Natural Remedies for Glowing Skin

| Modified on May 17, 2021

Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Kara (London) on 05/04/2017
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Yes true true, apple cider vinegar will cause glowing skin. I have used it for years. I drink a teaspoon of apple cid vin in warm water in the morning (whereas other people who practice Ayurveda drink lemon juice in warm water first thing in the morning). I also drink it JUST before working out. Also, on occasion I use it as my alpha hydroxy before apply a mask. To do this I saturate a cotton ball with vineger, apply all over my face but avoid just underneath my eyes. Leave for a couple of minutes, wash off with warm water. Then I apply a mask (ingredients depend on whether it's winter or summer). Glowing skin!


Coffee Scrub
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/01/2017
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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.

Pluses:

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!

Negatives/Cautions

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~


Oil Pulling
Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 05/17/2021
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Just the other day I was lamenting turning 55 and the brown spots on my lower cheeks, saggy skin, and dark eyes. I started OP as a way to deal with an infected tooth (it worked), and as of today, I have done it 3 times, for 20 mins each time. Got a foamy mess after each time, meaning it attracted crap from under my gums! Now my immune system is free to battle other places. My mouth feels fantastic!

I much prefer Coconut Oil, mixed with EVOO if I am running out, but EVOO on its own just felt greasy, but I still did it. The foam was yellow. Sesame oil and CO are much better for me. I could never use corn oil after seeing a video on how it's made! Yuck.

But ANOTHER benefit that I haven't seen mentioned enough is to the skin! When I looked in the mirror this morning, I thought an intruder was in the bathroom with me! 'cause I sure as heck did not recognize that lady! My skin is now crystal clear and spot-free. HOW did that happen so quickly?! Oil Puller for Life here!!! Be blessedly healthy, everyone, please!


Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Tina (Danbury, Ct) on 08/25/2014
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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.

Baking Soda, Honey and Egg White Mask
Posted by Bianca (Quezon City ) on 06/17/2017
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I'm used baking soda for more than a month. But not just baking soda alone I mixed it with pure honey and the white of egg mix them together and using it as my face mask everyday before taken a bath. Apply nicely rub so gently on my face circular motion until I'm feel it's tighten and leave on my face up to 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water then cold after to close the poreses..,, My skin look radiant rosy smooth and it's tighten. I love it! My family and friends they noticed the changes Of skin on my face. So easy and no need to go to any derm clinic. It's so natural way, very helpful.


Honey
Posted by Susanmorgan (Sc) on 01/15/2017
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I use honey for my skin care routine and I think it is the best home remedy to get glowing and acne free skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Little Wing (Boston, Ma) on 03/15/2015

My friend's mom started taking ACV daily to deal with heartburn/GERD and a side effect was that her blood pressure was lowered. I've read quite a bit of information on people who have used it for this. Good luck.


Dietary Changes for Glowing Skin
Posted by Chloe (Los Angeles, Ca, Usa) on 08/25/2014
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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!


Oil Mix
Posted by Lebon (South Africa) on 04/10/2015
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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.


Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Lydia (Texas) on 05/14/2015
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ACV is a good natural supplement that helps in many health problems. High blood pressure is just one of them. It is a good detox regimen too. Mix pure water with ACV and raw honey and drink 8 oz. daily.


Lemon Juice for Glowing Skin
Posted by Alicia (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/25/2014
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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.


Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Penny (Edmonton, Ab, CA) on 08/22/2014
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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.


Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Veena Morales (Denver Colorado) on 10/19/2014

I only take apple cider to reduce high blood pressure. I've read from some forums that it can irritate the skin when applied directly. I have sensitive skin and I cannot just apply anything without making sure that the stuff will not cause more damage than help.


Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Diamond (Ma., US) on 11/03/2014
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When we consume medicinal (healing) items via inside our bodies generally should be good enough, meaning if your skin is sensitive then drinking a little ACV should be sufficient enough.What works inside the body most times works just a well outside the body etc.Good Luck.


Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Veena (Denver, Colorado) on 11/27/2014

Thanks for the info Diamond. Another question, can I take ACV even if my blood pressure is not high or I have no ailment? Just a preventive measure like vitamin supplements?


Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing Skin
Posted by Umar (Lahore, Pakistan) on 03/13/2015

Is drinking Apple Cider Vinegar safe for people suffering from high blood pressure?


Honey
Posted by Diane (Riverside Ca.) on 01/16/2017

What is your routine for using honey on the skin?