Natural Beauty Secrets - How To Give Your Skin
a Healthy Glow
have covered tons of information on health, fitness, and supplements.
I thought it might be time to offer up some beauty secrets that
are not secrets to many, but are not really known generally. You
can spend thousands of hard earned dollars on beauty products and
they may not even give you the results you are looking for. Or,
they may promise to do one thing, which they may offer up some results,
but they may be filled with toxins, additives and fillers that are
harmful to your skin, body and system.
Sometimes some of the best beauty products are straight from mother
nature, untouched and unprocessed. These items are inexpensive and
can produce results more impressive than some of the beauty products
that range from $50 all the way up to $300 a bottle.
Over the years I have studied natural products that can give me
the youthful glow we all try so hard to maintain. Some of the most
impressive results were produced by the least expensive items, and
stumbling upon these little treasures made me even more eager to
find other products that had yet to be uncovered.
All of these items can usually be found at a health food store,
or a market that carries organic products. With anything, make sure
to test the product on a small area of your skin to make sure you
are not allergic. All of these items are nontoxic, but that does
not mean you are not allergic. Be smart and try a small amount on
a small area before slathering it all over your face and body.
Below are some items you can try to give your skin a healthy
High Potency Alpha Lipoic Face Cream - This will increase
circulation, tighten pores, even out complexion, and give skin a
healthy glow in as little as 4 days.
DMAE - Sometimes found in face cream including alpha lipoic
acid, DMAE improves skin tone and can lift sagging skin around eyes.
Concentrated Vitamin C Ester (also may contain DMAE) - Use
this on the face and neck at night. These two nutrients work synergistically
to reduce sagging skin and tighten the skin on your neck.
Vegetable Glycerin - This is a natural product derived from
vegetable oil, usually palm or coconut. Glycerin is a humectant,
which means it attracts moisture to the skin. Glycerin attracts
moisture, so when applied to the skin it seals in moisture causing
the skin to be well hydrated. Glycerin also helps the skin to heal
in the case of breakouts, scratches, scrapes, or any other wound.
You can also use glycerin as a leave-in conditioner for your hair.
I have put equal parts glycerin and water in a spray bottle. I spray
this on my hair after a shower. For a little more conditioning,
I saturate my hair with the glycerin, wait 20 minutes and then shampoo
twice and condition. A word of warning, don't go glycerin crazy.
In dryer climates it will draw on moisture from hair and skin causing
dryness. Start very slowly and once you understood how your skin
and hair react, then used accordingly.
Castor Oil - Castor oil can be used for scars, wrinkles,
acne, and hair. The first time you use castor oil, make sure to
wash your face before applying it. Apply a layer and massage it
into your skin. After massaging it for several minutes, let it sit
for 10 minutes. Then take a hand towel and soak it with warm water.
Take the towel and cover your face. Avoid rubbing and try to pat
on the castor oil. Repeat until the castor oil is no more. After
I did this every three days, I started to apply it every couple
a days in the evening before bed, and sometimes in the morning.
I found that once my skin had grown accustomed to it I could use
it more often. I now use it on my face and body. It can also be
used as a oil treatment for your hair. Apply and then wait 10-15
minutes, then finish with shampoo and conditioner.
Oil - Coconut oil gives hair a shine, as well as softening and
aiding your hair in the repair process when it has been damaged.
The addition of essential protein can even remedy annoying dandruff.
Coconut oil moisturizes, especially older and dry skin, and can
improve wrinkled skin. It helps the skin heal from acne, scratches,
and wounds. Coconut oil also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
I have applied coconut oil to my hair when sitting in the sauna.
I also apply coconut oil on my face in the evening, and sometimes
in the morning. Anytime my skin is in need of extra TLC, I apply
coconut oil. I also apply to my skin when I am still wet after my
shower. It has given my skin a glow and balanced it out to where
it has an even tone.
Arnica - I actually use a mixture of Birch and Arnica, called
Birch Arnica made by Dr. Hauschka. It is an oil made from the bark
of the Birch tree, and from the Arnica flowers. The Arnica helps
with sport injuries, sore muscles, swelling, inflammation and bruising.
Birch oil can be used as a skin toner, though I only use this combination
for sore muscles, swelling and bruising. It's basically a staple
in my gym routine. It is an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and
disinfectant. Birch oil has skin enhancing properties. I can honestly
say that I have only used it for injuries, and soreness in this
combination. It may be well worth it to do further research and
experiment with birch oil separately. I have always purchased it
together with Arnica.
Skin Restoring Ceramides with Lipowheat (by Life Extension)
- This one is very interesting and shocked me. This comes in the
form of a capsule. I stumbled on this a few years back. Life Extension
had recently come out with this supplement and it did a write up
on it. It sounded interesting so I ordered a bottle. I started with
a capsule every morning. Within 5 days my skin was baby soft. Now
I have been taking this for close to two years. My skin has gone
through so many positive changes. My only advice would be to order
this and see for yourself. You will never know until you try it.
And anyone who has just listened to me and tried it, always called
me 5 days later just raving about it and about how amazing their
skin looked and felt.
Vitamin K Lotion - Vitamin K lotion can help with spider
veins, bruises, scars, stretch marks, burns, and rosacea. I would
suggest to make sure you get a lotion or cream that does not have
Fuller, Thicker, Healthier and Fast Growing Hair
This little combination of supplements changed my life. My hair
would never grow beyond a certain length. It was fine, thin and
always breaking. During a lecture I was told about the combination
of MSM, Biotin, Saw Palmetto, Silica, and Lecithin (I stumbled on
Lecithin). I started taking this combo as I was told. Within 3 weeks
I noticed my hair was fuller and within 6 weeks, it was growing
even faster. Within 8 weeks, it was falling out less. Now my hair
is fuller, stronger and longer than it has been in years. The dosage
is as follows, MSM 1,000 mg three times a day. This amazing supplement
has many benefits, and has no known toxic effect.
Biotin - I have seen suggested dosages running from 30-70
micrograms to 2,500 mcgs. It is better absorbed in the absence of
protein. The higher dosage is safe since there have been no known
toxic effects, and it has many other amazing benefits. Saw Palmetto
twice a day at 160 mgs. Silica 30 mg (either once a day or broken
down to three times). Lecithin at 500 to 1,000 mg. Now this may
seem like way too much. I actually started taking all of this. Once
I saw how my hair was responding and doing further research on each
supplement, I narrowed it down to three. Maybe twice a year, I rotate
one out and take another or add an additional two if my hair needs
extra attention (say during the dry summer months, or if I color
Now this is just a very short list and there is so many more items
to cover but I didn't want to overload you with too much information.
If you have any beauty secrets you would like to share, feel free
to send me an email. I have tried all of these things listed above
and have received amazing results. If you doubt them, then just
give a few a try. It's the only way you will ever know.