Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- African Red Tea, Blackstrap Molasses
- Aging Hands Remedies
- Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Anti-Aging Remedies
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apricot Scrub, Drink Water
- Avoid Sugar
- Avoid the Sun, Facial Exercises
- Baking Soda
- Bathing in Purified Water
- Baths, Aloe Vera, Water
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Brown Sugar Scrub
- Brown Sugar, Egg White, H2O2 Lift
- Brown Sugar, Olive Oil
- Brown Sugar, Rolled Oats, ACV and Baking Powder Scrub
- Cacao Butter
- Castor Oil
- Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
- Chinese Red Dates, Honey
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Cow Udder Cream
- Curamin, Exercise
- Diet Tips
- Dry Brushing, Oil
- Eating Avocados
- Eliminate Chemicals
- Emu and Primrose Oil Moisturizers
- Enlarged Pores
- Essential Oils
- Facial Exercises
- Fish Oil, Vitamin E
- Flaxseed Oil
- Fountain of Youth Mask
- General Feedback
- Glycerin and Rose Water
- Glycerin Free
- Grapeseed Oil
- Half Milk, Half Cream
- Homeopathic Skincare
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Irish Peat
- Jojoba Oil
- Korean Glove
- Lemon Juice Exfoliator
- Lifestyle Choices
- Lightening Skin
- Lye Soap
- Monoi Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Nancy's Youth Formula
- Natural Cosmetics
- Nivea, Vaseline
- Nutrient Masks
- Oatmeal and Baking Soda Scrub
- Oatmeal Scrub
- Oil Cleansing Method
- Oil Pulling
- Olive Oil
- Olive Oil Facial Massage, Castor Oil Mosturizer
- Olive, Coconut, Avocado Oil
- Omega Oils: 3, 6, and 9
- Organic Oils and Baking Soda
- Over the Counter
- Ozonated Olive Oil
- Pure Shea Butter
- Raw Cabbage Salad
- Raw Cocoa Butter
- Raw Food Diet
- Remedies Needed
- Rice, Egg Whites
- Rose Water, Colloidal Silver
- Sandalwood Powder, Soap, Rosewater
- Sea Salt
- Sesame Oil
- Shark Cartilage Oil
- Smiling While You Moisturize
- Stephanie's Remedies
- Sudo Cream
- Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub
- Tamanu Oil
- Turmeric and Tiger Nut Mask
- Urine Therapy
- Vegetarian Diet
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins A
- Water Cleanse
- Water, Spinning in Circles
- White Tea Bag Astringent
- Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil
[YEA] 03/18/2007: John from Erie, PA: "There is a century old balm used by farmers that is absolutely amazing for the skin. Although farmers use it on cow udders, it's healing powers for humans is hard to beat. I had a cut that I was putting Neosporin on for weeks and it was just not healing. After applying the "Bag Balm" on it for 3 days the cut is almost completely healed. It works wonders on burns, cuts, dry chapped skin, etc. You can find this Bag Balm in the pet section of any grocery store for about $5. It lasts forever too."
[YEA] 12/09/2009: Auset from Northern California, California Usa: "Beautiful Skin
I had been using a 22 dollar natural chamomile cream on my face. I am 42 and take heavy medication for an autoimmune disorder. Btwn the meds and age, I was beginning to wrinkle. I do a lot of computer work and am into natural healing and looked up natural eye relief remedies for strained eyes. Cucumber came up and I also saw that wrinkle creams use cucumber extract. So, I decided to slice off 1/2 inch cucumber circle and rub it on my face as well as my eyes. I rubbed both sides of the cucumber circle all over my face til it was soggy and limp. It was an instant oil free moisturizer! My face has always been oily and the least bit of oil in something clogged my pores. I have dry parts on my face as well. Not any more! My skin absolutely glows, is super smooth and looks young. The wrinkles have been lessening and it's been about i month. I do this 2 to 3 times a day and the more I do it, the better my skin looks. I am African American and have uneven skin tone and it is evening out my dark eye circles. I dont even use the cream any more and just spend a 1.00 or two for naturally beautiful skin."Replies
12/11/2009: Patricia from Sanford, Fl replies: "I will definitely try this, Auset! I have Lupus, so my face will break out in a rash occasionally, and when it dries up my skin is very flakey and tender. Tell me....how long do you leave the cucumber "juice" on your skin before rinsing?"
03/06/2011: Naturally_me from Potlatch, Idaho, 83855 replies: "Does the cucumber work to reduce under eye bags? I have been using white tea, and I soak coffee filters in a jar of tea leaves and tea, then I remove a filter and apply it to my face for a few minutes. Then, everytime I go to the bathroom, I take a Qtip and swab my face with the tea and then apply coconut oil to my face, gently massaging under my eyes. I leave the coconut oil on all day, it absorbs in to the skin as long as you do not apply to thick of a coat! I recently began Oil Pulling with Virgin coconut oil as well. I am starting to notice a difference but it seems like it is a temporary improvement so far, (my bags seem to return. It could be because I just started all this and it will work over time. The rest of my face feels great, just under my eyes is what I struggle with at this point.
Note: I do think my bags under my eyes are brought on by smoking and prescription medicine, and stress. I also drink apple cider vinegar with a quarter tsp. of baking soda, water and honey. Does anyone know if this will turn in to a permanent solution for dark under eye circles?"
[YEA] 09/06/2012: Anon from Anon: "Take Curamin (a strong anti-inflamatory) and milk thistle (protects the liver), a B complex, C, A, E, and then do some vigorous exercise, take an hour long walk or run or bike, etc. to get your blood moving and oxygenated. I did that the other day and my face looked like it was glowing like it was made of glass."
[YEA] 04/03/2007: Mila from Sacramento, California: "I tried essential oils, more specifically, rosemary and coriander oils, for my blackheads and active acne, and a miracle happened with my face. Here is how I do it: at night I wash my face first if i have makeup on with my regular camphor based cleanser, then about an hour later i heat up a huge pot of water, and hold my face above the steam for about 10-15 minutes, i also cover my head with a big towel, so the heat does not escape. The steam helps open up the pores and let the toxins out. Then I take a shower and rinse my face off oil and toxins. After i get out i pat my face dry and apply coriander and rosemary oil mixed together. It's been a couple of weeks, and my face has cleared up so much, I am amazed. There are other things I do too, like drinking less caffeine and eating less sugar ,taking flax and omega 3,6,9 oils, also praying to God( I'm a christian), and my skin has been great. It doesn't get congested anymore, it's color is more healthy and even, I am absolutely amazed. I am 22, so I know acne at my age is an internal problem, so I recommend to anybody the essential oils(coriander and rosemary), but also checking your diet, some foods cause your skin to congest and breakout. Hope this helps)) I think I'll be using essential oils now,for me they've been more effective and a lot less expensive than facials and pretty much all brand name products i've tried in my life, and trust me i've wasted thousands of dollars on lotions, facials, cremes, etc. God bless you, and hope you find this comment helpful."
[YEA] 01/23/2007: Toma from Chicago, IL: "If you want to have wrinkle free skin, then don't eat meat, diary products, sugar, and mashed potatoes. no pillows around the face. lose weight and don't gain. Take the following vitamins to have good skin : A, C, D, E, and B-complex. To avoid wrinkles you should wear sunglasses and hat in the sun and use sunscreen every time when go outside (reapply every 2 hours)."
11/08/2010: Jane from Durham, Oregon, Usa: "I stopped using soap of any kind, anywhere on my body and prior to shower I use natural bristle brush and in circular motions, start from feet and work my way up to chest. For Women chest and face are tender so use natural sponge. It sloughs old skin cells and I moisturize after with Cosmetic use, Sweet Almond oil and my skin is looking better day by day and skin feels exstremly clean and soft. I am 55 so my skin is looking less attractive than my youth. I am a proponant of only USA made products (start to finish)so I had to look at labels. Unfortunate challenge but I persevere."
[YEA] 07/16/2006: Jeff from Short Hills, NJ: "Eating avocados improves your skin due to the natural oils present in the fruit. Try it, and in a few days you'll notice the difference."
05/09/2011: Heaven from Plano, States: "i had been experiencing large pores , due to my very oily skin. what i used was very simple and you normally always have in the home. plain ole eggs- i would make sure that the egg is beat very well and apply it on my skin usually every other day. cleanse the skin throughly first i use a soap that is made by black opal which exfoliates- i love it so much i have to refrain from using it daily and it helps with blemishes and oily skin. and , yes u will feel the skin tightening as it starts to dry."
[YEA] 12/03/2008: Lori Mchenry from Burbank, CA: "After cleansing your face, put egg whites on the face. It may seem gooey and gross but after it dries you take it off by gently patting the face with a damp towel and the skin is dramatically softer."Replies
02/05/2009: Lisa from Charlotte, NC, USA replies: "How often can you use the egg white?"
[YEA] 08/27/2010: Kc13 from Newtown, Ct replies: "Egg whites are incredible for your skin! (mind you don't have a food allergy to them)
Apply to your face and neck at night (dries pretty fast) and wash off in the AM. For daytime use, Mix the egg white with a little water. It's clear and dries without flaking. Best beauty tip from grandma EVER! :)"
07/21/2010: Rob from Manhattan, New York: "Cosmetic chemicals....go simple.
Another great message from Annie Leonard about the chemicals in our products: http://storyofstuff.org/cosmetics/
... and another great reason why this site is so important."
[YEA] 01/28/2008: Jackie from grand rapids, minnesota: "Since introduced to this site, i have eliminated chemicals wherever possible. first, i stopped all anti-aging products on face and got rid of fluoride toothpaste. i cleanse with bkg soda and use jaboba oil or vegetable gycerine with drop of essential oil for moisturizer sometimes castor oil around the eyes.use minimal amt of non animal tested pressed powder blush and eyeliner. i indeed look younger and soft and my eyesight has improved. i think the antiaging products might be absorbed into the eye itself or into the blood vessels. any thoughts on this? my skin is much better."
[YEA] 10/25/2007: Linda from Fremont, NE: "I just had lunch with my best friend who is 65, I am 48 and her skin looks younger than mine!! :( I asked her what her skin care regimen involved, and this is it. She doesn't wear any makeup what so ever, believe me she doesn't need to; she has great skin. She said she'd be embarrassed to tell most people this, but she only washes her face about every 3-4 days. And she does it in the shower. She uses a wash cloth and puts her face under real warm water and gently scrubs in upward motions a few minutes and that's it. No cleansers, no lotions, nothing. She said that the less you mess with your skin, the better it is. If you think about it, it's probably worse having the cosmetics on our skin 16 hours a day, than it is to go 3-4 days without washing a face with NO cosmetics, considering all the toxic stuff in cosmetics and cleansers that we use. When I think back to my younger days on the farm, I only washed my face a few times a week and had beautiful skin. It wasn't until I started wearing cosmetics and over washing it that I started having problems with it. Something to think about!!!"
[YEA] 03/21/2007: Marie from Cleveland, OH: "I would like to share a web site I found VERY interesting. It is the - Environmental Working Group. www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/?key=nosign
I was trying to find a more natural facial moisturizer (our skin is porous) and ran across this site. It is amazing what chemicals cosmetic companies have in their products. I have shared this site with those who are not too sure about going a little bit more in harmony with nature. I thought some of you may like to share too. Also in this site you can read about pesticide levels in your average fruit, vegetables, seafood's, etc. Just a lot of eye opening information in this site. Earth Clinic is the best!"
03/26/2007: Jessie from Columbus, Ohio replies: "Hi, Marie from Cleveland, OH: I totally agree with you!! This Earthclinic site is awesome... I also have been doing lots of research on natural and organic hair products lately since I noticed that my beautiful long dark hair started falling out little bit. It still looks nice and thick, but I am determined to control the future of hair in my own hand. During the research, I was absolutely shocked to find out what's in our shampoo, skin care and other products...I threw away all my old shampoo and facial cleaner. I started using organic hair products from Morocco Method, Miessence, & Terressentials, and facial products from Organic Pharmacy. I also started taking organic Blackstrap Molasses and apple cider vinegar as mentioned in my last posting...I can't wait to apply more "secrets" that I found in this site to my life! :o) Keep up the good work, Earthclinic!!!!"
[YEA] Stella : "I moved to Arizona 6 yrs ago and due to dry, low humidity, I saw after a year my face looked very dry, rough looking. I do not smoke or drink anything but water. But still it looked bad so I went to the health food store and bought Emu Oil and Evening Primrose Oil. I started to use Emu Oil, then tried Evening Primrose Oil. They both work excellently on my face. I use one or the other whatever is in stock at the store. My husband said he could see a big difference right away. My skin looks younger and has a beautiful glow. I'm 44 yrs old and people think I'm in my late 20's. That's something to smile about."
11/28/2011: Carlos from Barcelona, Spain: "Hello,
After many years assuming I just had large pores naturally, I decided to surf the web looking for a natural solution.
I found a lot of people looking for a way to close the large pores. Other websites advised to first open the pores by exfoliation, hot water scrub, etc. and later seal them with cold water, lemon or any other trick.
What I have found thru trial and error is both were right and wrong in some way. If you try to close your pores, using cold water, lemon, eggs whites etc what you are doing is contributing to make them larger.
So I started experimenting. I did the traditional boiled water and towel experiment. Afterwards, I scrubbed with Baking soda, which is a wonderful cleanser I discovered here in Earthclinic. It helped the pores seemed clean but still very noticeable. My skin felt irritated. My skin was peeling but still the pores were large like craters.
I read somewhere in the web to massage really strong coconut oil. SO I started to massage it with both hands really hard. Little black hairs started to come out as I kept massaging. Things that no scrub or mask had dealt before.
I had seen in youtube a doctor explaining how the pore gets large cause it's closed and the sebum gets trapped in the skin making the pore large.
The coconut oil massaging irritated my skin but I decided to give it a few days since I was seeing the stuff coming out. It felt weird cause I wasn't feeling any pain or scrubbing but all those little black hairs were coming out.
I did this procedure 3 times a day, massaging around 10 minutes applying more oil when it got dry. But instead of applying cold water at the end I decided to rinse with hot water and leave my pores open. Pat dry with a towel and that's it. The first morning after massaging at night I woke up with the oiliest nose I've had in my life. I touched it and it felt as if I put a teaspoon of olive oil in my face. I went to the bathroom, cleaned with hot water and baking soda and once again used the coconut oil. To my surprise more black hairs were coming out. The night before I stopped massaging when no more stuff was coming out. So I started to realize all the mess that was going on beneath my skin. And I realized most people clean only the visible part of the skin using scrubs, etc.
So I kept washing with baking soda, massaging coconut oil and ending with hot water. Sunday I forgot to do it all together. Monday I went to the bathroom and washed my face with hot water, it was enough to get rid of some dead cells that leave space to a completely new and soft skin in my nose area. I never thought that I could get rid of those large pores and this fast. I got rid of all the large pores in my cheeks and nostrils I only have some in the tip of the nose but definitely smaller.
At noon, cleansed my skin with hot water just rubbing my fingers and at night I have massaged my skin with coconut oil . Again those litttle black hairs or whatever thay are came out. I spent my 10 minutes. I feel amazed to glide my fingers around my nose area and don't feel any pore.
I forgot to mention that I also took about 2 tbspons of coconut oil daily for 2 days. But I think the massaging is what made the difference.
So people don't focus on your outside skin, baking soda can do a good work removing sebum in the outside and cleaning the enlarged pores but if you really want to get rid of the large pores you need the stuff inside the folicle to come out. And I haven't found anything more effective and safer than coconut oil massaging.
I think some people just apply coconut oil as a moisturizer hoping for it to close the pores. Like I said your focus should not be to close the pores. Your focus should be keep them open for as many hours as you can. Always use hot water. When you do that all the stuff will come out in a matter of days and then the pore will naturally wrink. That's the way to go. The other way you will only make them look smaller temporarily but you are closing the pore which makes all that sebum stay inside the follicle and enlarge the pore further."Replies
01/06/2012: Coco from Too Small Town, Ca replies: "I discovered this site a couple of months pago and it is changing my life, thank you Earth Clinic! I too have large pores and have spent lots of money in the cosmetic aisle with no positive results. But some negative... See I'm 39 and my face has oily skin, dry skin, large pores, whiteheads, pimples, moles, facial dark hair, occasional herpes, sun spots and white spots, acne scars, redness, a few wrinkles.... Name it, I have it. When I bought a product for a problem it made another problem worse.
Now thanks to EC, I have thrown everything out! I started washing my face with water and borax, scrub with baking soda, moisturize with coconut or castor oil. Huge improvements in the pimple, whitehead, redness area, sunspots are fading. My skin still feels a little dry and my pores still look huge, so I 'm going to use the coconut oil the way you do instead of a moisturizer. I'm so excited! What am I going to do with the $100 a month I am saving on cosmetic products? Thank you!"
01/06/2012: Beatrice from Vancouver, Bc/canada replies: "Coco, to eliminate the dryness after use of borax and soda, use apple cider vinegar as a toner to counteract the alkalinity of those washing agents. (the smell of ACV will evaporate quickly). I do this only at night time to clean all the makeup, in the morning, just wash your face with water, so you do not disturb the PH of your skin unnecessarily. Helps with acne and blackheads. My ideal moisturizer is a combo of rose water, fresh lemon juice and vegetable glycerine. No need for oils or creams."
01/15/2012: Kellie from Syracuse, Ny, Us replies: "I hope to use this method to finally get rid of the blackheads on my nose and chin! I started today and got to about 15 minutes of massaging the coconut oil before I was bored and had to stop. No little black hairs came out of my face but I'm going to keep doing this every day in hopes that they will!"