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Beautiful Skin: Remedies for Healthy, Glowing Skin!

Last Modified on Apr 15, 2014

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Soaps

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YEA (4)
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[YEA]  01/25/2008: Tilly from Sussex, UK: "What keeps wrinkles at bay. I have Ehlers_Danlos Syndrome and most people with this condition have very youthful looks. I definitely wouldn't recommend a genetic defect to keep you looking young but it does help ;) No, but seriously, make your own soap, I do, and everybody who uses it always comes back for more. I only use sunflower oil or olive oil to make it with, far better than the animal fat they use commercially. Also home made soap still has the glycerin left in which commercial soap doesn't . Namaste x"

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[QUESTION]  01/24/2009: Che from Roxas City, Phil replies: "Hello Tilly, I'm an avid fan of this site. Canyou please share to me your recipe for your soap which is oil based? Pls include the proportion of your ingridients. I want to try yout formula. Thanks a lot, Che"


[YEA]  12/08/2007: Luvey from New York, NY: "1. Wash face with glycerin soap only. 2. Use witch hazel as astringent. 3. Use Oil of Olay as moisturizer. Have been doing this for many years and I look 20 years younger than my age. Don't forget neck shoulders and chest. Also use vaseline on feet and hands at night."


[YEA]  12/05/2007: Brenda from Palo Alto, California: "I use as little as possible any invasive soaps on my face. I like Basis and I wash my face in warm water and ALWAYS finish with very cold water. I am told that i look 10 to 15 years younger than my actual age 52."


[YEA]  11/28/2007: Linda from Memphis, TN: "Clear Dry Skin . I'm a 42 year old female, often mistaken for 28 years old. I've suffered with dry skin, growing up but if you used only pure mild soaps with moisturizers and cocoa butter it will work wonders on dry skin."


Stephanie's Remedies

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YEA (1)
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[YEA]  05/26/2008: Stephanie from Salt Lake City, Utah: "I am amazed people! I had old depressed acne scars on my face and was very discolored. Four days after doing the first of five Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments, I broke out in new acne and sandpaper type bumps under the surface of my skin. I stopped using the creams the Doctor gave me and went to this routine:

I wash my face in plain baking soda, then I put raw organic honey, cinnamon, sea salt, a splash of lemon juice and a splash of ACV in the palm of my hand-mix it together and spread it on my face.I leave it on ten or so minutes while I drink a Tbls. or so of ACV in water, rinse my mouth in baking soda and brush my teeth. Then I rinse my face off in tepid water and dry.

I have a spritz bottle that I filled half with lemon juice and half with ACV and a little distilled water so it wouldn't sting and I spray my face with that.

Then I have another bottle filled with Lavender, tea tree, grapeseed and helychrisum oils that I spray on and let air dry.

I cannot tell you people what a miracle this is! My face is looking beautiful! It cleared up the acne and surface bumps in less than two days. I wake up to tight, smooth soft skin. My tone and texture are amazing. I never wear makeup anymore. I swear by this stuff!!! I love also what the fraxel is doing for my scars and color. I have only had one treatment so far and the results will take longer to be complete, but I will never use anything on my face again that you can't eat. I go in for my next laser treatment this week, and the first thing I will put on my red swollen face when I get home is honey. Honey, ACV and Lemon juice are fantastic! My teenage daughter is doing this same routine and has gone from a pimply to perfect complexion in under a week. We love it!"

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12/06/2009: Maeryn from Calgary, Ab replies: "Hi Stephanie, what type of skin do you have? I have combination skin. oily in T -zone, dry on cheeks. Just wondering what skin type this treatment would work best with. Thanks!!"


Sudo Cream

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  11/11/2007: Skincare from Belfast, Northern ireland: "When I had dry skin I mixed some Sudo cream with vaseline and rubbed it on my face and left it over night it must be during the night because it makes ur face look really oily and white. Then in the morning I washed it off and my skin had improved it looked more radient. At the moment I have spots and dry skin so I am trying another remedy I mixed one drop of toothpaste with some mose foundation and a drop of sudo cream my face feels fresh. Next time i will mix two drops of oil to make it smooth. If u are a person with really oily skin then apply talk to ur face over night as this will dry the oil and purify it too."


Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  09/29/2012: Chelsea from Fort Polk, La: "A few times a week I take a few spoonfuls of sugar and add virgin coconut oil to create a scrub, it exfoliates and hydrates the skin very well. I don't have exact measurements, just however much you want to add. Hop in the shower and scrub! Baby soft skin!"


Tamanu Oil

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

03/23/2012: Colleen from Ele, Kentucky, United States: "Hello. I've heard a little about the benefits of Tamanu oil, but I've never seen anything about it on earthclinic. Do you have any information or experience using this type of oil? I hear it is especially good for skincare."

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[YEA]  08/18/2012: Am from Boston, Massachusetts replies: "I am 27 yrs old and I have been using Tamanu oil for just 10 days now and I love it. I apply it after each time I wash my face. My skin became clearer and radiant within 7 days. I dont need any makeup anymore and I completely stopped using Retin A. It doesnt break me out at all. I love this oil and I have added it to my essentials. I think it is esp good for dark circles too."


Tatoos

03/18/2011: Cj9113 from Middletown, Ny: "I got a tattoo and some of it healed and some of it didn't, it just itches, what can I do to heal it and stop the itch"


Tibicos

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  03/25/2009: Angie from Claremont, CA: "Tibicos: (Chinese mushroom, kefir) cured my constipation, blemishes on cheeks .

I haven't heard of anyone posting anything on Tibicos also known as (Chinese mushroom, kefir)

Little bit of info: The Chinese mushroom was sent to Mexico by Mother Teresa from Calcutta with the desire to help to cure persons, especially those with few resources or living in remote places where there are no doctors or medicines. It is good for arthritis, migraines, cancer, heart, digestive system, liver, muscles, nerves, eyes, skin, lungs, kidneys, and blood. In addition it keeps body temperature regulated, and drinking it helps alcoholics to quit.

Well anyway, I gave it a try after my mom urged me to drink it. I drank the brew and noticed that my constipation that I had been dealing for months went away. It totally cleans out my system. I also noticed that the blemishes that I have had on my cheeks for many years are starting to fade. I could barely notice them now. I just started drinking the brew about 3 weeks ago. My skin looks radiant. A friend just asked me the other day what I was doing to my skin because it was just glowing. I've always had dry flaky skin and to get a compliment like that was just awesome. Anyway, just wanted to share what it did for me. I think that people should know about it."

EC: More about tibicos and a typical recipe here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibicos


Tomatoes

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  01/22/2009: Veronica from Denver, Colorado U.S.A.: "Tomatoes (Remedy): I have recently been made aware of the benefits of tomatoes. For facial skin: I was told to cut a slice of tomatoe and rub it on my clean face before going to be and wash off in the morning. The results are amazing it is closing my pores, it has demolished the acne on my face almost inmediately, cleared my face tone and texture. I rub it all over including my mouth and eyes, my skin is looking fantastic.


For hair loss, shine and thickness and growth, I was told to puree fresh tomatoes and apply to clean hair, preferably leave it on overnite and wash off in the morning. It is really messy and I have noticed the first time lost of shine and less breackage, however it being so messy I have not stuck to the regimen wich should be twice a week.The person that told me about this had a problem with her hair thinning and acne, she swears by it and has beautiful hair and skin. Also was told drink it for overall good health, processing it through a juicer by itself or with other vegetables, I will do so, as soon as get the juicer and write back.

Veronica"


[YEA]  06/19/2006: Nature Lover from Grand Rapids, MI: "Tomatoes have improved my skin. They also cure my low-intensity digestion problems. Whenever our skin does not look healthy-- pimples, etc, I and my wife found this very useful: First thing in the morning, take half a tomato. One full if it is small or a Roma tomato. Cut into 4 to 8 pieces. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper powder. Eat it. And do not eat anything for next 30 to 45 mins. That's all. Within 2-3 days, you should notice a change. If you do, continue for next 2-3 days. Make sure you eat it in the morning on an empty stomach. I guess is that it removes certain bacteria/ worms from the stomach and directly improves the skin. Hope it helps you too"


Turmeric

Approval Ratings
YEA (5)
100%

[YEA]  07/03/2012: Carlos from Barcelona, Spain: "Hi Earthclinic. Some of you know me form other posts. Ive tried every remedy for beautiful skin in and out this site. I happen to have sensitive skin with freckles, coupled with rosacea around my nose. Plus I live in a very dry weather so the situation in my face was discoloration around that area redness, dry, rough skin coupled with large pores and dead cells.

I've had sucess using remedies from this site like the oil cleansing method, ACV, hidrogen peroxide or EVCO, borax urine therapy.

Some of those remedies helped cleansing my skin or diminishing wrinkles but none of them and I say NONE has worked like turmeric.

I read that turmeric needs a fat to be absorbed. I use it in 2 ways. First is mix some turmeric with skim milk in a little cup and apply it to my face. I let it dry for 5 or 10 min and rinse with cold water.

The other way is mixing it with coconut oil or sesame oil and massage my face as if it was an exfoliator. Again let it sit for 10 or 15 min and wash it off. This time you will need bathroom tissue to wipe it off. Be careful of using any towel cause turmeric will leave it yellow.

RESULTS

Ok guys IM 30 years old and I had just accepted that my skin was going to be red, dry and rough to touch around my nose forever. Tried every natural and cosmetic product on planet earth including snake creams, aloe soy products, lemon, exfoliators. I just cant list all the products I have used thru the years.

After 1 application I couldnt believe what I saw. The redness was almost gone It didnt light my freckles they were more noticeable cause my skin was clearer. When I touched my face it felt amazing just like new skin, like the skin I had when I was a child. All the damage I had on my skin for years was gone in a few minutes.

Usually after exfoliating, dead cells start to peel of around my nose nostrils, netween my eyebrows etc. I was amazed that no dead cells or dry skin not even 2 days after using turmeric.

I have also noticed the skin on my forhead softer- it used to be dry and a horizontal wrinkle line begins to form. Today when I touch my forhead I see nothing but hydrated skin.

I've found truly a new skin, people you can buy a new skin to your face in the supermarket and its only2 dollars- its called turmeric.

Please if you read this and suffer from sensitive skin, dry skin in your face, dead cells, redness or rosacea run to your supermarket or indian store.

The best thing I have used period. Do it at night and wake up a brand new face."


[YEA]  08/11/2009: Kavi from El Dorado, Tunapuna, Trinidad : "Turmeric for beautiful skin -

My mom suggested that I use tumeric powder as a paste on my face to remove some dark spots around the crease of my mouth. Having tried it several times over the past 2 weeks (not quite every day), I can say pretty confidently that it has been the best thing I have ever used on my skin, even beating ACV.

It is a commonly known home remedy among Indian people, since we use tumeric powder (or hardi/haldi, as we call it here) daily in curries, in tea and also in Hindu prayers. In fact, during Hindu weddings, which can last for days, we have something called Hardi ki Raat (the Night of Tumeric, lol), when the bride's whole body is consistently rubbed down with tumeric and coconut oil for hours during general festivities so that her skin looks amazing on her wedding night. Well, I wonder why we ever switched to store-bought stuff, since this works so well!

Needless to say, it did remove those marks and the dark areas under my eyes which I've always had (and my mom and grandma also have). It generally evens the tone of my skin to a very noticeable extent. It tightens the pores and makes my skin very smooth and even gives it a beautiful warm, healthy glow - which is amazing as I have PCOS and my skin has suffered many hormonal ravages. Though my PCOS is under control, I sometimes get one or two pimples and the tumeric starts drying them up upon application so that they never develop. It is also the only thing that helped the dry patches of skin on my legs left from recently using a soap that I was allergic to - clearing it up and leaving it healed in 2 days after a few days of it not healing on its own.

I basically use it by mixing 1 tbsp. in a small bowl with some milk and a bit of sugar (as a mild exfoliant). I rub my face and any other problem areas with this and leave it on for as long as possible before I shower, usually for about 15-20 mins.

One **major warning** is that tumeric stains very easily and it is difficult to get out of fabric, which is why I apply it while naked and before a bath. It can slightly stain your nails too, so I use it at night and the color fades by morning. I'm experimenting with using something thicker than milk as a base, such as honey or beeswax, so it doesn't drip everywhere. I tried using 1 tbsp. tumeric in some honey with a tiny splash of ACV and sugar, which worked fantastically, even better than the milk.

You can try a lot of different things, but the tumeric itself is great for your skin!"

Replies
08/12/2009: Kyra from Cortlandt Manor, New York, Usa replies: "You can even try mixing it with yogurt which offers great benefits to the skin."
[YEA]  01/13/2010: Denfarias from Katy, Texas, Usa replies: "To Kavi from Trinidad - Tumeric for beautiful skin - I wanted to try this as her explanation of beautiful skin made me want the same. I had used tumeric for a boil and it worked so well! I had also read of coffee grounds for exfoliating. So I get a small cup and add coffee grounds, tumeric and a pinch of salt. I get into the shower and start rubbing this on my face. I look down at my hands and see how yellow they are!! OMG! It is not coming off, then I remember I had applied this to my face! As a very fair skinned hispanic women I remember that Kavi had stated she was Indian, which meant her skin was darker than mine! I was laughing so hard thinking that I was going to spend the next few days with yellow skin! And explaining that I read this great remedy on-line!! I continued my shower rinsing my face very well and then washing with store bought face cleaner. Much to my surprise my skin was not yellow! My hands were still slightly yellow but my face was not. I got a good laugh and my face felt very smooth and looked great!

Thanks for the great website it has helped my family and I with numerous home remedies!"

[YEA]  07/27/2010: Holly from La, California replies: "I've had acne since I can remember. I've been on every drug available pretty much, up to and including accutaine/isotrenin. I was fed up and about to go back for more Big Pharma when I found out about this site, and I have to say, this is probably my favorite remedy. I make a paste with about 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp hydrogen peroxide. I leave it on for about 10 minutes. Yes, it makes my face yellow, and yes, I have to work to get it off - I usually use a face scrub and more hydrogen peroxide - but it's worth it. My skin is more toned, smaller pores, acne flares dried up a little. And what's more, my turmeric is old and has been sitting in my pantry for a good 10 years or so, and I still get good results. Imagine if it was fresh!"
07/28/2010: Vtmom from Burlington, V T replies: "How often do you use this paste? Thanks for sharing."


[YEA]  04/02/2009: Sally from Portland, Oregon: "turmeric is gold! i had a nasty boil come on mid november. it would get fierce, then subside to where i thought it was nearly gone, then come back with a vengeance! TURMERIC is the ONLY thing that works! i began taking turmeric on the 21st of february-powder mixed with hot water. then i also made a salve of turmeric powder, tea tree oil mixed with oliver oil and put this directly on the boil. then i bought some turmeric capsules and took 3 3x/day and the boil went down in size and pain within days. today, a little more than a month later, the boil is completely gone, healed and no scar! i will be taking turmeric always! also to be noted, in indian culture and ayurvedic health, taking turmeric is highly recommended for healthy skin and over all health."






 



 

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