Do you depend on artificial aids for your complexion, when your garden is stocked with beauty aids, waiting to be utilized? Here is how you can easily use your garden plants to naturally improve the texture of your skin and hair. These remedies are highly effective and very easy to use.
#1. Chop a handful of glossy yellowish leaves and green peel of the walnut tree and place them in a glass jar. Add equal parts water and pure alcohol and cover the lid. Leave the jar open in the sun until strained liquid thickens. Mix this mixture with glycerine in equal parts and rub into hair to make them softer, healthier and shinier.
#2. Use dill seed tea as a hair restorer, and to clear dandruff. Make an infusion of equal parts of horseradish and nettle, soaked in wine.
#3. The most nourishing product for the skin is avocado. Mashed avocado pulp can be spread thickly over the face (avoid eye area). Leave it for 20 minutes and let it dry, and washed off with warm water. Avocado oil will protect the skin against chapping and dryness from wind and sunburn.
#4. To reduce irritation after shaving, mix avocado, sesame seed and apricot oil and massage into the face. As an aftershave, splash the face with mineral water, then pat on an extract of chamomile flowers simmered in milk and allow it to cool. You can also drink peppermint tea daily to purify the skin. In Europe it is also used to relieve drunkenness!
#5. As an herbal facial for normal skins, fill a bowl with hot water, add a bunch of rosemary or thyme, place a towel over the head and breathe in the steam. It will open pores and stimulate circulation.
#6. For a soothing body scrub, combine oatmeal with sea kelp and sea salt in a base of honey, mashed pawpaw and cinnamon. Buff gently onto wet skin and leave for five minutes.
#7. A nourishing mask for your glowing skin can easily be made by mixing 2 tablespoons almond pulp and 1 tablespoon wheat germ with the juice of cucumbers, carrots or tomatoes. Add a teaspoon of pure Safflower oil or almond oil. Apply to face and neck, leave it for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.
#8. For a fruity cleanser for normal skin, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with a tablespoon of natural yogurt or mayonnaise, or lightly massage potato juice into the skin and wipe off with a tissue gently.
#9. If your skin is sensitive, cleanse it with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in ½ cup water. On oily skin, spread a mashed sieved ripe pear. Rinse off after 5 minutes.
#10. Moisturize your skin with two cooked apples mashed with a little honey and cream.
It is very important to understand what and when to eat certain vegetables to get its benefit. Nature is a wise old provider, and her stock is at your disposal. It is up to you to decide how you are going to use it in your day to day life to gain its tremendous health benefits.
If your skin is in a bad state and is dull and lifeless, then eating raw grated carrot daily will soon make a noticeable improvement. They are appetizing, and can be eaten in a variety of ways. Try to eat carrot daily for a month, and you will soon have a flawless and youthful skin. To obtain the best results, wash it thoroughly with water, and do not remove the outer skin. It can be cut into small pieces and eaten as a salad, or you can grate it finely and eat it between bread as a sandwich along with other vegetables.
Naturally the younger carrot the nicer it is to eat and it has been observed that these vegetables do have a direct result on the complexion. If you teach your children to eat raw carrots, you are laying the foundation of a peerless and flawless skin.
When it comes to green vegetables, there is no peer to the lettuce. This plant, with its thin leaves, can be eaten raw, and belongs to what is known as the “balancer group.” In plain words, no matter how irregular your diet is, how deficient your body is of certain vitamins, or what you like and dislike, eat plenty of lettuce and drink plenty of milk, and they will balance your diet and make up for any deficiency.
Then there are tomatoes, oranges, lemons and grapefruit. Orange and lemon drinks are also well known for providing immense health benefits. Grapefruit is also highly beneficial for your health as it contains more acid than the oranges and act as a general tonic to easily detox your body. Even the sweet bitter taste which Grapefruit leaves in the mouth is refreshing.
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