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The Key to Youthful Skincare

Products, products, and more products ….

Have you found your niche product? What are the must have products of your choice? Did you know that choosing the wrong items can emphasize the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and crows feet around the eye area? Instead of “experimenting” at the expense of your beautiful complexion, why not learn what Skin Type you are  before selecting a skin care line.

Today, I’d like to introduce your path to a youthful, beautiful, and supple complexion via Murad!

Know Your Skin Type

OILY – Shiny skin, enlarged pores, prone to blackheads and blemishes, some tightness.

COMBINATION/ NORMAL – Medium pores, smooth and even texture, good circulation, healthy color, may tend toward dryness on the cheeks, may be oily in T-Zone.

SENSITIVE – Thin delicate, fine pores. Flushes easily, prone to broken capillaries, frequently allergic, can be rashy.

DRY – Feels tight, especially after cleansing; fine wrinkles, flaking, red patches. In woman of color, appears ashy or dull from dead skin buildup.

AGING OR SUN-DAMAGED – Feels tight, visible wrinkles, slack skin tone especially around cheeks and jawline, leathery texture, broken capillaries.

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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!

Thank You for reading!


© 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.

Adult Acne

These two words may be traumatic to someone who has never experienced acne before. However, simple home skin care regimen can help improve this temporary condition, without over drying your skin, and remember DON’T PICK!!!

1. Use a oil-free beta-hydroxy cleanser, and wash your face morning and night.

2. Exfoliate four or five nights a week with  a beta-hydroxy lotion or cream or a gentle scrub.  (If you chose a scrub, select one with round beads, soft consistency, nothing harsh nor harsh).

3. Use a mask once a week, follow the simple steps below,  and make your own organic product! Home made products are not miracle workers, and will not clear up large breakouts, but can work quickly and effectively on small areas by keeping the problem under control.

4. Apply an oil-free moisturizer.

5. Use a non comedogenic sunblock, avoid products with pore-clogging ingredients.

Tea Tree Treatment

This magnificent Australian product is antiseptic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory.

1 drop tea tree oil (you can find it almost anywhere, health food stores and some pharmacies)

1/2 cup milk or water

1. Mix the tea tree oil into the milk or water.

2. Swab on your face with cotton.

3. Rinse off after 5 to 10 minutes.

You may use a Q-tip to swab this mixture directly to pimples, as spot treatment.

Curds And Clay

Yogurt kills bacteria and helps soften the skin.

4 tablespoons clay

2 teaspoon plain yogurt

4 teaspoons water

2 drops tea tree or geranium oil

(you can boil fresh thyme in water and replace the water above with 4 teaspoon thyme water)

1. Mix the ingredients to form a paste

2. Apply to your face with a brush, or you may use your ring finger to apply gently.

3. Leave on for 15 minutes.

4. Rinse off with warm water and dab skin dry.

Parsley Treatment

Get rid of blackheads, parsley is another good homeopathic remedy.

A  hand full of parsley

1. Run the parsley through the blender.

2. Boil 1 cup of water and pour over herbs.

3. Mix water and herbs together and let it cool for 20 seconds.

4. Apply to the face and leave on for 5 minutes

5. Follow with an exfoliating mask or exfoliate your face with a scrub.

© 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.