition, fresh juice can cause burns, so it should be used only pointwise, to cauterize rashes and inflamed areas. Applying fresh juice to a large surface of the skin is contraindicated.
For use throughout the year, celandine juice is harvested in two ways:
- The juice squeezed from the grass is left to ferment.
- The juice is diluted with alcohol. Such measures allow you to save it for a longer period.
Fermented juice is desirable, as well as fresh, to be used for spot cauterization. Alcohol-diluted juice or alcohol tincture can be used to wipe larger areas of the skin. In addition, this celandine juice is used to add to various masks or acne lotions. To prepare the mask, you need to mix egg yolk, a teaspoon of olive oil and 10 drops of celandine juice. Also, juice can be added to other nourishing masks (not recommended in cleansing ones).
How to brew celandine for acne?
A decoction of celandine contains alkaloids in a lower concentration, and therefore its use for acne on the face, where the skin is quite sensitive, is safer and eliminates the possibility of burns:
- Pour two tablespoons of dry celandine grass with half a liter of boiling water and leave for three hours. Use the cooled decoction to wipe the face 2 times a day. You can store the finished broth for no more than two days.
- Pour a tablespoon of celandine herb with two cups of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes and leave for at least 4 hours. Ready infusion to use as lotions before going to bed.
- Mix the beaten egg white with a teaspoon honey and a tablespoon of celandine decoction. Such a mask with acne celandine is applied to the face for 15 minutes, it can be used up to 3 times a week.
Acne celandine oil
Celandine oil refers to the oil infusion (macerate) of the dry herb of this plant. It is applied to the inflamed areas of the skin 2 times a day, for 10-15 minutes, after which it is thoroughly washed off with warm water.
It should be borne in mind that any preparations of celandine, in addition to helping with acne, dry the skin quite strongly, so it is not recommended to use them for more than two weeks.