12-15-2009, 06:17 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
SKIN CARE - The Way Nature Intended
NOTE: This article is from Natures-Health-Foods.com, and is of benefit to men also.
It's wonderful to nourish and indulge ourselves with super natural wonders for younger looking skin.
Let's take a look at some of these super natural methods.
*** Skin-Care & Water ~ The ancient most healing medium, used by humans and animals to heal injuries, relax tense muscles and cleanse the body.
Drinking helps eliminate toxins, improves the condition of our skin, nails and hair.
Water works as a natural diuretic to reduce high blood pressure by decreasing water retention in our blood.
Thermal spring water can treat rheumatic, muscular disorders, skin aliments and respiratory problems.
A hot springs bath increases the flow of oxygen rich blood throughout the body, bringing improved nourishment to vital organs and tissues.
The exercise treatments in pool water therapy are curative uses for variety of conditions.
*** Skin-Care & Sea-Salt ~ An ideal method to rub away those stubborn flakes or scales of dead skin cells through a sea-salt scrub or bath.
A sea-salt scrub or bath improves blood circulation giving skin a radiant look.
Salt baths combat stress, alleviate muscular pains and aches.
Exfoliate your skin with a paste made of coarse sea-salt mixed with either water or olive/almond/macadamia oil to achieve glowing skin.
*** Skin-Care & Clay ~ Clay or mud masks are effective deep cleansers.
Clay paste when patted over the face and left to dry, pull out impurities and moisturize the skin.
Several varieties of clays varying in color, suitable for all skin-care types are used to absorb excess secretion and dirt.
White clay works wonders on oily skin, brown clay is good for dry skin, and for skin prone to blemishes, green clay is a skin-care benefit.
*** Skin-Care & Fruits ~ Fruits are jam packed with lots of skin conditioning properties.
Bananas, strawberry, pineapples and more are all choc-full of skin conditioning, softening properties, natural vitamins and essential oils of significant benefit to your skin-care.
Strawberries are an effective cleanser for all skin types.
Packed with Vitamin-C, strawberries neutralize oily patches and calm rashes.
A natural exfoliant, pineapple acts as an effective, gentle buffer, leaving the skin clean.
Ideal for dry skin, banana nourishes and provides excellent moisture boost to dehydrated skin.
It makes a great moisturising and anti-ageing facemask.
*** Skin-Care & Seaweed ~ Seaweeds, brown, red, green and blue incorporated into body wraps and anti cellulite products reduce impurities, flush out toxins and leave the skin cleansed, toned and refreshed.
Seaweeds are also used for treating problems such as psoriasis.
Seaweeds, rich in copper, a nutrient vital for healthy collagen and zinc help repair damaged skin cells.
Thalassotherapy uses seaweeds, while sea water baths and sea mud body wraps are popular spa treatments.
*** Skin-Care & Herbs ~ Rosemary, lavender, mint, ginger and chamomile, to name just a few, are commonly used herbs in skin care products.
Essential oils are extracted, added to lotions, creams, gels, etc, help to soothe, stimulate, calm and balance and treat certain skin ailments and irritations.
Essential oils are used in aromatherapy to promote health and well being.
Lavender is great antidote to stress, while lemon grass works as quick perk me up.
Rosemary is effective digestive aid and a natural antiseptic in reducing appearance of scars.
A strong concoction of mint alleviates chapped hands.
The reader of this article should exercise all precautions while following instructions on the recipes from this article.
Avoid using if you're allergic.
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanual Kant~