Have you looked in the mirror lately and taken a good, close look at your skin?
Is you skin talking to you?
What is your skin saying about you?
Skin can tell a lot about a person.
Whether it is oily, dry, itchy or peeling, it could signify a problem on the inside.
Did you know?
Skin is the largest organ of the body.
And, it happens to be on the outside of it as well.
That thin layer of tissue acts as a natural protector from many environmental and infectious
organisms that would seek to gain entry to the body.
Like an insect has a hard exoskeleton, we have a soft one that is designed to do the same thing.
Skin can also reflect what is going on inside the body.
It has pores that allow for the exchange of air, water and oils.
When the body tries to get rid of harmful substances, the skin is one way to externalize them.
Have you seen whiteheads?
They are white because they are filled with oils and other substances the body is trying
What Does Your Skin Look Like?
We all strive for normal healthy skin but can be affected by different skin conditions from
time to time.
The condition can depend on the environment, genes, stress, chemicals or something
Dry skin is a common ailment.
Every organ of the body needs moisture for growth and maintenance.
The body contains over 80 percent water.
But, some is lost through urination, sweat and respiration.
Replenishing that water is a daily need.
When you don’t skin can look dull, lifeless and become inflamed due to the lack of
Oily skin can be a problem especially on the face.
Even when it’s cold outside, your face is still shining from the excess oil being secreted
Too much oil can clog pores leading to more severe skin conditions like acne, even
Certain hormonal imbalances can also increase oil production in the skin.
Do you feel like you will rub your skin raw?
Is the itching getting the better of you?
Itchy skin can be the result of allergies, contact dermatitis, chemicals, genes or the
Scratching with the fingernails can damage skin and leave it scarred.
Are you peeling your skin like you would peel an orange?
For an orange, it’s okay, but for your skin, it can compromise this protective barrier
allowing all sorts of invaders to gain access.
Peeling can be due to sunburns, wind, and chemicals.
The most common cause, however, is overexposure to the sun.
Is Your Skin Talking to You?
To improve the look and feel of your skin, try these home skin remedy to
soothe what ails you.
No matter what is bothering your skin, home remedies can be used as the first line
If skin issues persist or get increasingly worse, you may decide to consult a dermatologist.
But, since these are all-natural, it’s worth a go.
10 Natural Homemade Skin Remedies
Have fun whipping up these natural, homemade skin remedies in your kitchen.
1. Drink More Fluids
Because skin is on the outside of the body, it needs more hydration than most.
Water is the best liquid to drink, but you can have teas, juices and coffee.
For your skin’s sake, try to avoid caffeinated beverages, as caffeine can be a diuretic
and further sap your skin’s moisture.
2. Healing Aloe Vera
These beautiful green succulent plants have many uses.
If you own an aloe plant, break off a leaf tip and squeeze the juice on peeling skin that has
Rub the gel on itching skin to begin the healing process of returning moisture to it.
3. Oatmeal Itchy Skin Relief
Add some plain oatmeal to warm bath water to alleviate itchy skin.
It is often used for allergic skin conditions but will work for any other cause as well.
4. Natural Almond Scrub
Mix finely ground almonds with honey and gently rub all over your face and rough skin spots.
Continue for about 15 minutes with a warm wash cloth and then rinse off.
This can help remove excess oil from the face.
5. Juniper Berries and Cloves
Juniper berries have anti-inflammatory properties to fight itchy skin.
Cloves contain a substance called “eugenol” that has a numbing effect on nerves.
Create this remedy by melting beeswax and unsalted butter in two separate pans.
Then combining them together with ground juniper and ground cloves.
Apply the cool mixture to itchy skin.
Note: For a vegan version, substitute coconut or olive oil for the butter and use
carnauba or candelilla wax in place of beeswax.
6. Fresh Mint Juice Facial
Crush up some fresh mint leaves with a mortar and pestle until juice begins to form.
Spread the juice over the skin to provide hydration and prevent peeling and dryness.
7. Avocado Moisturizer
Create a paste from fresh avocado (or use the oil) .
Apply to your skin to help restore some of the moisture to dry skin.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar Astringent
Apple cider vinegar is acidic and can reduce the shine and the amount of oil on your
face when used as an astringent.
Pour some on a cotton ball and wipe all over the oily areas of your face.
9. Cool as a Cucumber
Cucumbers can reduce swelling around the eyes and prevent peeling skin.
Or chop them up in a food processor and then smooth it on your sunburned skin for
10. Baking Soda to the Rescue
Baking soda can help with many skin ailments.
For itchy skin, sprinkle it into a warm bath and enjoy a long soak.
Or mix with a little bit of water to create a paste and rub on itchy unbroken skin.
Pamper the Skin You are In, Naturally
Skin is an important part of the body and plays a crucial role in keeping our entire body healthy.
Natural home skin remedies can improve its look, feel, and integrity.
Look no further than your kitchen to get started.
In view of the fact that the average women is exposed to more 168 chemicals in commercial
cosmetics, skin, hair and body care products, it just makes sense to reduce our exposure to
harmful ingredients by making our own.
So when your skin talks to you, don’t panic.
Simply head to your kitchen and whip up some natural healing!
What are you favorite natural, homemade skin care treatments? Share your suggestions with us.
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