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Natural Help for Sunburn

Natural Help for Sunburn

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Be soothed by vegetables. Boil some lettuce in water, then strain it and let the liquid cool for a few hours in the refrigerator before applying it to your skin with cotton ball. It’s a great pain reliever.

Thinly sliced pieces of raw cucumber, potato or apple can be placed on sunburned areas such as the forearm.

These all have anti-inflammatory properties and are also quite cool and soothing to the skin.

Soak yourself in diluted vinegar. “Pour one cup of white cider kitchen vinegar into a tub of tepid water and soak yourself in it. It’s very soothing to your skin and helps relieve the pain of sunburn.

Or try baking soda and cornstarch. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of cornstarch into a tub of tepid water and soak yourself.

Heal with oatmeal. If you find the smell of vinegar or milk too intense, you can wrap dry oatmeal in some gauze or cheesecloth and run cool water through it. Wring out the excess water and apply the cloth for 20 minutes every two to four hours.

Don’t be too clean. While you have sunburn, stay away from highly fragrant bubble baths, soaps, colognes and perfumes. They may be too drying and irritating to your already parched skin. Stick with mild soaps and don’t scrub too hard when you wash.

To help cool and moisturize sunburned skin, apply a thin coat of yogurt or aloe vera gel to reddened areas.

Spray pure lavender water freely on sun-damaged skin to keep skin hydrated, prevent peeling and promote the regeneration of cells.

Add 2-3 drops of lavender oil to 1 tsp. of a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, and massage into affected area. Or apply diluted St. John’s Wort oil.

Tomato can be used to transform a painful sunburn into a modest tan.  Soak peeled tomato slices in buttermilk. Apply them directly on the skin affected. It will close up the pores and relieve the pain.  Alternately, make a puree out of thinly peeled tomatoes. Add a little buttermilk (don’t add too much; it will make the mixture runny.) Spread this mixture over the sunburned skin. This will give a tan over the spot where the sunburn used to be!

Honey Recipes for the Skin

Honey Recipes for the Skin

For Dry Skin:

Avocado & Honey Face Mask
You will need:
• 2 tablespoons of avocado flesh
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 egg yolk
To form this anti-aging skin care face mask, put all the ingredients in a blender, or mash by hand in a bowl. Use your fingers to spread the mask over your face and neck and leave it on for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer, before removing.

For Dry Skin:

Honey and Egg Mask
You will need:
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 egg yolk
• 1/2 teaspoon almond oil
• 1 tablespoon yogurt
Put all ingredients into a large bowl and stir until it becomes sticky and thick. Apply the mask to your face for 5 minutes and wash face thoroughly with a mild facial soap. Honey stimulates and smooths, egg and almond oil penetrate and moisturize, and yogurt refines and tightens pores.

For Tired Skin:

Almond Yogurt Honey Mask
You will need:
• 6oz plain yogurt
• ¼oz finely-crushed almonds
• 2tsp honey
• 2tsp wheat germ oil
Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste. Apply and massage the mixture into skin. Keep the mask on for 20 minutes.

For Normal Skin:

Apple Honey Mask
You will need:
• 1 Apple, cored & quartered
• 2 Tablespoons Honey
Drop the apple pieces into a food processor and chop. Add honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Pat the mixture onto your face with a light tapping motion, tapping until the honey feels tacky. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse.

For Oily Skin:

Honey-Papaya Mask
You will need:
• 1/3-cup cocoa
• three teaspoons of heavy cream
• 1/3-cup ripe papaya
• 1/4-cup honey and three teaspoons of oatmeal powder
Mix and apply on your face. After 10 minutes, wash your face with warm water. This anti aging skin care face mask helps heal skin blemishes, nourishes, draws out impurities, balances your skin pH, and will leave your skin radiant and soft. Good for acne-prone skin.

For Oily Skin:

Carrot Face Mask
Your will need:
• 2-3 carrots
• 4 1/2 table spoons of honey
Cook the carrots and then mash them up. Mix the carrots with honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Apply gently to the skin and wait for ten minutes. Rinse off with cool water. Carrots are known to be rich in vitamin A and C. They are also rich in potassium. Vitamin A and C are antioxidants. Honey contains sugar, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids.

For Sensitive Skin:

Banana and Honey Mask
You will need
• 1/2 mashed banana
• 1/4 cup oatmeal, cooked with milk
• 1 egg
• 1/2 tablespoon honey
Mix ingredients together. Massage onto face in a slow, circular motion and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water. Oatmeal is high in nourishing vitamins and minerals; it gently cleanses and heals skin. Bananas contain vitamin A; eggs contain lecithin, a natural skin emollient; and honey helps to maintain the skin’s natural acid mantle.

For All Skin Types:

Honey and Lavender Facial Mask
You will need:
• 1 tablespoon raw honey
• 3 drops lavender essential oil
Mix the ingredients, dampen your face with warm water, and smooth on the honey and lavender mixture. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.

Beer Shampoo

Beer Shampoo

Beer has been famed for generations for its ability to leave hair bouncy, shiny and full of body, so this beer shampoo recipe is loaded with it. The proteins from the malt and hops in the beer coat the hair and build it up and help repair damage. It leaves the hair with wonderful body.

  • 3/4 cup beer (any cheap brand will do, try to get a beer that isn’t made with GMO hops, if possible).
  • 1 cup aloe vera juice
  • 2 ounces glycerine

Boil the beer until it reduces to 1/4 cup. Cool the beer and add it to the 1 cup of aloe vera juice. Mix well and add the glycerin. Mix well again. Bottle and store in cool place. Shelf life 6 months.

Variation

  • 1/2 pint beer (any brand)
  • 1 cup aloe vera juice
  • 2 ounces glycerin
  • 1 ounce hops (tea)

Bring beer to a boil, add hops. Remove from heat. Steep for 2 hours. Strain. Add aloe vera juice and glycerin. Stir well. Bottle.

Licorice Mint Iced Tea to Suppress Appetite

Licorice Mint Iced Tea to Suppress Appetite

Peppermint ranks high among America’s favorite types of mint tea, but you can substitute equal amounts of any variety for this recipe. Try interesting flavors such as chocolate mint, orange mint, pineapple mint, or spearmint-or combine several types for a more complex, rich brew.

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes, plus cooling

Ingredients:

Serves 4

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried licorice root
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup dried peppermint leaves
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large pot bring 6 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the licorice and cinnamon; lower to a simmer, partially cover the pot, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in peppermint, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place a large strainer lined with cheesecloth or a damp paper towel over another pot or heatproof bowl. Strain tea, pressing on herbs to extract all liquid. Stir in honey until dissolved and let cool completely, about 1 hour. Fill four tall glasses with ice. Pour tea over ice and garnish each glass with a mint sprig, if desired. Serve immediately.