Skin can be defined as, “a natural protective layer covering your body, and the site of the sense, touch.” Your skin, which is the largest organ in your body, is what separates “you” from the rest of the “world”. Knowing this why would we not protect and preserve our skin? More importantly why wouldn’t we want to preserve the first skin people normal see…the skin on our face?
February 12, 2010
The answer to these questions is, of course we want to protect our skin! Why else would doctors continue to develop new (and expensive) technology to help us to do so, and why else would we not hesitate to pay for them?! Microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and facials…oh my! There are an endless number of treatments available to you that can refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
Now while you are probably thinking...“Where do I sign?” Keep in mind these treatments can cost you a pretty penny. In Denver, Colorado the average cost for a microdermabrasion is $125 dollars! Chemical peels can range from $180 for a TCA peel, all the way up to $3,000 for a Phenol peel. The point is while these procedures are excellent ways to preserve your skin; they are also an excellent way to empty your wallet.
Still wanting younger, healthier looking skin, with out breaking the bank? Here are 5 at home remedies recommended by, The Prescription for Natural Healing, that you can try so you can put your best face forward!
1) To cleanse pores: Say goodbye to blackheads! Rub mashed tomato over your face, and then rinse with warm water. Once your face is clean follow with a cold water rinse to close back up your newly cleaned pores.
2) To moisturize your skin: Living in a dry climate? The residents of Colorado are no stranger to dryness. Colorado is the 7th driest state in America preceded by, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, and the #1 driest state, Nevada. To re-moisturize your skin mash together grapes, a natural source of collagen and alpha-hydroxy acids, with honey to make a spreadable paste. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on your face for 20-30 minutes.
3) To remove dead skin cells: Using this technique that Japanese women having been using for centuries, will remove dead skin cells giving you a brighter, more youthful appearance. The secret is to rub a small handful of dry short grained rice on your face for few minutes. The rice gently exfoliates your face helping to remove surface dead skin.
4) To soften and nourish skin: To achieve that baby smooth skin, apply half a mashed avocado to your face followed by a warm water rinse. Avocados contain essential fatty acids that can prevent premature wrinkling.
5) To tighten and refine pores: To achieve flawless, porcelain skin whip up one egg white with a pinch of alum, and apply it to your face like a mask. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.