coconut oil=so far helped my cracked feet and under eye dark circles...I have had dry feet 4ever...in the last year they have severely cracked...I have been applying the coconut oil for 2 days at night...feet are healing like crazy and circles are diminishing
Hi All, I find that the coconut oil would wash away so I put some beeswax in it. Just melt some coconut oil, (any edible oil will do), minimally hot, and shave some real beeswax onto it. Test it while it is in the melted state to see if it is the right consistancy. When to desired thickness put into containers for convenient use. The beeswax keeps the moisture in. I recommend putting on the oil and bee's wax combo on right after getting the area you want to treat wet. Dry off and immediately moisturize. Where I live this is survival in the wintertime.
Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Columbia City, Indiana
Coffee Grinds cured my facial dry flaking skin. My skin was very flaky after years of wet shaving with soap based cremes. I applied damp coffee grounds to my affected facial skin, light rubbing to release the natural oil from the coffee grinds. After two applications, my skin looks new, again, with not even a sign of redness. By the way, I am also a daily ACV user after it cured a stubborn sinus infection.
Coffee grounds for exfoliations has worked very well for me. Immediately after washing my face with the grounds, I noticed a difference in my skin. It was softer and looked brighter. My family members even complimented me on a more glowing complexion. I plan to continue to use them. I have not tried the cellulite treatment yet, but intend to soon. My brother, who is a nutritionist, says that I should use organic coffee grounds because they are free of chemicals.
Seconding the coffee grounds idea: I learned about using coffee grounds in a spa class. They are great to exfoliate with, especially since you can consider it recycling to use them after your coffee is brewed. They are said to help with cellulite because of increasing circulation in the targeted cells. That's from caffeine plus the action of rubbing your skin. Not sure if proven.
FYI about exfoliation: Exfoliation is for removing the surface layer of dead skin cells, polishing off excess build-up and any flakiness. It also really helps to increase cell renewal. Never exfoliate inflamed or cracked skin. Never exfoliate without moisturizing after. If you don't moisturize, you may see results at first but later your problems will be worse. The reason is that you're abrasively removing the outer protective layer, including good oils, and possibly causing damage to living cells. If you don't replace the oils to help protect and nourish your skin then it will dry out again, more quickly this time. Also, do be gentle.
Moisturizing: There are lots of great oils out there you can use right on your skin. Try to go as natural as you can and avoid anything with mineral oil, petroleum, alcohol or plastics. A few good oils: sweet almond (less greasy), emu, avocado, coconut, jojoba, olive, sesame.... Whenever I'm cooking with olive oil I like to rub some on my hands and elbows. It soothes and prevents drying too badly from washing dishes.
A cure for dry skin is to exfoliate. There is no need to buy a product from the store. Use the grounds left over from your daily cup of coffee. Keep the coffee grounds in a container with a lid and store the container in your bathroom. Apply the coffee grounds in the shower. It's messy, but the grounds will not clog your drain. Use the grounds all over your body, including your face. Coffee grounds are full of antixodiants. It's a great cure for cellulite as well.
02/05/2008: Jolie du Pre from Chicago, IL writes: "A cure for dry skin is to exfoliate. There is no need to buy a product from the store. Use the grounds left over from your daily cup of coffee. Keep the coffee grounds in a container with a lid and store the container in your bathroom. Apply the coffee grounds in the shower. It's messy, but the grounds will not clog your drain. Use the grounds all over your body, including your face. Coffee grounds are full of antixodiants. It's a great cure for cellulite as well.
I have had problems with skin that is either very oily in the day, or very dry at night after washing my face. I seem to be sensitive to many face creams so I went searching for natural ways to help this problem. I saw an egg white or egg yolk facial online and just went for it. I have had very good results using this daily.
Here is my method:
Beat one whole egg and place in a small covered bowl or jar. Apply to clean face. I usually apply 2-3 layers of the egg. I leave it for around 10-15 minutes then wash it off when I take my shower. I do this daily.
While my goal was to moisturize, I have noticed other benefits. I see a reduction in fine lines, as well as less blackheads and my pores seem to be tightening up. I had very large pores to start. I am very surprised by these results after using tis mask daily for a week. I am going to continue using this as it has been the best thing I have ever used. Also at night I pat my face down with rice water and leave it to dry. I do not rinse this off. It makes my skin feel very smooth and I do not need to moisturize when I use this. Maybe this will help someone else who is also at their wits end.
Empsom salt soaks gets rid of dry feet:). I just take a usual bath & put in about 2cups of empsom salt I do this 3-4 days a week!!!
All of this extra hand-washing is important to help contain germs, but it can sure be hard on the hands! My hands were getting really dry. At home I switched over to glycerin soaps. I have a bar of glycerin soap in the shower and a pump soap at the sink with glycerin for handwashing.
I do also use a lotion bar, especially on my heels. It contains cocoa butter, beeswax and coconut oil.
If you are inclined to make such a thing it is simply the following:
- 4 ounces beeswax
- 4 ounces coconut oil
- 6 ounces cocoa butter
You can add a teaspoon of peppermint essential oil and it will smell like a peppermint patty. :)
I melt the beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler. Then gently melt in the cocoa butter. Add the peppermint oil once you remove it from the heat. You can pour it into soap molds.
You hold lotion bar in your hand and it melts a little off. It can also be placed in lip balm tubes to make a lip balm instead.
~Mama to Many~
Dry skin: I used all posible lotions, creams, oils even lard nothing helped much. Someone said to buy glycerin soap wich helped, then I started to read ingredients of all these lotions and creams and all of them contain glycerin. So I went to wall mart and bought pure glycerin (first aid section) diluted with equal parts of water. Rub it in than rinse it because its sticky. Its also great for lips. If you can stand sticky part apply it and sleep with it (use pajamas, it won't stain) that would be great, at least once a week. I am off lotions and creams for a year now and I feel great. Good luck!
EC: You can find glycerin at most pharmacies and grocery stores. Usually near the iodine.
Winter 2010/11 was my fourth using honey to keep the back of my hands smooth. To test whether I still needed it, I waited till after the weather got cold to see if my skin got dry and rough and it did. I again used cheap grocery store honey for several nights and quit. My skin was fine for the rest of the winter without treatment. I did get two small cuts that I couldn't attribute to any event, daubed them with honey and had no further problems--till today, the first of May, when the weather was slightly chilly in the morning. I again noticed a minor tear but didn't treat it until late afternoon when I saw some blood and applied honey.
It's odd that colder weather a couple of months ago didn't affect my skin yet it couldn't take milder dry wind today.
After reading a post about honey, I've decided to give it a try. I use raw honey to wash my face every day. Have been doing this for almost a year now and will continue to use it forever. I love the way it makes my skin feel, cleansed, and soft, not tight. I also use Borax (about 2-3 times a week) as a scrub. It works great. My skin feels smooth and soft. Thank you for sharing.
Dry skin on face: Wash your face with raw honey. It will make your skin nice and soft also. Just rub the honey all over face, let it dry and rinse off with tepid water. I love it.
Taking a bath in honey will heal dry skin. My cousin's 18 month old daughter had cronic dry skin since birth and I suggested this remedy(I read somewhere that Ancient Egyphian Queens took daily baths in honey). The baby no longer has dry skin, from just one bath in honey and it's been almost 3 months since the remedy was used. When my cousin took her daughter to the pediatrician for her regular check up, the doctor was surprised by the results b/c she (the pediatrician) had prescribed several remedies, all of which never worked.