I have combined some of the secrets from Earth Clinic and added my own secret to come up with the ultimate facial!
First, cleanse your skin with a gentle soap like Dove or Palmers. Next, do the brown sugar scrub listed below (1/4 brown sugar, 1 tblsp ACV, 1 tblsp honey). After that, take a cotton ball and apply hydrogen peroxide to your face. This will decrease bacteria on your skin and also lighten dark spots. Take the white of an egg and apply to your whole face. Eggs are full of protein which is what our skin is comprised of. This is called the instant face lift. I learned this from a former drag queen! It tightens and lifts your skin! Leave the egg white on for 30 minutes and watch the magic! Take a wet face towel and gently wipe off the egg white. Follow this with a good moisturizer that contains sunblock as our skin gets a lot of damage from uv rays.
At night before bed, cleanse your skin with soap and apply the hydrogen peroxide again. Sleep on soft, clean pillowcases as they hold a lot of germs and dead skin cells. After about 3 days you will look 10 years younger! My skin has no more pores, my dark patches are gone, and my skin is the softest it has ever been. Now I have 20 yr old guys asking me out and I am 32 now. They think I am the same age as they are. When I tell them my real age, they freak out and say that is impossible. I wind up having to show them my ID. I get carded at clubs and for alcohol now and I love it! Just try it and you will thank God that you did!
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.
I just had lunch with my best friend who is 65, I am 48 and her skin looks younger than mine!! :( I asked her what her skin care regimen involved, and this is it. She doesn't wear any makeup what so ever, believe me she doesn't need to; she has great skin. She said she'd be embarrassed to tell most people this, but she only washes her face about every 3-4 days. And she does it in the shower. She uses a wash cloth and puts her face under real warm water and gently scrubs in upward motions a few minutes and that's it. No cleansers, no lotions, nothing. She said that the less you mess with your skin, the better it is. If you think about it, it's probably worse having the cosmetics on our skin 16 hours a day, than it is to go 3-4 days without washing a face with NO cosmetics, considering all the toxic stuff in cosmetics and cleansers that we use. When I think back to my younger days on the farm, I only washed my face a few times a week and had beautiful skin. It wasn't until I started wearing cosmetics and over washing it that I started having problems with it. Something to think about!!!
Brown Sugar, Rolled Oats, ACV and Baking Powder Scrub
I made a recipe for the face and body skin. I suppose I could be called a chemist, for I bake and cook. As I concocted up this remedy, I wrote it down as I went. I did not use any measuring spoons. Only one cereal bowl and the use of my clean hands.
Here is the recipe I named it: Natures Bowl of Beauty Gentle Scrub
(its the balm)
Fill the inside of your hands palm with brown sugar and place in bowl.
Sprinkle baking powder lightly over brown sugar in bowl.
Use half a palm full of rolled oats (not the quick type) and place over brown sugar, baking powder.
Add 2 caps of ACV ( It will foam slightly) Then drizzle lightly with extra light olive oil ( I suppose coconut oil would do, I did not have any)
Add 1/2 teaspoon of honey ( I used royal jelly from health food store)
Stir all these ingredients to make a nice paste. That is it, you have just made a nice healthy scrub. Since it is slightly abrasive, do not get it in the eyes.
To use: Lightly dampen skin with warm water, then place the gentle scrub on your face. Using your fingertips only, (no wash cloths) gently massage into facial skin. Do that until you feel a nice tingle and no more. Rinse with warm water, and end with cooler water and let air dry.
It feels so good, and it tastes great if you get it in your mouth, I did a little because if used it to gently scrub my lips. ( but not around my eyes, the skin is too delicate there.
I like this recipe I made because, yes, it tastes great, it is safe, it is not a soap, and they are the ingredients I and others are learning all about on this site for great health. ( well not sure about the oatmeal part, but I chose it instead of salt because of the natural oils in it) ( I also chose the baking powder because it felt softer, and less abrasive.)
My skin feels so soft. I did the nose wrinkle test after my skin air oxidized, and it was not tight at all.
I used it on my arms, elbows, legs and knees for the dry patches, since the weather has cooled down, and my skin needs more moisture.
I did not use moisturizer after. I tested makeup over it ladies, and it went on smooth. Men, this is a sweet concoction, you will love it too. It may be too abrasive for young peoples skin. Common sense will let you know. This is great to do, (if you are not in the bath or shower) while sipping on your acv tea. If you feel that your skin is still too dry in places, just touch the inside of the oil cap with your clean finger, and that is just enough to use. I am going to keep reading and learning. I have never felt this great since I can remember way back even in my childhood when I was nauseated and missed much school.
Ok, now I would like feedback on this recipe that I made, please because I do not want to lead any one wrong with this recipe. Thank you for reading, and thank you always for the builders of this site and all who are helping families grow together in great health and in love. Once we learn how to get out of pain, we must also remember to eat right and learn which things are safe even for brushing teeth, cleansing skin, washing clothes, dishes and cleaning our homes, and planting gardens and finding out which things are best for natural pesticides. I did at one time use pickle juice around the roses to keep them coral, and not get pink. I also used egg shells ( soaked in water) and tuna liquids for plants. Diluted of course, the tuna one outside. This site is a blessing from God, for we are all gathered together here, learning and getting out of pain together, and so lets keep our voices out here so that we can claim back our world and Gods children, free of pain and diseases and conditions. Read, Read, Read and get smart. And, let your mind, soul and body be your guide, amen. I love you all.
Awesomest Coconut Oil, Vitamin C Facial!
I've been playing with cold water showering and head-soaking and face washing and just generally splashing it everywhere BUT I was also working on a super simple face scrub/fask/skin food thing so I thought, why not combine the two?!?!
Super easy, 1/4 cup of coconut oil (or in any amount), 1/8 cup of L-ascorbic acid powder (half the amount of coconut oil). That's it! Stir it up. It doesn't take much, just enough to get a scrub as you massage it into your face. Then leave it on while you get ready to shower and when you're ready, wet a washcloth - OR old cut up piece of t-shirt if you're re-using and recycling - first with pretty warm water, place it over your face to open the pores so the coconut oil and vitamin C can soak in, then wipe your face with it. THEN wet it with COLD water and hold THAT over your face.
Tips - the L-ascorbic acid is made from actual fruit so you can use the scrub on your lips and it will taste good if you lick it off - if you want, LOL, and for the cold water, you may want to use water from the fridge for the summer since your water might not actually be very cold. Ours is about 77 degrees which is basically the temp of a heated pool so - it's cold enough for a full on shower in one's first few cold showers but I'm going to have to keep a jug of water in the fridge for when I get used to it and want something colder. And that's what I've been using with the coconut oil scrub, too. As it feels much less cool when it's just on your face.
That's' it! Coconut oil, half that amount (by volume) of L-ascorbic acid, a washcloth or piece of an old t-shirt or some other clothing that's basically rag material and a shower or a sink. SUPER smooth skin. And, personally, I think the cold water actually works the facial muscles. it almost certainly "exercises" - I.e. dilates and constricts - the blood vessels. Plus, with the refrigerated water, you just feel sort of INVINCIBLE after! Like doing a whole teaspoon of super hot cayenne in a shot of water! WOW!
After browsing your site, I began giving myself honey facials. I just slightly dampened my skin, patted on some honey, let it dry, and then rinsed it off. I noticed that the deep creases in my forehead temporarily plumped out. So I added a few more steps. After I rinse off the honey, I splash just a little ACV all over my face, and rinse that off. Then I put just a little jojoba oil on my facial skin and let it soak in.
I did this last night, and this afternoon at nearly 4 p.m., the deep creases in my forehead are still plumped out! It's like Botox without needles, and a lot less expensive. So now instead of spending a lot of money on various facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and various anti-aging unguents, it only costs a few dollars for the honey, ACV, and jojoba oil.
Blackstrap molasses can also be applied directly to your skin. A friend told us to do a bsm facial 3x's a week esp. if you live in the city. It tightens the pore, draws out impurities, helps with lines, and leaves a beautiful glow, also left skin very soft. I did notice a difference when I skipped a couple of days. Leave on as long a possible...about an hour...
I thank the God of heaven and earth for all His remedies that He provides right in His nature...fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, seeds, water, sunshine, exercise oxygen, rest, and of course trust in Him!
I'm 42 yo and in the beginning stages of menopause. My skin is changing...dry patches, redness, acne, etc. I made a mask of turmeric, coconut oil, honey and ACV and left it on for 20 mins. After removing, my skin felt like a baby's behind! Love this mask!!
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp honey
- Splash of ACV
Mix well, wearing a disposable glove, apply with a cotton ball to minimize dripping. Leave on 20 mins. Rinse with lukewarm water only, no soap and pat dry. Use facial tissues to remove any excess turmeric.
Note: I had an open, very painful, acne sore on my face when I applied this mask. After removing, the pain was gone and the redness reduced. The next morning it had healed/improved by 50%.
Aging Hands Remedies
Hi Cat, Apply Glycerin to your hands. The only thing that helps my very dry skin is Glycerin. I have been using it since my childhood. Always apply to my hands and face before going to bed and get up with very fresh, soft and wrinkles free skin. It heals the wounds and rashes quickly and cure the acne. If I use another cold cream or oil I get pimples, dry rough and wrinkled skin. I love pure Glycerin and can't live without it.
I decided to try BORAX after reading the posts about BORAX on EC. I have been using BORAX for 3 months to wash my body, scalp and face and love the result. Doesn't dry out my skin, scalp, just a clean feeling. Helps with acne breakouts.
I even clean my house with BORAX. One box cost $3.00 and lasts me a whole month. I love BORAX. Highly recommend to others.
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.
For healthier skin try eating cantaloupe. it is said to give your skin a naturally beautiful, sun kissed glow.
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.
Cold, Face-First, Showers
For glowing skin, I would DEFINITELY say cold showers! Skin and hair. I noticed with the coconut oil vitamin C scrub, while the hot cloth over the face might dissolve some of the Vitamin C, slapping the COLD wet cloth on it is a whole other LEVEL of looking younger. I don't wear makeup or mess with my hair so I don't get a lot of mirror time and, before, whenever I'd catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror I was all "YIKES! I'm OLD! " ROFL but NOW, since switching to cold showers and with the Vitamin C scrubbing I catch a glimpse of myself and think "Who's' that?!?! " because I look so much younger and fresher and...well...YOUNGER! So, now, I keep looking in the mirror, ROFL! To make sure it wasn't my imagination or it isn't "wearing off" or something. I call it the daily, rebooting baptism because that's what it feels like - a sort of energizing and spiritual wake-up call. And, of course, it turns out that's also what it LOOKS like, so, WIN/WIN!!
Coconut Oil and Vitamin C Facial
It's the massage that breaks up the scar tissue so massage with just about any oil will help in that regard and I would definitely expect some improvement.
Not sure about the vitamin C. Whether it would help or have no effect - I can't imagine it would interfere...but topical use of Vitamin C is a quite new interest but it doesn't dissolve in oil. At least, not much or not quickly but I don't have much experience with it except that it makes perfect little scrubbers in the coconut oil and stays mixed throughout very well. And if the coconut oil CAN dissolve it a little bit and take some C with it when it sinks in, I'm thinking that's gravy!
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.
I have started using MSM internally for about three weeks now and after learning that it is made from DMSO, I also ordered DMSO and decided to use that topically. As it is liquidy oily it seemed to me to be an ideal ingredient for some skin treatment since I have very dry skin.
I have started the following regimen a week ago:
In the evening I put a few drops of 70 % DMSO on a little cotton ball and put on my face and neck (which I clear with 1:1 organic ACV beforehand). After the DMSO application I immediately follow with putting a few drops of Organic Seabuckthorn Oil (be careful with your pillow, it is a bit orange). I apply that with one very clean finger and massage it in a little. Then I sleep. The next morning all it totally absorbed and the skin feels soft and smooth. I clean it with wiping it again with 1:1 organic ACV and then leave it alone. Do that 2 nights and give one night a break and then continue.
I have not had such smooth and baby-like skin in decades. Also the drinking of MSM makes a great combination to nourish the skin with sulfur from the inside. I am going to use this regimen for my hands as well. As for the rest of the body's skin I will try other oils such as organic Argan Oil or Hemp seed oil as the Organic Seabuckthorn Oil comes in a small bottle and is more expensive.
Would love to learn about who else has had rejuvenation experiences with DMSO and MSM.