The skin is one of the largest organs in the body that plays a vital role in protection, storage and thermal insulation. However, it is also the first to suffer external aggression, responsible for skin conditions such as eczema or acne. Thus, it is advisable to take care of it and treat it with the help of the following 6 natural remedies!
Obtained from the almonds of the neem tree, a tree native to India, neem oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties as well as moisturizing and softening virtues in view of its vitamin E content, acids amino and fatty acids. Thus, it is effective in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis and fungal infections. Similarly, it protects the skin against free radicals, causing aging and slackening of the skin.
To use it, just apply directly to the skin. However, be sure to choose a cold pressed neem oil, not to heat it to preserve its benefits and to use it only externally.
Bentonite clay, composed of calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and potassium, is a variety of clay that can produce a kind of electric charge when mixed with water. Through this process, it can absorb toxins from the body, purify the skin, improve blood circulation and accelerate the healing process, which promotes the treatment of eczema, acne, blackheads or boils.
You can apply it as a poultice, that is by applying the clay paste to a piece of clean cloth, or mask by mixing a tablespoon of bentonite clay to a cup of water. For the poultice, leave for 30 minutes and for the mask, 5 to 10 minutes then rinse with clear water. Note that the use of clay can cause an allergic reaction. Make an allergic test beforehand by depositing a little clay paste on your skin and let it act for about thirty minutes. In case of itching, redness or swelling sensations, avoid using clay. This product is also contraindicated in pregnant women.
Made from coconut oil in which tiare flowers have macerated, monoi oil is particularly used during the summer. However, it is rather a nourishing oil, softening, healing, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties thanks to its content of vitamin E and ferulic acid. Monoi protects against free radicals, cures eczema and psoriasis, treats sunburns and relieves irritated skin.
Apply monoi oil directly to the skin. However, be careful not to expose yourself to the sun afterwards because it is not a sunscreen. Similarly, choose your monoï by checking that it comes from Tahiti (French Polynesia), that it contains only tiare flower, and not frangipani, coconut oil and vitamin E .
Recognized for its many antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and moisturizing properties, aloe vera is particularly recommended in the treatment of skin conditions. It improves healing and healing, soothes the epidermis and promotes cell renewal in view of its content of vitamin A, B, C, E, polyphenols, magnesium and amino acids.
For the treatment of skin disorders (eczema, acne for example), you just need to recover the aloe vera gel found in the leaf and apply it directly to your skin.
Source of potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, inulin, polyenes and polyins, burdock root has detoxifying, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly used in cosmetics because it purifies the skin of toxins and impurities, soothes, protects and treats it in case of acne, eczema or any other skin conditions.
In external use, boil 20 g of burdock roots in about 300 ml of water for two to three minutes. Infuse and warm, then apply to the face or body with a clean cotton pad. Note that burdock can cause allergic reactions and is contraindicated in pregnant or lactating women.
Having a high content of vitamins A, B and E, fatty acids, carotene, polyphenols, rutin and kaempferol, the olive leaves are provided with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant virtues, which fight against free radicals, responsible for skin aging and the development of many diseases. In addition, they contain an active compound, oleuropein, having antibacterial properties. Thus, they treat acne, dermatitis, eczema and all other inflammatory reactions and bacterial skin infections.
You can use it as a decoction for external or internal use. Boil about 40g of dried olive leaves in 1 liter of water for about ten minutes then filter the preparation. Consume it as an herbal tea or apply with a clean cotton to the skin. Be careful, olive leaves are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.