DIY Beauty: Shrink A Pimple With Lemon + Mint

It may sound like a recipe for a refreshing summer cocktail (and feel free to whip that up too while you’re at it!) – but when it comes to treating a blemish, naturally and effectively, take note from Dr. Brian Bonanni, a dermatologist at New York’s Gotham LASIK & Skincare.

DIY Beauty Recipe: Lemon + Mint Blemish Buster

Handful fresh mint leaves
1 tsp lemon juice

Pulse ingredients in a food processor and cover the blemish with the paste for 15 minutes before rinsing. Repeat twice a day until the spot is gone.

“Peppermint contains menthol and menthone, compounds that reduce redness and inflammation,” says Dr. Bonanni. While the acid in the lemon juice “temporarily changes the pH of your skin, preventing bacteria growth.”

Easy peasy, no?