Many of us suffer from common skin problems that despite being prevalent are still a source of embarrassment and frustration. Even though there are more remedies available on the market than people available to buy them, it can still be difficult to find the right one for you. This challenge becomes even tougher when the patient is seeking a solution that will not only heal her skin, but also will not harm the environment. Luckily, though, there are a number of natural remedies for an assortment of skin problems. Keep reading to find a solution for your ailment.
* If you are suffering from dry skin, not just on your face but all over your body, a simple oatmeal bath is a perfect and natural solution. Just take some oatmeal and place it in a cheesecloth or coffee filter. Tie it off with a rubber band to create a little oatmeal pouch. Then fill your tub with warm water as you normally would, except that you will tie the pouch to hang underneath the tap, so that the water will run through it. The water will become a perfect, moisturizing, detoxifying solution.
* Suffering from dandruff? Especially in the winter, but sometimes all year round, a dry scalp will cause flakes to fall from your head, causing an embarrassing white powder to show up on dark clothing. While there are countless dandruff shampoos and conditioners at the drug store, there is also a great remedy already sitting in your pantry. Moisturize your scalp by rubbing some olive oil into it. Put on a shower cap for thirty minutes and relax, then rinse. It's an easy, low cost, and natural way to heal a dry, itchy scalp.
* Acne is not just a problem that plagues teenagers. Adults also can be stricken with pimples and other skin blemishes. These are usually caused by poor nutrition, so prevent the problem by avoiding sugary, fatty foods. Try a detox juice cleanse to flush these toxins from your body and get your skin back in shape. You can also try a spot treatment of diluted natural tea tree oil applied where the pimples are the worst. Witch hazel can also minimize pores and reduce inflammation. If you enjoy chamomile tea, dry spritzing some on your face when it's at room temperature. (Chamomile tea bags are also great for getting rid of eye puffiness.)
* As you get older, you may notice that you start to develop age spots. If you want to reduce their appearance, you can try using the natural bleaching powers of lemons by rubbing some lemon juice onto age spots twice a day to get them to lighten. (Be sure to watch out for any cuts or open sores!) Applying a yogurt paste for 20 to 30 minutes once a day is another strategy to hide these signs of aging.
Your diet is another important factor for your skin, so try these foods for their known impacts on skin health: whole grains, fish, green veggies, purple and red foods, and green tea.
Debbie Sweet writes about TriPollar treatments in Chicago. She’s spent most of her summer swimming and sailing.