At my last two facials, both estheticians said they believed in using natural ingredients. Since the skin is an absorbent tissue they say - if you wouldn't want to eat the product, you shouldn't put it on your face.
So I found this Basil Acne Tonic recently, and since I love basil I thought it would be worth checking out.
Here's what you need:
2 to 3 teaspoons dried basil leaves
(or 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil)
1 C boiling water
Here's what you do:
Steep basil leaves in water for 10 to 20 minutes. Cool, then apply to face with a cotton ball. Or pour tonic into a spray bottle and spritz your face, chest and back. Keep tonic refrigerated. It should last up to 90 days, so be sure to write the date on your container.
Fit's Tip: If it seems sacrilege to you to use fresh basil in this manner, just make the tonic next time you buy fresh basil and it starts to turn a bit. You know when the basil is at that "don't want to throw it out, but you don't necessarily want to eat" stage.
If you are looking for more home made remedies to fight acne, check out Fab's post: D.I.Y. Yourself Spa Treatment: At Home Blemish Blaster. It sounds great and edible.