The following is a list of proven natural skin treatments so often overlooked because of the promises in advertising of chemical laden skin care products marketed today. The natural skin treatments listed are for reference only and you should always speak with your doctor before starting supplementation or when treating a skin condition.
Natural Skin Treatment for Acne:
Azelaic Acid-a natural compound shown to have effects comparable to prescribed creams for the treatment of acne and rosacea.
Tea Tree Oil-does not make the skin flaky and is known to cure mild acne (more…)
Most of us have read about the many health benefits of organic apple cider vinegar but how many of us actually add it to our daily diets? Sounds kind of gross, I know. But what if it were to change your life? As you will read further on in this post, organic apple cider vinegar has done just that for thousands of people.
In addition to curing allergies, sinus infections, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, arthritis, and gout, people are raving about the curing of chronic skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and even dermatitis.
Dr. D.C. Jarvis, MD who wrote “Folk Medicine, A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health” believes that apple cider vinegar could make any living thing healthier. He believes, Potassium, which is found in just the right amounts in natural apple cider vinegar “is so essential to the life of every living thing and that with out it there would be no life. Potassium’s main function is to promote cell, tissue and organism growth. It is necessary to replace dead cells and tissue. There is no better source of potassium than vinegar—particularly natural organic apple cider vinegar.” (more…)
We have all heard of and should be using omega 3 found in flax and fish, omega 6 found in primrose, and even omega 9 found in olives, but what in the world is omega 7? Could this be another natural skin treatment produced by mother nature?
One legend has it that back in ancient Greece, Greeks were amazed that deserted and wounded horses emerged from a jungle abundunt in a natural source of omega 7 oil known as Sea Buckthorn with shiny, radiant hair and even stronger than before. The Latin name for this source of Omega 7, Hippophae, meaning “Shiny Horse” came from this legend.
So, what are the benefits of Omega 7 or Sea buckthorn?
Omega 7’s have been used for centuries to promote skin health. Sea Buckthorn oil is used to promote the healing of skin concerns such as burns, sores, wounds, eczema and also improves conditions of mucous membranes, including ulcers, lesions, erosions.
Sea Buckthorn oil is used to combat wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbiological activity, relieves pain and promotes tissue regeneration.
The benefit of Sea Buckthorn also extends to the mucus membranes that line the stomach/GI tract, upper respiratory tract and vagina and is taken as a natural dietary supplement. These benefits combined with the external skin benefits have made it a staple of herbal remedies.
Yet another example of nature’s way of healing. Another natural skin treatment. Remind me again why we continue to use dangerous topical medicines to treat acne and rosacea?
Pure Skin Tip
Did you know that mineral oil and petrolatum found in many skin care products dry out your skin and have been shown to cause chemically induced acne?
The appearance of wrinkles is an indication that your skin no longer produces sufficient amounts of natural oils. Dead skin cells, naturally sloughed off to make way for a new skin layer, should be removed from your skin on a weekly basis. This is easily accomplished with some at home recipes.
For wrinkle-age skin, look for exfoliants with natural plant based ingredients. Ones with pineapple extracts are an excellent choice, strong enough to do the job, but not so strong as to leave your face in an abraded, tight condition of redness which AHA’s can cause. A good exfoliant leaves your skin looking smoother and clearer, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores. The exfoliant also acts as a toner, tightening your skin without making it hurt! (more…)
More and more women are searching for an all natural skin treatment and for good reason. Research is showing that what you put on your body quite possibly could end up inside your body. Not what most of us want especially when most products contain harmful additives, fillers and artificial chemicals. True natural skin care products are made with ingredients as nature intended, without mineral oils, parabens, synthetic preservatives, artificial colors, fragrances and other harmful substances.
There is no reason anyone must purchase harmful skin treatments when there are more and more companies offering all natural and organic products in many cases for less money. (more…)
Earlier this month, I wrote about the deadly psoriasis drug, Raptiva in Deadly Psoriasis Treatment or Natural Psoriasis Treatment . According to the FDA, it will pulled from the US market, thank god! Today, I recieved this information from the Health Sciences Institute newsletter:
After being tied to at least 3 deaths (from a fatal brain infection called PML, which Jenny Thompson told you about in the e-Alert back on March 30), popular psoriasis drug Raptiva has been — or rather, will be — yanked from the market by Genentech. According to the FDA, by June 8, 2009, the drug will be completely unavailable…at least in the U.S.
Don’t wait ’til June to stop taking this deadly drug! Call your doctor right away about tapering off Raptiva — stopping cold turkey can cause serious health problems — and finding a better way to keep your psoriasis under control. But beware the other commonly prescribed treatments…
Like methotrexate, which has been linked with severe liver damage. Or cyclosporine, which can increase your risk of hypertension and kidney problems. And let’s not forget the other immunosuppressants — drugs like Enbrel, Amevive, and Remicade — all of which do exactly what they’re supposed to…suppress your immune system, potentially setting you up for a whole host of deadly infections.
Bottom line: Get off Raptiva quickly but safely. But don’t let your doctor switch you to an equally dangerous drug. Ask him about ALL the options for treating your psoriasis – and check the HSI e-alert archives for information about much safer natural choices.
Taking care of your skin on a regular basis from the inside should be priority. Even so, we all need a little help when we haven’t been particularly diligent about our daily rituals. It seems that skin problems always arise at the most inopportune times like when you have a party to go or a hot date. Some of the following natural remedies for skin by Rona Berg may help those last minute disasters.
Dehydrated skin: Make an exfoliating mask by mixing 2 drops of lavender oil with baking soda and water until it becomes a paste. Put on face and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse and moisturize.
Dull Skin: Refrigerate aloe vera gel for at least an hour. Pat it on face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse.
Flaky Skin: Place a sprinkling of sugar in your palm and dampen with water. Gently massage the flaky areas and rinse.
Oily Patches: Spritz your face with rose water in a spray bottle every morning or dab it on after cleansing. Keep in refrigerator.
Pimples: Make a paste with water and sea salt and apply it to blemish twice a day soak a piece of bread in milk. Place it on the pimple for up to 30 minutes. Rinse.
Irritated or sensitive skin: Make a pot of chamomile tea. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Wrap a cube in a thin cloth and rub on face.
Other natural remedies for skin that I have used personally:
Rose hip seed oil: softens lines around eyes.
Sweet almond oil: feels as luscious as it sounds
Evening primrose oil: soothes eczema
Lavender: soothes irritations and dries pimples.
We all have off days…use these natural remedies for skin and no one will be the wiser.