Natural Remedies For Skin-for your off days

natural-remedies-for-skin1Taking 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.

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.

Deadly Psoriasis Treatment or Natural Psoriasis Treatment?

By now, most people have heard that the psoriasis drug Raptiva not only might cause a brain infection, but it could even kill you. From the Raptiva website:

Infections, including serious infections leading to hospitalizations or death, have been observed in patients treated with Raptiva. These infections have included bacterial sepsis, viral meningitis, invasive fungal disease and other opportunistic infections. Patients should be educated about the symptoms of infection and be closely monitored for signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with Raptiva. If a patient develops a serious infection, Raptiva should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) resulting from JC virus infection has occurred during therapy with Raptiva.

PML kills a whopping 80 percent of those who contract it within just six months. Survivors of the disease usually have severe, lifelong neurological damage. As usual, it took death to require proper warnings. I have never had psoriasis however I am pretty sure I would choose a natural psoriasis treatment over one that could potentially kill me.


Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin disorder that causes unsightly, scaly red patches to appear on the skin. Normal skin cells mature and replace dead skin every 28–30 days. Psoriasis causes skin cells to mature in less than a week. Because the body can’t shed old skin as rapidly as new cells are rising to the surface, raised patches of dead skin develop on the arms, back, chest, elbows, legs, nails, folds between the buttocks, and scalp.

Is this dangerous psoriasis drug really worth the risks to clear up your skin?

From the Douglass Report……As usual, the FDA issued a warning — but still left the drug available on the marketplace for those who are brave enough to take the drug (or whose doctor is stupid enough prescribe it). Apparently, the FDA doesn’t think the fact that four patients who took Raptiva were soon after diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in the brain – three of whom have died – is enough to pull the drug off of shelves.

Why would anyone choose to use this drug over a natural psoriasis treatment? There are plenty of natural alternatives out there, far too many to list here. Here are just a few…

Brazil Nut Oil, located at health food stores is rich in vitamin E and selenium and may sooth and eliminate itching.

Camomile, used widely in Europe to treat psoriasis and eczema, contains used widely in Europe to treat psoriasis and excema, contains flavonoids which have anti- inflammatory properties and used topically can actually work better than prescription creams.

Milk Thistle seed has at least eight anti-inflammatory compounds that may affect the skin and can be taken in capsule form.

External Licorice applications are known to be just as effective as hydrocortisone treatments in treating psoriasis. You can purchase a licorice extract and apply directly to skin.

And don’t forget the oatmeal bath. Oatmeal has been used forever in relieving itchy skin.

Don’t risk your life for healthy skin. Do some research before taking dangerous medication and opt for a natural psoriasis treatment first and foremost.

Get dramatic psoriasis relief now.

Inner Beauty Makeover

laugh-for-funWhen a negative thought comes into your mind, replace it with a positive one.

Pass out at least 3 sincere compliments to people on a daily basis.

Buy some flowers now and again and watch yourself smile.

Wake up every day committed to enthusiasm.

No matter how you feel, remember that although there is always someone who has it better than you, there is also someone who has it worse.

Decide that you can accomplish something.

Stop worrying about something you have no control over. Put it away and move on.

A jealous woman will never radiate beauty.

Get a massage.

Take time to observe the wonderful scenes around you such as a sunrise or sunset.

Eat right and exercise.

Natural Dry Skin Recipes

Making your own natural dry skin recipe is not difficult however you may need to change and experiment with the base oil based on your preference. Base oils for dry skin are olive oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or avocado oil. Essential oils for dry skin are lavender, lemon, and orange. Store bought skin creams for dry skin do not work. They have tons of chemicals that will cause more damage to your skin in the long run. Why pay a fortune for a department store skin cream when you can make your own for a third of the cost. The following recipes are from “Made Right for Your Skin Type” by Shirley Gillett:

• ¾ cup oil (based on your skin type)
• 1 level tbls of coconut oil
• ½ ounce beeswax
• ½ tsp liquid lecithin
• 1 tsp vitamin E
• 1 tsp vitamin C powder
• 20 drops each of an essential oil (lavender, lemon, rosemary)
• ¾ cup distilled water
• ½ tsp grapefruit seed extract

Heat ¾ cup of base oil, coconut oil, and beeswax in small saucepan until the wax melts, and set aside. Add lecithin and vitamin E and mix well. Let it set until it is jelly like.

In the meantime, combine the vitamin C powder and grapefruit seed extract with the distilled water. Stir until vitamin C is dissolved. Add all of the essential oils to the water mixture. After the oils have set to the jelly stage, the oils into a blender on high. Add distilled water mixture to the oils slowly while blending.

Turn off blender only when the consistency has turned to a smooth cream. Place in jars and store extra jars in the refrigerator.

Lavender and Honey anti-wrinkle cream:

• 1 Tbls lavender water
• 1 Tbls buttermilk
• 1 Tbls honey
• 1 Tbls heavy cream
• 1 egg yolk
• 5 drops tincture of myrrh

Whip egg yolk and add all other ingredients. Mix well. Cleanse skin and then apply mixture. Leave on for at least 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Refrigerate and use over two days.

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Certified organic ingredients-What you must know

certified-organic-ingredientsHow often have you been convinced to purchase a product with the word “organic” on the label? Whould it suprise you to learn that this product may not have a single certified organic ingredient in it? Organic ingredients are plant oils or extracts, or other unadulterated agricultural products.

Some manufacturers use marketing ploys such as “made with 100% organic botanicals,” meaning that a few of the individual ingredients are “100% organic“…but the others could be synthetic. They may also advertise organic ingredients on the front of the package yet these ingredients are listed last. The last ingredients listed on a product label are used the least in these products.

For example a new product line of shampoos and conditioners has a great sounding organic name: Organix. They advertise organic ingredients on the front of the bottles. The Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo advertises an exclusive blend of organic coconut milk, ultra whipped egg white proteins and weightless coconut oils. Turn the bottle over and the ingredients I just mentioned are some of the last ones on the ingredient list after all of the chemical ones we can’t pronounce. That means that they are definitely in there however very, very, small amounts that will never make difference in your hair!

Still some other manufacturers advertise things like “no sodium lauryl sulfate” or mention some other chemicals to give the impression that they don’t use any chemicals. They just don’t use that particular chemical. “Made with no harmful chemicals”? What is considered harmful? They are still using chemicals, just not harmful ones?

So beware of this very common marketing technique: listing certified organic ingredients on a label does not necessarily make a product organic or even remotely healthy for you.

If you are concerned about ingredients in your beauty products or would like to learn about chemical ingredients found in these products visit  The environmental working group’s Skin Deep cosmetic safety database. Just type in the ingredient in question in the search bar, and voila! Up comes chemical descriptions, a list of products with this ingredient and even a hazard score. 0-2: low hazard, 3-6 moderate, and 7-10 high hazard. Search beauty products with hazard score zero, in addition to those with high hazard scores-products you may want to pass on.

Natural Skin Care Remedies

Taking care of your skin is so important. It is the only skin you’ll ever have. You determine how well it will look now, and in the future. Therefore you want to be certain that the products or other items that you are using to care for your skin are the best possible. This is why it may be advantageous to create your own natural skin care products rather than taking a chance on store bought products. These products are often filled with harsh chemicals and other mysterious ingredients that you would not want to put on your skin if you really understood what they were. When you make your own products, you know exactly what goes into them. You can also save money, and even give away your products as gifts!

Did you know that you have many great items already in your home that can be used to create your natural skin care products? Everything from fruit to honey, oatmeal to eggs can be used to creative skin lifting products, moisturizing products, and more natural skin care remedies.

It can be as simple as creating a natural face lift with two egg yolks and a teaspoon of sugar, or a bit more complicated such as this bath milk recipe.

Cleopatra’s Bath Milk

• 2 cups powdered milk
• 1 Tablespoon Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil
• 2 Tablespoons dried rose petals (can be obtained at large health food stores)
• 1/2 cup ground oatmeal (grind oats finely in your blender)
• 10 drops lavender essential oil or other favorite oil

Mix all ingredients well and keep in a glass jar in the refrigerator. To use, put as much as you like into your bath under running water. You can also buy reusable muslin tea bags at the health food store and place the mixture in these. To use, just drop one in the bath water.