Homemade Natural Skin Care Products
Cucumber is a great snack you can eat throughout the day. It’s especially a wonderful food to consume during the sweltering days of summer as it will pure liquid to help your body cool itself off. But although this is a summer vegetable and ideally we should be eating seasonal fruits and vegetables, you can nowadays find cucumbers throughout the day in the supermarkets. Cucumber is a natural diuretic and helps to dissolve kidney stones. You should know that when our kidneys are in good shape your skin will glow.
It is exceptionally rich in potassium which is essential in promoting flexibility in the muscle tissue and giving elasticity to the skin cells. This will create wonders in the rejuvenation of the skin and facial youthfulness. No wonder way many beauty salons have regimens that include cucumber in many ways.
Cucumber offers other benefits to the body as well. being rich in silicon and sulfur helps beautifying hair and nails.
Cucumber is naturally very moist and its skin contains 250 mg. of vitamin A per pound. It’s an important source of this vitamin, but when you get rid of the skin -which you have to do when cucumber it comes with a waxed skin- the cucumber will provide virtually no vitamin A. So when consuming it raw whether eating it, using it in salads or juicing them make sure not to peel it. Waxed cukes should not be eaten or juiced and rinsing it in water will not remove the wax.
It is also packed with antioxidants and natural compounds that help soothe inflammation. You can either congest cucumber in various forms or slice and apply it on your skin after a long day of exposure to the sun, and you will feel the difference immediately.
Responsive skin related conditions are as follows: Acne, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss and fever.
Tomatoes can be combined with other natural ingredients to create a cleansing mask. Tomatoes contain lots of antioxidants and vitamins that will help promote skin healing and renewal.
Fresh tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and is highly cleansing the liver. Juicing it is a great way to consume this wonderful vegetable as it will stimulate the stimulates the circulation and the heart.
Believe it or not, wasabi can be applied, in moderation, to help improve oxygen flow into skin tissues.
Use a moderate amount of sea salt in your natural exfoliating mixture to help scrub away dead skin cells.
Almond oil can be combined with fresh citrus juice and oatmeal. This potent mix can help reverse acne breakouts, and prevent breakouts from coming back.
Green tea has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and is perfect for cleansing solutions. Make sure to submerge the green tea in hot water for a few minutes to get a more potent dose of cleansing antioxidants.
Bananas can be combined with emollients to help revitalize both the skin and hair. It is a natural conditioner.
Castor oil can be applied directly to wrinkles and fine lines on the face. This oil helps tighten and moisturize affected skin, and is also very hypoallergenic.
A slice of uncooked potato can be used instead of commercial makeup removers. And the best thing here is that you can keep using raw potato without exposing yourself to large quantities of synthetic preservatives, and sometimes also heavy metals.
Want to make your skin shine? Coconut milk has the right mix of proteins, water and oils to keep your skin supple all day long. Feel free to combine with other ingredients for maximum effect.
Instead of using commercial shaving cream, using coconut oil instead. It costs the same, and is just as effective. Coconut oil also contains vital nutrients that will help repair skin damaged by shaving blades.
Olive oil can be used on the skin and the nails. If you want your feet and nails to look supple and clean, soak your feet in olive oil for ten to fifteen minutes. The natural compounds in olive oil will renew your feet, guaranteed.
Wheatgrass juice being the most nutritious and cleansing juice there is has remarkable regenerative and anti-aging abilities. It is a type of grass you can grow in one inch of soil. Something that you can do at home. Ann Wigmore talks extensively about its properties as well as methods of growing and juicing wheatgrass in her “The Wheatgrass Book“.
Other then many anti-aging properties wheatgrass also contains vitamins A, B complex, C and E, chlorophyll, many minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium), a number of special enzymes, proteins (amino acids). Vitamin A is necessary for growth and repair of body tissue, fights bacteria and infection. Vitamin B-1 as well as many other benefits maintains health of skin and hair. vitamin C maintains collagen, helps heal wounds and scar tissue.
This miraculous grass benefits many parts of the body which will fit in another long article. But let us say that other than juicing it which will create wonders for your overall health and your skin, it could be also applied to the skin and scalp.
Responsive skin related conditions are as follows: Acne, premature aging, hair loss and skin disorders.