Food For Your Face!
May 3, 2009 6:58 pm
Updated: May 20, 2009 5:38 am
I stopped using most commercial products within the last couple of years. I try to avoid putting chemicals on my skin that my body will absorb. Here are some of the foods that I use for my face and I must say that I my skin have never been healthier:
~Avalon Organics cleansing milk and toner: I use this to cleanse my face and I use the toner once I am done and I apply the toner with a cotton square.
~Lemons: I sometimes will slice lemons and rub them into my face. The help to bleach out any age spots if done over a period of a couple of weeks or more. This is great because of the vitamin C and it works as an antioxidant and a natural toner. If if get a cut or scrape, I also use lemon juice from a fresh lemon in place of a neosporin as lemons are naturally antibacterial, antiviral. Sure it stings for a minute but I know that I am not rubbing petroleum and chemicals directly into a wound. I also drink a lot of lemon juice from fresh lemons.
~Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar: I take a cotton square and apply apple cider vinegar much like a toner and rub it into my face all over. Be advised that it may burn the first time you do it, or you may need to dilute this the first few times until your skin is able to handle it. In my experience, I apply it straight the first time and it turned my skin red for about an hour and I never had any other issues since that time. I was surprised how soft my skin was afterwards. ACV promotes blood circulation, is PH balanced and provides the skin with nutrients like vitamins, mineral, fiber, and enzymes. The internal benefits of ACV are even better. You can do a search on that sometime if you are interested. When I use this on my skin, I tend to use it in the evenings before bed because of the strong ACV smell.
~Organic Coconut Oil: I use this as a whole body moisturizer in place of lotion. I also threw away my Skintimate shave gels and this is all you need to shave your legs and it is a great facial moisturizer. This is my favorite product which is found in the baking aisle. At first, I began use organic extra virgin olive oil and while I like it, it left me feeling too oily. Coconut oil leaves the perfect amount of moisture on your skin without being oily. I apply a very small amount around my eyes and work it outward to the rest of my face in the morning and I try to do the same thing some evenings before bed.
~Vitamin E Oil, 24,000 IU: This is also another moisturizer I use. I only need one drop for my face and sometimes that is more than enough. This is wonderful for scars or sunburns because it provides the skin with nutirents it needs for healing. Some days I use this, while other days I may use coconut oil.
~Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal and I mostly reserve this for on the spot treatment of anything that comes up. Mostly, I gargle with this, only adding 1-2 drops to water. Before I had my widsom teeth taken out, I developed my first infection in my mouth because of the incoming teeth. I swished this around my mouth several times a day for two days and the infection was gone. My dentist was very upset with me when I mentioned I wanted to try this before I tried the antibiotics he prescribed. For the sake of argument, when I went back into my mext appointment I told him I took the antibiotics, but really the tea tree oil cured the infection.
Basically I am trying to go straight to the source and provide my skin with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and some of these things are naturally antiviral and antibacterial as well. I am gradually making changes and I am by no means an expert. I enjoy learning as much as I can about natural health and I have found in my experiences that it works and it makes sense.
I hope that answers some of your questions, feel free to add anything that you think is great! I don't use a specific makeup remover. I will look more into Burts Bees. I love using their lip balm.
Food for your face
Food for you face
Food for your face