Apple cider vinegar is my all time glowing skin remedy. I put 2 teaspoons of ACV in a glass of room temperature filtered water and drink it 20 minutes before dinner and then another glass 20 minutes before going to bed. It helps digest fat and improves circulation... at least for me.
I use 1 tsp apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and pour some on a cloth and wipe my face with the cloth. Allow to air dry. My face is clearing up nicely.
(Tennessee) on 11/21/2016
A friend of mine asked me if I had tried using a coffee scrub. So I was intrigued and made some up to try it.
Coffee Scrub Recipe (Ingredient amount approximate)
- 2 tablespoons ground coffee
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon castor oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the coconut oil (or soften to almost melted.) Stir in the castor oil. Stir in sugar, coffee and vanilla. Store in a small jar in your bathroom.
So, coffee scrub is supposed to exfoliate skin and make it soft and get rid of cellulite. I can attest to the first two but think it would need to be used regularly for a while to see if it reduces cellulite.
I just scooped some out and used it like soap and a washcloth.
This stuff smells amazing. And after I use it, my bathroom smelled wonderful for hours.
It feels invigorating to the skin.
Skin is very soft after a shower with it!
This might be harsh for sensitive skin or the face. (I haven't tried in on my face.)
It makes a mess! Keep a cup in your shower to rinse out the coffee after you rinse off.
It leaves the tub slick! I sprinkled baking soda in the tub (borax would work well here, too) after I showered and left it there so the next “showeree” wouldn't slip in the tub. Do a full cleaning of the tub if the next person who will be using it has poor balance or for the elderly!
I think you shouldn't make up a large batch. I suspect that water that gets into the container when you are scooping out some scrub will end up causing the coffee to mold over time. Eeewwww.
But overall I love it! Oh, and I stepped on a wasp (in my house! ) the other night. Last night my foot was itching terribly from it, so I used some coffee scrub on my foot and it did give some temporary relief.
I also used it to wash my hands one day just because. This is probably a good hand cleaner for grimy hands that won't leave them dried out.
Let me know what you think if you try it!
~Mama to Many~
My skin started to improve radically and glow after I became a vegan in 2010. I eat a lot of fresh produce (organic if possible) and drink wheatgrass juice once a day. There's a juice place near my apartment so I don't have to grow the wheatgrass myself. I also drink 2 BIG sports bottles of water during the day too. Water, water, water!
I use honey for my skin care routine and I think it is the best home remedy to get glowing and acne free skin.
I have never tried drinking apple cider vinegar for glowing skin, but I will now after reading the reviews. When my face needs a pick me up (before going to a party typically), I cleanse my skin and then apply fresh squeezed lemon juice. I don't wash it off. It's a natural exfoliant and makes my face smooth and dewy within minutes.
I have an oil mix that I have been using to great effect. Virgin Coconut oil (Lauric Acid) +Avocado oil (mostly Omega 6) +Macadamia nut oil (mostly Omega 9 + fair amount of Omega 7).
The MCT of coconut oil helps the absorption of omegas.
As you can see these oils complement one another and the combination does wonders for my normal to dry skin.
I have also found that drinking these oils stop the inflammation of the mucus membrane that keeps your nose congested. If you intend to drink them buy the cooking grade of the oils, they can also be applied on the skin.
Apply 2x a day and notice the difference in 2 -3 weeks.
My skin looks incredible after taking vitamin A in the form of retinyl palmitate. I have taken the liquid form of this for several weeks, starting with high doses of 150k-200k IUs per day, and now experimenting with lower doses of 15k-50k IUs, taken every few days. Great results for hair too. Never seen anything have such a drastic impact. Taken orally, you also won't have the sun sensitivity you get with topical vit A products (rentinol, etc.). In fact, it seems my skin actually tolerates the sun better than usual now. Glowing, even color and texture, and even two moles on my face (that grew back over 20+ years after being removed by a dermatologist) are shrinking. Vit A kills off pathogens, and not just those affecting skin but also all pathogens infecting all mucous membranes (GI tract, sinuses, etc.). I'm using "micellized" retinyl palmitate now, but I may try retinyl palmitate capsules as well, which are super-inexpensive.