Posted on May 11, 2009 | Comments 2
One person can go to bed with makeup on, while the other would break out with twenty new blemishes by morning.
The secret to properly caring for your skin is determining your skin type and keeping it treated.
Luckily, there are many natural skin care treatments that can help you to maintain normal healthy skin. Consider the following options for eliminating oil or moisturizing your skin.
Eliminate Oily Skin with Tomatoes
Oily skin can be eliminated by rubbing tomato halves across your skin. Let the juice soak into the skin and dry. This should take about fifteen minutes. Once it is dry, wash the skin using hot water first, followed by cold.
The tomato juice will open the pores and pull out any contaminates. Afterwards, the water temperature changes will cause the pores to close, and keep out any bacteria that can cause oily skin. Tomatoes contain vitamin C that is healthy for the skin. However, they are also very acidic which will kill bacteria.
Oatmeal Baths for the Treatment of Eczema
Oatmeal baths can help to eliminate the itch and scaly skin associated with eczema. You don’t have to fill the tub with oatmeal, and cover your body in it. Simply take an old knee-high panty hose and fill it with oatmeal.
Tie off the end of the panty hose, and drop it in the bath. As the oatmeal becomes soft, the juices will leak out and infuse the bath. Your skin will feel very soft, and less scaly after your bath. Luckily, you can repeat the bath as often as you like for additional relief.
Treat Dry Skin by Skipping a Shower
While there is a benefit of staying clean and eliminating dirt or germs, too many showers can dry out your skin. Washing daily with soap can dry out the skin, and remove the natural oils that keep your skin soft and smooth.
Instead, you might try sponging off every other day, and skipping the full shower. If you feel like your skin needs to be washed daily, you can use a moisturizing soap rather than one that provides a drying effect. In most cases lye based soap will dry skin out the fastest.
Sleep Away Your Acne
Recent studies have shown that exhaustion and stress have an impact on acne breakouts. Those who sleep less than six hours a night, or work in high stress jobs, will be more likely to break out regularly.
Lack of sleep can also be a factor in feeling stressed, so the impact can be twice as bad. Get plenty of sleep and your skin will be much healthier.
As you can see there are many ways to keep your skin healthy without the use of chemicals or surgery. There are many other solutions that can be found based on your skin type or condition. Speak with your doctor, or health store specialist, for additional tips to enjoy healthy skin.
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