Back by popular demand, home remedies article #2. While not being a replacement for medical attention, you should always seek your doctor when you feel you have to and please take these home remedies with a grain of salt. Here you go and enjoy.
ACNE AND BLACKHEADS:
- Rub the acne area with a fresh garlic clove.
- Drink at the very least 8 8oz glasses of water a day. Even more in the summer.
- Mix one part of cinnamon into 3 parts of honey.Use as a scrub.
- Dab a small amount of toothpaste (paste, not gel) on pimples before bed; this helps dry out the pimples.
- Pour a little salt into a small bowl, add a few drops of water and mix till it turns into a paste. I've heard using a little toothpaste (paste, not gel) to this mix gives it a little extra kick. Use this recipe to exfoliate. Do not leave on overnight. Wash your face and rinse off.
- Baking Soda as an exfoliate
- Vitamin E gel tabs. Use as a facial moisturizer.
- Honey and oatmeal as a facial scrub and exfoliate.
DARK CIRCLES AROUNG EYES:
- Cucumber slice. Cover eyes with cucumber slices. For 15 minutes.
- Potato slice. Cover eyes with Potato slices. For 15 minutes.
- Lead a healthier life style. Get plenty of sleep, water and a multi-vitamin wouldn't hurt.
- Make a paste out of 1 tsp. tomato juice, 1/2 tsp. pineapple juice and 1 tsp. of flour. Apply around eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
- Moisturize with extra virgin olive oil or vitamin E.
- Try used Chamomile tea bags (cool bags) over eyes for 15 minutes.
- Try eating an apple or 2
- Mix 1 tomato, 1 orange, 1 clove of garlic. For best results, use a juicer.
- Aloe Vera Juice. One of natures best detoxifiers.
GUM IN HAIR:
There a few of these. Here they are
- Try using baby oil
- Try peanut butter
- Non stick cooking spray
- A mixture of baking soda with water. Rub it in hair, brush it out.
- a paste of baking soda and water.
- aspirin capsule. Works well with bee stings. But for bee stings,try to remove the stinger.
- Use calamine lotion.
There seems to be a lot of these also but I cold tell you what I used to do for a hangover. I am not suggesting you try it but it worked for me. First off, you wake up with a sour stomach and massive headache. Alcohol dehydrates, so its time to replenish your body with water. Try a glass of water with one tablespoon of sugar. Water to rehydrate, sugar for the sour feeling in your gut. Sometimes I will take something for the headache. Aspirin or Advil whatever you want. Next, ice-bag for my head. I used to stick my head under cold running water in the laundry sink. When your stomach is settled down a bit, and depending on how your feeling, time for breakfast.
- Try some parsley. This food garnish is rich in chlorophyll, a green plant compound that kills the bacteria that cause bad breath.
- Use the juice of half a lemon, one teaspoon of salt. Gargle.
- Brush your teeth with a couple pinches of baking soda. When done, brush again with regular toothpaste (optional).
I'm sure this is the tip of the iceberg, but these are the ones I know of. These home remedies are in no way a replacement to a Doctors care so if you feel that you might need to see a Physician, please do so.
By Andy Casasanta
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