Natural Remedies

Glowing Skin Remedies

Grapeseed Oil
Posted by Debbra Dee (Boston, Ma) on 04/06/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Recently I got a terrible rash from an allergic reaction to antibiotic. Everything I put on my face stung terribly. I tried Grapeseed Oil (with Vit E) and it calmed down within 12 hours. Usually I am battling rosacea but I've kept using the GSO 2x a day and I have no signs of it after a week. Redness, bumps and flakes are gone. Plus my skin is softer and smoother than ever. I think I may be able to stop using the topical Rx I've been on for the last 4-5 years too. I'm going to try it on my body skin and in my netti pot next.

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 06/04/2014

Dear Ms from New York,

When I saw your post, my first thought was, "Activated Charcoal powder poultices." Charcoal draws out infection, toxins, foreign substances (like splinters.) It makes me think it could draw out tattoo ink. It would be safe and inexpensive to try. If you look under Activated Charcoal, you will see how to make a poultice. I would try them each night, over night.

I checked online at, a favorite source of mine for information regarding medical uses of charcoal. Turns out that my idea is not original!!! In fact, two years ago, they were looking for volunteers to try to remove tattoos with charcoal powder. I do not know if they are still seeking volunteers, and they do not have any follow up on it that I can see. Here is the link.

Let us know how it goes! I hope this works for you.

~Mama to Many~

Aging Hands Remedies
Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 09/05/2013

Hi David, thanks for advice.... No, the problem with the hands isn't bruising - it's skin tears. Even very small ones last 6 months. I'm sure doing the dishes without gloves doesn't help but I am careful not to put my hands into the water too far when doing them. I do stay clean otherwise though as far as washing my hands when necessary. Also I have very dry skin so if a wound does try to heal, it becomes so dry, I have a tendency to pick at the forming scab so rush to get some coconut oil lathered into my hands asap! I really think I need to take some flaxseed internally as I read on here and see if that can help from the inside. P.S. Your hands sound fantastic!

Aging Hands Remedies
Posted by Pat (Orlando) on 07/02/2017

It's hormone imbalance. I wish I had the details but that is definitely what it is at your age, but do some research on hormones and you will find this is the problem.

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.

Olive Oil Facial Massage, Castor Oil Mosturizer
Posted by Suem (Worden, Il) on 03/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to share with all of you what I have been doing for my skin. I find that almost everything I use to cleanse my skin, does not help with blackheads or outbreaks. I've been fighting them my whole life. I watch what I eat and exercise, but as I'm getting into my golden years, I have to address sagging skin, age spots and wrinkles. But, to my delight, I came across an article on oil cleansing. The article said to use virgin olive oil, as it is close to the sebum in our skin. I give myself a massage for 10 minutes and then apply a warm/hot washcloth a couple of times to remove oil. I then apply cold pressed castor oil (warmed in my hands) to my face and massage lightly, then leave on overnight. Earth Clinic has so much information on "Castor Oil Cures" and so many contributors recommended using the castor oil as a moisturizer. I am so surprised by the results. My age spots are fading, no visible blackheads, my skin is healing and I have a brighter glow. I'm very happy with the results.

Sea Salt
Posted by Carlos (Barcelona, Spain) on 12/18/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi everybody. One month ago I started my quest to rebuild my facial skin. After years and years cleaning only the surface of my skin I had developed enlarged pores. Since I have freckles I usually didn't noticed them and nobody did. But one day I started to wonder if it was just a natural thing and wondered if there was somethign I could do. Of course I knew of those famous brands pore minimizers but I wanted a natural and cheap alternative so I never tried those products.

I begin researching and there was a lot on information on how to unclog pores and black heads, but not that much on how to shrink pores. Most websites said it wasn't possible, just make them appear less noticeable. I started to use the Oil cleansing method. I thought I had a clean face and just large pores. But when I started rubbing coconut oil I had to rub it for hours. And still a lot of stuff was coming out. Then I started using sesame oil (cold pressed) and castor oil.

The best way for this I found was as folows:

First wet my face with warm hot water.

Dry with towel.

Apply castor oil massaging for a minute.

Once again wet with hot water so the oil gets in the pores.

Now dry with a towel, apply castor oil right after and rub with your fingers in circular motion alternating clock direction and reverse.

You will see all the nasty stuff coming out your nose. The stuff you can't actually see but its causing the enlarged clean pores you get to see.

You probably will have to do this for a few days/week, morning and night. Spending between 30min and 45min each time. You won't believe all the dirt coming out of your pores.

When you are done with cleaning your skin inside out you will find yourself with a clean face but large pores. Now it's the time for shrinking the pores. If you try to shrink the pores before doing the oil cleaning method you will only make it worse.

So the best things I've found for shrinking your clean large pores are avocado and the best one Sea Salt water.

Honestly I still can't believe how good this works. I just mix a glass of warm water and 2 tbsp of sea salt. I apply it to the skin, massage a little bit, wait 5min for it to dry and wash it away with warm water. It will give you redness at first, but some time later you will see your pores disappearing. I'm amazed that with only 1 aplication its working this good. So my advice for large pores is- Oil cleansing method using coconut, sesame or castor oil for a few days. Sea salt water for minimizing the clean pores. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

Posted by Carlos (Barcelona, Spain) on 11/29/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Dear EarthClinic, I feel so proud to be the first sharing this wonderful remedy.

The story on how I discovered this remedy started last month. While at the chinese store I saw a product called bird's nest. I came home researched and its a wrinkle remedy used in Asia. Its suposed to reduce wrinkles and give porcelain skin. The science behind this I read it was birds make nest with their saliva that is collagen rich. Ok so I tried it and it worked. I was going to post that remedy here one of these days.

But yesterday I came across a message board where its said its an old grandmother tip to apply your own saliva in the mornings before eating anything. It said a 70 year old woman could look 50. I did research, very little info could be found in english but this seems to be a spanish/latin beauty tip. There were some testimonials in spanish websites. There is also a study conducted independently about Saliva in history, testimonials etc. Few things that I read that lead me to try it were:

1. Lesions in your mouth heal faster than any other part of your body

2.Dogs apply saliva soon as they are hit by a car

3. Cats keep their hair lustrous just by applying saliva

4. Jesus healed a blind man with saliva

I have tried urine therapy so I thought... what do I have to lose? I'm a natural remedy freak and I love the conecpt of "your own medicine" the human body is the perfect machine.

Ok so I cleaned my face, I rinsed my mouth with water til I felt it was cleaned. If you don't rinse your mouth before it will smell bad when it dries. BUT don't use toothpaste or any other cleaner or food. Use this only mornings since the rest of the day saliva becomes acidic due to digestion etc.

RESULTS: Inmediate relax, skin lightening. Dramatic wrinkle diminish. Soft smooth skin. NO oilness, no stinking, not heavy feel. Not dry skin. Just plain and beautiful porcelain skin.

I also felt a mood uplifting, not sure if it was the results that lead to it or the saliva itself. But I could feel a relaxing positive mood like a pineal gland boost (if you are into meditaiton you know what I mean)

I don't think I'm going to use it much cause I already have light skin. It's wonderful for around the eye area, lightens up your eyes.

Be prepare to have a politically correct excuse for your look cause results are dramatic and surely people will stare at you.

This kind of information have been put to secret by the cosmetic industry. I'm sure they don't allow any book to be published with these kind of info. All this traditional remedies would make the cosmetic industry dissapear for good.

If you are using lemon or any other aggressive lightening method, give this a try.

Good thing is it's not as embarrassing as urine therapy and results are remarkable. I can't say better, just different but tis more convenient and if you are looking for light skin this is your best bet.

Enlarged Pores
Posted by Coco (Too Small Town, Ca) on 01/06/2012

I discovered this site a couple of months pago and it is changing my life, thank you Earth Clinic! I too have large pores and have spent lots of money in the cosmetic aisle with no positive results. But some negative... See I'm 39 and my face has oily skin, dry skin, large pores, whiteheads, pimples, moles, facial dark hair, occasional herpes, sun spots and white spots, acne scars, redness, a few wrinkles.... Name it, I have it. When I bought a product for a problem it made another problem worse.

Now thanks to EC, I have thrown everything out! I started washing my face with water and borax, scrub with baking soda, moisturize with coconut or castor oil. Huge improvements in the pimple, whitehead, redness area, sunspots are fading. My skin still feels a little dry and my pores still look huge, so I 'm going to use the coconut oil the way you do instead of a moisturizer. I'm so excited! What am I going to do with the $100 a month I am saving on cosmetic products? Thank you!

Posted by Elle (Crete, Greece) on 06/20/2016

Hi Becki, I know your question about razor bumps is from 2011 but better late than never. Heck, you may have already found a natural remedy that works for you. I will tell you what works for me. After I shave my legs I apply ACV (organic apple cider vinegar), Make sure it says "with mother". ACV is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal remedy and helps close the pores after shaving. I use it also for when I shave under my arms. I also use it as a natural deodorant.

Hope this has helped. GBU!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kathie (Houston, United States) on 05/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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.

I also just ordered a book on FACIAL EXERCISES (15 minutes a day... I can do this, I hope! ).

My mom is a HOT MOMA, I owe a lot to her, for her knowledge and her genes.

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Angela (Vancouver Island, Canada) on 05/06/2011
1 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Eva (Houston, Tx) on 03/05/2011

For the Americans reading this, silverbeet is known here as chard or swiss chard.

Essential Oils
Posted by Sister Of Wolves (Cork, Ireland) on 01/03/2011

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:
Cedarwood 98%
Sandlewood 90%
Vetiver 97%
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

Fish Oil, Vitamin E
Posted by Samantha (BC, CA) on 04/12/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Fish oils helped clear up a gross patch of skin I developed on my face after being ill for several years. I take 1 Tablespoon per day, down it with a glass of juice, and started seeing results pretty quickly! I now take it every other day or so just because. I refer to it as liquid gold now :)

I only used a generic brand too as I was unable to afford the $50 high quality stuff so give the $10 bottle a chance! Sometimes I say a prayer beforehand to make the oil more healing for my body. whatever works!

As for getting it down: the unflavoured stuff works best. Pour some on a large spoon, have flavoured drink/fruit juice ready, hold breath, pour oil onto tongue, pour some juice into mouth and swallow whatever you can. Only breathe through mouth when necessary. Once its all down keep drinking juice and swish around in mouth so it cleans up the gross taste and swallow. It can be done! :)

Dry Brushing, Oil
Posted by Jane (Durham, Oregon, Usa) on 11/08/2010

I stopped using soap of any kind, anywhere on my body and prior to shower I use natural bristle brush and in circular motions, start from feet and work my way up to chest. For Women chest and face are tender so use natural sponge. It sloughs old skin cells and I moisturize after with Cosmetic use, Sweet Almond oil and my skin is looking better day by day and skin feels exstremly clean and soft. I am 55 so my skin is looking less attractive than my youth. I am a proponant of only USA made products (start to finish)so I had to look at labels. Unfortunate challenge but I persevere.

Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 10/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Ok - I have very dry skin. Cool air, wind, all of these make my skin feel tight, dry and itchy. Recently I discovered that ghee (clarified butter) rubbed on my skin at night made it feel much better and I wake up with younger skin. So - I started putting it near my eyes and on my eyelashes and it would get into my eyes and it felt good. I have had fatty deposits on my eyeballs for a while now and usually can't drive at night and have to wear reading glasses to read (i am 50) but imagine my surprise when I had to drive in the dark for an emergency and had no trouble! And also I found myself not reaching for my reading glasses as often!!! Now I put the ghee into my eyes every night. Also my eyes are whiter in the morning and I have almost no crows feet!!! Amazing!!!

Oil Cleansing Method
Posted by Anne (Los Angeles, Ca, Usa) on 04/08/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I came across the postings here regarding Oil Cleansing Method (OCM). I also browsed the internet regarding OCM. Although there were few negative feedbacks on this method, but the Positive feedbacks weighed much. So, yesterday I tried the OCM for the very first time. Today is my 2nd night of doing it, and really to my amazement, OCM really works! I have big, clogged pores and bad facial texture due to my acne problem when I was a teen-ager. I'm in my mid 40s and from time to time, still getting pimples/acne. For only 2 nights, my pores are cleaner - like more than 60% clean. Since yesterday, I could not stopped looking at the mirror because I could not believed the result of this simple, yet effective method. I always have the white/yellowish-thing that covers each pores. No matter how much I scrab and do facial cleansing, my pores were still clogged with dirt and hardened oil. Why did I not learn this in my younger years? For those people who didn't have good experience with OCM, be patient, probably, you were doing the wrong formula or amount of oil. Each person is different. I am glad OCM works for me. I finally found a natural way to clean and have good facial cleansing/treatment. Anyway, I thank the people who always contribute good information. Your postings are the catalysts for me to research and learn more about things that interest me and benefit my overall health. Thank you Earthclinic for a wonderful job!

Avoid Sugar
Posted by Taleen (Ft. Lauderdale, Fl) on 11/16/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Holly (La, California) on 07/27/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I've had acne since I can remember. I've been on every drug available pretty much, up to and including accutaine/isotrenin. I was fed up and about to go back for more Big Pharma when I found out about this site, and I have to say, this is probably my favorite remedy. I make a paste with about 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp hydrogen peroxide. I leave it on for about 10 minutes. Yes, it makes my face yellow, and yes, I have to work to get it off - I usually use a face scrub and more hydrogen peroxide - but it's worth it. My skin is more toned, smaller pores, acne flares dried up a little. And what's more, my turmeric is old and has been sitting in my pantry for a good 10 years or so, and I still get good results. Imagine if it was fresh!

Urine Therapy
Posted by Suzi (Missoula, MT) on 04/22/2009

wow !!!! I cannot wait to read the feedback on this remedy....

Vitamin C
Posted by Patti (Ewing, NJ ) on 03/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Vitamin C and youthful skin: I knew someone who used to take Vitamin C crystals several times a day. He looked so young and his skin was always glowing and healthy. He was 40 at the time and played sports so he was in the sun a lot. He told me the he took the vitamin C for a lot of reasons but a bonus was that it worked on the collegan in the skin. He explained it this way. If your skin is the bricks, the collagen would be the morter between the bricks. As you age the mortar (Collagen) breaks down and things start to sag. But the vitamin C works to keep that collagen firm. Naturally I started taking the Vitamin C right away. This was over 12 years ago. I take Ester C, and have gradually increased my dosage up to 5000 mgs a day. I will take 2 500 mg capsules upon waking, then with all three meals, then at bedtime. This amount works for me and I learned a lot about it from reading the works of Linus Pauling. I found that I was the one who didn't get all of the virus's and colds going around. I used to get sore throats all the time, no matter what the season, which sometimes led to wicked strept throat. No more. I'm sure this is because of the Ester C. I'm almost 51, and no one has guessed my age to be in my 40s yet. I keep my age to myself but not the benefits of vitamin C!

Posted by Angie (Claremont, CA) on 03/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Tibicos: (Chinese mushroom, kefir) cured my constipation, blemishes on cheeks .

I haven't heard of anyone posting anything on Tibicos also known as (Chinese mushroom, kefir)

Little bit of info: The Chinese mushroom was sent to Mexico by Mother Teresa from Calcutta with the desire to help to cure persons, especially those with few resources or living in remote places where there are no doctors or medicines. It is good for arthritis, migraines, cancer, heart, digestive system, liver, muscles, nerves, eyes, skin, lungs, kidneys, and blood. In addition it keeps body temperature regulated, and drinking it helps alcoholics to quit.

Well anyway, I gave it a try after my mom urged me to drink it. I drank the brew and noticed that my constipation that I had been dealing for months went away. It totally cleans out my system. I also noticed that the blemishes that I have had on my cheeks for many years are starting to fade. I could barely notice them now. I just started drinking the brew about 3 weeks ago. My skin looks radiant. A friend just asked me the other day what I was doing to my skin because it was just glowing. I've always had dry flaky skin and to get a compliment like that was just awesome. Anyway, just wanted to share what it did for me. I think that people should know about it.

EC: More about tibicos and a typical recipe here:

Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
Posted by Ron (West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) on 01/17/2010

Vitamin E liquid seems to hard to find in Canada. I am wondering if Harry could tell us where he obtains his and what brand of Aloe Vera he uses. I would like to try this as I have very dry skin. Many thanks.

Posted by Veronica (Denver, Colorado U.S.A.) on 01/22/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Tomatoes (Remedy): I have recently been made aware of the benefits of tomatoes. For facial skin: I was told to cut a slice of tomatoe and rub it on my clean face before going to be and wash off in the morning. The results are amazing it is closing my pores, it has demolished the acne on my face almost inmediately, cleared my face tone and texture. I rub it all over including my mouth and eyes, my skin is looking fantastic.

For hair loss, shine and thickness and growth, I was told to puree fresh tomatoes and apply to clean hair, preferably leave it on overnite and wash off in the morning. It is really messy and I have noticed the first time lost of shine and less breackage, however it being so messy I have not stuck to the regimen wich should be twice a week.The person that told me about this had a problem with her hair thinning and acne, she swears by it and has beautiful hair and skin. Also was told drink it for overall good health, processing it through a juicer by itself or with other vegetables, I will do so, as soon as get the juicer and write back.


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