During the early morning time is limited. Kids, breakfast, school run, shower, getting dressed and making it to work on time.
Applying a skin care early treatment early in the morning is a luxury we don’t have time for. That is why many of us purchase manufactured products.
A quick splash and two minutes we are on our way. Feeling good. This might be an expensive therapy.
But for many it’s the only alternative to make the manufacturer’s bank accounts grow. The value of time stops us from checking chemicals in the products we apply to our skin.
The damage to our skin in later years is irretrievable. But unfortunately, most of us never pay attention to the ingredients of any products whether it be for skin care or consumption.
Unfortunately, people only resort to checking manufactured ingredients after the diagnosis of an allergy or chronic disease. This was the case for me.
So, for my skin care. I started a new ritual by applying natural foods and oils to my skin.
Much of my ingredients comes from kitchen cupboards and fridge and garden. It has saved me money. But the benefit of natural products to my skin for me is by far the biggest saving.
To apply my treatment on the morning before hospital treatment I got up a half-hour earlier. I was tired. But the healthy feeling to my skin was worth it. Even better when a lovely nurse asked for the name of the product I was using on my face.
But upon explaining my morning ritual she sighed she simply didn’t have the time. Neither did I really. I missed that extra half-hour in bed.
Some research suggested that applying skin treatment at night before bed is more beneficial to the skin.
This is because at night we are not exposed to sunlight and we tend to be still during our sleep. Our bodies and minds are relaxed during our sleep. For six-eight hours we are not eating or drinking.
This gives our skin time to absorb the healthy remedies we applied before bed.
So, now I have an evening ritual. A half-hour before bed and these 3 relaxing remedies will revitalise your skin.
After washing your face or showering take one half of a lemon. There are two ways to apply here.
If this is your first time using lemon juice, then you should follow this first procedure.
1. Dilute the half of lemon juice with some water (no more than a 1/4 cup).
2. Here you should take some cotton, or the edge a towel and gently dab the juice around your face, forehead and neck. Avoiding the eyes. Dab (do not rub).
3. After ten minutes you should feel the lemon and sugar tightening your skin. If not add less water and more sugar. Not more juice.
4. Remove gently with either a damp towel or splash the water on your face. (Do not wash with soap)
1. Take one half of a lemon (preferably squeezed lemon) and dip in sugar (optional but recommended)
2. Dab squeezed lemon around your forehead, face and neck. Avoiding the eyes.
3. Leave for ten minutes and rinse with water or a damp towel.
1. Take enough full fat Greek Yogurt (homemade or shop bought) to apply around the face, forehead and neck.
2. Leave for ten minutes (any longer and the yogurt dries on the face, unharmful but messy)
3. Do not wash off with soap.
4. In the shower or over the sink gently massage the yogurt with the water into your skin. Do this in circulation mode around the face and neck areas. This helps tighten up face muscles and treat new wrinkles and lines.
5. Once the face and neck are clean from yogurt pat face dry (do not rub dry)
1. Rub some Aloe Vera Gel onto your face and neck (circular massaging).
2. Make sure your Aloe Vera Gel is raw from plant. Or you can purchase the Nurifi product (highly recommended).
3. Also continue to massage the gel from your neck to your arms and legs and any other areas of the body.
4. Finally apply some sunscreen. The sun screen will protect the areas you applied lemon from burning. If you did not apply lemon juice you do not have to apply sun screen.
Since starting this evening ritual I feel my skin is more revitalised in the morning.
For me it has greater benefits. In morning I awake with my face still feeling clean but most of all looking fresh and healthy.
In the morning I avoid applying soap to my face in the shower. Allow the water to hit your face and feel your face and neck skin soft and silky.
After your shower follow step 3 of the routine from the night before. Apply some Aloe Vera Gel and sun screen to your face and neck.
To apply just one of the three remedies at night will still leave your skin feeling fresh and beautiful.
Please read below about the benefits and effects each of the three natural home remedies has on our skin.
NOTE TO THE SELF: Lemon juice applied to any area of the skin must always be followed up by applying sun screen. Not matter what the weather. It is as crucial at night as it is during the day to avoid skin burns from natural light.
Applying a manufactured face cream after treatment at night or in the morning will only clog your skin. The remedies must have space to work.
Lemon Juice Remedy (must be fresh lemon juice).
Lemons can heal acne and remove blackheads.
The Lemons’ antibacterial and antifungal properties make them a natural alternative to treat acne.
They lighten dark spots and blemishes.
Acne scars and marks are embarrassing and a pain to get rid of.
Lemon juice’s citric acid gradually fades spots and evens your skin tone.
Be cautious of open wounds or cuts on the face, as it can badly sting the skin.
Lemons get rid of oily skin. We’ve tested out some pretty weird ways to bring down the shine on our faces, including laxatives.
A cotton swab with a little lemon juice is just as effective. It’s better to do this before bed.
Some people think they should leave Lemon overnight and washing it off in the morning. DO NOT do this. You must apply caution. People that tried this method have reported experiencing burning sensations to their skin as well as trip to the GP.
I recommend washing with your favourite soap before applying lemon juice to the skin.
Leave for ten minutes and wash with soap and apply sun screen. That’s if you are not mixing the lemon remedy with other remedies.
I prefer to add Lemons with other mixtures
If you’re unsure about what’s lurking inside your favourite face or body wash. You can always be relaxed and assured by homemade face cleansers.
Lemons added with the two remedies above remove dirt and bacteria, while moisturizing your skin at the same time!
Full fat Yogurt remedy (homemade or shop bought)
It’s likely that you are aware that the health benefits of yogurt go beyond its high levels of protein and calcium.
The bacteria in yogurt is invaluable for fighting inflammation in the gut.
Yogurt nutralises some toxins while blocking out unhealthy toxins. It is only since the 90’s that medical scientists have discovered the benefits of this anti-inflammatory food to the human skin.
Based on many key studies conducted on the internal and external effects of yogurt. Findings have concluded that yogurt is significant to skin care.
The good bacterium in yogurt can help in the anti-aging process. Research also suggests that it helps chronic skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and even eczema.
Aloe Vera Remedy (if you do not have the Aloe Vera Plant. Use pure natural Aloe Vera Gel.
I recommend Nurifi.
Aloe Vera acts as a natural moisturizer. (you can add few drops of vitamin E oil in this gel and it will act as one of the best moisturizers
Aloe Vera gel is an effective treatment to remove dark spots, acne scars and blemishes from your skin.
Mixed or applied after with lemon juice your dark spots, acne scars. In just a few days all of them will disappear from your skin
Aloe Vera gel can remove all aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines from your face. (Mix aloe Vera gel with few drops of almond oil and apply it on your face)
Massage it well and leave overnight. Allow the Aloe Vera gel to shrink large skin pores. Aloe Vera gel acts as a natural skin tightener. (You can apply a thick layer of this all over your face and leave for 30 minutes at least. If you have time you can do this daily twice daily.
The above ingredients of the three remedies has helped my skin in terms of dark spots and pimples. BUT yogurt will not completely stop the anti-aging process. If that was the case, the we could never afford it!
But it does delay wrinkles from spreading fast. It also helps us to age gracefully. So, there is no need for Botox or other painful surgical treatments.
Unlike aging, Botox and surgical treatments are only temporary. They must always be followed up. On this site. The idea is to save money not spend more money.
I will write in another blog about the dangers of these treatments.
A plastic surgeon friend once told me that trying to combat anti-aging through such procedures is an endless money pit. STICK TO THE NATURAL REMEDIES.
Today my skin feels great. Please tell us about your own procedure in natural skin care. Or any of your own tips on skin care. All information is welcome and interesting