Re the comments about urine for the complexion: A Russian nurse told me about a middle aged woman who had the most beautiful, clear ski. Apparently, she applied her own urine to her skin. When you think of it, it is not that strange. The most expensive facial creams contain uremia, basically urine. So, why not give it a try.
I don't know what is specifically causing these issues but the skin is naturally slightly acidic to protect itself from bacteria and other junk that might try to enter or cause infection. Since borax is alkaline I'd suggest using Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (or even just fresh lemon juice) like a toner to follow up your borax cleaning to restore the skin to its natural acidic state.
Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Hi Ron - In Canada Vitamin E oil (liquid) can be found at health food stores and even mainstream drugstores like Shoppers Drug Mart or London Drugs. If they don't have any in stock, they can order it for you - ask the pharmacist. Good luck!
Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Thanks Bessie. As you said, I found both items at one of our local health food stores.
for beautiful glowing and younger looking skin, use pure honey. Put a layer of honey on face and throat for five minutes and remove with a warm damp towel. Follow with your favorite moisturizer. Try this once a day.
Honey has a heaping amount of Vitamins and minerals, All i do is; 1 tablespoon of honey to a teaspoon of Turmeric. Does not stain, but you know its working because you feel the heat! Keep it cheap and simple! Why waste money on extra stuff, when simple does the job as well! I've tried many other ways, and honey is the only way it does not stain. It takes away that winter dry face and your face does not have that after wash tight dry face feeling, but rather a refreshed one. Maybe you guys should use them oils after the wash, but massage your face with it instead. It works and gives you a youthful look! I've also used Honey on a cut that needed stitches. I didnt want to go to hospital, so i poured honey into it, the wound closed up and no puss or keloids! I do however have a scar, but thats because i gave up soon after! Good luck and keep researching, this is one of the best sights! EVER!
PS: Look into Primrose oil and Rose hip oils or anything in the alpha omegas, they renew skin!
Look into serrapeptase, nattokinase, turmeric, vitamin E, vitamin C w/ citrus bioflavonoids, castor oil massage.
(Scroll down to the links for skin issues)
I had hated castor oil for many years because growing up in South America it was a quarterly cleansing ritual by my mother and many others. This website has helped me to see castor oil in a new way. I have been applying it occasionally to my face at night. Every time I do so, I absolutely love the way I look in the morning. My skin looks toned and fresh. Yesterday I attended a function and saw a woman whom I had not seen for about two years. She kept saying "you have to tell me what you are doing, you look ten years younger. I have also been doing facial exercises. She asked her daughter for my number because she said she is determined to find out what I had done to my face. Many people were in the room and she was quite vocal so I just replied that I had been taking care of myself. I will tell her privately. I think the castor oil definitely helped my skin plus the facial exercises helped tone the muscles under the skin. I used to hate the mirror, now I glance at it ever so often. Thanks for the castor oil tip.
I have been aging so fast in the last few years after a family tragedy. I have researched and researched ways to 'antiage' my face. I have found that Hyaluronic acid syrum is amazing! I just used it last night and this morning and when on, my skin looks so much better! Also a good pore cleansing recipe: 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 teaspoon organic milk Mix together and microwave 10 minutes. place a wet warm wash cloth over face to open pores. With a plastic spatula, apply this to nose area, chin and other areas (avoiding eye area) that pores are clogged. Wait 15 minutes and peel off, just like the biore strips. You will see the porcupines!
I have religiously used castor oil for over 22 years on my face. About three times per week, I put it on my face and neck and go to sleep! It has continually given me a fresh look, and I have no wrinkles. I also rub it on my elbows and knees. I wash my face with Dr. Bronners Castile Almond soap. The castor oil is a little thick, but keep on trying it. You will get used to it.
I've been oil pulling for six weeks now and although I can't say I lost any weight, I'm eating more fruits and vegetables because I can now chew better. Also, the lines that run from my nose to my mouth have also diminshed and my dark circles have reduced significantly. I use extra vergin olive oil. At first, my breath stank but I stuck with it and my breath is now fresh and my teeth are strong. My cracked heels are gone and my BP has also dropped and has remained steady. Only question? Can I do this during pregnancy????
I have become a huge fan of Ozonated Olive Oil. First off it's definitely the best all natural underarm deodorant I've ever used. Only have to use it every other day. It works for insect bites, speeds wound healing, burns, etc. But I've found it really helps reduce wrinkles if used consistently over a couple week period. I suppose the oxygen is being absorbed into the skin and rejuvenating the tissue. I'm going to keep experimenting with this and see how far I can turn back the clock. It's not even that expensive. I bought a 1 oz jar online for only $5.99 and it usually lasts our family of four about three months. Great stuff!
Castor Oil removes crows feet and wrinkles on the forehead. Mine is not about illness or disease being cured by the castor oil packs. Mine is more of a mundane matter that concerns women about their facial beauty. The tale tell signs (wrinkles) that gives a woman sleepiness nights, avoids facing the mirrors yet counting out the crows feet and how many more lines crisscrossing the forehead. i advise my facial rituals to anybody who is interested to try and apply this very simple application.
Firstly....wash your face with lukewarm water. gently soap the forehead and around the eyes area. Wipe the face with clean towel and let it dry for a few minute. second... into your palm pour a little amount of castor oil. Dab a little amount of oil into the forehead enough to cover the whole area and massage. repeat the ritual around your eyes and be sure the crow's feet get enough of the ointment. If after the massage , you skin is still oily, just press the area with a soft facial tissue. Do not wipe off the ointment.
Do this ritual every night before bedtime, once a day only. It makes you look 15 years younger and you can save money by avoiding botox implants.
People always tell me that I look early 20's. I am actually 34 years old. :o) Besides never exposing myself in the sun too much, I also drink honey water with bee pollen every morning for the last 10 years. I just started adding organic Blackstrap Molasses and apple cider vinegar to the drink lately. The taste is funny, but still bearable for me. I will keep you updated on the result.
I would like to share a web site I found VERY interesting. It is the - Environmental Working Group. www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/?key=nosign
I was trying to find a more natural facial moisturizer (our skin is porous) and ran across this site. It is amazing what chemicals cosmetic companies have in their products. I have shared this site with those who are not too sure about going a little bit more in harmony with nature. I thought some of you may like to share too. Also in this site you can read about pesticide levels in your average fruit, vegetables, seafood's, etc. Just a lot of eye opening information in this site. Earth Clinic is the best!
Some species of sharks are being hunted to extinction to satisfy the needs of self-obsessed people like you with no environmental conscience. Don't increase the demand for products from WILD animals, are you sure you wouldn't like a bit of rhinoceros horn thrown in? Try and see a little further than you nose. The sharks taken for cartilage are not eaten just wasted.
Shark Cartilage Oil
I will 2nd Mesems standpoint, (though with less rage).. There is no proven science behind Shark cartilage other than a silly marketing scheme that sharks don't get cancer. Don't waste your money on this stuff.. And yes, we are wiping our oceans of life from our own greed & ignorance.
Dear Sir, Nothing more than our own water (urine therapy). Thanks for your web site. I have understood that there is nothing in the world like our own water which is only the solution to cure all kinds of physical and mental sufferings of the people. The remedy lies in the nature. For your kind information, I have been using the gift of nature for all purposes since 1995. God Bless Everyone!
If you want to look younger in one short week, taking Hyaluronic supplements will guarantee results. My husband & I take 2 tablets, 50 mg each of Hyaluronic Acid twice a day. It must be taken with 2 tablets Vitamin C once a day for maximum results It is preferable to take Vitamin C ester. It is a highly absorbable form of Vitamin C. It is non-acidic and much easier on the stomach. We are in our late 40's and the results have been fantastic. Our skin is so soft and it shines. Age spots seem to disappear after a few weeks. Also, wrinkles (especially near the eye area) are diminished and lessen with each day you take it. We have had many compliments. Many thought we have had face lifts! We have not had any surgical or non-surgical procedures done. We started taking H/A for joint support. It lubricates joints, so you have the added benefit of decreasing joint discomfort. H/A has been used on the skin topically for years. It is in many skin creams. It helps hydrate the skin. Look for a brand that says it supports skin fitness. We use Source Naturals brand. It is a little spendy, but shop for deals online. Now you can hydrate your skin from the inside out. Try it, I think you will like the results.
White Tea Bag Astringent
I bought white tea bags at the health food store. I make a cup of tea using one tea bag, instead of drinking the tea I apply it every morning after I cleanse as an astringent. I notice my wrinkles are less noticeable and have nearly disappeared. Some beauty lotions have white tea in them to make wrinkles disappear, I just make my own, less expensive and you get white tea purely
Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Dear Holly from Greenville, I wanted to let you know that I have the same reaction when I apply Aloe to my face. My skin gets red for about an hour or so. It doesn't always happen though, and I wonder if it has to do with how toxic I am because it seems to occur less when I'm staying away from junk food and sugar.
Emu and Primrose Oil Moisturizers
I moved to Arizona 6 yrs ago and due to dry, low humidity, I saw after a year my face looked very dry, rough looking. I do not smoke or drink anything but water. But still it looked bad so I went to the health food store and bought Emu Oil and Evening Primrose Oil. I started to use Emu Oil, then tried Evening Primrose Oil. They both work excellently on my face. I use one or the other whatever is in stock at the store. My husband said he could see a big difference right away. My skin looks younger and has a beautiful glow. I'm 44 yrs old and people think I'm in my late 20's. That's something to smile about.
Hi Stella, Thanks for the advice. I prefer primrose oil because emus are killed for their oil.
Coconut Oil and Vitamin C Facial
Hi Ana! I'm just using powdered L-ascorbic acid. Any health food store should have it. Possibly some grocer's and it's certainly easily obtainable online. Or it was, anyway. I don't think the US corruption factory has spread to vitamin C but I could be wrong. I bought an 8 lb tub of it but that was pre-virus so I don't know what's going on now.
Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
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.