Natural Remedies: Skin Problems (Part 1)
Very few people know that there are thousands, maybe millions of natural remedies which have been discovered by ancient civilizations and can be still used to cure many diseases and illnesses. Pharmaceutical companies are constantly developing new drugs which allow us to cure infections and to go to work in the morning even when we don’t feel well by simply swallowing tablets and/or pills.
Now, as effective and useful as they may be, these drugs come with side effects which may be even worse than the disease itself. That is why one should always consider trying at least a couple of home made remedies before resorting to modern medicine. Here are a few natural remedies for some of the most common skin problems:
As you probably know, toothpaste, oil and butter should never be applied on a burn as they hold the heat in. Instead, you should put a wet cloth on the area and wait for it to cool down. If the pain gets stronger, ask someone to get you a bottle of vinegar. Soak a cloth in diluted vinegar and put it on the burnt area. Not only does vinegar taste good with salad, it is also a powerful painkiller and disinfectant.
We get dry skin when our oil glands stop producing oil or, for some reason, produce less oil than they should. The areas where skin is more likely to go dry are the thighs, lower arms, cheeks, abdomen, forehead, chin, nose and the area around the eyes. Dry skin can be caused by environmental changes, stress, anxiety, make-up, pollution, sun exposure and many other factors. The best cure for dry skin is olive oil, Sophia Loren’s beauty secret, and almond oil. Choose the one that you prefer and use it to massage the affected area until the skin absorbs the oil. Other solutions are: -steam bath -electric light bath -hot air bath
Believe it or not, baking soda is better than most expensive facial cleansers. Not only does it reduce spots and blackheads, it also removes dead cells from the skin. Put some baking soda in a glass and add a few drops of water. Use a finger to stir the compound and gently rub it on your face. Wash your face with warm water and apply a good moisturising cream before going to bed. If you have dry skin, repeat this process once a week.