My 8 month old daughter had horrible diaper rash that got raw and was peeling and at some point was itching. I tried coconut oil, collodial silver gel from my "toolkit" (Read: Earthclinic) but they didnt work. I also tried some OTC treatments and they worked for a little bit but it wouldn't clear.
This weekend I decided to try lanolin that I had bought for my cracked nipples that I got when I started breastfeeding. It is working like a charm, her bummy is getting smoother, is healing and not itching at all! I used the type that was intended for cracked nipples and it works so well. So after wiping her bottom during a nappy change, I smear the stuff on and thereafter put on some zinc oxide cream over that. Its working quite well.
Has anyone use CeraVe for cleansing the skin? My doctor recommended this.
The following are some of the things that have worked very well for me in taking care of my skin from youth to now (age 45).
In my youth, my dermatologist prescribed 50,000 I. U. S of VITAMIN A per day for my acne. This worked well, but after a while I began to experience extreem hair loss (too much of a good thing). So I began to apply it topically, I had even better results.
Because my mom practically raised me at our local health food store, we followed the recommendations of the store owner, TEA TREE OIL, applied after cleansing. I loved this stuff and still use it on occasion.
Mom also steamed her face regularly with SENNA LEAVES, I also did this. However, I was young and not that smart... I thought the heat was what was helping my skin so I began to wash my face with extreemly hot water (do not do this! I broke a ton of blood vessels on my face and no, those never went away).
Later, I found facial cleansers with SALICYLIC ACID and this helped a great deal. Look for one that is natural.
Now that I am older (43) I do not have the acne problems, Just wanting to keep my youth. I rarely use cleansers (only when I wear makeup), I just exfoliate with BAKING SODA, then I use an ALGAE EXTRACT solution (this has algenic acid that helps to lightly exfoliate). It is important to exfoliate (we need to get the dead skin off so our skin can better ABSORB MOISTURE). Algae extract is also packed with minerals that also benefit our skin (when our skin is mineralized it can better HOLD MOISTURE). (I have used algae extract for the last 15 years and can truely see a difference in my skin and my girl friends' skin). I follow up with one of three oils: JOJOBA OIL (they say it is most like our skins natural skin "oils"), SHEA BUTTER (I use the unrefined stuff from Africa... this is great stuff for dry winters), or COCONUT OIL.
I am currently experimenting with applying powdered VITAMIN C mixed with a touch of water (Vit. C helps build collegen). And today I am starting to supplement with ASTAXANTHIN. After reading an article on how well it works for wrinkles. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/25/sunscreen-and-wrinkle-prevention-in-a-pill.aspx
My mom is a HOT MOMA, I owe a lot to her, for her knowledge and her genes.
To the lady who asked questions about products without glycerin, including toothpaste. I found a moisturizing oil from Weleda which doesn't have any, neither it has lanolin which also seems to dry your skin. No idea whether the rest of the ingredients is safe. I bought it in France so I have no idea what the exact name might be in English speaking countries but it is a harmonizing Rose oil. Nothing else for the moment but I will keep you informed. I haven't used it yet so I don't know whether it works or not.
i had been experiencing large pores , due to my very oily skin. what i used was very simple and you normally always have in the home. plain ole eggs- i would make sure that the egg is beat very well and apply it on my skin usually every other day. cleanse the skin throughly first i use a soap that is made by black opal which exfoliates- i love it so much i have to refrain from using it daily and it helps with blemishes and oily skin. and , yes u will feel the skin tightening as it starts to dry.
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.
Has anyone had experiences with lye soap for skin conditions? And what results to expect? Any info would be appreciated.
I cant believe that Americans do not know about 100% natural Irish Peat mask for treating eczema. psoriasis, acne. The Irish Peat mask is the best because Ireland has the only raised bogs in the world. It only takes a little research. There is countless studies in Europe from Labs Professors, University's all over. Peat is one of the most potent natural healing Substances. Its not hard to get it here in America now. I am not in a position to let a lot of people know about this But maybe you are drug Companys will hate you for it Kindest Regards Pat O carroll
Veronica, be careful with the sunscreen, they are known to cause cancer!
can you use miracle whip?
yes, it's true. Applying plain non-fat yougurt to your hair and skin for 20 minutes or longer befor showering will instantly take car of dry hair and soft smooth skin. It may sound gross, but trust me, I've been using it since I was a kid, and I've never had dry skin.
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.
I got a tattoo and some of it healed and some of it didn't, it just itches, what can I do to heal it and stop the itch
I found a great remedy for after shave skin bumps and I used to get them all the time:
I keep the razor submerge in the rubbing alcohol, the whole time it just sits there. I have a small glass for that and replace it with a fresh alcohol as needed. Never had a one bump ever since. and is very cheep..
Sorry forgot to say how much.. Well after the tops get cut it just loosly fills my cupped hands. It then gets tossed into the wok with a bit of olive oil.
I usually buy it from the supermarket in a plastic bag.. After cutting the top off the bag I pull it (the bag) down leaving the tops exposed.. Then with a pair of sissors cut the amount for a serving. This keeps it fresh for days if you pull the bag up and pop it back in the fridge. Then I just sweat it a bit in the wok, usually with some garlic and ginger, and pheraps some tomatoe.. When its done I then fry some bread in olive oil and then put a fried egg on top, but all the rest is optional. Its been about three months, and my skin has never looked so good.. So I'm sure if you do the same you should get similar results.. Of course you could just eat it in a sandwich raw.. but its more pallatable sweated in the wok.
Does the cucumber work to reduce under eye bags? I have been using white tea, and I soak coffee filters in a jar of tea leaves and tea, then I remove a filter and apply it to my face for a few minutes. Then, everytime I go to the bathroom, I take a Qtip and swab my face with the tea and then apply coconut oil to my face, gently massaging under my eyes. I leave the coconut oil on all day, it absorbs in to the skin as long as you do not apply to thick of a coat! I recently began Oil Pulling with Virgin coconut oil as well. I am starting to notice a difference but it seems like it is a temporary improvement so far, (my bags seem to return. It could be because I just started all this and it will work over time. The rest of my face feels great, just under my eyes is what I struggle with at this point.
Note: I do think my bags under my eyes are brought on by smoking and prescription medicine, and stress. I also drink apple cider vinegar with a quarter tsp. of baking soda, water and honey. Does anyone know if this will turn in to a permanent solution for dark under eye circles?
How do you take this. In a supplement or do you take the Chard directly... Cooked?... And how much do you take?
Hi Gavin, can you kindly please describe step by step how did you take it?
Can you tell us how much a serving is and how you prepare it? Thanks for sharing
For the Americans reading this, silverbeet is known here as chard or swiss chard.
I read that Silverbeet reversed sun damage to the skin.. So for the past three months ive been taking a serving everyday without fail.. Its absoulutly true! .. The little liver spots have dissapeared. And one crusty scab type thing has cleared up with no scaring. The thing is?.. If it reverses the uv. damage it must be stiching back up the dna?.. So could it be added to anti ageing treatment as well?
I agree about the pawpaw - but instead of using the fruit there is a product which you can buy called 'Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment. It was bought by my daughter from a main shop in London. I am sure you will find suppliers on the internet. Good Luck.
Detoxing Clay Powder is great for your body and face.
The best skin softner, virgin coconut oil. I take flax seed oil, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Which does wonders. I think inner peace and low stress in life is important. I have a yoga ( which reverse aging process according to my teacher) & meditation practice. Studies indicate stress is known to be one of the main reasons for premature aging and disease. Womens health is compromised when under stress. Studies show that men benefit more from marriage, than women. The generalized statement, "you haven't lived till you have had kids, " is not applicable in this day and age. Studies show higher the education of a women, the less likely women are to have children perhaps education opens doors to new found opportunities that once remained shut to women. Many times these thoughts may not enter your mind about the worlds carrying capacity being exceeded and social responsibility.
Until you travel to places where the population has exceeeded the billionth mark. And you see children living in filth, poverty, uneducated, begging and having to work in factories. I once worked in field where I saw a high percentage of people that should NEVER ever be allowed to have kids. I will not go into the details but the end effect was children suffering. Children are beautiful gift and they deserve love, stability, security, and both a mother & father that are healthy, employed and present.
It is an interesting fact that a new generation of women are not choosing marriage or motherhood. Many are focusing on building meaningful lives in other ways. I think to me life is all about making the right choices for all of the right reasons. Women are very fortunate today that we now have choices, it wasn't that long ago that are choices were severly limited
Hi Jessica G, I was taught by a 15 yr old girl whose mother taught her this trick. She said always shave downwards not upwards and because it doesn't cut so close to the skin it doesn't leave bumps but it also means the hair grows back faster. So the solution is 'shave downwards every time you shower'. You probably need to wait until the bumps have gone away but if you feel that is not a nice idea then just start this way now. Hope this helps. Lily.
I have had recent major rashes and bumps swelling up around where I shave my bikini line. I have always had some razor bumps in the past, but now I have constant large bumps that are sore and swelling that have not gone away for months. What can I do other than to stop shaving to clear up my skin? And why would this happen now? Thank you - Jessica
I take it internally as a tincture and notice within a few hours that my skin takes on a warmer, turmeric, tone... Others have noticed as well... similar to juicing with carrots.
Turmeric stains skin. Period. If you are fair, it can last for days. In India where a haldi mask is applied to arms/legs before weddings it gives a golden glow. Here in the US, when I do it it turns this pasty-pale chick yellow for days if applied straight. If I dilute a 1/4 tsp or so with besan and yogurt as a mask it will come off with enough scrubbing and not stain very deeply. But make no mistake, it stains. And the more of it you use, and the less it is diluted with other ingredients the harder it is to get off. Not a bad thing, but do be warned.
Oh-my, too much turmeric. As soon as I read the amounts, I thought, hoowhee, it should be more like a Tablespoon of honey and a Teaspoon of turmeric. Even with a teaspoon, it takes a bit of effort to get it all off, but a turmeric mask is definitely worth it. Just gotta remember, a little dab'll do Ya' ;)
I can't say whether the additional ingredients make it more inclined to stain the skin, but I will say it isn't necessary to doctor it up like that. Just the two simple ingredients, T/honey and t/turmeric make a wonderfully good mask.
I mixed 5 drops each of Cedarwood, Sandlewood and Vetiver ewssntial oils in 20 mls of carrier oil - I used organic olive oil as I was using the mixture within a couple of days. This closes and heals lesions in the skin. The oils are all high in sesquiterpenes:
Mix thoroughly; always use a good quality carrier oil. Make sure the oils are skin quality. Massage in gently. Essential oils are very strong, a little is enough. Happy New Year To All Members Of Earth Clinic Family
God Bless You Always
Sister of Wolves
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.
Shark Cartilage Oil
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.
Fish Oil, Vitamin E
I used to have the odd break-out, particularly around menstruation. About 5 months ago I started taking taking fish oil with vitamin E - a combined oil in capsules. My skin became very smooth, glowing, even in tone, moisturised looking constantly and clear! I got so many compliments about how good my skin looked generally. I stopped taking it for the fish oil for about 2 months, and the spots, blemishes and a general uneven tone started again. I was so not used to it, and used to receiving compliments. So, I'm back on it, and within 2 days, it's as if my body 'remembers' and my skin is just starting now to clear up. I highly recommend fish oil with vitamin E. It will do your nails and hair wonders too :)
HI to you all x My grand mother , who had the most lovely skin, swore by glycerin and rose water. Here in the UK , once upon a time we could bottles of the above, ready made from any pharmacist's. But all the pharmacists I tried (and at 51 years old, belive me, I tried so many well known ones in the UK) you can now only buy glycerin from them, and then go to a health shop for pure rose water. Then do a 50-50 mix of both products in one glass bottle, and give it a shake, then use pure cotton wool and gently rub it on your face from your neck in gentle strokes outwards towards your cheek bones, then up towards your cheek bones until you reach your hair line(on your fore head) then gently stroke it around the eye area. Always remember that the skin around your eyes, is a lot more fragile than the rest of your face, so as gently as you can, smooth it in wards towards your nose. Then do the same with the back of your neck, smooth it up towards your hair line from the base of your neck, and also for the rest of your body if needed, start at the ankles and rub it gently up wards. Do this 3 times daily. Morning noon and night. If you feel you need to use it more frequently then do so. It won't harm you.
Also, another one of my grand mothers folk recipes for you eyes was to bathe them in witch hazel(pure of course) in an eye bath on rising and just before you go to bed. Hope to find out you all look 20 yrs younger with in the next couple of month's of use(HA! HA! ) but seriously, my Friends and I all use my grans advice and for our ages we all look younger. AND DRINK PLENTY OF PURE WATER!! YOU MUST KEEP YOUR BODY WELL HYDRATED ALSO!! If you can only use tap water, then boil and keep it refrigerated if possible it keeps bacteria from thriving in the water and the same if you use bottled water, once opened refrigerate. SEE YOU ALL AT YOUR 3RD 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTIES! (HA HA! ) Love Andrea c
It has cleared up somewhat. I also sent Ted an email concerning this since he seems to be the board "guru", but have not received a response yet. Hopefully, he will respond as I would like his input concerning this matter. Thanks again, Pattie
Your a walking drug store with all those pills in you. REMEMBER YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. What poisan are you puting into your body daily? if you would be on a fruit and vegatable diet.. YOU would not have all these challenges. Give up salt & sugar.. ACV & coconut Oil will help, natural vitamin E 400 2 pills daily, HA 300mg for a week.. Your body is full of poisan.. Must get it out. And live a normal life. Alfred
For total skin care read the information on Virgin coconut oil, add at least 3 tablespoons a day to your food as you eat it, use a small amount to massage into areas of skin that have need of improvement. If it was me I would stop taking all oral supplements for 2 weeks (except any doctor prescribe meds, unless you speak with your doctor about a temporary stop) give your liver a chance to clear up, drink a lot of clean water, be sure you are having good BM, s everyday, eat fresh fruit and a lot of green vegs. Merryanne
This is an amazing site, so many helpful people. I am so impressed. I hope someone can help me! I have been taking the following combination of pills and supplements for the last 2 weeks. Prescription drugs ;
Lovazo caps 1000 2 caps twice a day
Niaspan ER Tabs 1 Daily
Seroqel 100mg 1 Daily
Arimidex Tabs 1 Daily
Simvastatin Tabs 1 Daily
81 mg aspirin 1 Daily
Calcium 600 w/ Vitamin D3 2 Daily
Grape Seed 400 mg 1 Daily
Hyaluronic Acid 50 mg 2 Daily
Ester C 1000 mg 1 Daily
Acidophyilus 1 Cap Daily
In addition to this I am also taking 3 tablespoons of organic ACV. I stumbled upon this site looking for a natural cure for my Main Coon Rescue that had a nasty ear infection with vertigo that I took in in mid August of this year. I was amazed at all the information that was available not only for pets but humans too. Needless to say, I started reading all the posts and found myself wanting to try quite a few of them which I have. I am now having a problem and I 'm not sure what is causing it. I started the ACV, Grape Seed, HA, Ester C, & Acidophilus in addition to the other medications & Supplements that I have been on for the last 4 years. My facial skin has gotten extremely dry. I have been cleansing my face with baking soda and applying jojoba oil to face and neck. Only my face and neck are extremely dry. I am hoping someone can tell me what I am doing wrong. Prior to adding the above treatments, I had combination skin. I have also ordered Food Grade H202 and now I am wondering if I am doing too much too soon. Haven't taken the H202 yet, as I want to remedy this problem first. Thanks in advance to anyone who has taken the time to read this post and tried to help.