Acne Home Remedies – Effective, Cheap and Easily Available

Cucumber, lemon, vinegar… you don’t associate all these ordinary items in your kitchen with anything other than food and cooking, but they have at least one more thing in common – they are effective acne home remedies.

Who has never had an occasional pimple now and then? Whether you are fourteen or forty, you can become a victim of acne due to a host of possible reasons: unhealthy diet and habits, lack of personal hygiene, existing medical condition, hormone fluctuation, etc, etc… And while some types of acne require serious medical treatment, including antibiotics and liver cleansing medicines, good news is – most of acne types can be effectively treated with cheap and easily available acne home remedies.

Fruit and Vegetables as Acne Home Remedies

Either eaten or applied on acne affected areas, fruit and vegetables are amazing acne home remedies. Lemon juice mixed with rose water makes a wonderful tonic to be applied daily. You can also drink diluted lemon juice (add honey to taste) – it contributes to beautiful skin by helping your body get rid of toxins. Lime has a similar effect and can be used instead of lemon.

Cucumber – mashed or in juice form – can be applied to sensitive skin; unlike many other acne home remedies it doesn’t dry your skin, on the contrary, it acts like a very gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Cucumber and carrot juice mixed together should become your daily drink if you want to attack acne from within.

Probably, not so appealing but effective acne home remedy is garlic thanks to its powerful anti-bacterial qualities. Want to try something more exotic? Papaya has been used in Asia for centuries not only as an acne home remedy, but as a soft and sensuous exfoliant for the whole body. For oily skin with acne try fresh tomato puree – it will remove the excessive oil and soothe the inflammation.

Herbs as Acne Home Remedies

A variety of herbs can be useful in your battle against acne. Most of them are easily available either in dried form or fresh. Prepare dried herbs in the same way you would make tea, then cool and apply on the acne with a cotton ball. Blend into a paste or squeeze the juice from fresh herbs and use on affected areas. Mint, basil, parsley, chamomile, birch leaves, coltsfoot, rosemary – all can be used to treat acne in a natural and non-abrasive way.

Other Household Items as Acne Home Remedies

Sea salt, baking soda or brown sugar can be used as scrubs and exfoliants, but if your skin is very inflamed, this can cause further inflammation. Alternatively, you can spray salt water onto your face a few times a day. Vinegar has proven itself to be an excellent acne home remedy, but it can sting the sensitive skin. In this case dilute it with water.

Aloe Vera, this common home plant, is an indispensable acne and oily skin remedy. You can cut its meaty leaf and apply the thick gel-juice directly on the acne or freeze it with water to make refreshing ice cubes. Honey is another wonderful cleanser for your skin (can be used along with lemon juice and/or oatmeal). You can even add an egg white to double the effect, or use the egg white alone – it has good absorbing properties, “vacuum-cleaning” the impurities from the pores.

As a nighttime treatment, try sandalwood and neem powder (available in Indian shops) mixed with rose water – apply and leave for the whole night, rinse off in the morning. Even your regular toothpaste is among effective acne home remedies, but you should apply it only on the acne spots, avoiding the rest of the skin.

Most of the above-mentioned acne home remedies can and should be used to prevent acne in the first place. If your skin is prone to frequent acne outbreaks, it becomes the more important for you to take proper care of it. Gentle cleaning (no harsh rubbing and scrubbing!), balanced diet (more fresh fruits and veggies!), lots of water and vitamin supplements can contribute greatly to your attempts of keeping acne at bay. Before turning to chemical over-the-counter acne medicines, try natural and harmless acne home remedies – your skin will be grateful to you!

Check out my acne blog to discover secret acne home remedies that can clear your acne in 3 days!

7 Home Remedies For Ear Infections To End Infection Now!

Learn to use natural remedies as they can not just ease symptoms, but help the body heal.

7 Home Remedies for Ear Infections to end infection now

  1. Goldenseal is a great herbal remedy for this infection. It is rich in berberine, a natural antibiotic. To use this for ears, just add one teaspoon of dried goldenseal to a cup of boiled water and let steep for ten minutes. Strain and drink three times daily.
  2. Onions. Get out the ear muffs. Heat a half an onion until it is warm, not too hot and wrap it in some thin cotton, an old tee shirt will do. Place it on the ear and use the muffins to hold in place. The chemicals in the onions will increase circulation to the ear and flush away the bacteria and other toxins.
  3. Epsom Salt. Since blood and bacteria stagnate in area`s of infection, one natural cure for ear conditions is to heat a basin of water and place a cup of epsom salt into it and have yourself a good foot soak. This will not only relax you, but will get your blood and other fluid moving to draw out infection and the epsom salt will draw out toxins through your skin.
  4. Saint-Johns-wort is not just for depression but is one of the great home remedies for ear infections used by those who know. Warm a few drops of this oil, ( not too hot, just warm), and place into the infected ear. Use a cotton ball to keep the oil from running out. You should do this once a day for up to 4 days.
  5. Vitamin C. Take 1000 milligrams of vitamin C for ear infection as this powerful antioxidant aids healing.
  6. Strawberries and Plums. For children who have recurring ear infections one of the best home remedies for ear infections is to have your children start eating more strawberries and plums. These two fruits have a special kind of sugar that in clinical studies have been found to reduce ear infections in children by 35 – 40 percent.
  7. Umeboshi. For adults it is suggested that you take one umeboshi a day. This plum is pickled and has a sour and salty taste but is well known to aid digestion and for ear infections and other illness caused by bacteria is a powerful anti-bacterial.

The author is not a Doctor and has no medical training. Always consult your health care professional before using these or any home remedies or natural cures.

Old Home Remedies Help You Ditch the High Cost of Drugs!

Old Home Remedies are No Wives Tales

Can old home remedies really reduce or eliminate the need for certain drugs and there by their cost? In my own opinion and the opinion of many, the answer is Absolutely Yes!

Make no mistake, drugs are both necessary and life saving in some cases. But far too often today we turn to chemicals to mask our symptoms rather than looking to aid the body in healing the cause. As for pharmaceuticals, there hasn’t been a cure for any illness or disease since Polio. Think about that. In well over a half a century with all the other advances we have made, we have not cured one single illness with drugs.

The chemical drug companies of today are getting great at alleviating symptoms to the point that as long as a patient takes a certain drug for life they can live reasonably comfortable. However, since the drug is not designed to cure, but only to control dangerous or uncomfortable symptoms, you will need to take it for life to get it’s benefits.

Old home remedies that work? Or just a bunch of Snake oil?

The drug companies find this method to be profitable and sell us on the idea that this is the best there is. Meanwhile they don’t just overlook the many natural old home remedies, but instead try to make them into foolish snake oil. The interesting thing about the phrase “snake oil” is it comes from one of the early forms of modern medicine.

With herbs and many other natural remedies one of the challenges is that natural substances are inconsistent in their ingredients. Dependent on the environment and circumstances along with the handler of the natural remedies, mean that some natural cures were more potent and some were less. In an attempt to make a consistent product people could count on to alleviate arthritis pain, one man, made a substance containing snake oil, menthol, clove oil and omega 3 oils into a standardized medicine for arthritis. It was somewhat effective and respected in its day.

With the coming of the traveling “Medical Show”, many “Medical Salesman” would come around with their completely bogus cures along with a few real ones. One of the best medical salesman of that time liked killing snakes at the traveling show and boiled them and would make the snake oil in front of everyone. But he also sold many of the exaggerated cures and thus became known as the “Snake oil Salesman“.

So with a twist of fate, what started out as one of the earliest forms of modern medicine, became the modern phrase to indicate that old home remedies are bogus, or “snake oil”. Meanwhile, Modern medicine still uses the staff with two snakes wrapped around it as a symbol strength and unwavering ethics. It begs the question… who really is pushing the “Snake Oil”?

Have you ever known anyone who is on drugs or in need of surgery that is Healthy?

The fact still remains that I have never known anyone who was on drugs or in need of surgery that was healthy. I have known many however, that eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, enjoy many fresh herbs both to enhance flavor of a meal and as natural medicine or old home remedies, who exercise, meditate, get massage and/or acupuncture, pray and practice a spiritual faith of their choosing that are very healthy well into old age.

So it begs the question, if drugs are the only thing that can prevent, treat or cure illness, then why aren’t healthy people on drugs?

If you have a serious medical condition then you should absolutely follow good, professional medical advice. But don’t buy into the idea that drugs are the end all solution. Many of today’s chronic conditions can absolutely be helped with old home remedies and natural cures.

Old home remedies can alleviate or heal many of today’s most common illnesses

Illnesses such as acid reflux, arthritis, migraine, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, impotence, depression and many others can often be greatly helped or even fully remedied using many old home remedies. I am no doctor and have no medical training, but for me the proof is in the healing. I have seen my husband overcome many of his chronic conditions by the simple remedies of things like herbs, healthy diet, exercise and meditation. I have known those who couldn’t conceive a child that had their first baby after receiving acupuncture and these are just a few examples of first hand experience.

In the West most have completely embraced the idea that drugs are the only genuine medicine and that everything else is nonsense. In the East many still embrace the old idea’s. As a Japanese woman I am seeing that even here in Japan we are taking a more Western view of things with each passing year. As we do we see many of today’s chronic conditions on the rise.

I encourage all to take off your blinders and try for yourself the many old home remedies available for today’s most common conditions. See for your self if they work and stop relying on those who profit from your belief that natural cures and old home remedies are second class to chemical drugs.