Healthy skin reflects our health both internally and externally. As we know, the more natural a product chances are the better it is for our bodies. The same is true for things we use topically. The less chemicals are used in our skin product choices the better it is for our health both internally and on our skin. Since our skin is porous when we use things that are not natural they seep into our systems causing toxicity and ultimately free radicals which cause cellular damage. There are several natural things we can use on our skins to help it stay in optimum condition.

Lime Juice


Lime Juice has been found to be very useful in skin care. Here is a little recipe utilizing lime juice. This is a recipe that you can use nightly to keep skin looking beautiful and also to help cure pimples.

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 glass of boiled whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin

In a bowl you squeeze a lime for its juice. Remove seeds if any. To the lime juice add the glass of boiled milk and the teaspoon of glycerin. Stir well and let it stand for one half hour. Apply the mixture to face hands and feet before going to bed. Do not rinse until you bathe the next day or if your wash your face and hands in the morning.

For Oily Skin

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 bowl of ice water
  • Add the juice of one fresh squeezed lemon into a bowl of ice water.
  • Splash over face and massage in for 5 minutes. After massaging for 5 minutes rinse off with water.

To Improve a Dull and Greasy Complexion

Ingredients

  • 1 half teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 half teaspoon juice from a cucumber
  • A few drops of rose water

Mix the 3 ingredients together and apply to your face and neck. Leave on for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes remove with water

To Improve Dry Rough Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk
  • A few drops of lime juice
  • A few drops of olive oil

Mix together the egg yolk, the few drops of lime juice and the few drops of olive oil. Spread over your face and leave on until it dries. When dry to the touch wash off with warm water and then splash with cold.

To Relieve Tired Eyes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 table spoons iced water
  • 2 cotton pads

Mix the 4 tablespoons of lime juice and the 4 tablespoons of water together. Saturate the cotton pads with the mixture. Place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Take 2 cold cucumber slices and place over closed eyes for 10 minutes. Wet two chamomile bags in boiling water. Allow them to cool and place over closed eyes for 10 minutes. Wet 2 green teabags in boiling water. Let cool and place over closed eyes for 10 minutes.

To Remove Freckles

Ingredients

  • 2 almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice

Blanch and grind 2 almonds. Mix it to the egg white that has the ½ teaspoon lime juice added already. Spread on skin and leave until it dries to the touch. Rinse off first with warm water and then cold.

Peach Treatment

This must be where the term skin like a peach is used. This helps improve one’s complexion.

What you do is take the peelings of a peach its skin and rub it on your face nightly. Do not rub off afterwards. This cleanses the skin as well as frees the pores. It is also an astringent. It tightens the face slightly and helps prevent facial sagging.

Home-made anti-wrinkle cream

Ingredients

  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Mix the two ingredients together. Smooth on face and neck. Leave it on until it dries.

To remove the mixture: Add a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to hot water. Dip a piece of cotton in it and use the cotton to remove the dry mixture from your face and neck.

Natural Beauty Mask

This face mask will remove blemishes as well as make the skin smooth and soft.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange peel powder
  • 1 tablespoon beaten yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together until it forms a type of paste. Apply to your face and neck. When it starts to dry, rub into skin until it looks shiny. You then rinse your face first with warm water and then follow with cold.

To Improve A Dull Dark Complexion

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of gram flour
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Few drops of lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon milk

Mix all the ingredients together then apply to your face. Leave on for a half an hour then rinse off with water.

Natural Cleansing Lotion

This lotion cleanses and purifies the pores in the skin.

Ingredients

  • ¼ teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon cucumber juice

To the lime juice you add and stir the teaspoon of milk and cucumber juice. This is applied to the face and Neck. After 14 minutes rinse off.

Cabbage Mask

This mask will counteract any tendency you have towards wrinkles and dryness.

Ingredients

  • A few cabbage leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Grind the cabbage leaves to extract the juice. Dissolve the ¼ teaspoon yeast in the cabbage juice and then add the honey. Mix well and apply to face and neck. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Remove with cotton soaked with water.

Tangerine Juice Treatment

It has been found that both tangerine and orange juice are good for healthy complexions. You dip your fingers in either tangerine or orange juice and apply it liberally to your face. You can also make a paste from dried unripe orange pips from unripe oranges and apply to pimples and acne before bed.

Orange Skin Tonic

Removes facial scars and blemishes as well as softening the skin.

Ingredients

  • A couple of Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon carrot juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice.

Blanch the almonds and grind to a paste. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Apply thickly on face and neck leaving it for a half an hour.

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice is good for the removal of blemishes. You take a slice of watermelon and grate it and then squeeze the juice out. Apply the juice as a lotion on your face and neck for 15 minutes. Wash with hot water followed by cold.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes can be used externally to improve complexions as well as helping to rid you of pimples. Apply the pulp of a tomato liberally to your face leaving it on for one hour. After an hour rinse with warm water.

Tomato Lotion

Effective for shrinking large pores

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon tomato juice
  • A few drops of lime juice

Add the lime juice to the tomato juice and apply to your face. Remove after 15 minutes with water.

Tomato Skin Tonic

This tonic is excellent for sun burns.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons tomato juice
  • 4 tablespoons of butter milk

Mix the two juices and apply to skin. Remove after a half an hour.

Cucumber

A grated or blended cucumber applied to the face for 15 to 20 minutes is a great facial tonic. Used regularly it prevents pimples, blackheads, wrinkles, and dryness of the face.

Whitening Lotion

This lightens dark spots as well as whitening skin. Works well on all skin types.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cucumber juice
  • Few drops lime juice
  • One dash turmeric power

Mix ingredients together and then apply to face and neck. Rinse off after half an hour.

Cucumber lotion

This lotion is excellent as a skin whitener for delicate skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon cucumber juice
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • A few drops of rose water

Mix ingredients together and apply to face and neck. Remove after 15 minutes.

Apple Tonic

This tonic is excellent for combating oily skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon apple juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lime juice
  • Mix together and apply. Leave on for 20 minutes.

Amaranth Juice Treatment

The juice of one amaranth with a dash of turmeric powder added applied to the face does a few things. It bleaches the skin, prevents drying and wrinkling and cures pimples. To the juice of amaranth and the dash of turmeric add some milk and lime juice. Massage over face and neck leaving for a half an hour. Wash off with warm water. Do this nightly before bed to keep skin beautiful. It is an effective skin tonic.

MintJuice

Applying fresh mint juice to the face nightly helps combat and prevent pimples as well as prevents dryness. Mint juice also helps directly applied to eczema and contact dermatitis with beneficial results.

Almonds

Make a paste of almonds with mild cream and fresh rosebud paste. Apply it daily over the face. This softens and bleaches the skin and nourishes it with the choicest skin-food. Regular application of this mixture prevents the early appearance of wrinkles, blackheads, dryness of the skin, pimples.

To Improve Rough And Dry Complexion

This tonic is excellent for combating oily skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • ½ teaspoon milk
  • ½ lime juice

Mix the ingredients together and apply nightly to face and neck before going to bed.

Yogurt

Yogurt is a very good and important natural beauty aid. Apply yogurt on the face every morning. Wash it off after a few minutes with cold water. This will keep the complexion smooth, healthy and fresh. A mixture of yogurt and lemon juice is ideal for softening hands.

A paste of lentil and yogurt, applied as a mask, cleanses the skin and leave a healthy glow. After applying the mask let it dry. When dried, remove it with fingertips and wash off with water.

Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste added to yogurt is very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin.