The skin is one of the largest organs of the body that plays a vital role in protection, storage and thermal insulation. However, she is also the first to suffer external aggression and our lifestyle, 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!
- Neem oil
Obtained from the almonds of the neem tree, a native Indian tree, neem oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as moisturizing and softening properties in view of its vitamin E and acid content. amino and fatty acids. Thus, it is effective in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis and mycoses. Similarly, it protects the skin against free radicals, causing aging and sagging skin.
To use it, just apply directly on the skin . However, be sure to choose a neem oil cold pressed and organic, not to heat it to preserve its benefits and to use it only in external application.
- Bentonite clay
Bentonite clay, composed of calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and potassium, is a variety of clay that can produce some 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.
- Monoi oil
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. Thus, Monoi protects 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. In the same way, choose your monoï by checking that it comes from Tahiti (French Polynesia), that it contains only tiare flower, and not of the frangipani flower, the coconut oil and the vitamin E .
- The aloe vera
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.
- Burdock root
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 swab. Note that burdock can cause allergic reactions and is contraindicated in pregnant or lactating women.
- The olive leaves
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 properties, 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 cloth to the skin. Be careful, olive leaves are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.