Skin Care

EGG SHELL MEMBRANES
                              Five Natural Healing Benefits


      Who would have thought that the thin layer of skin in a egg shell has healing power? Before you place that egg shell in the trash read about these 5 uses for egg shell membrane (the thin lining in the shell). A few days ago I was bitten by a spider. At first site the bite mark resembled a pimple. It wasn't until it became very hard, red and painful that I realize what it truly was. My boyfriend advised me to put egg shell membrane on the bite to heal  and dislodge what I assumed was a pimple. He told me to crack the egg, remove the thin lining and place it (wet side down) on the infected area until it dries. I did this right before bed with prayers that it would stop the pain of this bite. The next morning not only was the pain gone but so was the swelling and redness. I decided to do a little research and find out what other healing powers egg shell membrane had. I will now think twice before I throw my egg shells away.
  1. SPIDER/ INSECT BITES: Egg shell membranes will soften the infected area, eliminate the pain and get rid of the redness and inflammation. Apply it to the infect area until it is dry. If your condition does not improve or worsen in 24 hours please visit a doctor.
  2. BLACKHEADS/PIMPLES: Egg shell membranes help to clear up minor acne as well. for blackheads it work similar to Biore strips. Place it on the blackhead and when It dry slowly peel back the lining pulling the blackhead out. For pimples place lining on infect area and remove when dry. The next day your pimple should be smaller or gone. Continue use until the pimple is completely gone.
  3. BOILS: Egg shell membranes are great for dislodging boils. place on boil until the lining harden, then remove. This will soften the boil over time. Keep reapplying until boil is dislodged.
  4. CUTS AND SCRATCHES: Egg shell membranes promote healing in cuts and scratches. Place the lining on the cut and place a bandage on top. Not only will it heal your cut, it will also lessen your chance of having a scar.
  5.  JOINT PAIN: If you have a aching back or knees? Egg shell membranes have been used by athletes for years to help with joint pain. Taken in supplement form it can eliminate joint pain in a few weeks.


DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor nor am I a medical expert. Please research or consult your doctor for more information.

 
 
 
 
 

Strawberries   
        A natural Skin Care Remedy   



  
 

     We all know that strawberries are delicious to eat but did you know that strawberries are also great for your skin? Strawberries have Vitamin C which helps to keep the skin’s elasticity and helps renew skin cells. Strawberries are also a great skin cleanser. The seeds from the strawberries acts as an exfoliate while the Salicylic acid in strawberries help remove dead skin cells from your face, tightening the pores. Here are 3 great benefits of using strawberries on your skin.
 
  1. Natural treatment for acne: Vitamin C and salicylic acid in strawberries help to clear up acne and reduces oily skin. Facial mask made with fresh strawberries are great for people with damaged skin or acne prone skin. It will also give dull skin a wonderful glow. If you have dull, damaged or acne prone skin, you may benefit from the following home made facial mask.  Blend the following ingredients together: 6 medium strawberries, 1/2 cup of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of almond oil. Use a cheap or old concealer brush to evenly apply to your skin. Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes or until completely dry. Rinse with cool water and pat skin dry. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer. This strawberry treatment should be done at least three times a week to get rid of acne naturally. Place unused facial mask in a air tight container. Facial mask can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  2. Great Exfoliate: Strawberries are an excellent exfoliate. A strawberry scrub is a great way to remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and moisturized. You can prepare a strawberry scrub by pureeing 6 to 8 strawberries and mixing them with two cups of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Gently massage into dry, rough skin using a circular motion. Wash off with clean cold water and follow up with your favorite moisturizer. If you do not know how to puree strawberries please view the below video. (I do not own any rights to the below video)
  3. Reduces puffiness under eyes:  Strawberries can reduce puffiness and circles beneath the eyes. Simply cut strawberries into this slices and place the strawberry slices under your eyes and relax for 10 to 12 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and moisturize using your favorite moisturizer.
 
 
 
 






DETOX BATHS

                 
Detox baths have been known as great a way to sooth aching bodies, remove toxins, sweat out the common cold and leave you feeling relaxed. Everyday we breath in these toxins and we accumulate heavy metals in our bodies through cigarette smoke, paints, vaccinations, and drinking water just to name a few things. These toxins often leave us with fatigued, bad breath, aching body, nausea and much more. Here are a few detox baths that will help you detox and be on your way to feeling more relaxed and soothed. Here are four of my favorites


SALT DETOX BATH: RELAXATION 


    


      Sea salts baths are the most common detox baths. Sea salts have been use for centuries for health, beauty and healing. Sea salts improve the condition of everything from your heart to your skin. Sea salts, when combined with warm water, help open up the pores while plumping up the skin just a bit, giving you a healthy and youthful glow.
  • 1/3 Cups Epsom salts
  • 1/3 Cups sea salt
  • 1/3 Cups baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • Epsom salts: helps make you sweat, reduces inflammation and relieves muscle aches
  • Sea salt:  helps remove toxins and soothes open sores or blemishes
  • Baking soda: highly alkaline, helps balance an overly acidic system, helps eliminate chlorine in the water, softens water and skin
  • Ground ginger: increases circulation, opens pores, makes you sweat
           Pour all ingredients in a tub of hot water and soak for 30 minutes.
    HYDRO PEROXIDE DETOX BATH: NATURAL REMEDY FOR COMMON COLD


        With the winter cold comes the winter COLD! You know what I'm talking about, the sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, coughing and aching body. Before you run out and spend big bucks on Nyquil, cough drops and tissue, try this soothing detox bath. Within 5-10 minutes of soaking in this hot soothing bath you will begin to sweat your cold out. You will feel more relaxed  and soothed.

    • 3 pints of hydro peroxide 3% 
    • 2 tsp of ground ginger

    • Hydro Peroxide: This oxygenates the body and helps purge toxins. It's also antibacterial and antiviral.
    • Ginger: a natural anti-inflammatory that increases blood circulation and helps promote the elimination of toxins through sweat.
    Soak for 30 minutes and drink lots of water before and after this bath. Get a good nights sleep and should wake up with more energy and less achy. If you your symptoms have not completely left, repeat this bath for up too 3 days.

    BENTONITE CLAY DETOX BATH: REMOVING HEAVY METALS
     The bentonite clay lowers body's PH levels, making it a perfect substance to take internally or use externally. Bentonite Clay magnetically pulls toxins, heavy metals and waste from the body. Here are a few ways we consume this heavy metals on a regular bases




  • Drinking water
  • Eating non-organic produce
  • Taking antibiotics
  • Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides sprayed on lawns, gardens, in homes, etc.
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Paints
  • Vaccinations
  • Mercury dental fillings (high levels of mercury are released in the body every time you chew)
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Skin-tightening creams
  • Antiseptic creams 
  • Some ointments 
  • Using aluminum cookware
  • Using foil when baking
  • Using antiperspirant deodorants  

  • This bath is a fairly simple one. Add 1 to 2 pounds (I recommend 2 pounds) of Bentonite clay to your hot bath. Soak for 30 minutes. Be sure to take pieces of the clay that may be floating in the water and rub it all over your body. Please note that the clay will not go down the drain with the water. You will need a wash rag to remove the clay from the bathtub. The bath with also leave you feeling very relaxed so be sure to have a few hours to spare after your bath. It is recommended that you take this bath once a week for the first month and once a month thereafter. 



    APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DETOX BATH: FOR ARTHRITIS OR GOUT

    Apple cider vinegar detox bath is great for arthritis, gout and other inflammatory body ailments. This is a good bath to take if you feel you need to sweat out toxins, and also if you want to make sure that you get to sleep without lying awake with a wandering mind. You will continue to sweat for a few hours. This is just the your body getting rid of all the toxins it has collect over a long period of time. Again be sure to drink plenty of water before and after this bath.

    When pouring your bath, add 1-2 cups of pure apple cider vinegar. Soak in the tub for up to 30 minutes.

    If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure please consult a doctor before trying any of these baths.

    WARNING: Detox baths will dehydrate you. I suggest you drink atleast 8 ounces of water before and 8 ounces of water after each bath. Hot water is recommended for all detox baths because hot water opens your pores which helps the detoxing process. Detox baths are very relaxing and can cause you to feel weak. Stand up slowly and carefully because you may feel a little light headed. In most cases you will feel tired so take the bath when you have a few hours to spare. Don’t take hot baths or salt baths if you are pregnant, have heart trouble, high blood pressure, or if you are diabetic. If you’re not sure, talk to your doctor first. While your body works to detox and flush out the toxins you may feel a bit under the weather for about half a day. Stay hydrated to help your body clear out the toxins and you should feel better pretty quickly.
    If you find any of these detox baths helpful please be sure to comment below.

    References:
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    BENEFITS OF EXFOLIATES


     


    Exfoliating can be very beneficial for your skin. It removes dead skin cells which keeps pores from clogging and help keep acne under control. Exfoliating also speeds up your skin renewal system which allows your moisturizer to penetrate your skin deeper. The removal of dead skin also helps with discoloration and uneven skin tones. An exfoliate can be used all over your body leaving it soft, glowing and moisturized. 

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Apply exfoliate to wet skin using a circular motion. Gently massage into skin for 2-3 minutes and rinse. I prefer to do this while taking a bath or shower. If you have oily skin I suggest exfoliating using a sea salt scrub. I will place a DIY for this soon. For dry skin I suggest you exfoliate using this sugar scrub up too 3 times a week. 


    INGREDIENTS:

    1 Cup of Brown Sugar
    1 tsp of Honey
    2-3 tsp Olive Oil
    Lemon Zest 
    Essential Oils of your choice
    One air tight container

    Place 1 cup of brown sugar in a bowl. Pour olive oil 2 tbsp at a time and mix until brown sugar is dark brown and moist. (Do not add too much olive oil because it will cause a mess whenever you open then container).  Add a tsp of honey and 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oils (lavender, peppermint, rosemary etc.). Add a little lemon zest. Mix all ingredients in the bowl. Place exfoliate in an air tight container. 









    Honey Egg and Avocado Face Mask

    Benefits of a honey,egg and avocado mask:

    Avocado helps heal dry skin and eczema. The oil in avocado helps increase the amount of collagen found in skin. Avocado contains Amino acid which cleans and protect skin from eviromental damage. It is rich in Vitamin A, which helps remove dead skin cells from your body.

    Honey helps moisturize skin by absorbing and retaining water on skin leaving your skin soft and radiant. It is an antibacterial, which helps fight acne and pimples.

    Egg Yolk helps make your skin firmer. It also reduce inflammation and redness. Egg yolk contains Vitamin B2, B3 and Zinc. B2 helps alleviate stress, B3 Improves circulation and Zinc boost the immune system according to www.livestrong.com


    Things you will need:

    1/2 Avocado
    2 teaspoons of raw honey
    1 egg yolk
    Bowl
    Spoon or fork
    Blender (optional)

    Directions:

    Cut avocado in half.
    Use a spoon to remove the flesh of the Avocado and place it in the bowl.

     Add two teaspoons of raw honey.
     Add 1 egg yolk.
    Mash all ingredients in the bowl together until the avocado have little to no lumps.
    This next step is optional! If you have a blender, blend for 15-20 seconds. This will eliminate all lumps.
     Apply mask to your face using a circular motion. Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes. Gently rinse mask using warm water. Gently pat skin dry using a clean hand towel.

    I use this mask once a week. If helps my skin to stay healthy and moisturized. The mixture can also be used for a hair mask. Simply apply to damp hair. Leave mask on hair for 15-20 minutes. rinse using warm water. Shampoo, condition, and moisturize as normal.

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