Argan oil benefits for skin

argan-oilArgan oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan tree( Argan spinosa L.) found in Morocco.

Containing Vitamin E (tocopherols), carotens, natural phenols as caffeine acid, vanilic acid, resorcinol , argan oil is valued for its cosmetic and medicinal properties.

Argan oil has anti- aging properties that keeps skin and hair hydrating. It is excellent for dry skin, helps minimize fine lines, does not clog pores and improve certain skin condition.

Vitamin E or tocopherols it is known as the most important ingredient in argan oil, has anti-oxidant effects and is recommended for scars and eczema.

Argan oil helps you get rid of acne, the oleic acid can help balance sebum production of the skin.

Argan oil helps to rejuvenate skin.

  • mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 3 drops of argan oil and 1 tablespoon of honey, apply the mixture over the skin, leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Argan oil has the power to diminish acne scars and skin blemishes, and due to his anti – inflammatory properties ,is an effective treatment for acne scars and psoriasis .

  • just apply on the affected skin and you will observe a better texture of the skin.

Argan oil is rich in antioxidants  and has the ability to regress the effects of aging.

 

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Home remedies for freckles

freckles Freckles can be found on anyone skin and are triggered by exposure to sunlight. The exposure to UV B rays activates melanocytes, which can cause freckles to become darker and more visible.

There are home remedies which are simple to use and can give good results but these remedies must be used regularly to be effective.

Eggplant can be used to remove freckles. Slice an eggplant into thick pieces, rub gently the eggplant slices on freckles and leave them  on the skin for 15 minutes then rinse. You can use this remedy daily, after a week you will notice a big improvement of your skin, the freckles will become lightener in time.

Lemon juice has lightening properties and is effective to treat freckles. Apply lemon juice with a cotton ball on your freckles, leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse. Don’t forget that lemon juice makes your skin photosensitive, so “ hide” from sun few hours after doing this.

Wash your face with sour milk. Lactic acid will help gently for your skin peeling.

Horseradish can help in lighten the freckles. Mix a grated horseradish with lemon juice, blend them till becomes a paste, apply the mixture over affected skin, let it dry, then wash with cold water.

Papaya with it’s enzyme called papaian, can help you to get rid of freckles. Apply papaya juice on the freckles ,leave it for 10 minutes then rinse. Papaya juice will help you to remove freckles, skin blemishes and your skin will be smooth and soft.

Eat fresh vegetables and fruits and don’t forget to use a good quality sunscreen that offers a high level of “sun protection factor”.

 

Natural Remedies For Skin Blemishes

blemishes  Facial blemishes are dark patches or marks on the face due to any skin condition( acne, whiteheads, blackheads, age spots) that tend to clog the pores of the skin.

Here are some natural remedies that you can use at home:

Mix aloe vera with few (2-3) Vitamin E capsules and apply the mixture on the skin face, leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse. This will remove blemishes on your face and makes your skin soft and supple.

Lemon is one of the best remedy that can be used for skin. Apply lemon juice on the blemish prone area , then wash with cold water. Also you can mix lemon juice and turmenic powder, apply on the skin face , leave it for 20 minutes then rinse.

With this combination of Vitamin C and Alpha Hidroxy  Acid (AHA), lemon juice can help you to get rid of blemishes.

Mix rose water, yogurt and powder of orange peel that have been dried. Apply the mixture on skin face, leave it few minutes then rinse. This is a good removal of blemishes.

Boil chamomile in water, add few drops of lemon juice, leave it till is cold, then wash your face, it is an efficient cure for blemishes.

Mint leaves can help you to heal blemishes. Make a paste of mint leaves and few drops of water, apply on your blemishes, leave it for 10 minutes then wash with cold water.

Homemade Skin Peels

skin peel  Skin peel is a technique  used to improve and smooth the texture of facial skin.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids( AHA’s) are naturally occurring of carboxylic acids such as glycolic acid, a natural constituent of sugar cane juice and lactic acid found in sour milk and tomatoes juice. This produces light peels for treatment of fine wrinkles, pigmentation, acne and areas of dryness.

There are five fruit acids: citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid and tartatic acid. The effect is removing dead skin cells, leaving the face smooth and soft.

Citric acid found in lemons, limes, grapefruit and orange.

  • mix ¼ cup of lemon juice with a cup of yogurt, apply to your face, leave on for 15 minutes them wash with water.

Lactic acid found in yogurt, sourcream, buttermilk, blackberries, tomatoes.

  •  mix tomato juice with lemon juice, apply the mixture on your face and leave on 10- 15 minutes, then wash with water.

Tartaric acid found in grapes, grape juice, wine, cream of tartar.

  • crush 6 grapes, add 1 teaspoon of orange juice and 1 teaspoon of apple juice. Apply the mask on your face, leave on 10 minutes for your pores to absorb nutrients, then wash with cold water.

Malic acid in cider, vinegar, apples.

  • mix 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon vinegar, massage the paste into your pores, leave on 15 minutes ,then rinse. This skin peel will help you to remove dead skin cells from the depth and surface of your skin.

Glyvcolic acid found in sugar cane.

  • dissolve ½ tablespoon of cane sugar in a drop of warm water and apply directly to your face, let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse. The enzymes in the sugar will dissolve the dead skin cells which will be removed when you rinse with water.

Helpful remedies for acne scars

aloe-vera-acne scars  Struggling with acne is hard enough, it can leave behind deep marks and scars you don’t want on your skin face. There are many natural remedies that have been prove to be extremely effective. Let’s getting start getting read few of them.

Aloe vera  is a natural remedy often used to cure acne scars.Aloe vera is famous in it’s ability to help heal scars and wounds. It is very useful helping to heal acne scars.

  • apply the juice on skin face and leave it at least 15 minutes before going to bed.

Olive oil, full of antioxidants as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, hydroxytyrosol, improves the condition of your skin and reduces acne scars. Massage the affected area of your skin every day with olive oil. You will observe that your skin is more soften and the prominence of your acne scars is reduced.

Lemon juice improves the appearance of dark acne and blemishes by lightening them. Apply the juice directly on your acne scars using a cotton ball. Lemon juice contains citric acid, lactic and glycol acid, common found Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHA’ s.  Lemon juice  helps in healing acne scars ,also helps in lightening the skin tone.

  • mix 1 tablespoon of brewed green tea  with 1tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of witch hazel and ¼ cup of baking soda. Apply the mixture 2 times a day, you will see a difference, your skin texture will be improved.

Good to know, not to expect overnight results, though it takes time, but your acne scar will be  naturally cured.

 

Advices for oily skin

Oily-Skin  Oily skin is a common problem, caused by over active sebaceous glands, that produces a substance called sebum. When the skin produces excessive sebum,  it becomes  heavy and thick in texture. The oilier the skin is, the dirtier the skin feels and looks, to prevent this feeling it’s important to keep the skin clean.

Managing oily skin can be challenging for many people. Here are some suggestions so you can take care of your oily skin:

Make scrubs : you can mix oatmeal with aloe vera, rub gently over your skin, leave on 20 minutes, then wash carefully.

Citrus oils like lemons, grapefruit , orange can help oily skin. You can refresh your face with a mixture of lemon juice and cucumber juice, apply to skin, leave on few minutes then wash it.

Tomatoes containing antioxidants, vitamin C and A, have astringent properties and are helpful for oily skin and acne:

  • mix tomatoes  juice with honey, the apply over your face, leave on 15 minutes , then wash with cold water (cold water closes skin pores).

Use aloe vera, to remove some of the oil from your skin. If your pores are clogged, you can use aloe vera to clean them out.

Sage and peppermint have astringent properties. Mix sage and pepermint in a cup, fill it with boiling water, leave it for 20 minutes, strain and let it cool before applying over face, is an excellent toner.

Clay masks (as bentonite) reduce greasiness of skin , also clean your skin from impurities:

  • mix 1 teaspoon of facial clay with lemon juice, apply over face, leave on for 10- 15 minutes then rinse it off.

Also eat fresh fruits and vegetables as much as possible and avoid unhealthy fats and replace them with healthy fats from nuts, seeds.

 

Lemon – Tips And Benefits

lemon img  Have you ever thought that a common lemon is so benefic for your skin and hair health?

Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C,containing citric acid,minerals like potasium, iron, calcium or narigenin, a phytochemical which have a bio-active effect as an antioxidant.

Never thought that we  can have such benefic effects on human body :

  •  Applying lemon juice to acne dries it and prevents any aggravation , also lightens your skin.
  • If  you apply lemon slices over your face you can treat wrinkles and keep your skin smooth and young
  •  Juice from lemon is an excellent treatment for greasy hair and dandruff.
  •  If you have dry skin mix some lemon juice and little glycerin and apply the mixture over face  to obtain a soft, glowing skin.

So let’ s enjoy the simple  benefits of lemon strat today.