The common garden radish, and in particular, their seeds, contains a bleaching agent making it a wonderful natural acne remedy by helping to remove blackheads and freckles.
Making a Radish Seed Cleansing Paste
You can buy radish seeds at any garden centre. Grind up one or two spoonfulls of radish seeds using and mortar and pestle until they form a fine powder. Very slowly add water to the powder in order to make a paste. Add just one or two drops at a time until the mixture reaches a thick, smooth consistency.
Any unused mixture can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator.
treating acne With the Radish Paste
This radish seed paste can be used as a natural acne remedy in one of two ways. You can use it either as a mask or as a cleansing wash.
To use it as a mask use the paste as it is or perhaps mixed with one or two more drops of water. You should be able to spread it evenly over the face. Spread in an even layer over the affected areas and allow to dry.
Leave the mask on for at least 20 minutes or as long as you like. This radish seed paste is quite mild so you can leave it overnight if you wish. However, don’t use the mask more than twice a week.
To remove the mask, moisten the face with warm water and gently wash away with a clean cloth.
An alternative to the facial mask is to use the paste as a daily facial wash. For this to be effective, add a little more water to the paste so that the consistency becomes a little looser.
Wash the face with water to remove any surface dirt before use and then gently rub a small amount of the paste over the face. There is no need to leave this on – just wash thoroughly and then rinse well with warm water.
Using The White of The Radish
Another way of using radishes as a natural acne remedy is to use the white of the radish itself. Peel the radish and then grate it, and beat the grated radish into a pulp. Use this as a facial mask as above but make sure you use it right away and throw away any unused mixture. This treatment is particularly effective for fairer skin.