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Beautiful Skin: Remedies for Healthy, Glowing Skin!

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Brown Sugar, Olive Oil

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  11/26/2012: Anu from Chicago, Il: "For dry, chapped hands an effectve remedy: Take few tsps of brown sugar in a bowl. Pour 2-3 tsps of olive oil. Apply it on your hands. Wash it with luke warm water(do not wash with soap, just rinse enough to get rid of the sugar)you will feel your hands really soft. use as often as possible, I keep it beside my kitchen sink, so that I can use it after washing the utensils."

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11/27/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Anu, coconut oil does the same."


Brown Sugar, Rolled Oats, ACV and Baking Powder Scrub

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  11/10/2006: Painfree from Oregon: "I made a recipe for the face and body skin. I suppose I could be called a chemist, for I bake and cook. As I concocted up this remedy, I wrote it down as I went. I did not use any measuring spoons. Only one cereal bowl and the use of my clean hands.

Here is the recipe I named it: Natures Bowl of Beauty Gentle Scrub

(its the balm)

Fill the inside of your hands palm with brown sugar and place in bowl.

Sprinkle baking powder lightly over brown sugar in bowl.

Use half a palm full of rolled oats (not the quick type) and place over brown sugar, baking powder.

Add 2 caps of ACV ( It will foam slightly) Then drizzle lightly with extra light olive oil ( I suppose coconut oil would do, I did not have any)

Add 1/2 teaspoon of honey ( I used royal jelly from health food store)

Stir all these ingredients to make a nice paste. That is it, you have just made a nice healthy scrub. Since it is slightly abrasive, do not get it in the eyes.

To use: Lightly dampen skin with warm water, then place the gentle scrub on your face. Using your fingertips only, (no wash cloths) gently massage into facial skin. Do that until you feel a nice tingle and no more. Rinse with warm water, and end with cooler water and let air dry.

It feels so good, and it tastes great if you get it in your mouth, I did a little because if used it to gently scrub my lips. ( but not around my eyes, the skin is too delicate there.

I like this recipe I made because, yes, it tastes great, it is safe, it is not a soap, and they are the ingredients I and others are learning all about on this site for great health. ( well not sure about the oatmeal part, but I chose it instead of salt because of the natural oils in it) ( I also chose the baking powder because it felt softer, and less abrasive.)

My skin feels so soft. I did the nose wrinkle test after my skin air oxidized, and it was not tight at all.

I used it on my arms, elbows, legs and knees for the dry patches, since the weather has cooled down, and my skin needs more moisture.

I did not use moisturizer after. I tested makeup over it ladies, and it went on smooth. Men, this is a sweet concoction, you will love it too. It may be too abrasive for young peoples skin. Common sense will let you know. This is great to do, (if you are not in the bath or shower) while sipping on your acv tea. If you feel that your skin is still too dry in places, just touch the inside of the oil cap with your clean finger, and that is just enough to use. I am going to keep reading and learning. I have never felt this great since I can remember way back even in my childhood when I was nauseated and missed much school.

Ok, now I would like feedback on this recipe that I made, please because I do not want to lead any one wrong with this recipe. Thank you for reading, and thank you always for the builders of this site and all who are helping families grow together in great health and in love. Once we learn how to get out of pain, we must also remember to eat right and learn which things are safe even for brushing teeth, cleansing skin, washing clothes, dishes and cleaning our homes, and planting gardens and finding out which things are best for natural pesticides. I did at one time use pickle juice around the roses to keep them coral, and not get pink. I also used egg shells ( soaked in water) and tuna liquids for plants. Diluted of course, the tuna one outside. This site is a blessing from God, for we are all gathered together here, learning and getting out of pain together, and so lets keep our voices out here so that we can claim back our world and Gods children, free of pain and diseases and conditions. Read, Read, Read and get smart. And, let your mind, soul and body be your guide, amen. I love you all."

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03/15/2007: CATRINA from Mission, KS replies: "ACD, OATMEAL, HONEY, BROWN SUGAR AND BAKING POWDER MADE MY SKIN GLOW!

-PAINFREE IN OREGON- YOUR MASK IS ABSOLUTELY ***AMAZING***, NO KIDDING. I TRIED IT JUST NOW, AND WOW!!! IT'S EVERYTHING THAT DOES WONDERS ALL ROLLED INTO ONE SKIN- MIRACLE BURRITO!!! I GIVE THIS SKIN MASK MORE THAN 5 STARS AND RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE LOOKING TO HAVE SMOOTH, SILKY SKIN WITH SMALL PORES... THANK YOU SO MUCH PAINFREE IN OREGON FOR YOUR CREATIVITY AND SHARING IT WITH US ALL!

JUST A QUICK QUESTION~ DOES ANYONE HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FOR OLD ACNE SCARS THAT STILL SHOW THROUGH MY MAKEUP A LITTLE? I DON'T GET ACNE ANYMORE AND I'D LIKE TO GET RID OF THE SCARRING OR AT LEAST HAVE THEM NOT AS NOTICEABLE. THANX"

[YEA]  07/06/2008: Ashley from Canal Fulton, OH replies: "oh my god. that was the most amazing thing i've ever put on my face. i didn't have rolled oats, but i just used regular kind and it's just as good i think. i have about 4 zits on my chin. they're kind of big too. they look HORRIBLE. :| my skin is rrrrrrreally dry around those areas and my nose, so whenever i put my makeup on, it shows the dry skin so well and it looks terrible. i used your scrub, and i swear it already took so much dead/dry skin off my face. i have a date tomorrow, and i really don't want my face looking HORRIBLE. so hopefully this'll make my skin a bit better. thanks a ton=]"
01/23/2009: Robin from Rocky Ridge, Ohio replies: "Oatmeal is often used as an exfoliant in scrubs for the face or the body. It is suggested to put rolled oats in a muslin drawstring bag and hang under the faucet of the tub then use the filled bag as a sponge to wash with. The oat "milk" has soothing properties for the skin. Another tip would be to run the uncooked old fashioned oats through a food processor or blender to grind them down to a granular size.

Sometimes I make a similar scrub and add black strap molasses or a whole egg to the mixture.

Also, baking soda is an alkaline substance that dissolves grease and oil; AC Vinegar is an acid which will exfoliate and the skin prefers an acid ph. Combining the two together neutralizes the acid and the alkaline properties of the individual ingredients.
Since I'm a little older and do not have oily skin, I would not use the baking soda and reap the benefits of the vinegar as a hydroxy acid type of facial. Those with oily skin might add the baking soda to dissolve excess oil and leave out the vinegar. Otherwise, there is enough abrasive qualities to the sugar and the oats to help remove dead skin cells. Blessings, Robin"


Cacao Butter

09/14/2012: Sue M. from Worden, Il, Usa: "I was reading over the whole "beautiful skin remedies" posted here on EC and I had forgotten so many of them. I was looking for a simple combination of natural products to use for cleansing my face. But, I ran across an old post of Lisa's where she was responding to a contributor that had used raw organic cacao butter for a moisturizer. I would love any input or knowledge that anyone might have on the cacao butter. And, what they use naturally for a facial cleanser. Thanks!"


Cantaloupe

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  05/02/2006: Crystal from Post Falls, Idaho: "For healthier skin try eating cantaloupe. it is said to give your skin a naturally beautiful, sun kissed glow."

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06/09/2008: Breah from Seattle, Washington replies: "Actually cantaloupe doesn't cure anything specifically, water does. Even with at least eight glasses a day, you most likely are not getting as much of the vitamins and minerals as you could. Drink truly filtered water, not Brita water. I use water filtered by a gravity filter which is guaranteed to remove all harmful chemicals and bacteria and more. I then water my organic vegetables and fruits with it, and they do wonders! No aftertastes, bigger, healthier plants, and cantaloupe so juicy it may seem to be a cure."


Castor Oil

Approval Ratings
YEA (4)
100%

[YEA]  06/23/2008: Olivia from Brooklyn, New York: "I had hated castor oil for many years because growing up in South America it was a quarterly cleansing ritual by my mother and many others. This website has helped me to see castor oil in a new way. I have been applying it occasionally to my face at night. Every time I do so, I absolutely love the way I look in the morning. My skin looks toned and fresh. Yesterday I attended a function and saw a woman whom I had not seen for about two years. She kept saying "you have to tell me what you are doing, you look ten years younger. I have also been doing facial exercises. She asked her daughter for my number because she said she is determined to find out what I had done to my face. Many people were in the room and she was quite vocal so I just replied that I had been taking care of myself. I will tell her privately. I think the castor oil definitely helped my skin plus the facial exercises helped tone the muscles under the skin. I used to hate the mirror, now I glance at it ever so often. Thanks for the castor oil tip."

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11/23/2009: Mila from Hixson, Tn replies: "What kind of facial exercises helps to tone the facial skin?"
03/13/2012: Troy from East Coast, United States replies: "Carole Maggio has a facial exercise program called "Facercise" that I use that made me look amazing. I'm in the entertainment industry, so you have to look your best at all times as people are cruel and merciless LOL! You can buy her book at her website for 10 bucks or so and most libraries have it."
03/20/2014: Jholl from Kentucky replies: "You can also use castor oil as a base for makeup. Even though it is thick, you can apply it thinly on a clean face. Give it a minute or two to absorb, then apply makeup. You can even blot it a bit if it still feels too thick. I think it helps with overall complexion and possibly keeps some of the "questionable" makeup ingredients from absorbing."


[YEA]  03/02/2008: Brooke from Montgomery, TX: "I have religiously used castor oil for over 22 years on my face. About three times per week, I put it on my face and neck and go to sleep! It has continually given me a fresh look, and I have no wrinkles. I also rub it on my elbows and knees. I wash my face with Dr. Bronners Castile Almond soap. The castor oil is a little thick, but keep on trying it. You will get used to it."


[YEA]  09/07/2007: Evita from Chiba City, Japan: "Castor Oil removes crows feet and wrinkles on the forehead. Mine is not about illness or disease being cured by the castor oil packs. Mine is more of a mundane matter that concerns women about their facial beauty. The tale tell signs (wrinkles) that gives a woman sleepiness nights, avoids facing the mirrors yet counting out the crows feet and how many more lines crisscrossing the forehead. i advise my facial rituals to anybody who is interested to try and apply this very simple application.

Firstly....wash your face with lukewarm water. gently soap the forehead and around the eyes area. Wipe the face with clean towel and let it dry for a few minute. second... into your palm pour a little amount of castor oil. Dab a little amount of oil into the forehead enough to cover the whole area and massage. repeat the ritual around your eyes and be sure the crow's feet get enough of the ointment. If after the massage , you skin is still oily, just press the area with a soft facial tissue. Do not wipe off the ointment.

Do this ritual every night before bedtime, once a day only. It makes you look 15 years younger and you can save money by avoiding botox implants."

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12/05/2007: Arial from Richmond, USA replies: "I saw the post on the Fountain of Youth page from the woman in Japan who used Castor Oil to reduce wrinkles. I wanted to find out if anyone else has had success with Castor Oil and if so, about how long did it take to get results. Thanks!"
[YEA]  04/15/2009: Dianna from Austin, TX replies: "I love castor oil! I started using it on my eyelashes and the first night I could tell that where I had gotten it on my face - that it was smooth and healthy looking. Now I apply it every night after I wash my face. For some reason it seems to me that the refined castor oil works better for this than the cold-pressed. For face washing I either use a wash cloth and water - or a bit of chandan powder on damp skin. Then I rinse and leave my skin damp and apply the castor oil first to my eyelashes, and then rub about a quarter sized amount into my palms and massage it all over my face and neck. I also add several drops of lavender essential oil to my castor oil.

In the morning I just splash my face with cool water and use a tiny bit of either virgin coconut oil or jojoba/sandalwood oil. My face feels sooo smooth and my forehead lines are much diminished! Try it! It is cheap and easy to do. You will see results the first morning! I promise :) It also makes your eyelashes and eyebrows grow to their full potential because they will not be so dry and break off. I also use it on the ends of my hair and sometimes on my scalp before bed."


Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
50%
NAY (1)
50%

[YEA]  01/06/2013: Sharon from Canton, Ohio: "Morning and night I have been using an amazing homemade oil skin cleanser for the past few weeks. I saw results after only 3 days with clearer, tighter and dewy skin!!

Ingredients are olive oil and castor oil 1:1 (example 1 cup olive oil to 1 cup castor oil). You can add a drop or two of lavendar or tea tree oil to this if you want. Make sure to store in a dark bottle and away from sunlight. Shake vigorously before applying, then rub a quarter size amount into face in small, light, circular movements for one minute. Take a clean washcloth, dunk into warm water and place on face for a minute to allow impurities to come to the surface. Then use same washcloth to remove the oil.

It's amazzzzzing!"

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01/06/2013: Yvonne from Boston, Ma, Usa replies: "Thank you, this sounds great! I have used castor oil packs before and tried it as a mosturizer under my eyes but have never tried it as a cleanser. I hope it won't make my skin break out? I use a sonic cleansing machine on my face every morning and it's awesome too so I think I cleanse with that first, then try the olive oil and castor oil. Will keep everyone posted!"
[NAY]  01/17/2013: Julie from Seattle, Washington, USA replies: "Hi, I was excited to try this cleanser but after a few days of trial, I'm going to give it a negativo big NAY! I am not convinced this remedy is right for dry skin types (moi). First of all be very careful not to get the mixture anywhere near your eyes! I started this oil cleanser a few nights ago, got a tiny bit near my eyes, wiped it off immediately, and woke up with HUGE bags under my eyes!! Two days later and I still have bags even though I am steering clear of the eye area when I apply the oil mixture. Plus... the cleanser is drying out my skin, not moisturizing like all the reviews said it would."


Chinese Red Dates, Honey

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  01/26/2007: Trisha from Singapore: "I started taking red date and honey as I read it is good for blood circulation, I added 3 -5 drops of apple cider vinegar to it ( balance of the yin and yang in the body and for calming too.. according to traditional chinese medicine) lo and behold, after 3 months of it.. I noticed that a balding part of my scalp rejuvenated and hair started to grow !! after 6 months I started to let my hair grow without cutting it, I now sport hair beyond shoulder length, something which I couldn't do since my hair was very fine and scanty !! ( I also take apple cider vinegar half a teaspoon daily with honey) My sister and brother also tried it, we noticed that facial skin became more youthful !! due to the blood circulation?"

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08/20/2010: Jess from Corpus Christi, Texas replies: "Do you drink this? and if you do how are you making it.. Please respond back I would like to try this.."


Colloidal Silver

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  01/12/2008: gabi from toronto, canada: "re: good skin after 50. I love to read your remedies. They are very useful. I have a few for skin (face). For all kinds of acnes or boils and blemishes the best and always working is "silver water". Apply only once over affected area and give it up to 3 days. The worst boil will die!. I use colloidal silver water in spray bottle. The best bottle is after hair spray (very fine spray/mist). Another tip is using fresh lemon juice to moisturize. It works also better than the best scrubbing cream, Removes skin discolorations! I also drink fresh lemon juice every day. My skin is even, smooth and has good elasticity. PH balance is perfect and I never have any colds or flu! During winter I use coconut oil and sometimes neem oil on problem areas. I started WATER CURE2 and it makes big difference! I am going to try black strap molasses and ACV. Does anybody know receipe for enema with black strap molasses? Is wonderful to help bad constipation. It helps when doctor has no other advice than "digital treatment"! It is: 3 tbs per one glass of lukewarm water. Is safe and very beneficial because of mineral contents. I am collecting home remedies with the idea to put all of them together in a book. It you have anything simple and easy to do or use, not expensive, please email me! Thank you"

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05/28/2009: Shygirllatina from Sun City, Ca replies: "How much collodial silver do you use in how much water?"
02/22/2011: Joni from Madison, Wi. replies: "Detoxing Clay Powder is great for your body and face."


Cow Udder Cream

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[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."


Cucumber

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[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."

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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?"


Curamin, Exercise

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[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."


Diet Tips

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[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)."






 



 

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