Natural Blemish Busters Not everybody is blessed with clear, perfect ski.
Natural Blemish Busters
Not everybody is blessed with clear, perfect skin. If the thought of going back to school makes you want to hide your face, take heart in knowing that there are natural things you can do to alleviate acne, which is often caused by stress, PMS, use of birth control pills and fat-related digestive problems.
To heal acne, a healthy liver is key. When it becomes overburdened by animal fats, trans fatty acids (found in hydrogenated fats), white sugar and flour, alcohol and chemical exposure, it becomes sluggish and unable to detoxify the body properly.
ABC's Of Skin Care
Try about three cups a day.
Use as a spot treatment or add a few drops to a pot of hot water for a 15- to 20-minute facial steam.
alive Encyclopedia of Natural Healing, 1998
Herbal Eye Wash
The herb eyebright lives up to its name by relieving redness and making eyes bright and sparkling. You will need:
In a small bowl, cover eyebright with boiling water and infuse for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain thoroughly and allow the infusion to cool to about body temperature. Pour into eye cup and bath each eye (look up, down, right and left to fully bathe the eye). Or soak two cotton balls in infusion and place over each eye.
Call For Cosmetic Controls
European scientists have been urging for stricter cosmetics controls, putting policy makers and the cosmetics industry into quite a lather. The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products is calling for a blanket ban on all confirmed and likely carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic substances that "represent a health hazard" and "ought not to be present in cosmetics." If the European Union's cosmetics law is changed, it's not yet clear how many products will be affected.
Environmental News Service, ens-news.com
If you've been staring at the computer all day or burning the midnight oil, try these tried-and-true remedies to soothe tired eyes and reduce puffiness.