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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!


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Skin Condition Part 2

Hello!

Hope the weekend was good and relaxing.  There are many skin conditions encountered during our lives, some are more bothersome than others, but non the less annoying. If you experience a persistent condition, please consult with your doctor, begin treatment, you will feel much better having the knowledge and proper medication.

Folliculitis

This condition is an infection of the hair follicles; friction from clothing, waxing, shaving, harsh substances, make-up, and sweat, may be some of the common causes of irritation.

Symptoms vary and may include the following:

  • Pink or red bumps, or pustules
  • Painful boils filled with pus

Treatment may vary, depending on the cause of infection, antibacterial soaps and cleansers may be preventative to flare-ups. If the condition is persistent, topical or oral antibiotics are used for bacterial infections. Your doctor may prescribe other treatments, including stronger antiviral or antifungal medication.

Impetigo

This condition is highly contagious, the skin becomes infected with the Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. Impetigo is a common infection amongst children who have eczema, insect bites, varicella, or other skin disease. Usually it is found around the nose, mouth, or lips.

Symptoms vary and may include the following:

  • Small or large blisters
  • Honey-yellow crust on affected area
  • Painful and burning when blisters pop

When treating this condition, doctors prescribe topical antibiotic ointments, antibacterial washes and oral antibiotics. Keeping the area clean and dry, prevents further spread and faster healing.

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy plants are three-pointed leaf, most hikers and gardeners know what they look like. The plant produces urushiol, if you have contact with it, and you are not wearing protective clothing, you can expect to develop contact dermatitis.

Symptoms vary and may include the following:

  • Intense itching
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blistering
  • Red rash

If you or anyone becomes in contact with poison ivy, washing the area immediately is key. Antihistamines and topical, or oral corticosteroids help calm and heal the areas. Scratching will only cause more irritation, keeping the area dry and covered will prevent infection.

Milia

These little hard bumps are in actuality tiny cysts, not more than two millimeters in size, they look like white heads and may also resemble a little pustule.

Symptoms vary and may include the following:

  • Hard bumpy white heads
  • Mostly found around eye lids
  • Also may appear on the groin

Squeezing them out is not recommended due to infection and tissue damage. However, dermatologists can properly extract them with a scalpel, it is quick and easy, not to mention safer than our own fingers, remember “Do Not Pick”!

Thank you for reading, have a great week!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2013. 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.