Yes, the secret to smooth skin, which is hardly a secret for me is the baking soda and ACV, or baking soda and lemon remedy. I am about 49 years old and still don't have wrinkles. It works better than any cosmetic product I know since it deals directly with the cause, which is restricted capillary flows in the skin due to metabolic acidosis.
Hyaluronic Acid, Sea Salt
Ted's Hyaluronic Acid Formula for DDD:
Didn't Ted say 9 grams? I used 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, and 10 powder filled capsules of HA, 50 mg each, to total 500 mg., in 16 oz. Of COLD refrigerated water, in water bottle. I poured those 2 items in, mixed it up, then put back in fridge for 2-4 hours, depending on what I was doing, I would go into kitchen and shake it quickly, and shove it back in fridge (as per Purebulk's instructions). After doing this for 12-18 hours, (first bottle took 12 hours, second took 18 hours, ) I measured 8 caps with the cap that was on the water bottle, came up to roughly a shot glass, I quess. My hubby takes it 3 times a day, one first thing in morning, one a few hours after lunch, or when he gets home from work around 4, then one right before bed. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get half your weight in ounces of water per day. If you weigh 100 lbs., drink 50 oz water. HA goes hand in hand with water. Without water, it cant do it's job!
My husband (after 5 days) says that his "sticking points" in his back when he bends over, the 2 catches he has had for years, are gone! His knee feels awesome, after also bothering him for years. He is a body builder, and he is able to lift without worrying about the pain.
I have also been on it. My face skin looks prettier, (awesome! ) and I feel like a MILLION BUCKS. I can't explain what that means exactly, except it's nice! I'm 46, fairly good shape, exercise moderately, try to eat right. I am finally getting the water I am supposed to take. Note: Put a squirt of lemon or lime in EACH of your glasses of water for alkalizing purposes - SO important. Skip the baking soda if you have hbp. Switch to Sea salt only. Take an iodine supplement each day, even if it's drops of liquid kelp from health food store. Avoid aspartame like the plague. It literally makes me stupid, I can't think, raging headaches until I detox from it for a couple weeks. Be proactive. It's your body. Put into it what you want to get out of it. God Bless. Lisa
HI U OLE PATOOTS, ORH here and I have a revelation for you. I's SJS and this post had 37 loves and why? I have never seen a post with this many loves. It was about not growing old in appearance. I was a Tom Cruise in my youth, but a haggard old man now. I want to be a handsome guy, but Sheet Happens. The post is in wrinkles and castor oil. This is a brilliant post and D may have to work this out to the members. It is sumpin. ====ORH====
EC: We actually have posts with more loves than 37 on the site, but yes, people really like Bombshell's post.
Any chance you could share your homemade recipes? I would love to make and try them! Thanks :)
Based on what you said. I'm pretty sure it's the hyaluronic acid that gets rid of wrinkles. I ran out of mine and recently tried the other things you mentioned along with collegen and had only small improvement from the castor oil, but when I faithfully used the collagen II included with hyaluronic acid I looked like a doll. No blemishes. The vitamin shoppe in my area closed. Will order some more.
Do you rub the frozen carrot on the face?
If you had headaches, it was probably a cleansing/detox reaction and you need to work through it. Read about Herxheimer reactions. I think that is what that was. Maybe take less as your body cleanses itself.
I was using this on those annoying wrinkles you can get between your eyebrows. They seem to be fading fine. I tend to put it on before bed and stuff like that. As I say not 100% gone yet but faded tons and they'll definitely be gone soon I reckon.
I've only been doing this... a month or so, I think.
UPDATE -- OK it's about 12 days later. Much fainter wrinkles between my eyes now, but the skin there looks a tiny bit puffy when I scrunch it. Maybe I'll try to apply more oil to the surrounding area so it blends in better.
Definitely a complication, but I'd still rather this than looking angry all the time due to wrinkles between my eyes! I'll give another update when there's another change.
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Greetings To EC and all,
RE Consuming regular 3 percent Hydrogen Peroxide from the pharmacy or even the dollar store it's a matter of believing others who have already found it to be safe enough. If there is an emergency you don't wont to run out and look for what you already on hand. And these days a lot of shortage on many necessities. I took the a lesson from information on EC about Bill Munro from some posters, and began using the store brand several years ago. I wanted to get started and that was what was in my cabinet. It has pulled me out of several health threats.
If you can get Food Grade get it. I am just saying if all you have is dollar store brand it works too. If you have faith use it as a present help. Weight the emergency. Use the Food Grade when you get that.
I have been using the dollar store Hydrogen Peroxide brand for years as an internal and external medicine, for throat gargling, as disinfectant, I have added it to my bath water, I have soaked my feet in it and most recently for a cure all in the COVID 19. I sprayed the house when the family members came in, and sprayed the person too with Hydrogen Peroxide. You can test using a drop or two. Read some of the old EC post on the subject if all you have is store bought.
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You can not consume hydrogen peroxide unless it is food grade.
Hello, please how do you make your own home made Hyaluronic acid and Black Rice Hyaluronic Acid and Liposomal Vitamin C serum? Will really appreciate.
How often do we do the scraping method on the face to erase wrinkles? And another name please for the rubex tablet. Thanks so much.
Dry Brushing, Borax
Can dry brushing get rid of crepey skin on arms and fine lines on the face? Which is the best dry brush for the face and arms? Thanks in advance.
Only problem is with people like me who have the gene which doesn't convert beta carotene to Retinal ...maybe cod liver oil instead. Many of us from Europe have this gene so we could eat lots of carrots and not convert the beta carotene to Retinal. Checking our genes can be helpful :)
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Hi Mary from Arcadia,
For the borax/oil, do you put that on your face? Whats the ratio?
Hi Georgina. I think you have a huge advantage by being (I assume) born and raised in Ireland! Low UV and humid weather mean that during the most susceptible period of your infancy and youth your skin is protected. I'm not sure everyone's wrinkles will disappear so rapidly!
How often are we to do this and on the neck too?
Thanks for your invaluable beauty tips, I have a few queries here what is rape seed oil called in India, and what substitute can we use for the Rubex tablet.
Lastly how often do we follow this beauty ritual.
Thanks once again.
Interesting thing you are sharing. But couple of things are unclear in your contribution.
1. What is a rubber tablet?
2. Do you ingest the ice cube or rub it on your face?
How frequently can one apply this remedy?
I want to know how and when to apply .. I'm going to use this.. Hopefully it works..
Is borax still improving your wrinkles??
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Hi, thanks for the "recipe" for what you use around your eyes..I also have these unsightly wrinkles that go from the corners of my mouth down to my chin. They drive me NUTS! Do you think your recipe for the eye wrinkle treatment would also work on my lower face/chin area? I'm desperate, but am on a VERY limited budget and can't afford expensive creams (that might not even work! ). While waiting on a response, I'm going to go ahead & start using it... :-)
Could the amount of all ingredients be listed? E.G., It doesn't tell how much carrot juice, So I wouldn't now how to properly make this. Thanks much, Judy
You absolutely NEED to use the HIGH QUALITY Castor Oil - and Palma Christi IS the best! Do NOT purchase cheap castor oil and use it ongoing. It is NOT a good idea. I doubt if Walmart has Palma Christi. You can purchase it online and it is STILL not very expensive. Again, do NOT go for the "cheap stuff"....it's your skin, it's your body....give it the best! Perhaps then it will not take 6 months to see results. Mostly you really do "get what you pay for"....and we all know that's true.
Hi Vanessa, I tried to use rosehip oil and very quickly in couple of days I got a few zits n breakouts on my face, I know how good this oil is, I don't want to give it up, especially I want to mix it with my argan oil to fight the wrinkles, do u think the breakouts are just the initial reaction and will stop soon. I am now only using the rosehip around my eyes for the wrinkles, but I do love to use it on my face. I have combination skin and quite acne prone, but after using OCM, I didn't have any breakouts until I tried the rosehip, please advise, thanks a lot.
Sounds interesting! After you scrape and rinse your face, do you just apply with a cotton ball or what. Do you then go to bed? How often do you do this treatment and how long before you see some results. Thank you for sharing!!
OK ladies - I have always had dry skin and decided early on to not use any drying skin preps and just use oil. Because Emu Oil has properties that allow it to move into the derma of the skin and beyond, I chose this one. I also decided early on that the 'gunky' face masks and 'make-up' used daily by most women, was like wearing a mask and made me uncomfortable, so cut these out altogether and just used Emu Oil. The oil soaked in and I was left with a nicely moisturised skin. Now in my old age, I'm consistently told I don't look my age and asked, what is my secret? I'm told I look 15 years younger than my counterparts and I have saved many hours and lots of money buying and applying, expensive, overpriced, face creams that do nothing but clog up my skin! Best ever!!!!
This sounds like it has some serious side effects.
Here are a few which are tried and true. However, I would always be careful with these as I am not a Dermatologist and everyone has different skin types, allergies ... Etc... Vitamin C Vitamin E Salystic Acid Retinol Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Acai Geranium Purified Squalane And Sunscreen, Sunscreen & More Sunscreen... The higher the SPF, the better off you'll be. If you must get your sun on. Always protect your face and chest. You'll be thankful that you did the older you get. Retinol can be very very harsh too. It is best to have it prescribed if you have a lot of premature aging, as a licensed Dermatologist can help you with this and tell you what is best for your skin type.
With everything else in mind... A healthy diet full of leafy greens, exercise, Lots of water throughout the day, Green Tea and the sunscreen that I had mentioned multiple times above, along with a good nights sleep is going to definitely be your best friend when it comes to all of these things for the long haul. If you can can start this early enough in life and stick with it, you would not even need all of the ingredients listed above later on. Nothing more than just a mild cleanser and moisturizer to fit your skins needs. Such as Cetaphil, or any other mild non scented wash and moisturizer that is not filled with a lot of harsh chemicals and fragrances. I have seen recipes to where you can even make your own. I personally like Renova. I am older though and it's prescribed through my Dermatologist. If I were younger, I would have definitely lived my life like the suggestions that I had given above. I need more help than that due to the fact that I have a lot of sun damage since nobody realized just how terrible that too much sun could be for you when I was younger.
It's not only to spray the face with the borax mix but also have to have a "clean" diet. Meaning cut down/out sugar sweets and processed food.
In response to Mary (Rusk, Texas, Usa) on 02/25/2014: "I am a 55 yr old woman. Seeking wrinkle and skin corrective natural resources."
6/12/2016, a Sunday Afternoon.
Male, 44 years old.
Not a Doctor.
Consult with your Physician or Expert before trying the information for educational purposes, below.
How to soften and eliminate the appearance of deep wrinkles within 5 - 8 week's time, after your favorite exfoliation (scrubbing) and cleaning of your face, every day and night, weekly and during the Holidays:
(Tip: The best exfoliation is to use a cotton cloth with your favorite facial exfoliation product, with warm water.)
1. Apply Retinol cream (ROC) or equivalent Retinol product on the deep wrinkles, let it dry for 10 minutes (CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart). Day and Night.
2. Apply a lite coat of Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil (CVS or Walgreens), let it dry for 10 minutes. Day and Night.
3. Do forehead exercises by raising your eyebrows, morning and night, 100 repetitions each set. No need to put resistance on your eyebrows or forehead. HOLD the last one for 30 seconds then release. Day and Night.
4. Do cheek bone exercises left and right by puckering your lips and shifting your puckered lips left and right, 100 repetitions for the left and right side. HOLD the last one for each sides for 30 seconds then release. Day and Night.
5. At night: Buy clear sports tape and tear it to tape your wrinkles flat before bedtime. When you sleep, your worries make your forehead frown automatically. You can total minimize this by tapping your frown lines flat when you sleep at night with sports tape (CVS or Walgreens). Make sure you take it off and apply a lite coconut oil to take out the glue from the tape from your skin, after. YOU don't want to get embarrassed and explain to your co-workers what you are trying to do when they see you with tape on your face! Night.
6. In the morning: Pinch your wrinkles OUT (not IN where you crease them) and hold it for 20 seconds. Doing this will train your skin to form thicker collagen in the trenches where your wrinkles have formed over the years, to fill and eliminate the form of deep creases. Day.
7. Supplement your diet with Hyaluronic Acid pills or drink gelatin with water to aid the formation of collagen creation for your efforts on your skin (Costco, Supermarket, Winco). Everyday if you can afford it, or Every Other Day.
8. Weekly, put 1 packet of gelatin in a shot glass and mix it with a teaspoon of Hydrogen Peroxide, microwave the mix for 15 regular seconds. Let it cool enough to apply on your face (sport tape or put coconut oil on your eyebrows to prevent peeling hair out, better with coconut oil), use this as a mask better than Biore by 500 times by letting it dry on your face for about 30 minutes, then pull off from your face. The peroxide will lighten your skin. The gelatin will dry to pull your blackheads out from your whole face! Weekly. Do your daily repertoire above as normal after.
9. (VERY OPTIONAL) Monthly peeling: Add four crushed aspirin to your gelatin mask mix above. (WARNING: This burns your face! The Acetic acid from the aspirin is Industrial Strength not found from your best Skin Care Products! You might want to go 1 crushed aspirin at first but 4 seem to be the burn I was able to tolerate enough to peel the top layer off my facial skin! ) This process will dry lightly burn the top layer of your skin on your face. You will see the scabbing of your top dermis of your face in about 2 days using this mix. YOUR FACE WILL START TO PEEL after. (Applying coconut oil will relieve the burn tingling sensations during healing.) YOU SHOULD ONLY DO THIS IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO INTERACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH. (THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO LASER or DERMAL NEEDLE TREATMENT). Monthly
10. Run everyday, even if you just run for a little bit just to get a sloppy sweat going. This will take the fat off your face when you sweat and will re-contour you face in-lieu of your facial exercises. Daily. Consult with your Doctor if you are healthy enough to run.
11. Optional: Use Apple Cider Vinegar and Water mix, 1 to 1, as a daily toner. This effort will tighten you skin with your new contoured face.
DO ALL OF THE ABOVE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THE INFORMATION HEREWITH IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
At your age, you have unconsciously formed your wrinkles over the years. You cannot expect to get rid of years of wrinkles from your face overnight or within weeks with any products or exercises, home made or from the Doctor's office. It will take the reverse exercises or Professional treatments to counter your deep wrinkles but it can be done if you are disciplined enough to know that it will take efforts to do so, sometimes painfully so.
-C, Successfully diminished the appearance of my deep frown lines formed by years of marriage and from worrying too much. :)
Hi Had a question regarding stage 2 of your anti-wrinkle home remedy. After you apply it how long should it stay on the face? I'm not sure if I should keep it on overnight or let it stay on for a few minutes Thank you. I appreciate any help you can provide.
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Hi, I was that you said you got rid of your kidney problom with a cleanse. Would you be willing to tell me the name of the cleanse. Thank you!
For the past 2 months, I've been using a pump of pure argan oil along with a pump of pure rosehip oil 2x a day on my face and neck and I can't believe how the wrinkles seem to have vanished--it's crazy! My neck even feels tighter! I know there's a high combo of vitamin E and EFAs in the oils--I'm assuming that's what's responsible for the magic! There are lots of brands you can pick up from any healthfood store-- any pure oil brand will work, just make sure they aren't diluted with other oils. By the way, I'm in my 40's and people think I'm in my early 30's!
How did your borax wrinkle treatment turn out for you? I just happened on a borax site after making Ted's borax mixture for mange that my dog might have and found your comment from 2011. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
How long did you use DE before seeing changes? I use to use it myself... but did not notice much change
I would be careful doing this as I used organic freshly juiced beet juice for natural blush and developed rosacea for the first time in my life. It was the ONLY thing I did different before the rosacea started. (I have been gluten free and high raw vegan and all organic for 15 years and use just coco oil on my face for that time as well - so I really don't think it came from other lifestyle triggers.)
Anyway, after putting organic beet juice on my face I developed what I thought was a rash, but has yet to go away... it's been 6 months now!! :( All that being said, people have always thought I am at least 10 years younger than my age... ladies, there are many other ways to look younger without risking putting certain unknown food bacteria (I am guessing that is what was in the beet juice?) on our faces. I think some food ingredients are perfectly fine to use... but perhaps steer clear of root vegetables that could be bathed with different bacteria, microbial pathogens, and perhaps parasitic eggs or actual parasites
Great ideas - I look forward to trying them!
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What is VCO?
EC: VCO is Virgin Coconut Oil
There's just one thing misleading about using carrot juice topically. Carrots have provitamin A carotenoids, which becomes vitamin A through digestion, not topically. Provitamin A is legally allowed to be labeled as vitamin A because it eventually will become vitamin A once consumed, (key word consumed). Your skin can however absorb true vitamin A, aka retinol, which has been derived from animals (vit A is made in the body, therefore you can distract it from an animal that eats food containing *Pro-vitamin A) but I advise against this because there are many health concerns. So, you must be seeing results from the Vit. C and Vit. E, not from the carrot juice since provitamin A carotenoids don't become vitamin A except through digestion.
Stephen S (North Carolina). You state gelatin is the best way to get rid of wrinkles over time. Can you tell me how long you were taking it before you got rid of your wrinkles? Also in what amount and how many times a day.
I bought some gelatin 2 weeks ago and have been taking 2 dessert spoons full each morning and evening. Probably a bit too soon to see any changes yet.
In my case I've found that taking gelatin, which converts in the body to collagen (essential for smooth skin), has been the best way to get rid of wrinkles over time. You have to take it consistently, though. I learned about this from the book "Sip Away Your Wrinkles."
Well, heck yeah! Thank you. I was raised by an herbalist and have spent my life foraging in woods harvesting and prepping herbs.Thanx for your info.
I've been using both regular cold pressed castor oil, and Jamaican black castor oil around my eyes, laugh lines, and between my brows on the dreaded 11s every night after washing my face. The first thing I noticed upon waking in the morning was the skin under my eyes felt tighter and the small creases that were beginning to form have completely disappeared.
I also apply my own homemade Hyaluronic Acid, Liposomal Vitamin C, Argon Oil, Aloe Oil serum during the day before applying my make up. Every few weeks I switch my skin care regimen by using a homemade Black Rice Hyaluronic Acid and Liposomal Vitamin C serum.
My skin looks and feels great. I'm 49 this year and everyone guesses my age to be 32.
Every few months I do acupuncture facelifts on myself once a week for 4 weeks. I typically do the 11s and the laugh line areas to keep the wrinkles from showing up but I haven't done this in about 6 months, so I plan to again soon. You know, just as a preventative measure:)
My suggestion is to never use a drug store castor oil. Spend the extra few bucks on a good cold pressed organic castor oil from a reputable company. I'm not sure I can tell the difference between the black and the regular castor oil, so I don't really have a favorite at this point.
Just FYI: I wash my face with my homemade dry oat facial wash. I also use my homemade Japanese rice and powdered milk facial scrub. It keeps my skin super smooth, the skin tone very even, and I don't get as oily as I use to. I do this once a week. You don't want to scrub on a daily basis.
If you get brown spots on your face (or wherever), mix equal parts castor oil and baking soda together until it turns into a paste. If it's too drippy, add a little more baking soda and mix again. Apply it to the spot and massage in for a few seconds with the tip of your finger. Once you've done that, dab another bit onto the spot, cover it with a band aid and leave it on over night. It might take a few nights of this, but the spot will disappear.
My word of advice is to NEVER EVER us store bought cleansers or moisturizers. The chemicals are not only harmful, but they can actually age your skin. They may smell good and feel nice going on, but the damage they cause over time is certainly not worth it. Besides, not only are you doing your skin a world of good by using natural ingredients, but you'll be saving yourself a ton of money. I love making my own products and knowing what's really going on (and in) my skin.
Don't forget to use a natural broad spectrum sun screen every day, rain or shine.
I hope this helps.
Kris (North Dakota) ---
Castor oil, cold pressed, is very effective with other benefits but beware of your linen. Stains do not disappear. Best to use at night, also in the eyes. It will promote sleep.
I use castor oil on my face at night before bed, every night. I love it. If my face feels dry, I use it in the morning, too, but it does leave the face looking shiny for a little while.
~Mama ot Many~
How do you use the caster oil? How many times a week and like morning and night?
Patience is the key. I use castor oil cold pressed and dab small quantities around my face. Also drink raw juices like carrot, grapefruit, pear etc. raw juices are great for your body organic of course. I like mainly Frankincense oil, a little pricey but very good. For my eyes I alternate castor oil or almond oil, though I use almond to clean my eye make up as needed.
Could you tell me how often you do this? And do you focus on just the areas of your skin that have/had wrinkles or do you do your whole face? Is this a daily treatment?
I just recently developed some smile lines that I never had previously (I'm 46). I thought I was immune to wrinkles, though I believe using a tanning bed 3 times a week doesn't help, but so feel the need for the vitamin D in the winter here in Illinois.
Would love a little more info, and if you think it would work for smile lines. Thanks! Tommy
What is the name of the bottle that you get in Walmart for $2?Thanks.
I am familiar with the items Dee spoke of. I've used both myself.
The "smoothies" she referred to are called "Frownies". I get them via Amazon. They'll help with wrinkles, but you have to use them faithfully, otherwise the wrinkles will reappear.
The "Derma Roller" she mentioned is also something that I've purchased via Amazon. It's a little wheel with hundreds of tiny needles on it with a handle similar to that of a shaving razor.
They come in different sizes and speaking from my own experience, I would recommend starting with the .5mm needles. Once your skin has adapted to the .5mm (I would estimate that to take approximately a month or so)you can increase to the 1.0mm version if you'd like.
Take some time to read the Amazon reviews. You'll see that many skipped the .5mm and went straight to the 1.0mm with good results, while others started at .5mm and stayed there - they were content with the results and felt they didn't need to increase to 1.0mm.
I, too, am an advocate of hyaluronic acid serum. Of all the products I have tried (and I've tried dozens and dozens over the years), the serum, by far, provided the best results.
You'll still need to moisturize, though. The serum sinks right in and doesn't leave the face moist/dewy. That's where either castor oil or whatever moisturizer you typically use, comes in. You apply it a few minutes after the serum is dry.
If you're reluctant to go the Derma Roller/needle route, I also highly recommend dry-brushing the face as an alternative. The same principal as the roller applies - it roughs up the skin's surface to stimulate collagen production. It works quite well! I dry-brush much more often than I Derma Roll.
A natural bristle brush is very inexpensive and the method itself is very simple and less time consuming than the rollers. In a quick back and forth motion (similar to polishing shoes), you brush each section of your face in different directions. For example, starting with the forehead, you would brush one side of your forehead in an up and down motion for a count of ten. Then in that same spot, brush in a side to side motion, also for a count of ten. Then you do the same in both diagonal directions (like an X).
Do the same to each section of the face, except the under eye area. I brush all of my neck as well.
When you're done, just as with the roller method, you apply your HA serum, then moisture, etc.
Good luck! It's certainly a process, but the results are worth it.
Thank you for sharing. Can you please tell what is facial smoothies and what kind of facial mask you use and where to by them. Also want to know what is rollers and what kind we should buy. Waiting for your reply eagerly.
I have also been learning of amazing health and skin benefits of castor oil. However I did read a caution that buying the " cheap stuff in the brown bottle" was not a good idea. Of course, that was what I had in my cupboard. The cold-pressed and cold-processed is the superior oil, which you find at health food or vitamin stores. It costs more, but lasts a very long time.
Dry Brushing for Wrinkles
How much borax? And just the face or whole body bath with the borax.
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For wrinkles I got this method from a lady in France many many years ago.
Excellent for smoothing out wrinkles: ***Ninon E'nclos** Looked extremely young for her 85 years! Her method:
Daily friction of the skin with a natural goat hair brush. (Hard to find)
Face and neck removing wrinkles is to rub the face and neck with the palm of your hands with a rough mitten (goat skin), rough terry cloth, or other natural hair brush. Then follow with a tepid bath mixed with borax. You can use Mink Oil.
I started doing this just a few days ago. Recently I had to take the bus and the driver quoted me the price which was too much for regular passengers. I said, but I'm a senior?
He looked at me very hard. I thought oh that's just an accident. A little while later I had to transfer to another bus and that driver did the same thing. I thought maybe that rubbing really works! I will keep doing it and let you all know how its working. Good luck to you all.
Okay I really want to try this but I need to know how much Carrot Juice to use? I know I need to use half an orange and a dollop of coconut oil, but how much carrot juice? Or rather how many carrots? Thanks so much Lassie
Resistance Training for Eyes
I do not have dark circles, however I also exercise my facial muscles. Under the eyes is a big one for me every morning, I use resistance to stretch these muscles so they are draining properly. With age these muscles lose elasticity. Copper/zinc supplements help with retaining elasticity and collagen production. I basically take three fingers on each side under my eyes and pull down while at the same time using those muscles to pull upward, creating resistance for the count of 7, repeat 12 times. This strengthens the muscle. I also do Dr Natura cleanse for parasites 1-2 times a year and drink dandelion root tea with organic cranberry juice (unsweetened) and lemon. This is to cleanse liver, because dark circles could be the result of a liver issue.
How'd those facial treatments ever go for ya? :)
Hello here. Sorry it's taken me a while o get back to you. Unfreeze the cube and rub I over your face. They are in an ice cube ray so that hey are super-fresh.
The scraping on its own works wonders when combined with your favourite face cream.X
Forgive me but ... how do you use this? Do you rub the frozen potion cube on your face, or ingest it? Also, how much carrot juice do you use? I would love to try this, but want to make sure I am doing it properly for the best result. Thanks!
So nice to hear back from you OM. This was too good not to share. A few years ago I gave my sister a gift of an outrageously expensive anti-ageing cream. The minute she put it on her skin it became very irritated and she had a massive asthma attack. It convinced me that they are not worth the money and could be potentially best. If you harness your body's natural healing ability and add in natural power packed ingredients - they results are astonishing. Give me feedback - I'd love to know how you get on. Love from Ireland.x
Hi, Georgina from Ireland---- I can visualize ladies all over making carrot juice and getting to work. Indeed, Irish people are very special.
Thank you for the inspiration. Namaste, Om
I have been working as a beauty writer for years and have come up with my own wonder treatment. Firstly, cover your face with olive oil and begin to scrape it using something like an old credit card ( I use the edge of a cd , as it gives the best scrape). Scrape with medium pressure for about three minutes until face turns pink... Gentle around the eyes. Rinse the oil off and then your skin is prepped for stage two.
The wonder potion comprises of mostly fresh carrot juice. Retinol, the wrinkle fighting element in all the expensive face creams, is actually vitamin A, which is to be found in carrots. The fancy cosmetic creams you buy in the store are packed with preservatives and chemicals and have been sitting on the shelves for years. The carrot juice is much more potent because it is fresh. Add vitamin c by squeezing half an orange and adding it to the mixture. You can add a Rubex tablet instead if you want a super result. Lastly, add a generous dollop of rapeseed oil... Packed with vitamin e. Freeze ingredients in an ice cube tray and use them a portion a a time. The fresher, the better.
I would love to hear what you think of this... It's made my wrinkles vanish. I am 45 and most people think I am about 32... Not bad. Good luck. X
Hi Bill, My mom was born in San Fernando. I have read that Castor Oil is also a good remedy for skin problems and a host of others. x
I'm also your age, and I'm here to tell you that there are many wonderful natural products that will truly help your skin and appearance. And techniques. Here is what I use.
1) hyaluronic acid, both as a supplement at night, and as a serum on the skin. Hyaluronic acid serums can be found at large online retailers for an inexpensive cost.
2) Facial smoothies, thin paper or rubbery strips that stick to your skin. I apply hyaluronic acid, sometimes add a drop of castor oil to the acid, smooth over my face, and apply the smoothies. When I awake in the morning, my wrinkles are gone (though they come back by the end of the day ... sigh).
3) Castor oil helps grow your brows back to thickness and helps grow eyelashes. Soothes the skin above the eyes and helps one to sleep. Always use pure grade unrefined castor oil! You can find this at your health food store.
4) Using a derma roller, a device with sharp little pinpoints, the proper way, has helped reduce deeper laugh lines. If you order one of these, use it correctly: once a week, no more than four or five swipes, and no more than ten treatments total before resting the face. You can read lots of testimonials about this device at our largest online retailer which begins with an A.
5) Facial exercises really do work! To make it easy, I ordered one of those products that you put in your mouth and use squeeze it back and forth using a puckering motion with your mouth. Also research facial exercises on youtube for more ideas.
6) Diamataceous earth. You MUST be sure to buy the food grade DE! This wonder food is pretty much pure silica. Since taking a tablespoon a day in water, I have seen my skin plump from increased collagen. My hair around my temples is growing madly. And I have nails as hard as diamonds. A true wonder (and cheap! ) supplement for beauty and health. Research on the web and read the dozens of amazing testimonials from people.
7) Liposomal vitamin C, which I make at home. Research how to make it. It's easy, inexpensive, and as good as getting vitamin C injections. It is wonderful for the skin, as it helps produce collagen, and is also great for everything else.
8) The Five Rites. This is a simple exercise program that is said to be the true "fountain of youth."
These are the things I try to do every day, and I am told I look like I'm twenty years younger. Keeping a young heart is important, as is being truly feminine. How to do this? Breathe deeply. Relax. Use your hips when walking, and keep your heart open to the world. Last but not least, smile! All of these little things help you to feel younger.
I've found that ghee works well for both moisturizing and for plumping up fine lines. I make my own; it's so easy and inexpensive.
I use it in the evening, so that I don't walk around smelling like a croissant all day. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) :)
I also take a teaspoon of ghee by mouth every day. I use it as a carrier for my turmeric/black pepper/ginger mixture.
I put about a teaspoon of the dry mixture on a soup spoon, then add a teaspoon of ghee and mix it right on the spoon. Then, down the hatch with a water chaser. Good stuff!
I would look into different types of collagen related supplements and 8mg to 12 mg astaxanthin.
I am your age and after a lot of research, I recently tried dry-brushing the skin on my face with a natural bristle brush. You brush section by section, first horizontally, then vertically, then diagonally.
I know that it seems counterintuitive to brush the skin on your face, since we've always been told to be gentle with that skin, but the dry-brushing has helped to soften fine lines by plumping the skin (stimulates collagen/cell turnover) and it gives a nice glow. I follow it with a hyaluronic acid serum, then a moisturizer on top of that.
If you go to YouTube and put 'dry brushing face' in the search box, you'll find some tutorials and additional information. I've also found face exercises beneficial. YouTube is a good source for tutorials on those, too.
I am very pleased so far, and am looking forward to increased results with time because I just recently started. With both the brushing and the exercises, diligence is key. I read that it takes 6-8 weeks to see significant improvement, but I've seen improvement already and it's only been about 2 weeks.
For moisture, I know that many here suggest coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc. but I haven't found them to be all that effective on my skin. I have tried many natural oils but always end up returning to a non-natural moisturizer.
Mary, try organic coconut oil.
I am a 55 yr old woman. Seeking wrinkle and skin corrective natural resources.
Bill, I'm curious about how you resolved your kidney/liver issues as it relates to your eyebags. Did you resolve it naturally? A simple detox? What did you find the problem to be?
I have started using organic argan oil on my face and neck about six months ago and let me say, I just love it!! The oil smoothes out wrinkles, evens skin tone and it leaves skin feeling super soft and supple as opposed to greasy like lotion does. I use it in the morning and nightly after washing my face.
A warning about hydrogen peroxide on the skin, especially the delicate skin around the eyes: hydrogen peroxide thins the skin and is a bleaching agent. For a period of several months, I used peroxide on my face to clean it and to reduce wrinkles. The result was that the area around my eyes became severely affected with melasma. Basically the skin had thinned so drastically that it was super affected (damaged) by the sun. Luckily I had a great facialist step in to do damage control through the use of gentle peels to bring up the deep damage over a period of about a year. She was SHOCKED when she heard that I had used peroxide on my face. Peroxide is great for the teeth and cleaning cuts but please think twice about damaging your face with it. I'm pretty sure I would have less lines if I had never used it.
I have been taking Diatomaceous Earth ( Food Grade ) which contains silica. Silica is great for the skin, hair, connective tissues.
My skin has looked great since I have taken this. Each morning you put DE into a glass of water or juice and drink it. It cleans your intestinal out too. My nails have never looked so good. I get compliments on my skin all the time. Women 20 years younger than me have wrinkles all around their eyes, where mine are just starting to show.
Make sure you get the food grade Diatomaceous Earth, which can be found at most all health food stores. It has so many other uses too. Gardening, keeps the bugs away from the plants, pets, deworming both humans and animals, etc.
Virgin Coconut Oil is great for the skin too. Cod liver oil daily consumption is supposed to be great for the skin. It needs to be a very good brand. Green Pastures makes a great Cod Liver Oil that is promising too.
I tried it for the reasons you mention but it gave me a terrible headache at the back of my head and down my neck. It took me a few days to figure out that it was the DMAE. Once I stopped taking it, the headaches went away. I was taking 250mg, one time per day.
I have been dabbing borax and water mixture on my forehead with cotton balls nightly 2-3 nights, 3-5 times every 3 weeks or so. I allow the mixture to dry and re-apply. I notice the face tightening up, but not permanently. I will continue to do this!
I have been reading reviews of the supplement DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) and wanted to know if anybody could share their experience with it. It is supposed to increase attention and short term memory as well as help reduce wrinkles. I have heard many different recommendations for dosages and I'm sure that everyone is different but I wanted to read what worked for you if you have used it.
Hi! I have been using castor oil on my wrinkles and let me say WOW it is working wonderfully. My crows feet are almost gone. I have had several people notice the difference. I have been doing this for 2 weeks. I love earth clinic ...
Hi Jami - I can say that I've sprayed the borax/water on my face but cannot say I saw dramatic results, and that's probably because I didn't do it five times! I did, however, feel a tightening of my skin.
Any updates? YEA? Anybody? Does this work?
Are you sure that it is safe to use Borax Detergent on your face from the laundry isle? Laundry borax had detergent additives. You can get cosmetic grade borax( sodium Borate) from suppliers such as mountain rose herbs that do not have detergent additives and is specificly for use in cosmetics that will be on the skin. I use the cosmetic grade borax in lotions that I make and it isn't very expensive.
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I have an empty dropper bottle I got at the health food store for like $2, and have filled it 50-50 with VCO and castor oil. I shake it before use, and have begun using it nightly around my eyes. First few days skin seems a lot softer, but bag and lines are still being worked on. If this can work, I will save myself literally thousands in eye creams over the coming decades!
Borax is relatively cheap at Walmart for just over $3.00.
No worries. Borax is a mineral additive, and has no soap or fragrance in it. "Laundry' aisle is just how it is marketed, despite numerous (! ) other uses. Some of the newer boxes do have a "scented" version so watch out for that. Check ingredients for fragrance if unsure.
Has anyone tried the borax wrinkle treatment and does it really work? I have heard and tried so many things that don't work so I need some feed back please.
Borax is found in the detergent aisle in grocery store and also wal and kmart but I didn't know they drank it
Stacey, I would really like to know how your experiment with Borax turned out. Did you find it to be a temporary measure or are you still using with positive results?
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Hi Bill, Your opinions are highly appreciated. On this subject, my questions are, to start with is it advisable to mix equal quantity of VCO and castor oil in a small bottle and use one finger after shaking the bottle and doing what you have done by mixing on the two fingers. Secondly the castor oil which I have is refined and says not for medicinal use, is it ok to use. Then, H2O2 which I have is not the food grade and has stabilizer in it, is it ok to use.
Also I would like your opinion on H2O2 which is not food grade and has stabilizer in it, should it be used for internal purposes since the food grade is not available.
Thanks a lot. Baldev
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Sounds promising Bill.... Did you dilute the HP? I have tried the VCO with the Castor oil and actually it works great because the Castor Oil becomes easier to spread. I have tried the cling film on it as someone suggested it. I will see how it progresses. I look quite young, a pity these bags under my eyes! I read it can be a result of dry eyes, also iodine deficiency.... My eyes don't seem to be dry anymore and I am taking iodine.
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Hi Susan... It's best to just lightly dab and spread the hydrogen peroxide in and around the eye sockets with a fingertip after showers with your eyes closed or do this when you are taking breaks from from the oil application. I did it about once or twice a day roughly. I just rubbed HP lightly over the area, making sure not to get any in the eyes.
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Bill from San Fernando, How often do you recommend to dab 3% Peroxide?
* After showers and cleaning the eye sockets throughly, I also dabbed 3% Hydrogen Peroxide carefully around the eye socket and eyelids (don't get it in your eyes) to both help kill bacteria etc and to also help oxygenate and revive the skin in that area.
Hi, Bill does VCO stand for Virgin Coconut Oil? and thank you for sharing with us :)
EC: Yes, VCO = Virgin Coconut Oil