22 Home Remedies for Acne & Pesky Pimples

22 Home Remedies for Acne & Pesky Pimples - Home remedies for acne are a good way to get rid of it, or at least hold it at bay. They make you step back and really figure out what’s going on with your skin, and how to work with it. Chances are, your skin will repay you in kind for not simply ravaging it with strange chemicals-and your wallet will probably thank you too.
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Your skin is your friend. You like your skin. Your skin likes you. It protects you from the elements and literally keeps you together. You in turn do your best to protect it from any kind of damage.

 

Then, one day, acne rears its ugly head, and you suddenly hate your skin. What do you do then? Turn to harsh chemicals, and expensive scrubs?

 

That’s a fine way to thank a friend who’s been there for you since day one.

 

Your epidermis isn’t at fault here-it can’t help that your hormones are causing all that extra sebum to clog up your pores, or the fact that bacteria is running rampant.

 

If your skin could talk it would say something along the lines of “patience, grasshopper. Treat me right and I shall repay you in kind.”

 

That’s just a guess, anyways. The point is, natural acne remedies are a good way to get rid of it, or at least hold it at bay.

 

They make you step back and really figure out what’s going on with your skin, and how to work with it.

 

Chances are, your skin will repay you in kind for not simply ravaging it with strange chemicals-and your wallet will probably thank you too.

 

Home Remedies for Acne & Pesky Pimples

 

#1  – Apply some apple cider vinegar

 

Apple cider vinegar is a powerhouse when it comes to acting as an acne remedy.

 

Why? It kills off the bacteria that may be causing all the trouble in the first place. It also becomes alkaline, and balances the pH of your skin, which in turn makes it harder for bacteria to thrive.

 

To top it off it’s an astringent, like lemon juice, and will help dry up excess oil.

 

Keeping that in mind, don’t overdo and dry out your skin too much. This could cause the sebaceous glands overproduce to compensate, therefore triggering an outbreak.

 

You will need…
-Pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar
-Fresh water

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Using a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into vinegar and apply it directly to the blemish.

 

Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight. Reapply several times a day, washing face thoroughly after each time.

 

Make sure to use a moisturizer afterwards as well if you feel like your skin is getting dry.

 

#2 – Make a cinnamon and honey mask

 

Honey is sticky, and cinnamon is spicy, and it seems like they’re both things you’d want to avoid getting near your skin. Surprisingly, while it may sound strange, honey and cinnamon make a (literally) killer combo when it comes to acne.

 

Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties, so it can help stop bacteria from getting out of hand. If it does, the honey is a natural anti-biotic, ready and waiting to wipe the little buggers out.

 

You will need… 
-2 tablespoons of honey
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
– paper towels

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together until they are thoroughly blended and have formed a sort of paste.

 

Apply the mask to your face (or spot treat) and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off completely, and pat your face dry. This is a sticky mixture, so make sure you have some paper towels at on hand.

 

Click HERE for more acne mask recipes

 

#3 – The land of milk and honey (or yogurt)

 

While there is quite a bit of hub bub around dairy products causing acne, applied topically it seems that milk can improve your outbreaks and skin tone.

 

The reason it is suggested that milk would cause acne is because of the extra hormones in it-but unless it’s ingested, this doesn’t really do much.

 

For the most part, it just soothes the irritated skin, and helps tone down the redness. Cleopatra swore on the milk baths she took, and well, she was Cleopatra.

 

You could also use yogurt. The acids in it are antibacterial while the fat provides moisture, making it quite nourishing for skin.

 

You will need…
– 1 tablespoon plain low-fat or full-fat yogurt or milk, anything but skim
– 1 tablespoon of natural, raw, honey

 

Directions
Let yogurt or milk come to room temperature (or close to) so you don’t get a chilly shock when you put it on your skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of milk or yogurt thoroughly with 1 tablespoon of honey.

 

You can apply the mixture with a cotton pad, but scooping it up and patting it on works just fine as well. Let each layer dry before adding a new one, until the mask is the thickness you want.

 

Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Wash your mask off and use a washcloth to gently scrub in a circular motion, getting rid of loosened dead skin. Once you’re finished, moisturize as usual.

 

#4 – Whip up some ‘whites

 

Egg whites are an easy and affordable way to help reduce acne and fade scars left by unfortunate blemishes.

 

The reason people have found egg whites to be helpful for their skin is because they’re chock full of proteins and vitamins that both combat acne, and help to rebuild your skin cells.

 

Egg whites also soak up excess oil, which means excess sebum, (exactly what you were thinking right?) which means less stuff for bacteria to feed on.

 

Hooray! Just make sure to use a good moisturizer afterwards, as they can dry your skin out a bit.

 

You will need…
-2 to 3 egg whites, separated from yolks
-Bowl
-Washcloth

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Separate the whites from the yolks. You can use as many as you like, but normally 2 to 3 is enough. Whisk the whites until they’re frothy, and let them sit for a few minutes.

 

Cover your face with the mixture (applying with fingertips is easy) focusing on problem spots. 3 to 4 layers is usually enough, but make sure to wait the first has dried before applying more.

 

Allow the mask to sit and dry for about 20 minutes before rinsing off completely with warm water and a patting dry with a soft washcloth. Apply moisturizer appropriate for your skin type.

 

#5 – Papaya for the pimple prone

 

Papaya is an essential ingredient in a lot of beauty products on the market today, but there is no need to go out of your way to gain its benefits?

 

Plain raw papaya is an all-natural acne remedy that removes dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

 

Lipids are a general term for fats, of which oil is a form of. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, which reduces inflammation and helps prevent the pus from forming.

 

You will need…
-1 fresh papaya

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mash up the flesh of the papaya well, until it is of a consistency that can be easily applied to your skin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water.

 

If your skin has a tendency to get dry after you cleanse it, use a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type afterwards.

 

#6 – Make an orange peel paste

 

Ah, oranges. They taste rejuvenating and refreshing, and our skin may find them just as appealing as our taste buds do.

 

Acne that is caused by bacteria and extra oil/dead skin cells clogging up pores may improve with the use of an orange peel face mask of sorts, thanks to the vitamin C, citric acid, and it’s astringent properties.

 

The vitamin C is particularly helpful because it promotes the growth of new healthy cells, keeping your skin in better condition overall.

 

You will need…
-2 Orange peels
-Clean, fresh water

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Grind/pound up your orange peels (you could use a blender, mortar and pestle, whatever gets the job done) and add a little water to create a paste.

 

Add a little at a time, as too much will make it too thin and runny. Once you have the right consistency, apply it to your face and/or problem areas. Wait for 20-25 minutes.

 

Ideally the mask should be firm, but it can still work if it isn’t. Rinse off completely with water, pat your face dry, and apply a good moisturize.

 

#7 – Tap into tea tree oil

 

You’ll read about tea tree oil for a lot of home remedies, but will most likely see it mentioned the most when comes to skin care, specifically, acne.

 

But why, when too much oil is clogging the pores and making you break out, would you want to use more oil?

 

Tea tree oil isn’t like the oil your skin naturally produces, rather it is more like a solvent that cuts through the extra sebum and dead skin cells, and unblocks the pores.

 

Its antibacterial properties also kill off the acne causing bacteria, and prevent further outbreaks.

 

Note: Tea tree oil is ok for topical use, but should never be ingested. It should also always be diluted before use.

 

You will need…
-Tea tree oil (a small bottle will do)
-Clean water
-Q-tips or cotton balls

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Dilute tea tree oil by mixing 1 part oil to 9 parts water. Dip a Q-tip or cotton swab in mixture, and apply to problem areas.

 

If you decide you want a stronger dilution after a while, you can slowly (slowly!) begin to increase the strength, making sure to use each new mixture for at least a week for making it any stronger.

 

Again, it should never be applied undiluted. You can apply a light moisturizer afterwards if you wish.

 

Another option, especially if you have sensitive skin, is to dilute it with aloe vera gel instead of water.

 

#8 – Mix strawberries and honey

 

Honey and strawberries make a home remedy for acne that sounds pretty sweet (pun intended) and it combines two things that are used commonly in pricey, often time’s harsh, facial scrubs and cleansers.

 

Strawberries may seem random, but consider the fact that they’re high in salicylic acid.

 

Salicylic acid – a primary ingredient in many commercial acne treatments- encourages the epidermis to shed its cells more readily, opening up clogged pores, and neutralizing bacteria.

 

Salicylic acid also shrinks up the pores a little bit, which prevents them from clogging up as much in the future, and encourages new cell growth.

 

Honey also works against bacteria that may be behind your acne, and is an anti-inflammatory.

 

You will need…
-3 fresh strawberries, washed well
-2 teaspoons of good honey-raw is best

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Rinse 3 strawberries and mash them up well, taking care that they don’t get over-mashed and runny. Add the strawberries to two teaspoons of honey, and thoroughly blend them together.

 

Apply to your face and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off completely with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize if your skin has a tendency to dry out. Use twice a week for at least a month.

 

#9 – Utilize a banana peel

 

Bananas are full of all sorts of goodness-even the part we don’t eat. Their peels contain something called lutein, an extremely powerful antioxidant that reduces swelling and inflammation, and encourages healthy cell growth.

 

So…rubbing a banana peel on your face can reduce the redness, obviousness, and discomfort of acne. It’s (debatably) a better use than using it to trip your friend.

 

You will need…
-1 banana peel

 

Directions
Peel your banana and eat it- it’s not cool to waste, and they’re good for you. Take the peel, and rub in a circular motion all over your face.

 

When you feel as though you’ve covered all of your face, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

 

#10- Aloe for acne

 

Aloe vera gel can be used with other things to fight acne, but it’s a good thing on its own as well. If it’s going to be used on its own, the best is to have a little aloe plant floating around in your house.

 

Otherwise you can get a good gel that’s sold in stores may work as well-just do some research on which ones have the least amount of additives.

 

Not only is the aloe soothing, it works as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing redness and swelling. It also has antibacterial properties.

 

You will need…
-Enough aloe vera gel to spot treat or cover your problem areas

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Using your fingertips or a Q-tip, apply the aloe directly to your problem areas.

 

 #11 – The wonders of sodium bicarbonate

 

Sodium bicarbonate, glorious sodium bicarbonate, swoops in and makes itself useful in too many ways to count.

 

In the case of acne remedies, this fabulous substance (also known as baking soda) is useful thanks to its mild antiseptic properties,

 

It also has this uncanny ability to fight off fungus and bacteria and dry up excess oil, all while exfoliating your skin via microdermabrasion and making it soft and beautiful.

 

I know-I get star struck too now whenever I see a box of baking soda.

 

You will need…
-a box of baking soda
-fresh water

 

Directions
There are two ways to go about this-making a facial mask, or a straightforward scrub. For a facial mask, mix equal parts baking soda to water to form a thick paste.

 

Massage the paste on in slow circular motions for about 2 minutes. Leave the mask on for around 15-20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize.

 

For a scrub, mix a half a cup of baking soda with one eighth a cup of water. Apply the paste to your face, massaging it in well. After 5-6 minutes of this, rinse your face thoroughly with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize.

 

#12 – Dab some lemon juice on it

 

Lemon juice can help get rid of breakouts for a number of reasons. It is rich in vitamin C, which is good for all types of skin, and it’s a citric acid, so it helps ‘exfoliate’ the skin as well.

 

Most importantly though, lemon juice is an astringent. An astringent will cause a contraction of body tissues, and will therefore dry out the blemish itself. It is also a natural skin whitener, which helps reduce redness.

 

If you misplace a dab you may get a little white spot, but don’t panic- it will go away on its own accord.

 

Rinse off any lemon juice before going out in the sun, as it may make you more sensitive to it.

 

You will need…
-1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice (approximately)
-Q-tips or cotton balls (optional)
-Yogurt (optional)

 

Directions
Rinse face gently with water and pat dry. Dab fingers, a cotton ball, or a Q-tip in lemon juice and apply to pimple. If it stings, try mixing it first with a bit of yogurt.

 

#13 – Make it steamy

 

Steam can help soothe a number of minor maladies, acne being one of them. It helps reduce acne, and its glaring appearance, by opening up the pores and flushing out impurities lurking deep within your skin.

 

You can choose to only steam, or you can use something afterwards. If you use it with something else, you’ve cleared a sort of path for whatever you’re using to really do its job.

 

You will need…
-1 pot of boiling water
-1 towel
-A large bowl

 

Directions
Boil a pot of water, pour into a large bowl, and let it cool for a few minutes. After its temperature has lowered slightly, place your face above the bowl, and drape the towel over your head to trap the steam.

 

After 10-15 minutes, remove the towel and pat your face dry. Do this once a day or as needed.

 

#14 – The wonders of garlic

 

Garlic is thought to be a good natural remedy for acne because of its supposed antibacterial properties. You can either ingest it, or apply it topically to help reduce the severity of your breakouts and prevent them in the future.

 

If you can get the juice from the garlic, great, if you can’t, mashing it up and putting it in some water is fine.

 

Never, ever, ever, apply garlic to your skin without diluting it first.

 

If you’re hesitant about the garlic smell, look at the silver lining-others may be a bit taken aback, but you won’t have to worry about Dracula creeping around either.

 

You will need…
-2-3 cloves of garlic
-water OR aloe vera gel

 

Directions
Either extract the garlic juice and mix it with 1 teaspoons or so of water, or mash up 2-3 cloves and let sit in water for about 10 minutes. Using a cotton pad, soak up the juice or garlic water and cover problem spots.

 

If you don’t have a cotton pad or something similar to apply it with, the mixture can be a bit runny and hard to work with.

 

In this case, substitute aloe vera gel for water. If you choose to ingest garlic, a clove or two a day should be enough. Prepare it however you like.

 

#15 – Oatmeal boost

 

Oatmeal can power you up from the inside out-and the outside in. If you soak/cook your oats and use them in mask, they can reduce the inflammation and unsightly redness that accompanies breakouts.

 

Add some honey to your mask and you have a great recipe for a rather tasty sounding acne remedy.

 

Keep in mind that oatmeal on its own will not cure your acne, and should be used as part of a sensible routine acne treatment. However, it may very well reduce the blatant, painful, appearance of the breakouts.

 

You will need…
-One serving of oatmeal-steel cut seems to work well
-Water
-Two tablespoons raw honey

 

Directions
Whip up a batch of oatmeal as usual, or by following the directions on the box. When it is finished and still hot, add two tablespoons of honey. Let mixture cool to room temperature.

 

Keep in mind it retains quite a bit of heat, so really make sure it’s a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin-the last thing you need is a burn!

 

Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. When it has set, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

 

#16 – Sugar scrub

 

Sugar, white or brown, helps get rid of the excess skin cells clogging up your pores by acting as gentle exfoliator. Mix it up with honey, olive oil, or just plain water, and you have a sweet scrub to help rid you of your acne woes.

 

There are plenty of different recipes out there, but we found this one to be particularly delightful (courtesy of cjanecreate.com-thank you for sharing this!)

 

You will need…
-1 ½ cups of white sugar
-1 ½ cups brown sugar, light or dark
-2-3 tablespoons coarse sea salt
-Roughly 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
-10 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
-1 whole vanilla bean (totally optional)

 

Directions
Mix 1 ½ cups of brown sugar and 1 ½ cups of brown sugar, adding in a few tablespoons of coarse sea salt for extra exfoliation, and mix.

 

If you’re using the vanilla bean, scrap out the caviar (the inside stuff) and mix it in at this point as well.

 

Put about 2 cups of this sugar/salt/vanilla mixture into a liquid measuring cup and pack it down nice and snug.

 

Pour the extra virgin olive oil over the top, and let it soak through half the mixture, leaving a little layer on top.

 

Mix this up in the measuring cup, and then add it to the rest of the sugar/salt/vanilla mix. Add 4-5 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract and mix it in.

 

Now you can spoon your scrub into whatever containers you wish to store it, making sure to pack it down.

 

If you like, drizzle one tablespoon of vanilla extract on top to ensure that you’ll get the delicious scent when you open it up. This will fill 4 half-pint jars.

 

#17 – Avocado & honey mask

 

There are so many rumors surrounding diet and acne, it’s hard to know what’s right and what’s wrong.

 

Amongst these rumors is the claim that avocado (eating it and sometimes applying it topically) will make you breakout, because it’s higher in fat.

 

As far as I am concerned, there’s no concrete evidence to prove this, and far more people seem to have success using it than not. It’s so full of good vitamins and nutrients it seems it can really help tone down the acne.

 

If you have sensitive skin, too, it’s quite mild. There are different combinations you can try, as with most home remedies, but this one blends together avocado and honey.

 

You will need…
-1 avocado
-1 tablespoon of honey

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat it dry. Scrap out the inside of the avocado and mash it up, then stir in the honey. Continuing mashing/stirring until it turns into a paste.

 

Apply it to your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. When you’re done, wash off the mixture with lukewarm water and pat your face dry. Depending on your skin type, apply moisturizer.

 

#18 – Wash your pillowcase

 

Technically, a pillowcase should be washed at the very least once a week. While most of us don’t practice this, when it comes to keeping your skin fresh and healthy, it might help to get a little picky about your pillowcase.

 

If you never wash it, all the stuff that gets rubbed onto it then comes in contact with your face for around 6-8 hours every night, and can exacerbate your acne.

 

Keeping a clean, comfy place to rest your weary head is worth the hassle of stuffing your pillow back into its case-the real reason we avoid washing it-if it could prevent future breakouts.

 

#19- Don’t touch your face (more specifically, your breakouts)

 

This doesn’t mean you can rest you chin in your hands or anything-it means don’t itch, scratch, pick, peel, pop, or rub at your skin. I distinctly recall the constant discomfort of acne, especially when treating it with irritating topical stuff.

 

Almost subconsciously I would touch my face-probably every 2-3 minutes on average-and pick at my breakouts. Of course, this just made things go from bad to worse.

 

While touching your face with your hands now and then won’t cause acne, if you suffer from it, resisting the urge to bug it will help the healing process go smoother and more efficiently.

 

You will need…
– self control

 

#20 – Freshen up with mint

 

Mint contains menthol, which works as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer. It won’t cure your acne per say, but it may help the redness fade and ease up some of the discomfort cause by painful swelling.

 

You will need…
-A decent handful of fresh mint leaves

 

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat it dry. Crush up the leaves thoroughly, you can use a blender but a mortar and pestle works quite well if you happen to have one lying around.

 

Rub the juice and crushed leaves on your face and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly with cold water.

 

#21 – Put a potato on it

 

Potato is a wonderful vegetable, to be sure, but one of its benefits may not be something you’ve heard of before. That benefit would be taming acne.

 

Potatoes are full of potassium, sulfur, phosphorus, and chloride – all components that can help reduce bothersome blemishes.

 

They also have antioxidants to nourish your skin and encourage the healthy growth of new skin cells.

 

You will need…
-1 potato

 

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat almost dry, leaving it a bit damp. Grate 1 raw potato and rub the pulp and juice onto your face for a few minutes in a circular motion.

 

Let it dry for 15-30 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water.

 

#22 – Tea Time

 

There have been some promising studies recently (namely in 2011, 2012, Journal of Investigative Dermatology) in which green tea was shown to have a noticeable impact on acne when used externally. Internally, there is theory it helps as well, but less concrete evidence.

 

To sum up the findings briefly, there is an antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG.

 

ECGC was shown to reduce sebum production, inflammation, and bacterial growth in acne-prone skin -basically the main causes behind breakouts. It’s exciting for the future of acne, or rather, a future without acne.

 

Here’s how to use it topically-you can also try drinking a cup or two a day to detoxify.

 

You will need…
-1/2 cup fresh water
-2 teaspoons loose organic tea leaves OR 1 green tea bag

 

Directions
Wash your face with water, and pat dry with a soft clean towel. Place your leaves in a clean bowl and pour boiling water over them.

 

Steep for 4-5 minutes before straining the leaves and letting the liquid cool to a comfortable temperature.

 

You can then pour into a spray bottle and spritz your face lightly.

 

Another way is to soak a cotton pad/soft cloth into the tea solution and apply on your face.

 

Or, you can simply use a teabag steeped for 2-3 minutes, patting it onto your face or problem areas.

 

Some people find more success just leaving the refreshing liquid on, while others rinse it off with cool water.

 

To learn about other home remedies for acne and pimples, watch this Video HERE.

 

Now what?

 

Have patience. The desperate urge to find a speedy solution to acne, preferably something that takes minimal effort, is a strong one.

 

In all reality though, and like so many other aspects in life, one really doesn’t exist.

 

Having a regular skin care routine and adding a good, natural, acne remedy to it may take extra work, but stay committed, do things right, and give your treatment time to have an effect.

 

Remember, you live in your skin and that’s not ever going to change. Taking the effort to really care for it will make all the difference in terms of your comfort, happiness, and confidence.

 

Debunking 5 Myths about Acne

 

Acne is shrouded in misconception, and covered up with conflicting information. Knowing what’s true and what’s not true can help you figure out how best to treat your skin.

 

#1 – Acne is caused by dirt/dirty skin– Acne is not caused by dirt, poor hygiene, not washing your face and so on. Too much scrubbing or cleansing with harsh soaps or chemicals can actually irritate your skin and make the acne worse.

 

If you “over clean” you can end up drying out your skin, which will then try and compensate by making that much more oil. A simple cleansing of the skin to get rid of excess oil and dead skin cells is all that is needed.

 

#2 – Greasy food/chocolate makes you breakout-Greasy food and chocolate have been shown to have little to no effect on the development of acne.

 

Diet can still have an impact, as some dairy products or carbs increase blood sugar or have added hormones and trigger acne, but it’s not usually the case.

 

#3 – Stress causes acne– In theory, stress can affect hormones, and therefore promote acne.

 

It’s hard to quantify this though, and when you think about the stress most of us deal with in day to day to life, there wouldn’t be an acne free face in sight.

 

An effective acne treatment regime will override a bit of everyday stress anytime.

 

#4 – Having acne means you can’t use a moisturizer– Look for a good noncomedogenic (meaning less likely to clog pores) moisturizer to use.

 

After treating your acne, be it with banana peels or over the counter creams, a moisturizer can help balance out your skin, ensuring that it doesn’t create excess oil to compensate for all that you dried up.

 

#5 – Sunlight/tanning clears up acne– In the short term getting a tan, or even slight sunburn, will seemingly clear up your acne.

 

Long term, it’s not a solution. It’s just hiding the redness, and while it does dry up your skin, it can make it too dry, and do more harm than good.

 

 

By Claire Goodall (a bee-obsessed natural-convert from Minnesota) who is a holistic health lover. She is the author of Everyday Roots Book.

 

It’s a Book that she creates to help you replace the toxic products and medications in your home with healthier, all-natural alternatives.

 

It contains 215+ effective home remedies and covers everything you will need to protect your family and save money every month.

 

For more details about her book, take a look at the Everyday Roots Book.

 

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When our skin is sensitive and dry, it gets “cracked.”  There are many causes of skin cracking. Factors such as genes, allergies, (unhealthy) diet, and even over exposure to sun can lead to this skin condition which may give rise to eczema problem.

 

What worsen skin cracking even further are skin irritants that aggravate the condition of our already weak skin structure.

 

These irritants include artificial clothing, cold or low temperatures, and of course the chemical components of our hair and skin care products.

 

Other skin diseases like rosacea, psoriasis, rashes, dermatitis, and eczema are likewise bad news for our weakened skin structure.

 

What is Eczema?

 

Did you know that, of the world’s population, between 10 to 20% have eczema problem. This skin disease is manifested in dry, scaly, and itchy skin.

 

Eczema can be exceedingly painful and extremely itchy, so much so that those who suffer from it have the strong urge to scratch areas affected with this disease.

 

In worst cases, the skin will be have pus-filled pustules that tend to open and secrete pus, which can cause permanent skin damage.

 

Don’t You Know that Physical Activities Can Cause or Even Aggravate Your Eczema Problem?

 

When one thinks of eczema, it would barely cross his mind that it can be caused by exercise or sports. However, experts discovered that one of the factors that can trigger eczema is sweating.

 

This does not apply to all people, but sweating do cause eczema problem for some people. As we all know, sweating is our body’s natural reaction to high temperatures.

 

Our body excretes sweat in order to lower its temperature. It is perfectly natural and healthy to sweat; however, since it is salty it does dehydrate our skin and, as a result, causes eczema.
Besides our sweat itself, other factors also worsen our tendency to have eczema. These are:

 

  1. Sports t-shirts. These are made of synthetic materials which aggravates sweating.
  2. Taking hot showers. This is a no-brainer. Hot water causes our skin to dry even more.
  3. Chemicals in our hair and skin care products. Again, these cause our skin to dry.
  4. Taking a dip in swimming pools. Swimming pools contain chlorine, which is known to worsen skin irritation.
  5. Using locker rooms. It’s best to stay away from locker rooms, as these microorganisms thrive here. These microorganisms are known to trigger infection in our weak skin structure.
  6. Failing to care for our skin. Lack and excessive showering also damage our skin.

 

Addressing Your Eczema Problem

 

For active individuals, there are eczema treatment methods that you can follow to address your skin problems. The key to eczema treatment is to target the cause of dry skin, thus, you are advised to:

 

  1. Lessen the frequency of your sports activity, as well as to tone down on the intensity of each activity.
  2. Choose sports or physical activities that do not cause you to sweat too much.
  3. Do your workout or sports in places which are well-ventilated. Better yet, if you can, do it outdoors under the shade of the trees.
  4. Go natural. Just about every skin care expert would advice that using natural skin care products is one of the top methods of eczema treatment. Trust the experts. If you want to pursue an active lifestyle, this going natural is a must. There are excellent and natural products which relieve dry skin, including rose hip oil.

 

You can also watch a Video HERE to learn about how to address your eczema problem.

 

By Fay Spencer who is the author of 14 Days Eczema Cure which offers many ideas on how to treat eczema within 14 days by using readily accessible natural products and applying them in the right balance.

 

The 14 Days Eczema Cure is a comprehensive and holistic approach to curing eczema. This means that it is safe, natural, effective and 100% drug free. This will help to cure your eczema for good without any side effects which can happen if you use those expensive medications, potions or steroids.

 

For more information on the 14 Days Eczema Cure, click HERE.

 

What is Really Best Natural Relief for Painful Joint?

 

What is Really Best Natural Relief for Painful Joint? Please don’t sit in agony with joint pain for another day. Read on here to discover the best natural relief for painful joint.
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If you have joint pain, you’ve probably tried using a heating pad thinking that it is the best natural relief for painful joint. But have you ever noticed that the pain comes right back as soon as you turn it off? That and it’s difficult to get most heating pads to stay put where you need them.

 

By the time you’ve awkwardly held the pad around your knee or elbow for 15 minutes, you’ve probably incurred a new set of aches and pains as a result. And how is that ultimately helpful?

 

The fact is heat can be a wonderful form of pain relief. But not all heat is created equal. You know that deep, penetrating heat you get when you sit outside in the sun? This is because of a specific wavelength of light known as far-infrared rays (FIR).

 

Unlike ultraviolet rays that are associated with sunburn and skin cancer, FIR is safe and will not burn your skin. What it will do is penetrate deep into your body, and while you cannot see FIR with your naked eye, you can feel it as a source of heat.

 

Far-infrared rays lead to vibration effects at the molecular level, which improves transportation of oxygen and nutrients, ultimately helping to support regeneration and healing. One of its primary uses is for treatment of muscle aches and pains, because the heat is capable of penetrating down two to three inches.

 

Your ordinary heating pad cannot compare, because its heat only penetrates two to three millimeters. This is why the tissue cools off almost immediately after you turn off the heat.

 

The ISO Wrap Isolates Heat to Your Joints

 

With our FIR Deep Heat collection of far-infrared heating pads, the heat stays with you for up to six hours. Better still, the ISO Wrap is specifically designed for joint pain relief, with cut-outs that allow you to wrap the pad around your joints comfortably, and Velcro straps to hold it in place.

 

ISO is short for isolate, because you’ll be able to isolate the heat to the area your need it most. It has heating stones that hold on to heat for hours, so you can take it with you, basking in its soothing warmth long after you’ve “unplugged.”

 

But this alone is not the ultimate pain relief secret …

 

What’s BETTER than Heat Alone? Heat plus Joint Regeneration …

 

Super Joint Support is a blend of all-natural ingredients designed to nourish, support and possibly even regenerate your joints, thanks to the hydrolyzed collagen type II and other joint super nutrients it contains.

 

By strengthening cartilage and replenishing the synovial fluid that helps lubricate your joints, hydrolyzed collagen improves joint comfort and mobility.

 

Hydrolyzed collagen is important, in particular, because it contains glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate, which help promote joint cushioning and lubrication. Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II may even help to rebuild cartilage.

 

In addition to Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II, Super Joint Support contains six additional joint pain remedies, including:

 

  1. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  2. Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium
  3. Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium
  4. DL-Phenylalanine
  5. White Willow Bark
  6. 72 Ionic Trace Minerals

 

This natural formula is a ground-breaking way to reduce and even eliminate joint pain while rebuilding and regenerating your cartilage.

 

It aids in detoxification while fighting inflammation and supplying the nutrients your body needs for optimal joint health.

 

It even contains vitamin C and vitamins D, K2 and B12 for optimal bone health.

 

So what does this have to do with heat?

 

Heat Helps Direct the Collagen Right Where You NEED it MOST!

 

When an area of your body gets hot, your body tries to cool itself off by sending more blood to the area as a natural protective mechanism. This increase in circulation then brings in more of the nutrients and other compounds in your bloodstream right into the area you need healed.

 

So take your dose of Super Joint Support, wait 15-30 minutes, then wrap your foot, knee, hips, shoulder, elbow or hands with the ISO-Wrap. Like a soothing laser beam, the heat will stimulate blood flow to the area and, in turn, encourage the directing of collagen right to your joints, drawing it in like a magnet.

 

When you combine the ISO-Wrap with Super Joint Support, you won’t waste a drop … all of the collagen and other joint-building nutrients go where you need them to go … it is ultimately the best natural relief for painful joint.

 

Want to know more? Click here to read more and find out why so many people say Super Joint Support is like “a joint replacement in a bottle” … and then find out how to harness the therapeutic effects of far-infrared heat so you won’t waste a drop.

 

Please don’t sit in agony with joint pain for another day. Knock it out with the ultimate one-two punch: Super Joint Support and then the secret weapon — targeted deep-healing far-infrared heat.

 

Watch this Video HERE to learn about other natural relief ideas for painful joint

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

What is really needed for Remarkably Healthy Painless Joints?

 

What is really needed for Remarkably Healthy Painless Joints? You know how important cartilage is for healthy painless joints, right? Read on to find out how you can healthy painless joints.
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You know how important cartilage is for healthy painless joints, right?

It’s the cartilage that acts as a cushion so your bones don’t rub together every time you twist, bend or move.

 

When that cartilage deteriorates, as it often does with age or due to repetitive stresses or injury — ouch! Joint pain is virtually a given.

 

There’s a good chance, however, that you haven’t heard about chondrocytes, which are the cells that form the cartilage in your body.

 

Chondrocytes are also responsible for the biosynthesis of three crucial factors for joint health: collagen type II, hyaluronic acid (HA, which acts as a cushion and lubricant in your joints), and chondroitin sulfate, which we’ll explain below.

 

In people with severe knee pain, autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a recognized medical treatment that involves culturing chondrocyte cells (sourced from cartilage elsewhere in your body) and then implanting them into the damaged area.

 

The idea is that by injecting chondrocytes back into the cartilage, it may help to repair and heal the area by essentially growing new joint cartilage.

 

Chondrocytes are obviously essential for healthy joint function, as they are the only cells that produce cartilage tissue. However, your body must have the proper building blocks available in order for chondrocytes, and thereby also your cartilage, to flourish.

 

If you have joint pain, that’s a sign that your body is not meeting the nutritional requirements necessary for cartilage to be sustained, let alone repaired and strengthened.

 

Watch this Video HERE on how to have healthy painless joints

 

How to Stimulate Your Body to Produce More Chondrocytes — Hydrolyzed Collage Type II – for Healthy Painless Joints

 

ACI surgery is not the only way to get your body to build new cartilage. A far less invasive option is to supplement with hydrolyzed collagen type II.

 

By strengthening cartilage and replenishing the synovial fluid that helps lubricate your joints, hydrolyzed collagen improves joint comfort and mobility.

 

Hydrolyzed collagen is important, in particular, because it contains glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate, which help promote joint cushioning and lubrication.

 

Further, hydrolyzed Collagen Type II may even help to rebuild cartilage because it stimulates the production of chondrocytes.

 

Only hydrolyzed collagen stimulates type II collagen biosynthesis, which stimulated the cartilage-making chondrocytes; undenatured collagen failed to do so according to one study (collagen in its native or unhydrolyzed form has a large molecular structure that is difficult for your body to use and absorb).

 

Type II collagen is important because it is specific for the articular, or joint, cartilage (type I collagen is found in your bones, skin, tendons, blood vessel walls and organs).

 

According to BioCell Collagen:

 

“Residing exclusively in the cartilage, the chondrocytes are responsible for the biosynthesis of collagen type II, HA, and chondroitin sulfate. Hydrolyzed collagen type II … has been shown to stimulate these cells to synthesize new collagen type II, suggesting that … [it] may help in the regeneration of degraded cartilage.”

 

Two Additional Nutrients for Healthy Chondrocytes in order to have Healthy Painless Joints

 

Glucosamine is found naturally throughout your body, but especially in your cartilage. In your joints, it acts as a building block and helps provide structure to your cartilage while maintaining healthy joint function and mobility. Glucosamine helps your body’s chondrocytes to repair damaged cartilage and slow the rate of cartilage breakdown.

 

Chondroitin sulfate is another building block necessary for chondrocytes to build new cartilage, and is naturally found in the cartilage around your joints. It is known to work synergistically with glucosamine and has been shown to improve symptoms of joint pain and possibly even reverse joint deterioration.

 

Nature’s Best Source of Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II Plus for Healthy Painless Joints

 

It’s been four years in the making, but Super Joint Support is finally here. In it you’ll find a proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients designed to nourish, support and possibly even regenerate your joints, thanks to the hydrolyzed collagen type II that it contains.

 

But that’s not all. Super Joint Support also contains the synergistic joint nutrients chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine sulfate potassium and more. Plus, it’s all packaged in a formula that contains 72 ionic trace minerals to ensure rapid absorption and assimilation into your body.

 

When it comes to natural joint support, this is the biggest breakthrough in years, and you can be among the first to get exclusive access… CLICK HERE NOW TO LEARN MORE!

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

10 Recipes to Make Your Own Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener to Strengthen Fingernails

 

10 Recipes to Make Your Own Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener to Strengthen Fingernails  -      Are you looking for ways to get naturally strong and healthy fingernails? Here are 10 recipes for you to make your own natural homemade cuticle softener to strengthen fingernails.
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If you want to strengthen your fingernails, you don’t have to spend a fortune for a high quality nail cream or oil. In fact, you can make your own natural homemade cuticle softener with ingredients from your own local organic grocer.

 

Here a few fantastic recipes for you to make your own natural homemade cuticle softener for strong and healthy fingernails.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe#1

 

For this recipe, you will need 2 tablespoons almond oil, 2 tablespoons jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons organic honey and 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil or several vitamin E capsules broken open. Mix together all the ingredients and apply on your nails before going to bed. The oil in this treatment will lock in moisture for dry or chapped hands. The honey will condition and strengthen your nails.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #2

 

You mix together 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil in a bottle which has a dropper. Close the bottle lid and shake well so that both the oils will mix well. Before going to bed, you can apply this moisturizing oil mixture to make your cuticles soft to help you to grow stronger nails.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #3

 

Put into a bottle which has a dropper, 6 tablespoons of Jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons Flax seed oil, 3 drops of extract of pomegranate and 3 drops of essential oil obtained from carrot seeds. Mix all these ingredients, close the lid of the bottle and shake well.

 

When you want to use, with the help of the dropper, you squeeze 2 to 3 drops of the oil mixture onto your cuticles. Let the mixture set about 20 minutes, remove it and then wash your hands.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #4

 

Put into a bottle which has a dropper, 2 tablespoons each of almond oil, jojoba oil and rice bran oil and 5 drops of either tea tree essential oil or carrot seed oil.

 

Close the bottle lid, shake well to get the ingredients blend together and store in a dark place. Before going to bed, you use the dropper to squeeze 1 drop of the oil mixture onto each of your cuticles.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #5

 

Put into a bottle which has a dropper, 10 drops each of the following essential oils – wheat germ oil, frankincense, myrrh and lemon. Close the bottle cap and shake well to ensure the essential oils blend together. You use a dropper to squeeze 1 drop of the essential oils mixture onto each of your cuticles before you go to bed.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #6

 

Add 2 tablespoons of cranberry seed oil and five to eight drops of lavender essential oil to an empty glass dropper bottle. Put the lid on and shake the bottle to mix the ingredients together.

 

Using the dropper, you squeeze 1 drop of this homemade cuticle oil onto each of your cuticles, nails and the surrounding skin; then massage it in. Apply this homemade cuticle oil as often as needed to keep cuticles soft and healthy.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #7

 

Combine 3 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil and 3 teaspoons apricot kernel oil in a small empty glass dropper bottle and mix until the oils blend.

 

Close the lid and shake well to ensure both the ingredients are blend together. You use a dropper to squeeze 1 drop of this cuticle softener onto each cuticle and massage it into your cuticles every night before bed.
Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #8

 

Mix 2 teaspoons of natural clay, 2 teaspoons of cold pressed olive oil and 6 drops of chamomile essential oil in a cup. Transfer the natural cuticle cream to a small empty glass dropper bottle. You use a dropper to squeeze one drop of this cuticle softener onto each cuticle and massage the softener into your cuticles in circular motion.

 

Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #9

 

Mix together 2 tablespoons of aloe vera oil and 5 drops of tea tree essential oil in a small empty glass dropper bottle and shake well to make sure both ingredients blend properly.

 

You use a dropper to squeeze one drop of this cuticle softener onto each cuticle. Tea tree essential oil will heal your cuticles and prevent further damage. The aloe vera oil will keep your cuticles moisturized. This should also be done on a daily basis.
Natural Homemade Cuticle Softener Recipe #10

 

Mix together 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and oil from 1 vitamin E caplet. Combine oils in a small, dark glass dropper bottle. Shake before each use. You use a dropper to squeeze one drop of this cuticle softener onto each cuticle and massage it into your nails and cuticles.
You may want to watch Video HERE on how to make your own natural homemade cuticle softener to strengthen fingernails

 

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