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All Natural Skin Care

By Charles Hopkins Published 09/20/2007 | Beauty
Safer and less expensive natural skin care can be as easy as opening your kitchen cabinet, coupled with a few minutes of preparation. Healthy, radiant glowing skin is something every person wants. Yet, few of us even think to use what's really best for our skin: all natural skin care ingredients. Each year, millions of dollars are spent by individuals trying to attain healthy, ageless skin. The environment, stress and unhealthy eating habits all play a major role in the quality of your skin.

It's important to understand that everything that comes in contact with our body affects our health and the condition of our skin. That's why choosing all natural skin care products and ingredients is important. The liver filters the toxins and poisons from the food we eat, but whatever we place on our skin is directly absorbed. This includes deodorant, lotions, gels, cleansers, toners, make-up, perfumes and more. The answer to achieving a radiant, glowing complexion are within arm's reach. Here are just a few all natural skin care solutions for you to try. You'll be very pleased with the results.

Once a week, rub your skin with baking soda while in the shower, for a smooth, silky feeling. You can also do this on your face to remove blackheads.

Fresh tomato juice is great for the oily parts of your face (Be sure to try the tomato juice on your arm first, as your skin may be sensitive to it). Rinse thoroughly after applying the tomato juice to your skin.

For a great moisturizer try olive oil: this healthy fat is good for you and great for your skin. You can also use it to soothe sunburned skin.

Vinegar can work wonders for smelly feet and armpits. Mix water and vinegar 50/50, and use in place of deodorant: it will keep the unpleasant sweat smell away, without any irritation. As for your feet, if you suffer from Athlete's Foot, a week of vinegar foot baths will help a lot, sometimes completely eliminating the condition.

Egg yolk mixed with honey makes a fantastic facial mask. Apply to your face and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with tepid water.

Another egg yolk tip: for those with eczema, use it instead of soap. it doesn't smell great, but it will soothe your damaged skin.

A great treatment for dry skin is avocados. Simply mash some avocado in a bowl and then apply it your dry skin and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with tepid water.

Finally, be sure to drink 8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin healthy from the inside out.