So many of the products that we use to help our skin are making it worse, in most cases they are filled with synthetic chemicals. Plant oils are a great way to help heal the skin. Before you apply anything to you face, make sure you are not allergic and check with your doc too.
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Lemograss Oil for oily skin that's prone to acne and blackheads
- Really great for oily skin that's prone to acne and blackheads
- Great as an astringent, has anti fungal and antimicrobial properties - but you must dilute it with water, apply using a cotton ball
- Not for people who have dry skin
- Will help keep acne and blackheads away
Lavender Oil for clogged pores
- We know it's great to help reduce stress and relax us
- It's a fantastic antiseptic and will help keep pores that are clogged clear. If you suffer with clogged pores this will help
- Add a few drops to your moisturizer
- You can always put a bit on a cotton ball, dab your face, then apply your moisturizer
Calendula Oil for zit that have puss
- From the Marigold flower
- Also a great antiseptic
- Put a small amount directly on the zit, it will be zapped away in no time
Tea Tree Oil for blemishes and marks left by squeezing pimples
- This is great for blemishes and red marks thanks to squeezing too much
- Reduces redness and inflammation
- You should add some water to a cotton ball to dilute it slightly
- Wipe your face, then rinse
- People who suffer with blemish and use benzoyl peroxide have found that tea tree oil does the same job but stings and burns less
Raspberry seed oil for blind pimples
- This is magic in a bottle for those blind, painful pimples know as pauples that are actually hard lesions under the skin, due to a build up of dirt, bacteria and clogged pores. They never form a head and look terrible.
- This oil will help constrict the blood vessels which will reduce redness and inflammation
- apply directly to skin
- Small amounts, a few drops will do
- Full of vitamin E and a and omega 3's and 6 fatty acids
- It's also an amazing UVA and UVB protection - amazing natural sunscreen
- Make sure to buy organic oil as conventional berries are filled with pesticides
To avoid all of these skin issues, using a toner to clean your face is key. Here is a natural toner recipe that you can use everyday.
Fennel & Thyme Daily Toner
Thyme is a great antiseptic and a really good astringent. Fennel helps aid digestion and reduce inflammation, when applied topically it will reduce redness and inflammation. Fennel seeds are used as a gentle cleanser and toner. You can use this toner everyday, dab it on your face and neck with a cotton ball, let it dry, then rise.
2 sprigs fresh thyme, crumbled (or 1/2 tablespoon dried Thyme)
2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 cup boiling water
Juice of Half Lemon
Mix the thyme and fennel seed in a bowl and cover with boiling water.
Add lemon juice and steep for 15 minutes.
Strain the infusion and store the liquid in a jar, in the refrigerator, for up to 10 days.