Impure skin? Try the onion

Impure skin? Try the onion

Two DIY natural cosmetics recipes to use onion against blemished skin and acne

Impure skin?  Try the onion

The onion bulb is widely used in cooking as a vegetable or flavoring for various dishes.

The use of onion is not limited only to the culinary field but also finds space in cosmetics: thanks to its antibacterial properties , in fact, the onion can be used successfully to fight skin impurities . Let’s see how.

Impure skin

Impure skin is characterized by the presence of blackheads, whiteheads and boils .

Impure skin is often oily skin and tends to be oily especially in the forehead, nose and chin area. Skin impurities are mainly due to an excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands, which clogs the pores of the skin causing the formation of blackheads and boils.

Impure skin needs specific treatments that help regulate sebum production, absorb excess sebum and disinfect the skin.

Cosmetic uses of onion

Thanks to its antibiotic properties , onion is useful in fighting the bacteria that cause boils and acne ; constant use of onion helps treat skin infections and improve acne scars. In addition, the onion softens the skin, improving its appearance and elasticity.

The best results are obtained by filling the onion both internally and externally . For external use, a few slices of raw or cooked onion can be directly applied to the areas to be treated , or compresses and lotions can be made using fresh juice.


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Fresh juice against skin impurities

To prepare fresh onion juice, you need:
> an onion
> a tablespoon of lemon juice

Peel the onion and centrifuge it. Then add the squeezed lemon juice. Transfer the juice to a clean bottle and keep it in the refrigerator for up to five days.

At the time of use, apply to the areas to be treated with a cotton swab or sponge and rinse with warm water.

Onion decoction

To prepare the onion decoction, boil a sliced ​​onion in 250 milliliters of water. Filter and apply a gauze soaked in the still hot decoction on the skin.

Leave on for about ten minutes, then rinse with warm water: the decoction is useful for making pimples mature , speeding up their healing and preventing the formation of scars.

Characteristics and properties of the onion

The onion (botanical name Allium cepa ) is a perennial plant belonging to the Liliaceae family . The onion plant has cylindrical leaves, white or red flowers gathered in umbels and is equipped with a bulb. Onions are grown in different varieties , essentially divided according to the color of the bulb, which can be white or red.

The bulb is used before flowering, usually at the end of spring, when the leaves begin to dry: in this way the active ingredients contained in the bulb are preserved , represented by bactericidal substances, essential oils, vitamin C, mineral salts and sulfur substances.

The onion is normally used in cooking and has several beneficial properties for the body : raw or cooked, it has an action against cough and constipation; onion infusions and decoctions are useful for fighting water retention and urinary tract diseases ; onion extract is used against affections of the mouth and throat while hot poultices are used to mature abscesses.

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