We all want glowing, clear skin. Like most women, you’ve probably tried hundreds of skin care products to treat, cure and soothe your skin to perfection. Sometimes they work, but most of the time they end up somewhere in the back of your cabinet.
Before you splurge yet again on an expensive cream in hopes that it will work like magic on your skin, try these easy natural remedies instead - you’ll be surprised at how effective they can be and how easily you can get your hands on them!
Red Clover is a powerful blood cleanser. Drinking 2-3 cups of red clover tea daily detoxifies your bloodstream, which helps to improve your complexion. Find it at your local health food store.
For healthy skin, hair and nails, try the herbal supplement Horsetail. Horsetail is rich in silica, which is good for shiny hair, skin and nails. Take this and any other herbal supplements in liquid form for fastest absorption into the blood stream.
Chamomile, with its anti-inflammatory properties, is effective against eye-puffiness. Steep two Chamomile tea bags for 20 minutes and let cool. Place one over each eye and leave it on for about 10 minutes.
Wash your face with milk, which is a source of lactic acid, a natural exfoliant. Exfoliating 2-3 times a week helps remove dead skin cells to reveal healthy skin underneath. Simply pour milk into your hands and splash it onto your face using circular movements. Alternatively, you can soak a muslin face cloth with milk and scrub gently. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Try cooking or sprinkling your salads with Flax Seed Oil. Flax seed oil is an incredible source of the Omega-3 family of Essential Fatty Acids, which help retain moisture in your skin and keep it looking velvety smooth. It is just as important to feed your skin from the inside as it is to treat it from the outside.
To help brighten up your skin, create a mask using the juice of half of a lemon and one beaten egg white. Apply the mixture to your face and let dry for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Avocado Oil makes for a great face and eye makeup remover. Rich in Essential Fatty Acids, avocado oil softens and gently lifts away any debris from your skin. Pat your face with a tissue to remove any excess oil.
Many products sold in drugstores and department stores contain ingredients which are known to aggravate the skin and even cause further damage. The fewer products you put on your skin, the less chance there is that your skin will be irritated by any one of the ingredients in them.
Tara Sabeti is Vice-President of Marketing at www.BeautySteals.com, an online retailer of cosmetics, skin care and fragrances. A graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she has spent more than five years researching and working in the cosmetics and fashion industries.