Home Skin Care Remedies
Home remedies to treat an variety of skin conditions and
maintaining the perfect skin goes far to make a woman look beautiful.
Skin Diseases and
their Natural Cure
The hygiene of the skin reflects the general hygiene of the overall
body and person.
But even when there are skin diseases like black heads, blotches,
pimples, a sallow, mothy or greasy skin, there are natural home skin
care remedies and cures.
Health comes first as a good skin requisite;
health born of exercise, wholesome food, plenty of soap and water.
care of the skin locally. Avoid the direct rays of the sun; avoid
exposure to wind, and dirt, lest your skin turn coarse and rough.
does not injure the skin, nor dry out its natural oils. Use soft water
for cleaning face and hands. If the water you have available is hard,
soften with salt, borax or baking soda, add bran or a quarter cup of
almond meal to make water more soothing to a tender skin.
chapping, warm a bath, tepid water, a soft soap, plus olive oil
massage or toilet powder will remedy it.
Cold water in the morning, (it
stimulates the skin) and warm water at night is a good overall washing
Never use a
cheap, but always a good soap, Castile preferably. Green soap, (potash
soap) is meant for oily scalps and only irritates dry skins. Though
medicated soaps are useful for some skin diseases, they should be used
only on a doctor's orders.
If the skin has been exposed to
sun or wind, rub cold cream well into it. Then remove with a damp
cloth, and follow by washing in cold water.
greaseless, is a good face powder foundation, and a skin protector.
Always remove cream from the face before going to bed, and in general
use it only every alternate day.
No complexion stands cream day in, day
out, nor does cream take the place of soap and water. Cream, if not
removed, clogs the skin pores. Clogged pores mean black heads, and
black heads cause other skin affections. Clogged pores, too, are
responsible for yellow, sallow complexions.
Oily skin, often
accompanied by enlarged pores, black heads and pimples, should be
treated before worse ensues. Use a soap made of a cup of oatmeal or
boiled oats, a pinch of sulphur, a pinch of powdered benzoin, and a
teaspoonful of Castile soap, shaved fine, mixed, in a small cheesecloth
An application in warm water twice a day, should correct the oily
Natural Home Skin Care Remedies:
Here are four different lotions for natural home skin care remedies-
Two lotions for natural home skin care remedies-
- Two teaspoonfuls of benzoin in pint of cold
water. Bathe face night and
- Mix flour of sulphur with milk, and rub into
skin when the
mixture has settled a couple of hours. To be applied in small
- One drachm muriatic acid, to which
of spirits of lavender has been added.
- Three drachms carbonate of
potassium, two drachms common salt, eight ounces rosewater, a little
orange or lavender flower water. Mix and make frequent applications.
For natural home skin care remedies it
is not well to steam out black heads. It does cleanse the skin and the
black heads have to go. But it also relaxes the skin, and brings forth
a crop of early wrinkles. Better is the use of one of the following
lotions for home skin care remedies:
- One ounce
lemon juice, one pint rosewater. Apply to skin four, five or six times
- One drachm muriatic acid, half teaspoonful
lavender, one pint rainwater. Apply carefully to freckles, using
After they have been rubbed in, the blackheads may be
removed with a watch key. Never risk infection by squeezing out
black-heads with the fingers. Once they are removed, close the pores
- One and one-quarter ounces of
Green soap, two and one-half drachms alcohol, two and one-half drachms
glycerin, one and one-half drachms borax.
- Two and a half drachms
rosewater, two and a half drachms spirits of lavender, two and a half