The Lifestyle with Alisa Murray June 2017

Look Healthy Naturally with my homemade cream, toners and fast fixes for acne

Acne can pop up at any age. Different types of skin needs different treatments for prevention and for healing. There are five easy ways you can use to reduce acne overnight. Aloe vera can be grown in your garden and when the first signs of a pimple pops up if you will slice a leaf off the plant and squeeze the gel directly onto the affected area and let dry you’ll see significant improvement of the affected area. Honey also has so many benefits! Use it on the skin as a salve for about an hour and then wash off and pat dry. Acne will be penetrated with the honey and swelling will subside. Another great and easy garden remedy is basil! The leaves are collected and steeped in warm water to make a tea, dip into the bowl with a cotton pad and apply or transfer to a water spray bottle and place in the refrigerator and spritz for not only a pimple aid but as a overall pick me up on a warm summer day! Lastly, freshly squeezed lemon juice applied directly to a pimple is a powerful antiseptic. When affected areas are infected it helps to reduce swelling by adding cold to the skin directly through ice.

Your eyes are important and are the first thing that people see when they look at you! As we age the lines that form around your eyes are a telling sign of how healthy we are and how well we have taken care of ourselves. This eye serum is easy to make, inexpensive and delivers moisture richness that the delicate eye areas need at night for repair. To make take 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa butter. put all three in a glass mason jar and place in microwave to melt. Once melted , stir together and the place lid on it and apply at night to each eye area weekly.

Toners are a great way to infuse the skin and during the summer months and they are super easy to make. I like to make several different ones and keep in my refrigerator to spritz after a day poolside. Here are two that I make often and the whole family enjoys! Matcha Toner is rich in vitamins C and E and has antioxidant properties. To make it take 2 teaspoons of matcha green tea powder and 1/2 cup of boiling water. Steep and Strain and then place in a spray bottle and spritz as you wish. The Fennel seed and Honey toner smells wonderful and is an inflammatory and great for preventing wrinkles! To make is take 1/2 cup of witch hazel and combine with 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds, 1 tsp of honey and 2 tablespoons of water. Place in a bowl and let spot for three days then strain and add to a water spray bottle and use as you wish.
As you can see most of these items we have at home and in our garden. It is easy to create tinctures, toners, creams and smart fixes for all of our skin types and their needs. Naturally is best without the use of things that we can not pronounce and chemicals that can do harm. As we age our skin needs different types of things. I hope you enjoy making and using these naturally!

~ Alisa aka. “Just Ask Auntie A”

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