Regardless of the country we are in, we are probably sharing the same dilemma of finding a reliable treatment for our skin problems.
Reliable might be a vague description so to be more specific, we are in the look-out for tried and tested, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and cruelty-free treatment for our skin diseases like acne, eczema, rashes, athlete’s foot, dandruff, sunburn and more. But there is no one brand that can guarantee all of those requirements.
And despite modernization and technological advancements, there are rampant reports on animal testing, carcinogens and petroleum by-products on personal care products that most people have developed a skincare scare.
So consumers resort to the basics, with the idea that what you can eat is what you can put on your skin as well.
These are the natural ingredients that can treat each of the common skin diseases mentioned above:
Packed with antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, coconut oil is the all-around moisturizer that your body needs. It is your DIY hot oil and scalp conditioner, makeup remover, lotion replacement and can also be an exfoliant when mixed with sugar, sea salt or coffee.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The cult following for apple cider vinegar (ACV) is tremendous that it been used by people worldwide not just as a drink and for cooking but has been incorporated into skincare products. One popular use of ACV is for removal of skin tags.
These are small, soft and benign skin growth that almost resembles warts that are commonly found on the neck, shoulders, armpits, and groins. Dabbing q-tips dipped in ACV can remove skin tags in a couple of days of consistent applications.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil or (TTO) is a popular essential oil derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree from Australia and is known to cure many skin problems.
Its potency can kill nail fungus and spot treat inflamed acne. It can also be used for treating dark spots and new scars caused by different skin diseases.
Most of us probably grew up knowing Aloe Vera as a scalp treatment for dandruff but there are actually more benefits from this plant than that.
Its moisturizing and cool texture can soothe sunburn and diaper rash on babies and adults. It can also reduce inflammation and redness of acne, insect bites and hives.
It is true that honey does not expire or spoil, imagine what benefits it can give your skin? Raw honey has antimicrobial properties that can dry up and heal wounds, rashes, acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
It brings moisture to the skin and tightens the affected area and is suitable even for those with really sensitive skin.
Go natural, now!
Getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and feeding ourselves with all-natural, fresh and healthy food will show the results on our outer appearance, especially on our skin.
Synthetic and man-made treatments for our skin problems are not always harmful but if you want to make sure that what you are using is hypo-allergenic, cruelty-free, organic and mild, go give feed your skin with freshness and quality that your internal and external body deserves to have.