Skin Conditions Allergies, Bites, Stings, Sunburn Healed Naturally

*Singing* The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! Sun shining bright, days are longer, weather is warmer, and all you have to do is look around and see Mother Nature beauty in all that flourishes in warm weather. Who doesn’t love the summer time? Even more valuable are the ample amounts of Vitamin D we are able to produce from direct exposure to the sun! (link) In fact, people who are exposed more amounts of Sunlight actually prevent skin cancer. The skin is still a very delicate organ so while we are out enjoying this wonderful weather, sometimes we can encounter things that may have a negative impact on our skin. Allergic reactions, bites, bruises, stings and sunburn from all that fun you’ve had outside are some common summer skin conditions¬† may need healing from.

I have composed just for you all that our Mother Nature gives us to tackle each one of Your Summer Skin Conditions effortlessly! So let’s get started so you can get back out there with your Skin Protected!

To heal Any Skin Condition, it is important to address the problem Inside The Body First by providing the body with the proper Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients aiding in Detoxing the Body. Add into your diet the following to heal and protect your skin from the inside out!

Vitamins:

A, B-complex (extra B2, B6, and niacin), C, D, E


Minerals:

Calcium, Multi-minerals, silicon, selenium, zinc,

Amino Acids:

Cystenine, Tryptohpan (essential for healthy skin), Proline


Single herbs:

Alfalfa, Aloe Vera, Black Walnut, Benzoin, Burdock, Buchu, Capsicum, Chaparral, Coconut, Comfrey, Cornsilk, Dandelion, Dong Quai, Enchinacea, Evening Primrose, Fenugreek, Flax Seed, Garlic, Ginger, Golden Seal, Goto Kola, Hawthorn, Hops, Horsetail, Ho- Shou-Wu, Kelp, Lady’s Slipper, Lavender, Lobelia, Maca Root, Ma-Huang, Mistletoe, Myrrh, Oatstraw, Oregon Grape, Pan D’Arco, Psyllium, Queen of the Meadow, Red Clover, Rose Hip, St. Johnswart, Scullcap, Shea Butter, Slippery Elm, Tea Tree, Watercress, White Oak, Woot Betony, Wornwood, Yellow Dock

Allergies and Allergic Reactions

Bug Bites

Insect Stings

Sun Burn

Allergies and Allergic Reactions

It is not uncommon for a person to suffer from allergies during the warmer months, I’ve had to get a grip on them myself!Allergies can come in many forms, but particularly in the summer Hay Fever, Hives, Rashes and Insect-Sting Allergies are common.

Natural Remedies For Allergies

  • Add extra calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and zinc into your diet
  • Add grapefruit, orange, strawberries or prunes into your diet for added bioflavonoids that help the body utilize vitamin C more efficiently.
  • Fish oil capsules daily for essential fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • A teaspoon of grated orange or lemon peel in honey for hay fever
  • Bee Pollen
  • Honeycomb is a desensitizing and anti-allergen substance for hay fever. Eat before symptoms show to build immunity before pollen season. Chew the wax for about 10-15 mins before spitting it out.
  • Licorice- root water (do not take licrorice root is you have high blood pressure or kidney problems)
  • Fengugreek-seed tea
  • Vitamin- rich watercress is said to be an anti-allergen
  • Eat an organic banana a day (unless of course you are allergic) for some added potassium
  • Avoid processed foods, Sugar, Dairy, and wheat when possible

Allergic Reaction Relief:

  • Take a cool bath or apply a cold compress. Cold shrinks the blood vessels and blocks further release of histamine.
  • Make a paste with a few drops of water and baking soda and rub on skin to help stop irritation and relieve the itching.

Dry Skin Relief

Bug Bites
You know how the saying goes… They bite you because you’re sweet! Well there is some truth to this old saying. Studies have shown that people who regular consume sugars and alcoholic drinks tend to draw mosquitoes to them. The color blue has been known to attract mosquitoes.

Natural Remedies For Bug Bites

  • Add Vitamin B1 Thamine to your diet, especially before heading out.
  • Clean the bite, if water is unavailable apply saliva to the bite. Then equal mixture of one of the following with water:
  • lemon or lime juice and vinegar
  • Aloe Vera
  • Baking soda and water paste
  • Basil
  • Eucalypus
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Thyme
  • Peppermint
  • Stings

Insect stings

Insect stings can be quite bothersome and sometime the stinger is even left in the skin. DO NOT squeeze the insect if still attached to the stinger simply flick it off and scrape (not tweeze or pull) the stinger from the skin.


Natural Remedies For Stings

  • Baking soda and vinegar
  • Honey
  • Grated Horseradish Root
  • Garlic crushed
  • Lavender Oil
  • Plantin juice (Plantago major, broad leaf and Plantago lanceolata, long leaf)
  • Potato slices raw
  • Onion slices raw
  • Vinegar and lemon or lime juice
  • Vitamin E

Sunburn

First understand that Sunburn is caused by a nutritional deficiency of vitamin D and melanin. Insufficient amounts of Vitamin D has been linked to an increased risk of type 1 diabetes, muscle and bone pain, cancers of the skin, breast, colon, prostate, ovaries, esophagus, and lymphatic system. Aside from the common knowledge that Melanin determines skin color, Melanin also protects against the Ultra-Violet Rays of the Sun that result in DNA mutations. Despite claims, a vast majority of commercial Sunscreen Products directly promote a deficiency in vitamin D and also contain numerous toxic and carcinogenic ingredients.

Natural Remedies For Sunburn

  • For immediate relief, take a HOT yes Hot shower. Hot water desensitizes the skin providing fast relief to burns. (Not recommended for second degree burns with broken or blistered skin start with cold water)
  • Apply cool raw slices of cucumber, apple or potato skin.
  • Apply fresh cool aloe vera gel from the plant. (stick to the natural source, many products contain toxic additives with the aloe vera juices and gels)
  • Burned eyelids: fresh herbal teabags soaked in cool water.
  • Apply Organic Raw Honey

Heal and Protect Your Skin With Mother Nature!

Oil Cleanse Skin Simple Effective

I often receive a lot of compliments on my skin and questions about my routine, I tell them Oil Cleanse! Yes even if you have oily, acne prone or even dry skin, Your Skin will respond Great to an Oil Cleanse!

What is an Oil Cleanse?

The skin care industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet the most effective and inexpensive way to cleanse you skin comes right from Mother Nature. Oil cleansing is cleansing and moisturizing your skin using natural oils in specific combination and steam. This method is very effective on all skin types; and with consistent cleansing, the skin will remain clear, nourished, smooth and glowing!

The skin naturally secretes oils or sebum. Oil cleansing balances the skin’s natural oils, reducing the need for the skin to produce its own oils. By using natural oils, you can gently cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria, all while effectively replacing the dirty oil with nutritious ones extracted from natural Mother Nature. Oil cleansing naturally clears the skin from common conditions like excess oil, dry skin, acne, spots, wrinkles, fine lines and more. Oil cleansing will always leave the skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.

Supplies to Oil Cleanse:

Try Oil Cleansing and See The Positive Results On Your Own Skin!

  • Wash Cloth
  • Steaming water (either in shower, at sink or with a bowl)
  • Gaia’s Gold Herbal Body Butter or Liquid Gold Oil Using Gaia’s Gold Products makes Oil Cleansing super easy because you do not have to worry about measurements when blending the right combination of oils because it’s already done for you. Even better you already use it all over your body and possibly in your hair anyways.
  • If you are not using Gaia’s Gold Products to oil cleanse, You may use Any Natural Oil to oil cleanse. It may take a couple of tries to figure out what blend of oils works best for your skin. You will find some oils to be thick and need to be paired with thinner co-oil. Some oils are also very drying by themselves so make sure you have done your research on the oils your are using before oil cleansing. Depending on the type of oils you are using and how many you are using, experiment with small batches using a teaspoon or two of each oil working up to bigger measurements. Adjust the ratio as needed when you see how your skin responds to different oils.¬† Some common oils used are castor oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, safflower, hazelnut and almond oil.

How To Oil Cleanse:

  1. On a dry face, massage a quarter size amount of the oil blend into your hand and onto the skin using smooth circular motions for at least one to two minutes or until you are sure that the oil has saturated your skin. This will also remove make-up very effectively, so there is no need to remove make-up first. You can even leave the oil on the skin for up to 10 minutes for a deep cleaning.
  2. If washing face at the sink or with a bowl place a clean washcloth in hot water until it is completely soaked anquickly wring it out. Open it and place the steaming wash cloth on your face. This will allow the oil to work with the steam and remove any impurities in and on the skin. Leave the wash cloth on for about a minute, or until it cools. Repeat if needed by wetting the wash cloth and using the other side.
    If steaming face in the shower, remain in the shower with the oil on the face until the very end of the shower.
  3. Use the washcloth to gently whip the oil off the face. A thin layer of oil on the skin will remain so no moisturizer will be needed, but you may add some more Gaia’s Gold Herbal Body Butter or another all natural moisturizer for added moisture and protection.

Some Tips For When You Oil Cleanse:

  • It will take about a week for your skin to remove its impurities so give your skin a break from harsh chemical products to speed up the process to clear skin!
  • Make sure to keep your bathroom/shower floors clean to avoid any possible slips and falls.
  • If possible use only organic oils to ensure you are getting all the nutrition your skin deserves.
  • 2-4 oils is a good number combination of oils.
  • If mixing oils yourself, experiments will be required so make sure to start with small batches first.
  • Using a microfiber wash cloth is very gently on the skin.
  • You can oil cleanse your whole body for maximum healing and protection!

 

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