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Little Known Ways to Calm Skin

Benefits of Yogurt, Oats, and Raw Honey

Did you know yogurt, oats, and honey can soothe red, irritated skin?  Why not make a mask in the comfort of your own home while relaxing? By all means … go ahead! Please share your thoughts/experience/advice with the rest of us.  A Blissful Skin loves your valuable feedback.

  • All yogurts are fantastic sources of zinc, calcium, protein, potassium, zinc, and vitamins B12, B6. Zinc is very important, it can help lighten blemishes and scars.
  • Oats, not only oatmeal is delicious and healthy, but it contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and as such is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e sunburns, eczema and poison ivy).
  • Honey, the amazing wonder of nature, lends a moistness and rich flavor to cakes and cookies, provides many benefits as a chemical-free skin care product. Honey has properties  that give this homeopathic ingredient special powers, did you know it’s healing and help prevent infection on acne skin?

Naturally Beautiful Skin

DIY Mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of plain yogurt;
  • 1 cup of oats;
  • 4 to 5 drops of raw honey.
  1. Combine yogurt and oats  in a small bowl and gently mix together;
  2. Raw honey tends to become solid, before adding it to the mix, warm a spoon under hot water, then add 4 to 5 drops of honey to the spoon;
  3. Gently, stir the honey into the yogurt and oat mixture.

With a fan brush, apply the mask all over the face and neck area. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off  with a warm towel or washcloth.

Enjoy!

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Organic Remedies

Organic is Vibrant well-being

Fruits and vegetables are imperative for our well-being, before antibiotics, our ancestors relied upon Mother Nature for effective and safe remedies. Healthy skin is achieved from within, I would like to share a few recipe treatments using of my favorite  healing foods.

Pineapple

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Speeds up tissue repair
  • Protects bones
  • Energizing
  • Immunity booster

Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, manganese, and bromelain. If your skin is dry, soak it in warm water for 10 minutes, cut a piece of pineapple peel and place it flesh-side down on the area, (miracle worker for dry heels), you may secure it with ace bandages, leave over night. When removing the dressing, gently peel it back, soak the area in warm water for 5 minutes, and dry. You may repeat this up to 3 nights, resulting in amazingly soft skin!

Pumpkin Seeds

  • Promotes prostate health
  • Fights fatigue
  • Aids memory
  • Helps skin complexion

What a great snack! Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, iron, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins. Excellent snack, easy to carry around and super healthy!

Slippery Elm

  • Soothes digestive tract
  • Eases colic
  • Emollient
  • Soothes sore throat
  • Calms irritated skin

Slippery elm is a soothing herb, used internally may help prevent digestive problems, crohn’s disease, and colitis. Used topically, slippery elm soothes wounds, burns, itchy and irritated skin. Cleanse the skin, then apply this soothing magical herb to the area and leave for 5 minutes, repeat as needed.

Milk

  • First-class protein
  • Strengthens bones
  • Rich in calcium

Milk does the body and skin good! Full of calcium, vitamin-B, iron and zinc, some studies have shown it may be good for the brain, nourishes the skin, reduces liver’s production of cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. How about a milk & honey bath lotion? Simply add half a cup of milk, 2 eggs, 3 tbls oil, 2 tsp honey, 2 tsp organic shampoo and 1 tbsp vodka in a bowl, mix together and pour in a glass bottle. You may add 3-4 tablespoons to bath water. (Keep the home-made lotion in the fridge, and use within 3-5 days)

Tea Tree

  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Treats skin infections
  • Used for oral infections

Tea tree is an effective remedy for a brad range of ailments, especially fungal and skin problems like acne, insect bites, athlete’s foot, yeast infections, ringworm, sore throats, may help combat gum disease, and useful for colds. Tea tree skin wash is amazing, make your own! 1 tsp dried or 2 tsp fresh tea tree leaves and 1 cup of freshly boiled water. Steep the herbs in water for 10 minutes, then strain. Leave it to cool, then bathe the skin of affected area, repeat as needed.

Do you have any treatments you would like to share with all of us? Please do so below!

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© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.