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.
(Ny, New York)
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.....
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Tauranga, New Zealand)
I have found that aloe vera gel straight from the plant keeps my hands looking much younger than other women my age. I also use it on my face and neck. All over, if I have a big leaf. At first it makes your skin feel tight, but if you drink enough water and get your dietary fats, eventually the dry feeling goes away and you're left with tight. Better than saggy! The best thing to do is buy a plant, otherwise you can find it in the produce section at Mexican grocers and Caribbean Markets.
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.
Yea - Aloe Vera and Vitamin E is a great mixture for anyone looking to firm their skin, speed up any sort of healing process (small cut, use after exfoliation, etc), or rejuvenate dry skin. For acne, it can be effective depending on why you have acne.
Sometimes dry skin types will be confused with oily skin types because dry skin tends to over-produce oils to compensate for dryness. If this is the case, vitamin E 100% aloe might work WONDERS for your skin. If you have acne for another reason, the mixture will probably be less effective at clearing your face up (though it will most likely aide in quick healing of acne scars).
I've found that this mixture plus spot treatments of tea tree oil can be quite effective as an acne treatment for most skin types.
NOTE: it's important to use 100% pure aloe vera. Many times if you cannot find this in the skin section of your health food store, you may be able to find it in the digestive health dept.
Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
I have tried aloe with vitamin e every night for a month with no real changes. I have not noticed any changes in my skin whatsoever. The aloe vera really helps the skin to absorb the vitamin e. I am in my 30's with some acne and some wrinkles and this did not help either problem.
Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
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.
(West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada)
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
(West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada)
Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
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.
(Perth, Western Australia)
(Colorado Springs, Co)
(King George, Virginia Usa)
(Kolkata, West Bengal / India)
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!!
(Stokesdale, North Carolina)
So I thought I'd make a Turmeric Face Mask as I did some research and discovered it's great for toning oily skin and helping to clear up blemishes.
A little bit of background. I've pretty much had perfect skin my whole life. Then I had my son. He's now 2. Ever since I was pregnant I started having problem skin. It's gone up and down, but about 2 or 3 weeks ago it got really bad. It's mostly on my cheeks and there are a ton of tiny bumps and a few of the deep red puffy ones. It's driving me crazy.
I came across this site two days ago and I've been drinking 2 teaspoons of Raw, Unfiltered Organic ACV in 1 cup of water, three times a day. I feel energized! I read about people having reactions to the bad bacteria dying off, so I thought I'd combat it with some hydrated Bentonite in the morning on an empty stomach. So far, so good. (but I'm pretty healthy and I eat really healthy and have done mini-cleanses in the past on a fairly regular basis, so the "die off reactions" weren't really a concern for me). I'm also adding about 30 drops of an organic liver tonic (that's mostly Milk Thistle based) to a shot of water, 3 times a day. I think I'll start oil pulling next week too.
Anyway, I came across this thread here and thought I'd do a turmeric mask.
So I made my own and I'll give you reasons for each ingredient added:
2 tablespoons Turmeric (it's the active ingredient here right?)
1 teaspoon honey (it's in most Turmeric masks, plus it's a humectant - meaning it pulls moisture out of the air and into your skin...it's great for skin health)
1 teaspoon castor oil (it's a deep cleanser and slightly drying)
3 drops Sage Oil (it's great for oily skin)
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (it's toning and tightening)
1 tablespoon of milk (to make a paste)
I put it on my freshly washed face and let it sit for 15 minutes. It tingled a little. Maybe it was the lemon juice? Maybe it was the copious amounts of turmeric?!?
I'm yellow. My face is yellow. I rinsed it off and everyone in the house had a good laugh at my expense. I'm like an Oompah Loompah...but yellow.
I applied a 50/50 ACV/Water combo to my face with cotton pads, twice. Both pads came away YELLOW. I rinsed with more water. I gently rubbed with a towel (more yellow came off). But I gave up... I don't want to overdo it with the exfoliation. I figure I can try to get some more of it off tomorrow morning.
I moisturized with a little organic jojoba oil and 1 drop of organic sage essential oil.
I did some thinking... I think the reason I turned yellow is because of the oils I added to the mask. The turmeric stains the oils yellow, which penetrate deeply into the skin and leave their yellow tinge behind.
So be warned. If you decide to do this turmeric mask, DON'T ADD OILS.
I will try this mask again in a few days but without the oils... I shall report back then.
In the meantime feel free to laugh at me. LOL. I am...
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.
(Inland Empire, California, USA)
(East Grand Forks, Mn Usa)
(Manaton, Devon Uk)
(Manaton, Devon Uk)
(Los Angeles, California)
Scrub your face with apricot scrub and drink a lot of water. Your pores open up and your dead skin is removed thus leaving your skin younger and cleaner.
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.
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.
(Johannesburg, South Africa)
(Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico)
(San Francisco, CA)
(Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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