Natural Remedies

Glowing Skin Remedies

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

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.

Brown Sugar, Olive Oil
Posted by Anu (Chicago, Il) on 11/26/2012
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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.

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

Anu, coconut oil does the same.

Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub
Posted by Chelsea (Fort Polk, La) on 09/29/2012
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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!

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!

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/06/2012
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Oatmeal makes my skin smoother and softer. Just eating a bowl of uncooked oatmeal with calcium fortified soy milk. Seems to work overnight. Not cooking the oatmeal seems to make it easier to digest.

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!

Curamin, Exercise
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/06/2012
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Take Curamin (a strong anti-inflamatory) and milk thistle (protects the liver), a B complex, C, A, E, and then do some vigorous exercise, take an hour long walk or run or bike, etc. to get your blood moving and oxygenated. I did that the other day and my face looked like it was glowing like it was made of glass.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mrsg (Jupiter, Fl, USA) on 07/04/2012
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First of all, I really enjoy this website to find natural cures for everyday ailments. Thank you.

I wanted to share a tip I learned from your website. I wash my face with a mild soap. Once or twice a week, I exfoliate with a paste made from Baking Soda and water, rinse thoroughly. Twice a day, for a toner I use the organic ACV. For moisturizer, I use organic EV coconut oil. I am in my late 40's and my skin looks better than people much younger than me. Initially, I have been using Light EV olive oil for some five years, then switched to the above regiment since finding this website about two months ago.

Another tip I learned from your website is regarding athlete's feet: My husband has a re-occurring case. He's tried prescription meds and over the counter creams, but nothing has really worked. First I have organic ACV in a spray bottle, spray his feet and let it air dry. Then I apply EV coconut oil. Any rough areas I use a pumice stone. A noticeable difference can be seen within a few days. I made a believer out of my husband!

Olive Oil Facial Massage, Castor Oil Mosturizer
Posted by Joyce (Lansdowne, Pa) on 03/26/2012

I too have been using the oil cleansing method for about three weeks now. I use grapeseed oil/castor oil or sweet almond oil/castor oil combination and then moisturize with sweet almond oil or castor oil afterwards. I did not have breakouts before and I did not pay much attention until last Friday I had to take a second look in the mirror. My face was glowing. My husband always told me that my skin looked wonderful but the oil cleansing method certainly made me take a second look at my face. I only massage the oil on my face for about 2 to 5 minutes maybe three times a week.

Tamanu Oil
Posted by Colleen (Ele, Kentucky, United States) on 03/23/2012

Hello. I've heard a little about the benefits of Tamanu oil, but I've never seen anything about it on earthclinic. Do you have any information or experience using this type of oil? I hear it is especially good for skincare.

Tamanu Oil
Posted by Am (Boston, Massachusetts) on 08/18/2012
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I am 27 yrs old and I have been using Tamanu oil for just 10 days now and I love it. I apply it after each time I wash my face. My skin became clearer and radiant within 7 days. I dont need any makeup anymore and I completely stopped using Retin A. It doesnt break me out at all. I love this oil and I have added it to my essentials. I think it is esp good for dark circles too.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Catherine (Dublin, Ireland) on 01/27/2012
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Greetings from Dublin, Ireland! Woo hoo, my very first EC posting.

About 3 weeks ago I developed a slight itch on each eyelid. It progressed slowly, and I ended up with dreadful-looking, red, sore, swollen, slightly flakey eyelids. My eyes drooped, and the skin wrinkled up so much I looked like I'd aged 20 years. I have no idea what caused it; I'm healthy and use all natural, homemade products (soap, shampoo, household cleaners, etc), so I was perplexed. But I also got a bit worried, which isn't like me, and I resolved to go to the doctor in the morning. I haven't seen a doctor in 15 years or so, apart from normal, pregnancy-related check-ups, so it was a big deal for me. But I hadn't given up -- I racked my brains to see if I could come up with a solution, and decided to try food-grade hydrogen peroxide, diluted to 3 per cent. Pretty much as soon as I dabbed a bit onto each eyelid, they felt better. Within an hour or so, the flaming look to them had subsided quite a lot. I kept putting more on, and they just looked better and better. When I woke up, my little boy said, 'mammy, your eyes aren't yucky any more'. Two days later, my eyelids are cured. It must have been some sort of a virus that I knocked on the head. I was thrilled! I have the H2O2 in my fridge for gardening, but it is great for all kinds of things.

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.

Over the Counter
Posted by Mary (Columbus, Ohio) on 12/21/2011

I read that using pepto bismol on your face gives you a glow and gets rid of dead skin cell. I used it and my face had a nice glow all day it is great. However I was wondering if using it for a long period of time will get rid of wrinkles?

Over the Counter
Posted by Diane (Berkeley, Ca) on 12/23/2011

Pepto Bismol has salicylates (or salicylic acid) in it, which are also commonly used in many commercial facial peel products. It's also related to aspirin.

Posted by Carol (Bridgetown, Barbados) on 01/22/2012
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I agree with Carol every thing she say is true. Yes Saliva does heal cuts I learn that from my mum, I remember putting holes in my ears and she told me to put my saliva on it when I wake up in the morning before I wash out my mouth, and I did and it did heal fast and when ever I have a cut I always use my saliva. Now I am going to try it on my wrinkles. And I will keep you posted and tell you the results.. Urine it is also true, if I tell you that you can also drink it to heal your body from sickness you will say yuk, but it is true, he who experience it know it.

Enlarged Pores
Posted by Kellie (Syracuse, Ny, Us) on 01/15/2012

I hope to use this method to finally get rid of the blackheads on my nose and chin! I started today and got to about 15 minutes of massaging the coconut oil before I was bored and had to stop. No little black hairs came out of my face but I'm going to keep doing this every day in hopes that they will!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Carla (Cape Town, Western Cape) on 10/23/2011

hi! Read a few articles on using hydrogen peroxide on my face.. I bought a bottle today and the bottle states 6%.. Is it ok for me to use this on my face? Also, how often do use it? Thank you, Carla

Sandalwood Powder, Soap, Rosewater
Posted by Bear Cary (Halifax, Nova Scotia) on 09/30/2011
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I stopped messing around with pricey face washes. I use now: dove beauty bar and sandalwood powder, and tone with rosewater. Best skin in years!

Posted by Becki (Plano, Tx) on 07/02/2011

I have a relatively healthy complexion, but for whatever reason the skin on my legs is very sensitive. Whenever I shave, I always get razor-bumps and it almost looks like my razor is cutting into where some of the follicles are because I'll get tiny dot-like scabs along where the hair is suposed to grow. Is there any way to make shaving easier and to make my skin stop reacting so badly?

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 07/02/2011

I don't have such a big problem as you do but I notice that when I shave my legs in bath my skin feels a lot less dry afterwards and not shaved away like when I shave them dry. If you only take showers it might work as well, do it while your legs are under the water. Or else, maybe shaving cream will help!