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Plum Oily Skin Treatment

Roughly 30% of population suffers from oily skin. Oily skin is caused by over-active sebaceous glands that produce skin oil which acts as skin lubricant. Over accumulation and buildup of oil on the skin surface interferes with natural skin cycle, leads to clogged pores, blackheads and dead skin cells buildup causing skin thickening, shininess, blemishes and pimples. This is why oily skin often has enlarged pores, dull, rough and worn appearance. On the upside, oily skin is very resistant, less prone to wrinkling, ageing and bad weather. That, however, is small comfort to those of us who have to reach repeatedly for oil and shine minimizing products, heavy powders and mattifiers in desperate attempt to quench the daily oil spill.

Like in everything, when treating oily skin, moderation is the key. Over stripping skin oil leads to skin dehydration as the skin natural protective layer is removed and over-stimulation of sebaceous glades so that even more oil is secreted in a desperate attempt of our skin to protect itself. Best results are achieved by using natural and organic face cleansers formulated especially for oily skin. Any natural/organic skin cleanser with pH close to skin’s natural pH, 5.4, is a good bet. Getting one is as simple as looking in your fridge and making your own, natural and cost effective oily skin tonic. Try one of our favorites – plum tonic:

Ingredients:

4 ripe plums, green or black
1 tablespoon of mineral water
1 teaspoon of essential lavender oil

Remove plum pits and skins. Pure cleaned plums with mixer.  Separate plum juice from the pulp. Add essential lavender oil and mineral water to plum juice and mix well. To use apply generous portion of plum tonic to clean skin and let rest 20 minutes before rinsing off. Pat dry. Apply three times a week for best results. Store plum tonic in fridge for up to one month.

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Natural Blemish Skin Cure

Blemishes – minor imperfections in skin texture, are a frustrating reminder of skin’s natural sensitivity to environmental and hormonal shifts. Anything from hot weather to stress and anxiety, from comedogenic skin products, to puberty and menopause will bring about a cohort of unseemly breakouts. Whether popping up as spots, pimples, whiteheads, marks or areas of discoloration on the skin, all are unwelcome and most of us will do anything to see them gone. It is good thing then that nature gifted us with many easy and cost effective solutions to treat and prevent skin blemishes.

Anise seed face lotion is particularly powerful natural way to treat blemishes. With its strong antimicrobial, antibacterial and antioxidant properties star anise is a natural alternative to common pimple blasters and is commonly found in your local grocers.  To make your own, follow easy instructions below.

Star Anise Blemish Skin Lotion

Ingredients:

10 star anise

Two cups of water

One tablespoon vodka

Heat the water until boiling. Add star anise and continue boiling for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and let cool. When cooled off, filter off star anise and keep the liquid. Add one tablespoon of vodka to liquid and mix well. To prevent and treat blemishes, massage small amount of star anise lotion into skin daily.  Store star anise blemish skin cure lotion in a closed container in the fridge for up to 1 month.

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