Healing Skin Home Remedies

Beautiful, healthy and glowing skin is what makes a person get up in the morning, look into the mirror and smile back at the reflection. Despite all the beauty products we have today, all the variants of makeup and sorts, if you ask anyone from the top make up artists to the celebs themselves, they'll tell you it's what underneath the makeup that gives the final glossy touch. It's for this reason that Catherine Zeta Jones gets away with just about the most minimal make up; the woman has great flawless skin.

But long before there were expensive cosmetics and complex creams available, women have had great skin. And they relied on what all cosmetic manufacturers now assure their customers of; pure, natural and herbal ingredients. These included simple household items that were easily available in the kitchen or the home garden. Here are some of the best skin care products that are literally right under your nose, in your very home;

1. Water: yes water. And I know for a fact that there are good number of people out there who think that drinking soft drinks, energy drinks and sodas is the same as drinking water, but it's not. Pure water is absolutely the best skin tonic and rejuvenator you can hope for. Drinking lots of water means your skin is brighter and clearer. Increasing your water intake will help your acne condition as well, because the water will eventually make your skin softer, your pores will open up and since toxins will be removed from sweat, acne causing bacteria won't be sticking around long.

2. Green Tea: green tea is also great for the skin. Taking freshly brewed green tea daily will help give your skin a natural healthy glow. Green is also great for weight loss so you simply can't go wrong with it.

3. Lemon Juice: there's really no better skin tonic than lemon juice. Slice a lemon in half and rub the juice on to your hands at the end of the day, leave it on for fifteen mites and rinse with cold water. You can do the same for your feet. Using lemon juice diluted with either water or milk is a great face and body mask. You can slice a lemon in half, sprinkle some salt on it and use it as a scrub for your hands and feet, though this is too harsh for your face.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar: here's one that's as old as the pyramids. The ancient Egyptians used Apple Cider Vinegar to lose weight, but it's also great for the skin. Using organic Apple Cider Vinegar on a daily basis helps to cleanse your blood or impurities and the active enzymes which the vinegar contains are great for your skin. All it takes is a tablespoon of the Apple cider vinegar added to a bottle of water and you have your health drink for the day.

5. Cucumbers: cucumbers are great for dealing with dark circles under your eyes and excessively oily skin. Take a slice of cucumbers and place them on your eyes for about 15 minutes before going to bed every night. You'll see a visible reduction in the dark circles and your eyes will look fresher.