There a lot of skincare products that has been circling around the market lately. They promise clear, soft, supple, flawless skin. Others are intended to cure the skin from acne, black heads, white heads, acne scars, and other skin problems. Some of these products are effective but the effective tend to be the most expensive ones, too. Some facial wash may cost 25 dollars per tube and can be used only for like 7 washes. These skincare products might be effective but are they really worth the price? Are there any natural skincare remedies that can be an alternative for these expensive skincare products?
There are different types of skin problems that can be fixed even at home just by using common ingredients that can also be found at home or in the garden. For example, problems with skin darkening in the armpits, groins, knees, elbows and many different places can be fixed with lemon and salt. Squeeze the lemon to extract the juice and add a few pinches of salt. Let the salt mix and melt with the juice then apply this to the affected area. Freshly sliced lemon can be applied directly as well. The results will show after continuously doing this everyday for about 2 weeks. The skin will lighten and it will also leave the skin feeling smooth.
If the problem is dryness then using natural skincare remedies moisturizer will be good for the skin, too. Using your average oatmeal – not the instant cook one, mix the oatmeal with some milk and then apply it to the face. Let it stay there for 15-20 minutes every day will make the skin smooth and supple. Another home remedy for dry skin is using milk alone. Put milk on a small bowl and let it reach room temperature. Use cotton balls to apply milk to the face and let it stay there for 20 minutes then rinse face with lukewarm water and the results will show at once. Your skin will instantly become soft and smooth. (more…)
The abundance of skin care products out on the market can be overwhelming at times and many people have turned to natural skin care remedies for visible results. There seems to be an advertisement, celebrity endorsement, or infomercial on every corner. They all gloat on some miracle product that promises to transform one’s skin as well as self-esteem. Face it, most everyone don’t have the time or the deep pockets to try many of the popular brands. Not to worry, there are plenty of natural skin care remedies that are inexpensive and well suited for each skin type.
Those with dry skin often worry about a flaky/ashy look and early onset of crow’s feet. Pay more attention to product ingredients before buying expensive creams. Look for natural skin care products containing vegetable oils such as olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil or peanut oil. While the good old fashioned petroleum jelly is an inexpensive moisturizer, long term use may lead to clogged pores. Pores on the skin are designed to release toxins from the body. If they are clogged for extended periods of time and restricted from secreting toxins, people may end up with certain disorders such as acne, even drier skin, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and much more. Remember petroleum jelly and related chemicals are for external use only while internal consumption may lead to a variety of side effects. Many countries have banned the use of such ingredients in cosmetics, but certain nations or manufacturers may still sneak them into lipsticks, baby lotions and other moisturizers.
For those who are constantly blotting their forehead to get rid of its shine, they understand the frustration of having oily skin. Combined with changing hormone levels and humidity, oily skin can trigger unpleasant acne breakouts. The good news is that over time, those with oily skin tend to have fewer wrinkles than those with dry skin. The key to looking great with oily skin is to keep your face clean (wash at least twice a day), stay with water-based moisturizers, include aloe vera in the beauty regime to clear pores, and avoid touching with hands as fingers may deliver extra oil and dirt to the face. (more…)