Natural Homemade Skin Care Tips

By: Herb B. Lewis

A good skin care regimen has nothing to do with the latest makeup tips. Your skin is a mirror that reflects the qualities of your inner health. No amount of make-up can hide the look of unhealthy skin. Healthy skin is attractive even without makeup.

The good skin care regimen starts with you taking care of yourself from the inside. Eat fruits and vegetables and drink purified water. This will improve the moisture of your skin, as well as improving your general health. Moisture is what you need to make your skin firm and elastic.

Don't forget to exercise or your skin will sag. Working your cardiovascular system and building muscle tone is important but do not forget to also exercise your insides. Tie Chi and Yoga squeeze you intestines, liver, and gallbladder. Tie Chi and Yoga are great for this; they move your insides around and work your organs together. Your insides feed you skin and if your insides are not healthy your skin will not be healthy.

Especially important is your intestines. Don't eat meat, meat slows your digestion and makes it harder for your body to flush out toxins. Never eat hydrogenated oils like margarine. Don't smoke, it turns your skin yellow. Stay away from alcohol. Alcohol makes the liver work when it should not have to. This keeps it from doing the job of removing toxins. Toxins build up and sit in your fat, organs and your skin.

Get an ample amount of vitamin A. The body requires vitamin A every day to preserve healthy skin. Lack of vitamin B2 may result in oily skin and hair, and premature wrinkles. Nutritional yeast and wheat germ are good places to get vitamin B2 in your diet. Vitamin E and vitamin C have antioxidant properties; they help in preventing skin damage.

Herbs for Your Skin Drink herbal teas made from red clover, dandelion root, burdock, and echinacea to clean the blood. All these herbs are found in extracts at your health food store. You can also get these herbs by the ounce at most health food stores. Red clover is better fresh, it makes a good ice tea just by itself. Goldenseal is a great internal cleanser but it does not make a good tea, it is better to take it in a capsule form.

Alfalfa is an herb that you can take every day for a lifetime. Alfalfa is nutritionous and a cleanser that removes toxins from the body Alfalfa provides beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and K. Alfalfa roots grow deep, they pick up high concentrations of nutrients not always found in the surface soils. This can supply the trace minerals that are lacking in most diets. Alfalfa sprouts are in groceries and salad bars or you can sprout your own. You can find alfalfa leaves and seeds in capsules or tables as well as the bulk powdered herb in most health food stores.

Learn to make your own natural skin care products. Here are a few skin natural skin care products you can make yourself to get you started.

Aloe vera gel straight from the plant on your skin is a wonderful natural skin care product. If you do not have a plant, jell from a bottle is great both internally and externally. Half a cup of aloe vera juice twice a day with your favorite juice will do wonders for your insides. Do not take internally if you are pregnant. When you stress out and need an herb bath put a leaf in the freezer for 30 minutes to get it cold. When taking your hot bath pull the leaf open and rub it on your face to cool you down. It soothes the skin on contact. Add aloe vera juice or jell to orange or grape juice, an organic banana and a little ice and blend in a blender. This is a good drink to cool you down and sooth the mind.

To make a salve, remove the thin outer skin and blind the leaves in a blender, add 500 units of vitamin C powder to each cup add a tablespoon of honey to help preserve. It is best to use fresh but you can store it in your refrigerator for a couple weeks. This salve is great for skin.

Honey is also a natural skin care product. A natural skin care recipe using honey is to make a cup of oatmeal, just like you would for breakfast. While the oatmeal is thickening and cooling down, mix in 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of plain or strawberry yogurt and the juice squeezed from one lemon. Lemon contains natural astringents. This should form a good paste. Apply a layer to your face, avoiding the eyelids. If you get any in your eyes, rinse it out with warm water. After it dries wash it off with warm water, follow with cold water.

You can mash just about anything into oatmeal and smear it on your skin. Make sure it is something natural and good for you and the oatmeal has cooled down. Always start with honey and fresh lemon juice.

You can add avocado, avocado oil, olive oil, fresh strawberries, any fruit yogurt and just about any kind of essential oil.

Play around with it and see what you like. It is important you test your skin before you try anything new. You do not want to wash the oatmeal mask off and look at yourself in the mirror and see a face full of bright red blotches. Use a little caution.

Be sure to practice organic skin care as much as you can. Organic skin care just means you read the labels to make sure the ingredients are labeled organic. It also means shopping for fruits and vegetables that are organic.

Nothing in this essay should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Nothing in this essay is approved by the Food & Drug Administration to treat of any disease.

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This natural skin care advice is by Herb B. Lewis. For more of his advice on skincare visit: Also Visit Years to Your Health

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