The Natural Wonders For Skin Care

by Carol Gomes

Nourish and indulge yourself with natural wonders for younger looking skin.

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. 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 in water therapy are used as curative for variety of conditions.

  • Salt - An ideal perfect way to rub away those sluggish flakes or scales of dead skin cells is through salt scrub or bath. It 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 oil to achieve glowing skin.
  • 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. Fuller's earth is one of the most popular clay rich in silica, alumina and magnesia for soft supple skin. Several varieties of clays varying in colour, suitable for all skin 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 benefits.
  • Fruits - Fruits are packed with hordes of skin conditioning properties. Bananas, strawberry, pineapples and more are all choc-a-block with skin conditioning, softening properties, natural vitamins and essential oils. Strawberries are an effective cleanser for all skin types. Packed with Vitamin C, it neutralizes 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.
  • 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 skin 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.
  • Herbs - Rosemary, lavender, mint, ginger and chamomile, to name 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.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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