- Stream 1 tbsp. of castor oil into your palm, and spread it gently onto your stomach. Use your fingers to massage the oil into your skin for 3 minutes. Drape a steaming washcloth over your stomach, leaving it there until the cloth cools completely. Use the washcloth to wipe off the oil. Repeat twice a day.
- Pour 1 tbsp. of baking soda into your hand, and drizzle 1 tsp. of water onto it. Use your fingers to mix a paste, and spread it onto your stomach. Massage the baking soda mixture into your skin using small, circular motions for 2 minutes. Rinse off the area well with warm water. Repeat twice per day after applying an oil cleanse.
- Fill an empty bottle with 8 oz. of water, and add in 5 drops of tea tree oil. Mix well, and soak a cotton ball in the solution. Tap the diluted tea tree oil onto the areas of the stomach affected by acne, and let it to soak in. Repeat twice a day after exfoliating with baking soda.
Tips and Warnings
- Castor oil is a highly purgative oil that doesn't overload the pores. The oil bonds to the oils, sebum, dirt, and bacteria that are frustrating the pores, and provides them to be further more easily when heat and steam open up the pores. Baking soda is a gentle, gently abrasive substance that is comprised of smooth, rounded particles, and can be massaged onto the skin without causing aggravation or damage. According to the Department of Dermatology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, tea tree oil can be used as an effective substitute for benzoyl peroxide, which can be irritating and damaging to the skin. Use a 5 percent dilution.
Things You'll Need
- Castor oil
- Baking soda
- Tea tree oil
- Cotton ball