Aug 01, 2016
The first step to beautiful skin is to remove make up, oil and environmental contaminants from your skin. Most facialists recommend cleansing your skin twice a day. Exfoliation is the next step to remove dead skin cells from the skin's surface. Exfoliating makes way for radiant, glowing skin and maximizes moisturizing effectiveness. Below are many reader-recommended home remedies for exfoliation; however baking soda appears to take the lead for the most popular all-natural scrub!
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Drinking at least 3 cups of African Red tea, commonly called Rooibos is not only beneficial to your immune system but it also helps your skin stay clear. Also applying blackstrap molasses every night for about an hour after washing your face helps smooth your skin and gives you a glow due to all the vitamins and minerals it contains, and don't forget to take atleast 2 tbspns of it daily to keep regular. I like to put it in my red tea or in some warm almond milk along with some coconut oil, yum yum! Hope this helps all of you.
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Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 09/04/2013
Can anyone tell me what is the best remedy for the skin on your hands to bring them back to looking less aged? I'm only 48 but have the hands of a much older person due to them being badly sunburnt whilst sitting on a tin roof (DUH! ) when I was much younger (long story! ) but not only that, I've always been a hard worker, outdoors as well as indoors. I find that if I get a knock on the skin of my hands, it takes MONTHS to heal - my diet is very good as far as the proper foods etc. I also take MSM regularly, consume coconut oil, have started using rosehip oil on my hands at night and drink enough water. The skin seems to be very thin and wrinkly now due to the damage that was done but I'm really hoping there's a possibility of reversing just some of that damage. I always try to hide my hands out of sight and really wish I could go back to that day and undo what happened. Please.....
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Posted by Cryssyhoneylove (Toms River, Nj) on 05/02/2016
Aloe beats expensive moisturizers.....
I have had a noticable difference within three days of washing my face two to three times a day with black soap..then I apply aloe and leave it set for two minutes...then cool rinse...OMG I'm loving the results...I am caucasian... 31 years old... Sun lover...hormonal acne, fine lines from dryness... My acne is speed healing...what would normally take two weeks to heal...is taking four days. My fine lines on my lower cheek have diminished greatly. At the same I have added flaxseed oil..chorella.. And collagen ... We are a almost vegan family, gluten free lifestyle, I work out four times a week.... Yoga, body weight exercises... No drinking, a little green smoke....super in love. Super happy.
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Posted by Harry (Walsenburg, Colorado, USA) on 02/10/2009
Facial Wrinkles: I use enough 100% Aloe-Gel to cover the area that I want to treat then apply enough vitamin E liquid to cover the same area well. (Vitamin E liquid is not an oil and will penetrate the skin well by using the Aloe as the vehicle.) I've been using this combination as an after shave for 18 years and don't have tell-tale wrinkles on my face. I'm 87 years old, and people take me for 20 years younger.
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Posted by Rob (Riceville,TN) on 02/20/2006
I mix 16oz of organic Aloe Vera gel with 1oz. of Natural Vit E oil. I put this on my skin before lotion or oil after bathing. It improves the appearance of the skin. Makes moles, and all kinds of skin problems improve and go away. This remedy came from a Native American grandfather given to his granddaughter. I have shared it with many people with different ailments.They have all boasted its success.
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Posted by GS (Hull, MA/USA) on 01/08/2009
As I age I've noticed my skin looking very sallow. I'v taken 1200mg of Alpha Lipoic acid daily in the past with good results, however lately it doesn't seem to be working. My skin is very dull and sallow looking. Have tried all sorts of topical creams without any luck. Any home remedy ideas would be greatly appreciated. I feel an internal would work best. luv your website!!
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Posted by Che (Roxas City, Philippines) on 07/26/2008
My skin suffered the tear and wear of using numerous brands of different brands of cosmetics til the combination of these different chemicals being used on these cosmetics, resulted to facial skin damages. Wrinkles, and the worst which made me embarrassed everytime when people got surprised to see the black spots on my face which i knew from prolong used of differrent chemicals. I have tried numerous products to get rid of it. Some will give me an effect of two weeks but afterward the damaged on my face becomes worst. My face dont seem to response to any cosmetic, the more cosmetics i used the worst it becomes so, i thought of experimenting on natural remedies.I have started making my own formula when i came across this site which made my research more valid. Every night, as i watched tv i massage VCO on my legs and arms it made my skin so soft @ flawless. When i wear skirt, people thought i have stockings on my legs.
For my face, 3x a week, i combined
1 tsp of molasses or
1/4 tsp of ACV [APPLE CIDER VINEGAR]
1/2 tsp of VCO [VIRGIN COCONUT OIL]
1 tsp of turmeric
1/2 tsp of oats
Make to a paste, splash face with warm water and gently massage the paste on your face. Let it stay 10-20minutes. Rinse it with warm water.
Then i toned my face with ACV, Hydrogen peroxide and water and moisturize my face with alternating VCO and grapeseed oil. Amazing it gradually whitened my face naturally, wrinkles free with less expenses. I am 49 yr old grandma with 3 grandchildren mistaken as more years younger than my age. Thanks to this site, it made me more creative combining the natural resources that are abundant in our country Philippines. By the way, i make my own VCO and sell to my friends also. I use VCO externally and internally as it is the cleanest and the cheapest oil on earth. I enjoy the benefit of a monolaurin found in VCO the same benefit found in a mothers milk. I rarely got sick as VCO is a natural antibiotic, that can get rid of viral @ bacterial lepid coated illnesses.Thanks to this heaven sent site and to the people who openly shares thier beneficial testimonies. God Bless Us All as we continue to spread and share the good news. Email me @ let me know how this works with you.
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It is every woman's dream to have smooth, beautiful skin, so we often spend countless hours researching the best products and treatments to use. However, many of those products and treatments that we find are actually more detrimental to our skin than helpful. Apple cider vinegar, on the other hand, is a natural beauty agent that is known to transform the skin (and the rest of the body). If you are looking for a safe, effective skin treatment, try apple cider vinegar -- nature's little beauty secret.
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Posted by Taleen (Ft. Lauderdale, Fl) on 11/16/2009
One important thing about the skin I have learned over the years is that sugar really affects it. If I have something sweet to eat at night, I wake up the next morning with dark circles under my eyes and dry, cracked skin that looks like it has aged something fierce overnight. I have been diligent lately and cutting back my sugar intake throughout the day and I can see a difference in my skin. You know the saying, you are what you eat? I believe it! What you eat immediately shows through your pores. I am also starting to juice every day too with greens like kale and swiss chard, apples and lemons. It gets expensive buying organic produce to juice, but the weight loss is great and my skin is glowing.
Posted by Kerstin (San Francisco, CA) on 03/02/2007
Rule # 1 is STAY OUT OF THE SUN - it will kill your skin!! I which I would have done this myself years ago and not waited until recent years... AVOID THE SUN!! Instead use "tan without sun lotion.
FACIAL EXCERCISE: This might sound silly but when you really think about it totally makes sense! About 10 years ago I started noticing that God forbid, I too was aging and I did not like the changes I saw every time I looked in to the mirror. What could be done to at least somewhat slow down the collapsing of my face... and I was thinking, to get in shape and tighten up we have various exercises for every part of the body that is...with the exception of the face! At least I had never heard of anybody exercising their face!! So I put in a search on the Internet and after some research I found that it was actually quite popular in the 60ies. Today there is tons of facial exercise programs to choose between etc etc. Anyway, I swear by it, it DEFINITELY helps and people always think I am about 15 years younger than my actual age. If I ever had any doubts about the benefit I am more convinced now then ever. About one month ago I fractured my elbow and totally slacked and didn't really do any exercises and boy....what a difference!! Scary!!!! Thank god it only takes a couple of days to see some visible result. Good luck. Oh and by the way my mum who looks 20 years younger than her age has always been preaching: DRINK a lot of water... and ALWAYS USE LOTION FOR YOUR FACE AND BODY.Replied by Shirley
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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Beautiful, smooth skin often seems like an out-of-reach attainment; however, it doesn?t have to. A number of natural beauty treatments offer promising results as far as refining the appearance of your skin. One of our favorites is baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate outside the USA) - a product that can be used in a variety of different ways to help you achieve all of your beautiful skin goals.
Posted by Pablo (Shawnee, KS) on 01/13/2007
I will have to try this Fountain of Youth for sure. I just have one comment to everyone with dry skin, though, and that is you should be bathing in purified water if not already. I have been for ten years and from the get go you could scratch my skin all day and hardly get any dry lines from it, and I don't use lotion either. Just FYI, as it's really worked for me (and chlorinated water definitely has not). plus there are a tone of other health benefits from doing so
Posted by Joe (Richmond Hill, GA) on 02/07/2006
I will be 60 this year, and most people do not believe may age and most say that I look in my 40's. First, I have very good genes: one grandfather lived to be 94 and the other 95, when most people were dying at 68. I take a bath normally, as opposed to a shower, usually when you shower your skin does not have time to absorb the water. If I do shower, I plug the tub and allow the water to build up. This greatly aids dry, cracked feet. I also apply aloe vera to my feet, elbows, and face almost daily. I also use aloe vera for my hair, instead of brylcreem type hair products. Also, throughout the day, I put water on my face and allow the skin to absorb it. Furthermore, for the past 10 or 15 years I have never dried my feet. It is amazing, but your feet almost immediately absorbs the water. Most of our bodies, most of our planet, and a lot of outer space they say it made of water, so I give my body plenty to absorb. Lastly, I consume a great deal of Apple Cider Vinegar. It helps me keep my weight down, and has enabled me to quit taking damaging water pills for blood pressure.Replied by Jaya
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Posted by Annie (Kingston, Jamaica) on 11/02/2007
2 Tbsp black strap molasses daily and up my intake of h2o to ten cups Gorgeous skin all over, no acne outburst before my period and did not have any PMS, the period showed up unannounced. I've only been using the molasses for 3 weeks. Thanks a lot. I found simplicity lasts longer.
Posted by Dodie (LA, California) on 10/09/2007
I've been taking blackstrap molasses for a week now and thank goodness I've been getting 3 bowel movements a day!! I have a hard time getting bowel movements partially cause of the foods that I eat but I am working on it. Also, my father has the same issues. Also, my face is glowing and I've gotten a couple of comments and how good my skin looks! I hope it doesn't stop working for me.
Posted by Angel (Los Angeles, CA) on 06/26/2007
Blackstrap molasses can also be applied directly to your skin. A friend told us to do a bsm facial 3x's a week esp. if you live in the city. It tightens the pore, draws out impurities, helps with lines, and leaves a beautiful glow, also left skin very soft. I did notice a difference when I skipped a couple of days. Leave on as long a possible...about an hour...
I thank the God of heaven and earth for all His remedies that He provides right in His nature...fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, seeds, water, sunshine, exercise oxygen, rest, and of course trust in Him!