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Aging Hands Remedies
Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 09/04/2013

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.....

Raw Cocoa Butter
Posted by Kate (Brisbane, Australia) on 09/03/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Hi I recently started putting cocoa butter on my skin and lips, and it seems to plump up the skin like anti aging products do. The lip are a great benefit. I use cocnut oil too, it it sinks into the skin fast and may be more suitable for normal to oily skin. My skin is dry and so the richness of the cocoa butter is suitable for my older skin.

Ps I have used a lot of face products over the years, including some expensive ones. The natural ones do not always perform as well in terms of anti aging, lifting benefits, so I'm pretty pleased with cocoa butter.

pps I just made a delicious fudge sauced with cocoa butter, cocoa nibs, coconut cream and a little honey. Decadent, but quite healthy!

I was looking for others' experience. I wonder if it affects the lips so well? Also, I wonder if mixing it eith any other oils will get an even better result? I can't believe it is so inexpensive and works s well. Bravo nature! Kate, Brisbane

Lightening Skin
Posted by Vanessa (Caracas, Venezuela) on 05/19/2013

Hi everyone! I want to whiten the skin all over my body including my face to even out my skin tone and make it lighter. What do you recommend?

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/12/2013

Today I took the advice and bought the shade called RAISIN suprised how dark it went on, seemed darker than the lid color but now mixing it with some pink I had of CABOTS VITAMIN E LIPSTICK... I didn't think they sold it anymore but found it on amazon but not the color I liked before..... The Burt's Bees is more like lipstick than gloss. Thanks... Love, Joy

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/07/2013

Thank you sooo much for the reply... loved the website, I think I'll be visiting that site often, lotsa fun. My daughter is always making up stuff too so she will love it too.

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/07/2013

Is it a lipstick or a gloss? It seemed thin on the shelf but I haven't tried any on. Does the darker color look like your lips have color on them ? I use their acne stick. Love it. My daughter told me it cured her boil type acne in one treatment.

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Liz (Boston, Massachusetts) on 05/07/2013

Burt's Bees has some nice, subtle lip colors that are inexpensive - $5.00'ish.

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 05/07/2013

Hi Joy from Washington: I buy my lipstick at the health food store and, while it is very expensive, it lasts an incredibly long time because I use a lip brush to apply it. When it's near the end of the tube, I scoop out the remainder and add an equal amount of natural lip balm so I have a nicely tinted lip balm.

Also, you can buy a lipliner pencil from the health food store and colour in your lips and then, for a bit of shine, top with a natural lip balm.

If you are feeling like a bit of D-I-Y, here's a recipe to make your own lipstick. I'm even tempted to try it!

Hope this helps! Cheers, Bess

Natural Cosmetics
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/06/2013

what is the best (healthiest) lipstick to use for an old woman sensitive to cosmetics and not wanting any beetles on my lips.... Need some color.... Liven up my face!

Like to stay frugal if at all possible.

Posted by Kitty (London, Ontario) on 03/26/2013

Little wonder, oatmeal is loaded with silica, very necessary for skin health. Externally, I have been lately washing my face with plain A----o ground oats, I find it makes a nice milky consistency, much nicer than the oats I grind myself. Leave it on a few minutes!

General Feedback
Posted by Linda (Omaha, Ne) on 03/09/2013

Try Hyaluronic Acid with Chondroitin Sulfate, it helps plump up the skin and smoothes out wrinkles; you can get it at most vitamin websites.

General Feedback
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 03/09/2013

Kathy, drink less water and add a lick of salt here and there, grey sea salt is best.

General Feedback
Posted by Kathy (In, United States) on 03/09/2013

I know this isn't major. I just got over a virus that had me down for 6 weeks. It has totally wreaked havoc with my skin. Wrinkles, loose skin, dry, itchy. I looked like I aged 10 yrs. Any suggestions for collagen boosting, skin care. I'm back up to my 10 glasses of water a day but it doesn't seem to help.

Organic Oils and Baking Soda
Posted by Tammy (Swift Current, Sk, Canada) on 02/20/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I make facial scrub out of organic oils (I switch it up, sometimes EVOO, sometimes sweet almond, avocado, etc) and baking soda. I use this every couple of days and allow it to sit on my skin for just a few mins before rinsing (too much and it'll irritate so be careful). I also make toner out of ACV, witch hazel, brewed green tea and some essential oils. I use straight coconut oil as a moisturizer. It's funny because I tend to have oily skin but this combo has dealt with it amazingly!! I love the results on my skin, however, my husband has had to get used to the smell!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Dee (Sydney, Australia) on 01/22/2013

Sonds just like an infestation of demodex mites. The hydrogen peroxide would kill them. I had picked these up from a lady I worked with and took ages to get rid of. A strong solution of borax wiped on worked in the end.

Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
Posted by Julie (Seattle, Washington, USA) on 01/17/2013
1 out of 5 stars

Hi, I was excited to try this cleanser but after a few days of trial, I'm going to give it a negativo big NAY! I am not convinced this remedy is right for dry skin types (moi). First of all be very careful not to get the mixture anywhere near your eyes! I started this oil cleanser a few nights ago, got a tiny bit near my eyes, wiped it off immediately, and woke up with HUGE bags under my eyes!! Two days later and I still have bags even though I am steering clear of the eye area when I apply the oil mixture. Plus... the cleanser is drying out my skin, not moisturizing like all the reviews said it would.

Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
Posted by Yvonne (Boston, Ma, Usa) on 01/06/2013

Thank you, this sounds great! I have used castor oil packs before and tried it as a mosturizer under my eyes but have never tried it as a cleanser. I hope it won't make my skin break out? I use a sonic cleansing machine on my face every morning and it's awesome too so I think I cleanse with that first, then try the olive oil and castor oil. Will keep everyone posted!

Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
Posted by Sharon (Canton, Ohio) on 01/06/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Morning and night I have been using an amazing homemade oil skin cleanser for the past few weeks. I saw results after only 3 days with clearer, tighter and dewy skin!!

Ingredients are olive oil and castor oil 1:1 (example 1 cup olive oil to 1 cup castor oil). You can add a drop or two of lavendar or tea tree oil to this if you want. Make sure to store in a dark bottle and away from sunlight. Shake vigorously before applying, then rub a quarter size amount into face in small, light, circular movements for one minute. Take a clean washcloth, dunk into warm water and place on face for a minute to allow impurities to come to the surface. Then use same washcloth to remove the oil.

It's amazzzzzing!

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 12/14/2012

Hi Gloria, I gave up using lotion many years ago now. Instead, I have used all sorts of oils as skin softeners for both my face and my body. They have included, olive oil, almond oil, castor oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, avocado oil and many more... So, you can see I've covered a lot of oils! Currently, I use coconut oil and have for some time because I like the light fragrance it has and also my body seems to just soak it right up. Lotion, honestly, never seemed to actually soften my skin. It always seemed as soon as the lotion wore off, my skin was dry underneath. With oils, they actually penetrate my skin and make it soft. My skin doesn't become dry and flaky anymore like it did when I used lotion.

As for weight gain from oil use- absolutely no issue at all. And as you can see, I've used quite an array of oils so I don't think there is a problem at all. So, go ahead and use it all you want! It's calorie free! You'll love it. Hope this helps. Lisa

General Feedback
Posted by Gloria (Poughkeepsie, Ny, Usa) on 12/14/2012

Hi there. I am really interested in trying out oil as a lotion for my skin problems and wrinkles, but I am worried about my skin because of calories. That may sound vain, but it's true! Does your body absorb the calories from oil? Should I may some cuts in my food intake during the day to make up for it? Thanks!

General Feedback
Posted by Tylor (Montgomery, Al) on 11/29/2012

Hi. I'm curious to know about the Ice Water face rinse if it's safe to use. I know it was used in the old hollywood era to give the face a lift. I was told that it's dangerous, that it can damage the capillaries in the face, is this true?? I have used this treatment, but over time my face would hurt and my facial muscles would feel less moveable.

Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/28/2012

Happy Holidays Everyone! While searching for homemade gifts, I came upon a great page for "13 Magical Things To Make With Lavender"! I love lavender and since it's a healing herb and most of us who come here to Earth Clinic are interested in natural remedies/ herbs, etc. , I thought this would be perfect. Personally, we have lavender all over our yard we planted, after being inspired by a trip we took a few years ago to the south of France. So, this is an easy one for me! Anyway, there are some fun and easy recipes that are beautiful gifts to give for the holidays.

Enjoy! Lisa

Brown Sugar, Olive Oil
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 11/27/2012

Anu, coconut oil does the same.

Brown Sugar, Olive Oil
Posted by Anu (Chicago, Il) on 11/26/2012
5 out of 5 stars

For dry, chapped hands an effectve remedy: Take few tsps of brown sugar in a bowl. Pour 2-3 tsps of olive oil. Apply it on your hands. Wash it with luke warm water(do not wash with soap, just rinse enough to get rid of the sugar)you will feel your hands really soft. use as often as possible, I keep it beside my kitchen sink, so that I can use it after washing the utensils.

Jojoba Oil
Posted by Heathenpower (London, Uk) on 11/26/2012

Hi, I'm new to this website, I have to apply a mosituriser on my penis head and inner foreskin a couple of times a week to keep it hydrated and stop dry skin building up. Im only comfortable using natural products, and bought some Jojoba oil and was wondering if this is safe to use to moisturise the area? Thanks.

Fountain of Youth Mask
Posted by La'ali (St.louis, mo, Mo, Us) on 11/24/2012

does black seed oil with honey erase dark spot on face in two month?

Hyaluronic Acid
Posted by Karen (High Point, Nc) on 10/05/2012

Have you tried diatomaceous earth (food grade?) It is supposed to help skin, hair and nails.

Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub
Posted by Chelsea (Fort Polk, La) on 09/29/2012
5 out of 5 stars

A few times a week I take a few spoonfuls of sugar and add virgin coconut oil to create a scrub, it exfoliates and hydrates the skin very well. I don't have exact measurements, just however much you want to add. Hop in the shower and scrub! Baby soft skin!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Gokhals (Larkspur, California) on 09/17/2012 36 posts

I would recommend that you go to "askapatient dot com" and do a side-effects search on the drug cocktail you are taking. Its having extremely adverse health consequences on your body.

Cholesterol medications are one of pharma's big scams.

Cacao Butter
Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 09/14/2012

I was reading over the whole "beautiful skin remedies" posted here on EC and I had forgotten so many of them. I was looking for a simple combination of natural products to use for cleansing my face. But, I ran across an old post of Lisa's where she was responding to a contributor that had used raw organic cacao butter for a moisturizer. I would love any input or knowledge that anyone might have on the cacao butter. And, what they use naturally for a facial cleanser. Thanks!

Brown Sugar, Egg White, H2O2 Lift
Posted by Cairo (Philadelphia, Pa) on 09/09/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Have to sing my praises for Anjeanette's Brown Sugar/H2O/Egg White Lift regimen. The softness is almost immediate. After three days, my skin was clearer and brighter. After a weak, the glow seemed permanent. I can't help but touch my face and neck during the day just to feel how ridiculously soft it is. I'm 30, ex-smoker, always sleep deprived, and have never really taken care of my skin; I work with teenagers who say they're envious of my skin now. I'm really bad at sticking to skincare remedies, but I will never go back to just washing my face. Try this for a few days. You will be sold.

Omega Oils: 3, 6, and 9
Posted by Stacey (Abbotsford, Bc, Canada) on 09/08/2012

I've also noticed an improvement in my skin since taking Omega 3 oils. I wasn't really taking them for skin but I noticed that some old body acne that wouldn't go away was starting to recede. I've been taking them for a month now.

I'd recommend 2 things: 1- make sure you're taking a pharaceutical grade for best results. And 2- look into mega dosing. I'm on a 2 week kick of taking 10-15 grams of Omega 3's daily with no adverse affects; well some gas and bloating but I can live with it. North Americans are so deficient in Omega oils that I think it's beneficial to mega dose when starting out, unless your body has adverse effects. Then taper off to normal dosing after a while.

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