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5 Natural Acne Treatment for Dry Skin

July 10, 2017


Whenever we think of acne, we often imagine oily skin. But believe it or not, lots of people with dry skin also suffer from these pesky breakouts. Although that is very common, battling with these spots can be quite a tough battle.


Of course, there is nothing to worry. People with dry skin can combat acne with some simple solutions. These are:

  1. Use the right creams.

If you notice, most acne treatments cause the skin to dry. However, there are those that are less drying, such as tea tree oil for acne. After using it, you will love how your skin feels. But before using, it is highly recommended to do a skin test. Some may have allergic reactions to this essential oil. If you insist on using it, you can dilute it first or maybe find commercial products that use tea tree oil for acne as the main ingredient.

 

  1. Do not forget to moisturize.

To prevent your skin from drying, you have to moisturize every day. If you are scared that acne may flare-up, simply choose a moisturizer that is safe for sensitive skin. Do not be tempted to use a moisturizer just because you see it daily on television. Be sure to ask or check the ingredients first.

 

  1. Do not over wash your face.

Unless you want to get rid of the natural oils in your skin, do not over wash your face. How? Use a cleanser once a day. Before you go to bed in the evening, remove your makeup with virgin coconut oil and rinse with water to remove the residue. That way, your skin stays clean and clear from dirt.

 

  1. Use natural home remedies for acne.

There are lots of natural acne treatments you can find at home. Tomato is among them. Slice the tomato into half and scrub gently on your face. If that doesn’t work for you, feel free to mash it up and use it as a facial pack.

Then again, if a tomato is unavailable, you can use garlic instead. Garlic has been used for years to treat skin problems because of its antifungal and antibiotic properties. To use, crush garlic and mix with water to create a paste. And then, apply on your face. Leave it on for a few hours and then, rinse.

 

  1. Use ice to reduce inflammation.

Though using ice for acne treatments is controversial, many have found relief in using it. According to many, ice can effectively soothe and reduce the redness of acne. It can also be paired with tea tree oil for better results. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to water and then, freeze. When the need arises, get the frozen essential oil infused ice. Apply to the acne.

At the end of the day, no matter how effective your chosen solution is, your lifestyle and your dedication to skin care will matter. If you don't take care of your skin and depend on these natural solutions alone, chances are, the problem will keep coming back again and again. So be responsible to keep that stubborn acne at bay!

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7 Common Uses for Tea Tree Oil that Will Change Your Life Today

April 26, 2017


Tea tree oil is known to be a powerful essential oil with many amazing properties such as antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral. Tea tree oil is becoming very popular as it is used for almost all tropical infections and diseases, you name it. Tea tree oil is known to be the magical healer and should be kept in your medicine cabinets. You’d be surprised at how much you could use tea tree oil in your everyday lives, so here are the 7 common uses for tea tree oil that will change your life today:

  1. Acne Treatment- Tea tree oil is best known to treat acne. As mentioned, tea tree oil contains powerful antibacterial and antifungal components that are known to reduce inflammation that can lead to swelling of the skin. While treating your acne with tea tree oil takes a bit longer, this natural acne remedy is also proven to be less damaging to skin. You can apply tea tree oil directly on skin or you easily add a few drops to your normal face wash.

  2. Eliminate Foot Odor- No more stinky feet, how does that sound?! With the use of tea tree oil, you can keep your feet smelling nice all the time! Simply mix together cornstarch, baking soda and drops of tea tree oil to create a foot odor concoction that will keep that foot odor away!

  3. Keep Hair and Scalp Healthy- Tea tree oil does wonders to your hair and scalp – healthy wonders! Tea tree oil can be often used as an alternative to harsh-chemical shampoos; it is known to eliminate dandruff and soothe dry flaking skin.

  4. Cuts and Infections- Combine tea tree oil with lavender essential oil to make an ointment. Simply mix two together and apply on the affected area, and then cover it up with a bandage to prevent infection.

  5. Warts- Tea tree oil is equipped with antiviral and antiseptic properties that can fight against the wart virus. When you apply tea tree oil to the affected area(s), it will prevent the infection from occurring and developing, while at the same time reducing inflammation, redness and irritation.

  6. Soothe the Throat- Tea tree oil comes to the rescue yet again – sore throats are no fun, as they are caused by a viral or bacterial infection that also causes a cold or the flu. Simply dilute tea tree oil in a cup of water and use the mixture when gargling. This should allow your throat to soothe the inflammation and relieve any pain you may be experiencing. Try doing this method as soon as you start feeling a sore throat.

Household Cleaner- So you can use tea tree oil to battle infections and use it to clean your house! Tea tree oil will definitely help you kill off any bacteria you have lying around your home. Be creative, use tea tree oil as an all-purpose cleaner, bathroom scrub, use it to fight mold and mildew or even add a few drops to your laundry detergent.
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Top 14 Essential Oils for Eliminating Bacne and Bacne Scars in 14 Days or Less

April 25, 2017


What’s worse than having acne? Acne Scars. Acne scars are a bit more stubborn and can last from anywhere between one to three months. Nobody wants acne, let alone scars! So how can we treat them? Most people think over the counter products are the best way to treat acne; wrong. Over the counter products usually contain harmful chemicals and toxins that can actually do more damage to your skin or even do nothing at all. Your best option would be treating your acne using only natural ingredients – this way you know exactly what types of ingredients you are using and on the plus side some of these natural ingredients have anti-inflammatory or antibacterial properties.

Natural ingredients will help you lighten the scars of your acne as well as gradually help you to remove your acne permanently. Before I let you in on some amazing home remedies, let’s first get the low-down on what an acne scar is and what causes it.

What is an acne scar?

Acne scars usually occur at the end of the skin inflammation or acne. The scars are caused by skin pores inflamed with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. The infected acne destroys the solid skin tissue and this becomes a scar on the skin.

So now that we understand what an acne scar and its causes; here are 15 natural home remedies to get rid of acne scars fast:

1) Tea Tree Oil: One of the most popular and effective home remedies for curing acne problems is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is packed with antibacterial properties, which allows this essential oil to fight the bacteria that causes skin problems, as well as reducing the redness and inflammation of pimples.

Directions: You can easily apply this oil directly on the areas of concern or by mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with your regular face wash, then making sure you rinse off your face after 20 minutes. If you prefer to use cream instead of oil, try using Keeva Organics Acne Cream Treatment to get fast and effective results.

2) Lemon Juice: Lemon has natural bleaching properties, and promotes clear skin. Vitamin C in lemon helps in rebuilding collagen and the citric acid also helps to remove dead cells.

Directions: Lemon can be used various ways; apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice directly on your acne scars with your fingertips or a cotton ball and leave it on for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this once a day for two to three weeks; you will notice your scars will start fading day by day. You may also mix honey with your lemon juice to make it some more effective in reducing the acne scars.

3)Aloe Vera: This natural ingredient does wonders to your skin; not only does it soothe swollen skin but it also helps in regenerating damaged tissues boosting the healing process. To see best results, use fresh gel like substance directly from the aloe vera leaf than using over the counter products containing aloe vera.

 Directions: Aloe vera can be applied directly to the affected areas. Leave it for about half an hour and then wash it off. Apply aloe vera gel twice daily to see the results in just a few days. This wonderful ingredient will have your scars diminish in no time, not to mention will leave your skin beaming!

    4) Baking Soda: Baking soda is a great and easy remedy for removing acne scars through its exfoliating effects. The granules of soda mixed with water remove the dead skin layer off your face without any inflammation caused during the application.

       Direction: Take 2 to 3 teaspoons of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of water and mix together well until it forms into a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and massage it in a circular motion. Leave it for 3 minutes and then wash your face with cool water.

        5) Apple Cider Vinegar: This is a very versatile and popular home remedy used for many things including acne! It is a good toner that helps to clear up scars and acne marks. Vinegar is a powerful astringent that also stimulates blood flow to areas, which speeds healing and regeneration of cells. Apple cider vinegar also balances the pH level of your body and of your skin when applied topically.

        Direction: Simply mix together water and apple cider vinegar. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply directly on your acne scars. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, and then wash it off with water. Repeat this daily. You could also add honey to your mixture if you desire.

          6) Raw Tomatoes Slices: Rubbing tomato slices on scars is also found to be effective in reducing the appearance of the marks or scars. Tomatoes are packed with vitamin A and carotenes, which not only provide the red color but are also antioxidant compounds that can heal damaged tissues and promote the healthy regrowth of cells.

          Direction: Take a ripe red tomato and cut it into pieces. Then crush the pieces to make a pulp of the tomato and apply the tomato pulp on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Lastly wash your face. You can repeat this routine daily for a week or two.

            7) Cucumber: Cucumber does wonders to your skin, as it contains vitamins and magnesium that are beneficial for your skin. Cucumbers also reduce inflammation, soothe the skin and heal the scars caused by acne.

            Direction: Slice up a fresh cucumber and lay the slices on the areas of concern. Leave the slices on for about 30 minutes, and then discard the slices of cucumber and wash off your face with water. Repeat this process daily to get fast results.

              8) Olive Oil: This is a great home remedy as olive oil is something many have at home! Olive oil is packed with natural antioxidants and promotes healthy benefits. It’s not only great for cooking but is amazing when lightening acne scars.

              Directions: Lightly massage olive oil onto the affected areas of concern; do this for a few minutes until you can feel all the oil absorbed by your skin. Using a clean towel or cloth, drape it into warm water. Place the warm wet cloth on to your face to get the steam. Then wipe away the excess oil gently with the cloth, trying not to rub. After 1 to 2 minutes, wash off your face with normal water

                9) Egg Whites: Egg whites are another effective ingredient in treating acne scarring. Eggs contain a great amount of protein and will help tighten the pores to avert new breakouts while it lightens the scarred skin.

                  Directions: Apply egg whites on the scars using a cotton ball and leave it on overnight to get the best result. If you don’t want to leave it overnight, then apply egg whites to areas of concern and let it dry on the skin for a few minutes. Afterwards wash your face with lukewarm water and do this about two to three times a week.

                    10) Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is an excellent ingredient for skin care, as it also is the best natural moisturizers and comes with recuperating properties.

                    Directions:  Use about a teaspoon of coconut oil and place it on the affected areas and let it dissolve. You do not need to wash it off as coconut oil is packed with many vitamins and vital unsaturated fats that will continue to enhance the health of your skin as you leave it on. If you prefer to not leave it on your skin, then leave it on for about 30 minutes and wash our face with mild face wash.

                      11) Raw Honey: Honey is a great ingredient for clear skin and can help to reduce acne scars. It always leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Honey contains antibacterial properties that help ward off infection.

                      Directions: Using a teaspoon of honey, apply it all over your skin especially onto the areas of concern. Gently massage in a circular motion and leave it on for 10 minutes, and then wash your face off with cold water.

                        12) Garlic: Garlic is a very powerful ingredient that can be used to cure many such as acne scars! Garlic contains various properties such as antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant components.

                        Directions:Simply cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces, and then rub the garlic on the affected areas while leaving it on for about 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat this treatment several times a day for faster results. You can also eat raw garlic clove daily, which can help to purify your blood.

                          13)Potato Slices: Potato juice is rich in Vitamin as well as minerals; it is great in treating any kind of discoloration of your skin. Potatoes have excellent cosmetic properties that are useful in fading acne and pimple scars.

                          Directions:  All you have to do is simply rub a slice of raw potato or apply the potato juice directly on the affected areas of concern. Potatoes are known to lighten the marks due to its bleaching properties

                            14) Turmeric Powder: Turmeric has numerous beneficial properties such as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components which help to cure acne and pimple scars.

                            Directions: The easiest way to use this ingredient is to mix it with water to form a paste. Once you made the paste, apply it directly on affected areas of concern. Leave it on until the paste dries, and then wash it off with water. Repeat this remedy daily for the best results.

                              15) Sandalwood: Sandalwood is another excellent and effective acne scar remedy. Sandalwood aids in soothing the facial skin and fading away all acne scars, and spots on it. It is a natural astringent with a cooling effect that helps in cleansing the skin deeply.

                                Directions: Combine together sandalwood oil and water and mix until you form a paste. Simply apply the concoction to the affected areas and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse off with cool water and pat dry.

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                                15 Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Acne Scars Fast

                                April 25, 2017


                                 

                                What’s worse than having acne? Acne Scars. Acne scars are a bit more stubborn and can last from anywhere between one to three months. Nobody wants acne, let alone scars! So how can we treat them? Most people think over the counter products are the best way to treat acne; wrong. Over the counter products usually contain harmful chemicals and toxins that can actually do more damage to your skin or even do nothing at all. Your best option would be treating your acne using only natural ingredients – this way you know exactly what types of ingredients you are using and on the plus side some of these natural ingredients have anti-inflammatory or antibacterial properties.

                                Natural ingredients will help you lighten the scars of your acne as well as gradually help you to remove your acne permanently. Before I let you in on some amazing home remedies, let’s first get the low-down on what an acne scar is and what causes it.

                                What is an acne scar?

                                Acne scars usually occur at the end of the skin inflammation or acne. The scars are caused by skin pores inflamed with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. The infected acne destroys the solid skin tissue and this becomes a scar on the skin.

                                So now that we understand what an acne scar and its causes; here are 15 natural home remedies to get rid of acne scars fast:

                                  1) Tea Tree Oil: One of the most popular and effective home remedies for curing acne problems is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is packed with antibacterial properties, which allows this essential oil to fight the bacteria that causes skin problems, as well as reducing the redness and inflammation of pimples.

                                    Directions:

                                    You can easily apply this oil directly on the areas of concern or by mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with your regular face wash, then making sure you rinse off your face after 20 minutes. If you prefer to use cream instead of oil, try using Keeva Organics Acne Cream Treatment to get fast and effective results.

                                      2) Lemon Juice: Lemon has natural bleaching properties, and promotes clear skin. Vitamin C in lemon helps in rebuilding collagen and the citric acid also helps to remove dead cells.

                                        Directions:

                                        Lemon can be used various ways; apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice directly on your acne scars with your fingertips or a cotton ball and leave it on for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this once a day for two to three weeks; you will notice your scars will start fading day by day. You may also mix honey with your lemon juice to make it some more effective in reducing the acne scars.

                                          3) Aloe Vera: This natural ingredient does wonders to your skin; not only does it soothe swollen skin but it also helps in regenerating damaged tissues boosting the healing process. To see best results, use fresh gel like substance directly from the aloe vera leaf than using over the counter products containing aloe vera.

                                            Directions:

                                            Aloe vera can be applied directly to the affected areas. Leave it for about half an hour and then wash it off. Apply aloe vera gel twice daily to see the results in just a few days. This wonderful ingredient will have your scars diminish in no time, not to mention will leave your skin beaming!

                                              4) Baking Soda: Baking soda is a great and easy remedy for removing acne scars through its exfoliating effects. The granules of soda mixed with water remove the dead skin layer off your face without any inflammation caused during the application.

                                                Direction:

                                                Take 2 to 3 teaspoons of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of water and mix together well until it forms into a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and massage it in a circular motion. Leave it for 3 minutes and then wash your face with cool water.

                                                  5) Apple Cider Vinegar: This is a very versatile and popular home remedy used for many things including acne! It is a good toner that helps to clear up scars and acne marks. Vinegar is a powerful astringent that also stimulates blood flow to areas, which speeds healing and regeneration of cells. Apple cider vinegar also balances the pH level of your body and of your skin when applied topically.

                                                    Direction:

                                                    Simply mix together water and apple cider vinegar. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply directly on your acne scars. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, and then wash it off with water. Repeat this daily. You could also add honey to your mixture if you desire.

                                                      6) Raw Tomatoes Slices: Rubbing tomato slices on scars is also found to be effective in reducing the appearance of the marks or scars. Tomatoes are packed with vitamin A and carotenes, which not only provide the red color but are also antioxidant compounds that can heal damaged tissues and promote the healthy regrowth of cells.

                                                        Direction:

                                                        Take a ripe red tomato and cut it into pieces. Then crush the pieces to make a pulp of the tomato and apply the tomato pulp on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Lastly wash your face. You can repeat this routine daily for a week or two.

                                                          7) Cucumber: Cucumber does wonders to your skin, as it contains vitamins and magnesium that are beneficial for your skin. Cucumbers also reduce inflammation, soothe the skin and heal the scars caused by acne.

                                                            Direction:

                                                            Slice up a fresh cucumber and lay the slices on the areas of concern. Leave the slices on for about 30 minutes, and then discard the slices of cucumber and wash off your face with water. Repeat this process daily to get fast results.

                                                              8) Olive Oil: This is a great home remedy as olive oil is something many have at home! Olive oil is packed with natural antioxidants and promotes healthy benefits. It’s not only great for cooking but is amazing when lightening acne scars.

                                                                Directions:

                                                                Lightly massage olive oil onto the affected areas of concern; do this for a few minutes until you can feel all the oil absorbed by your skin. Using a clean towel or cloth, drape it into warm water. Place the warm wet cloth on to your face to get the steam. Then wipe away the excess oil gently with the cloth, trying not to rub. After 1 to 2 minutes, wash off your face with normal water.

                                                                  9) Egg Whites: Egg whites are another effective ingredient in treating acne scarring. Eggs contain a great amount of protein and will help tighten the pores to avert new breakouts while it lightens the scarred skin.

                                                                    Directions:

                                                                    Apply egg whites on the scars using a cotton ball and leave it on overnight to get the best result. If you don’t want to leave it overnight, then apply egg whites to areas of concern and let it dry on the skin for a few minutes. Afterwards wash your face with lukewarm water and do this about two to three times a week.

                                                                      10)Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is an excellent ingredient for skin care, as it also is the best natural moisturizers and comes with recuperating properties.

                                                                        Directions:

                                                                        Use about a teaspoon of coconut oil and place it on the affected areas and let it dissolve. You do not need to wash it off as coconut oil is packed with many vitamins and vital unsaturated fats that will continue to enhance the health of your skin as you leave it on. If you prefer to not leave it on your skin, then leave it on for about 30 minutes and wash our face with mild face wash.

                                                                          11)Raw Honey: Honey is a great ingredient for clear skin and can help to reduce acne scars. It always leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Honey contains antibacterial properties that help ward off infection.

                                                                            Directions:

                                                                            Using a teaspoon of honey, apply it all over your skin especially onto the areas of concern. Gently massage in a circular motion and leave it on for 10 minutes, and then wash your face off with cold water.

                                                                              12) Garlic: Garlic is a very powerful ingredient that can be used to cure many such as acne scars! Garlic contains various properties such as antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant components.

                                                                                Directions:

                                                                                Simply cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces, and then rub the garlic on the affected areas while leaving it on for about 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat this treatment several times a day for faster results. You can also eat raw garlic clove daily, which can help to purify your blood.

                                                                                  13) Potato Slices: Potato juice is rich in Vitamin as well as minerals; it is great in treating any kind of discoloration of your skin. Potatoes have excellent cosmetic properties that are useful in fading acne and pimple scars.

                                                                                    Directions:

                                                                                    All you have to do is simply rub a slice of raw potato or apply the potato juice directly on the affected areas of concern. Potatoes are known to lighten the marks due to its bleaching properties.

                                                                                      14) Turmeric Powder: Turmeric has numerous beneficial properties such as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components which help to cure acne and pimple scars.

                                                                                        Directions:

                                                                                        The easiest way to use this ingredient is to mix it with water to form a paste. Once you made the paste, apply it directly on affected areas of concern. Leave it on until the paste dries, and then wash it off with water. Repeat this remedy daily for the best results.

                                                                                          15) Sandalwood: Sandalwood is another excellent and effective acne scar remedy. Sandalwood aids in soothing the facial skin and fading away all acne scars, and spots on it. It is a natural astringent with a cooling effect that helps in cleansing the skin deeply.

                                                                                            Directions:

                                                                                            Combine together sandalwood oil and water and mix until you form a paste. Simply apply the concoction to the affected areas and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse off with cool water and pat dry.

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                                                                                            10 Natural Cystic Acne Remedies that Work in 7 Days or Less

                                                                                            April 25, 2017


                                                                                            Millions of Americans are affected with acne every day; regardless of age, acne is the most common skin disease. While there are various types of acne, there is one particular type that is worse than the others. If you ever experienced a throbbing sensation along your jawline or a noticeably painful small bump under your skin, chances are you have cystic acne.

                                                                                            Cystic acne is one of the more intense forms of acne and occurs when oil and dead skin cells build up deep down in hair follicles or pores. Cystic acne affects both sexes at any age, but is most common during puberty for young boys and women are likely to experience it during their menstrual cycles, especially on the jawline and chin.

                                                                                             Cystic acne is considered one of the harder acne types to treat, however with the right tactics and approach, it’s totally doable to get rid of cystic acne for good. So don’t stress yet!

                                                                                            So where do we start? Most of us typically depend on over the counter medical treatments to help cure our acne; however what we don’t realize is these products may work, but are made with dangerous toxins and are linked to some serious side effects. But don’t you worry - it’s never too late to start taking better care of your skin.

                                                                                            Luckily, there are other healthier and safer options to treat your cystic acne; read on below to learn how you can naturally treat your cystic acne with these home remedies, best part is they start working in 7 days or less!

                                                                                            1) Turmeric and Coconut Oil

                                                                                              Turmeric powder is a very powerful antibacterial agent; the curcumin found in turmeric can assist in fighting cystic acne by breaking down the cysts. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which when combined with curcumin creates a very strong mixture and can work together to defeat acne inside and out.

                                                                                              What You Need:

                                                                                              • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
                                                                                              • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil Bowl

                                                                                              Directions:

                                                                                              Combine together the turmeric powder and coconut oil and stir well. Once the mixture becomes a smooth texture, you can apply it directly on the affected areas of concern. Leave it on for at least 10 or 15 minutes; and then afterwards rinse with cold water. You can repeat this treatment up to three times per day.

                                                                                                2) Apple Cider Vinegar

                                                                                                  Apple cider vinegar also known as ACV is an incredibly powerful acne remedy. ACV contains astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Apple cider vinegar helps to fight bacteria while cleansing your skin; it will also help balance your skin’s natural pH levels. A healthy, clear skin and a better balanced pH level will no doubt help your cystic breakouts and even prevent future ones.

                                                                                                  What You Need:
                                                                                                  • Cotton balls or Q-tip
                                                                                                  • Apple Cider Vinegar

                                                                                                  Directions:

                                                                                                  Before applying make sure you clean the affected area and pat it dry. Dip the cotton ball or Q-tip into the apple cider vinegar. Then gently apply the cotton ball onto the affected areas of concern. Let it dry and leave overnight. In the morning, rinse it off. Repeat these steps every night before bed until you see results.

                                                                                                    3) Tea Tree Oil

                                                                                                      This essential oil is one of the most effective and common ingredient used to treat all types of acne, including cystic acne. With its amazing anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, it plays a dominate role in reducing the inflammation that leads to the swelling caused by bacteria of the skin.

                                                                                                       What You Need:

                                                                                                      • Cotton ball
                                                                                                      • Tea Tree Oil

                                                                                                      Directions:

                                                                                                      Cleanse your face with mild soap and water and pat dry completely. You can apply directly by adding 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil onto a cotton ball and gently dabbing it on the affected area(s). Leave this treatment overnight and rinse off with lukewarm water in the morning. Repeat this process every night daily until you see results. If you have sensitive skin, dilute the tea tree oil with water.

                                                                                                        4) Egg White

                                                                                                          Egg whites contain the obvious protein, but they also contain albumin and lysozyme. Albumin contains antiviral properties, as the lysozyme destroys the cell walls of bacteria. If you have oily skin, egg whites are a great treatment option as it offers a drying effect which removes excess oil from the skin.

                                                                                                          What You Need:

                                                                                                            • 2 Eggs

                                                                                                            Directions:

                                                                                                            Separate egg white from 2 eggs and apply it directly on the affected area. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process daily until you receive results.

                                                                                                              5) Baking Soda

                                                                                                                Baking soda contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which in return help to reduce the inflammation and redness. Baking soda will also help clear the pores as well as fight the bacteria causing the infection, leaving you with smooth and radiant skin!

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                What You Need:

                                                                                                                • Baking Soda
                                                                                                                • Water

                                                                                                                Directions:

                                                                                                                Combine and mix together 1 to 2 tablespoons of baking soda and water to create a thin paste. Apply the paste on the affected areas of concern and then leave it on for about 20 minutes. Afterwards rinse off the treatment with lukewarm water and pat skin dry. Apply moisturizer if necessary. Repeat this process up to 2 times daily.

                                                                                                                You have the option to add Epsom salt as well. Epsom salt has anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce swelling and soothe the flare ups of cystic acne.

                                                                                                                  6) Honey Mask

                                                                                                                    Honey contains natural anti-bacterial agents which does wonders for healing several skin conditions, such as cystic acne. Honey can absorb the oils and prevent the growth of microorganisms which are trapped in the pores, making your skin smooth and moisturized.

                                                                                                                    What You Need:

                                                                                                                    • Honey

                                                                                                                    Directions:

                                                                                                                    Use your fingers to apply the honey on the affected area(s). Then leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes and rinse it off with water. Repeat this process up to 3 times a day.

                                                                                                                      7) Lemon Juice

                                                                                                                        Lemon juice is highly effective ingredient to use to fight against bacteria. The citric acid in the lemon works as an astringent, as well as containing anti-bacterial properties. The acidity of the lemon will help to remove dead skin cells and breakdown the cysts.

                                                                                                                        What You Need:

                                                                                                                        • Cotton balls or Q-tip
                                                                                                                        • Fresh Lemons
                                                                                                                        • Container or bowl

                                                                                                                        Directions:

                                                                                                                        Make sure you clean the affected areas and pat dry. Squeeze the lemon juice and place it into a small container or bowl. Dip the cotton ball or Q-tip into the lemon juice and apply it directly to the cystic acne. Allow the lemon juice to sit on the affected area(s) for at least 10 minutes. Afterwards gently wash with warm water. Repeat twice a day.

                                                                                                                          8) Ice

                                                                                                                            Ice cubes are great for soothing and relieving pain, swelling and/or inflammation caused by cystic acne. Ice works to close the pores which will prevent further dirt, oil and dead skin cells from building up inside them.

                                                                                                                            What You Need:
                                                                                                                            • Ice cubes
                                                                                                                            • Small hand towel

                                                                                                                            Directions:

                                                                                                                            On a clean face, take one ice cube and place it directly onto the affected area(s). Move the ice cube in circular motions to stimulate healing and continue to keep the ice cube on the cystic acne until it melts or until you become too sensitive to the cold. You can repeat this process up to three times a day to assist with pain, swelling and inflammation.

                                                                                                                              9) Steaming the Affected Area

                                                                                                                                The best way to help open your pores up is to apply steam to the affected area. The steam will help to penetrate the pores for a deep, and gentle cleansing which is highly effective in fighting cystic acne since it occurs in the deeper layers of the skin.

                                                                                                                                What You Need:

                                                                                                                                • Bathtub with hot water or
                                                                                                                                • Warm to hot water
                                                                                                                                • Bowl
                                                                                                                                • Clean towel

                                                                                                                                Directions:

                                                                                                                                The easiest and fastest way for steam is to run hot water in your bathtub for about 2 to 3 minutes. Once the room is all steamy, go inside and sit in the bathroom for up to 20 minutes.

                                                                                                                                You can also add some warm to hot water to a bowl and allow your face to sit over the bowl. Cover your head and the bowl with the towel. Allow the steam flow directly to your face for approximately ten to fifteen minutes.

                                                                                                                                Repeat either at least twice per day until you see results.

                                                                                                                                  10) Clay Mask

                                                                                                                                    Clay masks are considered one of the most beneficial ingredients to treat skin conditions such as cystic acne. Clay masks have absorbent, exfoliating and astringent properties; clay masks removes the excess sebum, toxins and impurities to the skin surface which makes the acne come to head fast.

                                                                                                                                    While there are a variety of different clay mass, find the right clay mask that fits your skin best.

                                                                                                                                    What You Need:

                                                                                                                                    • Clay Mask
                                                                                                                                    • Water
                                                                                                                                    • Honey
                                                                                                                                    • Tea tree oil
                                                                                                                                    • Wash cloth

                                                                                                                                    Directions:

                                                                                                                                    Simply combine and mix together all the ingredients to create a paste. Apply the paste on the affected area and leave on for at least 20 minutes or until it dries off completely. Once dried, wet a washcloth using warm water and then wipe off the clay mask completely using a washcloth. Apply moisturizer if needed. Repeat these steps daily for a week and twice a day from the next week.

                                                                                                                                    Try to avoid popping any of your cystic acne or other pimples in general. Popping can cause it to easily spread the breakout underneath the skin, not to mention will completely delay your healing time from days to weeks. That’s not even the worst part; popping your pimples can cause acne scars, and who knows when those will fade away, trust me, it ain’t pretty!

                                                                                                                                    If you opt to over the counter products, consider using Keeva Organics Acne Treatment, which is another great alternative to curing all types of acne; cystic acne included.With the main active ingredient tea tree oil, Keeva Organics will cure your cystic acne in no time.

                                                                                                                                    Which of these natural cystic acne home remedies will you try first?

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                                                                                                                                    16 Tips on Banishing Back and Chest Acne for Good (Bacne & Chestne)

                                                                                                                                    April 03, 2017


                                                                                                                                    As if face acne was embarrassing, acne on the back (bacne) and chest (chestne) is just as bad, maybe even worst. Unfortunately, acne can form on any part of the body; those who already suffer from acne are more likely to have breakouts on their back and chest as well.

                                                                                                                                    Acne is the most common skin disease; it occurs when glands, called sebaceous glands, in the follicles of the skin become overactive. These glands then produce sebum, an oily substance that helps to stop the skin from drying out. When sebum is excessively produced, it forms a plug with dead skin cells and blocks the follicle.

                                                                                                                                    As the spring and summer seasons approach, breakouts on the chest and back are more likely to occur; because of higher temperatures, pores clog from sweat and friction from your clothing rubs against your skin which causes an increase of bacteria on your body.

                                                                                                                                    However, don’t freak out just yet, luckily, there are various ways to banish back and chest acne before the upcoming seasons swing around. So you ready? Here are 16 tips you need to know to banish back and chest acne for good:

                                                                                                                                    1. Shower Regularly and Use an Acne-Fighting Cleanser

                                                                                                                                    Showering regularly is a must; if you have oilier skin, shower daily. It’s necessary to shower right after a workout, you don’t want that sweat lingering onto your skin, and the sooner you can wash off the sweat and bacteria, the better!

                                                                                                                                    When choosing a body cleanser, go for natural acne-fighting treatment products such as Keeva Organics Body Wash or Keeva Organics Soap, these products are bound to fight body acne as well leaving your skin feeling moisturized.

                                                                                                                                    1. Use a Topical Treatment

                                                                                                                                     After showering, gently towel off until completely dried. Then apply a natural cream to body or areas of concern.

                                                                                                                                    Try using Keeva Organics Acne Treatment Cream; it contains only natural ingredients, with the leading acne fighting ingredient, tea tree oil.

                                                                                                                                    1. Use a Body Brush

                                                                                                                                    It’s hard to reach the back areas, we get it; but when this happens, a lot of the times we skip or miss those hard to reach areas. The best way to avoid this is to use a soft body brush with a long handle. When washing, don’t scrub too hard! Scrub gently in order to prevent further irritation and breakouts.

                                                                                                                                    1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate and Exfoliate!

                                                                                                                                    You probably get the picture by now, but exfoliating is important! When you exfoliate, it removes the dead layers of skin on the epidermis, also known as the top layer of skin. Exfoliating can help decrease the occurrence of chest acne and help acne marks fade.

                                                                                                                                    When excessively sweating, it’s essential to make sure you wipe down with a cleansing toilette or toner during a workout.

                                                                                                                                    Shoot for exfoliating 2-3 times per week.

                                                                                                                                    1. Try Out a Mask

                                                                                                                                    Put on a mask before bed; mud or charcoal masks are the best when cleansing the area. Rub these masks on your chest or back twice per week and then rinse off.

                                                                                                                                    You can try a clay-based mask or a mask containing tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a popular known to fight acne ingredient.

                                                                                                                                    1. Stop Picking It!

                                                                                                                                    It’s super tempting; we all know and are all guilty of doing it. Picking and scratching the irritated area(s) will just make matters worse; and will do no good, not to mention can easily cause scarring and possibly introduce new bacteria to the area.

                                                                                                                                    Make sure you are washing your hands after you go to the bathroom or throughout the day when needed. Your hands contain a lot of germs and when we touch our chest or any parts of our body, we are transferring bacteria onto our skin, which can clog our pores.

                                                                                                                                    1. Wear Cotton or Linen Tops

                                                                                                                                    Be mindful with the types of fabric you wear; certain fabrics such as lace or textured can cause friction against your skin, and lead to irritation and acne breakouts. Cotton and linen fabrics on the other hand, are the most breathable fabrics, as they allow sweat to evaporate instead of forming a layer on your chest or back.

                                                                                                                                    Spandex or anything tight-fitted should be avoided as well. Tight-fitted materials trap oil and moisture, preventing the skin from being able to breathe. This can cause clogged up pores and bad breakouts.

                                                                                                                                    1. Eat Healthy

                                                                                                                                    You’d be surprised, with how certain foods can make a difference with your overall skin. Eating certain foods like fruits, vegetables, lean meat, etc. can definitely help clear up your skin, while giving it a healthier tone.

                                                                                                                                    Try your best to avoid dairy products, sugar, high-glycemic foods (white bread, white rice, potato chips, and cookies/cake), junk food and fast food – studies have shown these foods make acne worse.

                                                                                                                                    If you must have something sweet, opt to dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is the healthiest kind of chocolate you can try. It also contains zinc, an acne-fighting nutrient!

                                                                                                                                    1. Stay Active

                                                                                                                                    While eating healthy, exercise is also important as it promotes healthy circulation and helps ease anxiety and stress. Running, walking, biking, are all great exercises that can easily be done without a gym.

                                                                                                                                    But don’t forget to shower right after to prevent bacteria from building up!

                                                                                                                                    1. Drink A Lot of Water

                                                                                                                                    Water is an everyday essential. You should be drinking between 8-12 glasses a day. Say no to any sweet, sugary drinks like sodas, juices and smoothies; these contain a ton of sugar! Sugar can stimulate pimple producing hormones.

                                                                                                                                    Green tea is also another great alternative for your diet. It’s rich in polyphenols, which increase blood-flow and oxygen to the skin, improving its overall look, feel and health.

                                                                                                                                    1. Use Non-Comedogenic Body Lotion

                                                                                                                                    When searching for the right body lotion, look for labels that say ‘no-comedogenic’ or ‘oil-free.’ Comedogenic ingredients have a tendency to clog pores.

                                                                                                                                    Comedogenic contains cocoa butter, pigments and dyes, coal tar and isopropyl myristate. It’s best to avoid this when your skin is oily.

                                                                                                                                    1. Wash Your Sheets

                                                                                                                                    Washing your sheets regularly is a good routine to do. Your sheets may look clean, but they are actually covered in bacteria, skin cells and other germy microorganisms that secretly creep up on you while you’re sleeping. Eek!

                                                                                                                                    Be mindful when choosing the right laundry detergent before all else.

                                                                                                                                    1. Live a Stress-Free Life

                                                                                                                                    Easier said than done, but stress is a main common factor of acne. It’s said that when stress triggers, the cells that produce sebum become unregulated.

                                                                                                                                    Don’t skip out on sleep! Getting at least 7-8 hours of night’s rest is essential and you are more likely are to experience less stress throughout the day.

                                                                                                                                    1. Avoid Fabric Softener and Choose the Right Laundry Detergent

                                                                                                                                    Fragrances and other chemicals can react with sensitive skin and cause breakouts, especially after trying out a new detergent. Instead try choosing fragrance-free, unscented detergents to prevent any future breakouts or irritation.

                                                                                                                                    1. Take an Oatmeal Bath

                                                                                                                                    Oatmeal soaks excessive sebum and oil off of your skin, removing away dirt and other toxins in the process, as well as exfoliates to remove dead skin cells.

                                                                                                                                    Grind the oatmeal and then mix the oatmeal with warm bath water in your tub. While mixed well, soak for 20-30 minutes and repeat daily.

                                                                                                                                    1. Use Apple Cider Vinegar

                                                                                                                                    This stuff works wonders to your skin and overall health! Apple cider vinegar has the power to balance the body’s pH levels, fights bacteria and reduces inflammation.

                                                                                                                                    An easy way of using apple cider vinegar is by spraying it on your chest and back areas. Mix the apple cider vinegar and water, and then fill the mixture into the spray bottle. Spray the mixture every night on your areas of concern before going to sleep. If necessary, you can also spray it during the day for about 10-20 minutes before washing it off. You can keep this mixture in your fridge for cooling effect on your acne breakouts.

                                                                                                                                    Acne can be embarrassing and bothersome, but if you use these 16 tips, you are on your way to get rid of your back and chest acne for good. Before buying over-the-counter medicines and creams, you should always opt to natural ingredient acne-fighting products instead. Keeva Organics Acne Treatment contains tea tree oil, an all-natural and powerful acne-fighting ingredient. This product will get you one step closer to the skin you want.

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                                                                                                                                    Keeva Organics Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream

                                                                                                                                    March 30, 2017


                                                                                                                                    We all have experienced acne one way or the other; from mild pimples to long-lasting breakouts. Acne is the most common skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. These pesky little dots can cause us pain, embarrassment and overall lower our self-confidence.

                                                                                                                                    While there are various over the counter skin care products, there are better and natural alternatives that are not only healthier for your skin but will also help you cure your acne problem.

                                                                                                                                    One of these natural alternatives is called tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a powerful, effective and natural essential oil used for a number of things including acne. With antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, this natural oil can do wonders to your skin while even preventing acne occurrence in the long run.

                                                                                                                                    Tea tree oil works just like benzoyl peroxide without the side effects. Here are three easy ways to use tea tree oil for acne:

                                                                                                                                    Facial Cleanser

                                                                                                                                    Simply dilute a few drops of tea tree oil with distilled water, and then use a cotton puff to apply to your face. This facial cleanser can be used in the morning and at night.

                                                                                                                                    A great alternative instead of using oil on your face is to try using cream. With tea tree oil as the active ingredient, Keeva Organics Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream is a highly recommended cream to use for acne.

                                                                                                                                    Facial Toner

                                                                                                                                    Mix together ¼ cup distilled water, a couple drops of tea tree oil and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and pour it into a small spray bottle. Add the cap and shake gently. It’s now ready to use.

                                                                                                                                    Facial Scrub

                                                                                                                                    Mix together 10 drops of tea tree oil, 1/8 cup of olive oil, ¼ cup sugar into a small bowl. Use this facial scrub before bedtime.

                                                                                                                                    Tea tree oil is an effective and natural alternative for curing acne. Instead of always opting to using over the counter skin care products, consider using tea tree oil first. However, if you do opt to using skin care products, Keeva Organics offers a variety of acne related products such as the Keeva Organics Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream, which is the number one, best-selling acne product and is proven to work.

                                                                                                                                    Tea tree oil is a highly concentrated form as an essential oil. It may cause irritation when directly applied to skin. For first time users, it is recommended to follow the above recipes when using.

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                                                                                                                                    10 DIY Natural Anti-Aging Products to Prevent and Battle Wrinkles

                                                                                                                                    March 28, 2017


                                                                                                                                    Let’s face it, we are all getting older eventually, and with age, comes wrinkles – But no need to panic yet! Luckily, there are various treatments to use to prevent from aging, and on the plus side, these treatments don’t always have to be luxuriously expensive for them to work. You can actually make these treatments at the comfort of your home, and they might be even better than the ones advertised on TV!

                                                                                                                                    These anti-aging treatments are made from all-natural ingredients that are safe and good for your skin.

                                                                                                                                    First and foremost, it’s essential to understand some of the different natural ingredients used in these products and their benefits. So what are they?

                                                                                                                                    1. Lavender- it’s known for its ability to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. Lavender is a powerful ingredient used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns.
                                                                                                                                    1. Frankincense- has skin regenerating properties; with its powerful astringent capabilities, it can help tone and tighten skin all over your body.
                                                                                                                                    1. Rosehip Seed Oil- is high in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and is considered to be a dry oil, which means it soaks into the skin easily. It regenerates cells and increases collagen production. Rosehip is known to restore skin’s elasticity, fade age spots, reduce broken capillaries and balance oil glands.
                                                                                                                                    1. Geranium- has the capabilities to regenerate skin and revving up circulation. This oil can regulate oil production, which in return reduces acne breakouts, as well as can tighten and tone skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
                                                                                                                                    1. Helichrysum- is a common ingredient used in anti-aging products. While it can help prevent wrinkles and sagging, it rejuvenates the look of older skin as well. It can also heal and sooth blemishes, inflamed and sensitive skin, in addition to banishing those pesky dark circles under your eyes!
                                                                                                                                    1. Sandalwood- is known to be moisturizing, which can come in handy for when you have dry, cracked and chapped skin. Sandalwood has astringent properties which help to prevent oily skin and common problems like acne and acne scarring.
                                                                                                                                    1. Jojoba Oil- known to be a very hydrating oil, with its variety of beneficial ingredients, such as vitamin E, vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc, and high percentage of iodine, jojoba oil has powerful properties to heal.

                                                                                                                                    Now that you have an understanding of each natural ingredient, you can start creating your own recipes! Get a head start and read on for 10 do-it-yourself (DIY) natural anti-aging products to use in order to prevent and battle your wrinkles:

                                                                                                                                    1. Rosehip Seed Oil Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream:

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • 3 tsp jojoba oil
                                                                                                                                    • 3 tsp apricot kernel oil
                                                                                                                                    • 3 tsp rosehip seed oil
                                                                                                                                    • 5 drops carrot—seed essential oil
                                                                                                                                    • 1 ½ tsp beeswax pastilles

                                                                                                                                           How to Make and Use: Using a double boiler, combine beeswax, jojoba, rosehip and apricot oils, and then heat very gently to melt wax. Next stir the mixture well and then remove from heat. Combine all remaining ingredients in heated mixture, and place in fridge until set. This recipe should be used under eyes in the morning and evening.

                                                                                                                                    1. Coconut Eye Wrinkle Cream:

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • 2 tbs coconut oil
                                                                                                                                    • 2 tbs beeswax
                                                                                                                                    • ¼ cup apricot kernel oil
                                                                                                                                    • 3 vitamin E capsules (about a half teaspoon)
                                                                                                                                    • 1 tbs shea butter
                                                                                                                                    • 3-4 drops lavender essential

                                                                                                                                     How to Make and Use: Place all the ingredients in a glass jar. Boil a pot of water on the stove and place the glass jar full of ingredients into the pot. Once these ingredients completely melt, stir the ingredients occasionally and then transfer to another jar when completely melted. Set the jar aside to let cool and harden. Apply under eyes in the morning and before bed.

                                                                                                                                    1. Anti-Aging Facial Scrub

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • 1/2 cup sugar
                                                                                                                                    • ¼ cup coconut oil
                                                                                                                                    • 2 tbs olive oil
                                                                                                                                    • 15 to 20 drops of lavender, rosehip or frankincense oils

                                                                                                                                    How to Make and Use: Mix together the sugar and coconut oil, and then add the olive oil until you get the desired consistency. Slowly start adding the drops of oils.

                                                                                                                                    1. 2-Ingredient Eye Cream

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • Sweet almond oil
                                                                                                                                    • Aloe vera gel

                                                                                                                                    How to Make and Use: Using a small bottle, combine equal parts of the two ingredients and shake it. Apply this moisturizer before bed.

                                                                                                                                    For creams - Try Keeva Organics Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer – which contains all-natural, proven anti-aging ingredients.

                                                                                                                                    1. Coffee-Infused Eye Cream

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • ¼ cup beeswax
                                                                                                                                    • ¼ cup coffee infused oil
                                                                                                                                    • ¼ cup coconut oil
                                                                                                                                    • 1 tsp jojoba oil
                                                                                                                                    • 3 capsules vitamin E
                                                                                                                                    • 4 to 5 chamomile essential oil

                                                                                                                                    How to Make and Use: Using low heat; bring water to a simmer, place beeswax in a glass bowl and submerge into pot. Once the beeswax has melted, start to stir in the three oils and vitamin E. After a few minutes, remove from heat and mix in the drops of chamomile essential oil. Use in the mornings and at night.

                                                                                                                                    1. Two Tea Face Mask

                                                                                                                                    Many teas are high in anti-aging antioxidants; white tea and green tea especially – these two ingredients are very powerful when it comes to battling wrinkles.

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • Green tea powder
                                                                                                                                    • White tea

                                                                                                                                    How to Make and Use: Mix the green tea powder into brewed white tea to make a face mask. Before bed, apply this mask to your face to help prevent and battle those wrinkles!

                                                                                                                                    1. Cypress Firming and Anti-Aging Serum

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • 2 tbs rosehip
                                                                                                                                    • 2 tbs sweet almond oil
                                                                                                                                    • 10 drops of cypress essential oil
                                                                                                                                    • 10 drops of geranium essential oil
                                                                                                                                    • 7 drops of frankincense essential oil

                                                                                                                                    How to Make and Use: Combine and shake all ingredients in a 2 ounce glass bottle. This serum can be used morning and night.

                                                                                                                                    1. Anti-Aging Eye Roll On

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • 1 tbsp meadowfoam seed oil
                                                                                                                                    • 2 tsp coconut oil
                                                                                                                                    • ½ tsp beeswax
                                                                                                                                    • ½ tsp shea butter
                                                                                                                                    • ½ vitamin E oil
                                                                                                                                    • 4 drops carrot seed oil
                                                                                                                                    • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
                                                                                                                                    • 8 drops lavender essential oil

                                                                                                                                    How to Make and Use: Combine the meadowfoam seed oil, coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter in a glass bowl and place bowl in a pot of water. Turn the stove to medium heat, avoiding the water to boil. Remove from heat once all the ingredients have melted, and then add the rest of the essential oils including the vitamin E oil. Pour this mixture into a lip balm tube, and you are ready to start rolling! Use before bed or in the mornings.

                                                                                                                                    1. Homemade Eye Cream

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • 3 tsp jojoba oil
                                                                                                                                    • 3 tsp apricot kernel oil
                                                                                                                                    • 3 tsp rosehip seed oil
                                                                                                                                    • 5 drops carrot seed essential oil
                                                                                                                                    • 1 ½ beeswax pastilles

                                                                                                                                    How to Make and Use: Add the first 3 oils in a double boiler, and heat at very low until the wax is completely melted. Make sure you stir it well, and then remove from heat. Stir in the other remaining ingredients, and place in fridge until set. Can you mornings and evenings.

                                                                                                                                    1. Hydrating Face Serum

                                                                                                                                           Ingredients:

                                                                                                                                    • ¼ cup aloe vera gel
                                                                                                                                    • 2 tbs vegetable glycerine
                                                                                                                                    • 1 tsp jojoba oil
                                                                                                                                    • 1 vitamin E capsule
                                                                                                                                    • 2 to 5 drops of essential oil (lavender, chamomile or rose)

                                                                                                                                    How to Make and Use: Combine and shake all ingredients in a small glass pump. Store in refrigerator afterwards. Be sure to shake it well before applying. Apply this serum to clean skin at night for a night, overnight moisturizer.

                                                                                                                                    Say good-bye to those wrinkles when you try out these 10 DIY natural treatments. Find out what works for you and stick with it!

                                                                                                                                    Opting for expensive over-the-counter anti-aging products may seem like the faster way out; but using all-natural ingredients are not only good for you but they contain powerful properties that actually will prevent and battle wrinkles long-term. And if you opt to just buy a product instead of making one, try out Keeva Organics Anti-Aging Cream which is an anti-aging cream that contains only natural ingredients.
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                                                                                                                                    Understanding the Life Cycle of a Pimple and How to Get Rid of it Fast

                                                                                                                                    March 10, 2017


                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                    Have you ever woke up one day to only find a tiny, red dot on the center of your forehead? Unless you’re some kind of god or goddess who has perfect skin, we all have experienced acne or a pimple at some point in our lives.

                                                                                                                                    Pimples are a normal skin condition and are developed when sebaceous glands, also known as oil glands become clogged and infected with bacteria which cause swollen, red lesions filled with pus to form. Excess sebum secretion by the oil glands is the primary cause behind this problem.

                                                                                                                                    So what causes excess oil in the first place?


                                                                                                                                    • Stress- This includes both emotional and physical stress. Stress can increase the oil production in your skin and promote inflammation. Try not to go to bed stressed out; meditation, yoga and calming music before bed may help prevent morning breakouts.

                                                                                                                                    • Menstrual Cycle- For females this is the obvious reason. Every month a woman's body is going through a regular cycle of hormone production, and as those hormones wax and wane, they can stimulate the oil glands.

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                                                                                                                                    • Sweat- The act of sweating is not entirely a bad thing; as it can remove impurities from your skin and help protect against bacteria. However, if you let sweat sit on your skin for any prolonged length of time it can be a problem! Sweat can build up unwanted bacteria in your pores and what’s on your face, and if it settles back into your skin – not only breakouts but milia and rashes can become a result.

                                                                                                                                    • Diet- We all know that diet plays a huge role in our everyday lives, when we consume good foods we see positive benefits, but if we eat bad, there’s always consequences.

                                                                                                                                    • Lack of Sleep- Sleep is food for your brain, body and skin, and if we don’t get enough, it affects the moisture levels in your skin, decreasing them and lowering your complexion’s pH levels. So next time you decide to stay up and finish the last few episodes of Grey’s on Netflix passed your bedtime, think again!

                                                                                                                                    • Touching Your Face- Believe it or not, touching your face is one of the factors of breakouts. Because bacteria, viruses and allergens transfer from fingertips onto the skin, rubbing repeatedly onto the skin can do some real damage. If you do plan on touching anything, consider washing your hands first.

                                                                                                                                    • Cosmetic Products- Like many women, we use makeup to cover up our spots or blemishes, unfortunately because makeup also covers your pores, you can easily clog them and stop the flow of sebum, resulting in either excessively dry skin or oily skin.

                                                                                                                                      When removing makeup or other debris, use proper cleansers specifically designed for oily or acne-prone skin. Using natural products like honey can also work as well.

                                                                                                                                    The causes of excess oils are endless; but now that we understand the root of the problem and why it may be happening, we can now focus on how to get rid of that pesky pimple and how to prevent it from happening. Here are quick tips on how to get rid of acne or pimples fast:

                                                                                                                                    • Ice- Ice is highly desired for those with pimples accompanied with pain because it offers an instant soothing effect. Wrap ice with a towel to prevent irritation. Place on top of pimple for no more than five minutes. Repeat steps every 15-30 minutes if you’re not satisfied with the results.

                                                                                                                                    • Vitamin C- Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and can easily help the pimples to dry up faster. Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed.

                                                                                                                                    • Toothpaste- Toothpaste is not only great use for teeth but can also be used to treat pimples quickly. It is most effective when used following the ice remedy. Make sure you use white toothpaste, as gel based toothpaste will not have the same effect.

                                                                                                                                    • Steam- Steam will open your pores and allow your skin to breathe. This will allow it to get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in the pores that can cause infection or inflammation.

                                                                                                                                    • Garlic- Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that is a fast treatment for pimples. Heck, garlic helps to purify your blood so eating one clove a day won’t hurt! Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces and rub it on the pimples for five minutes before washing your skin. Repeat the treatment several times a day.

                                                                                                                                    Pimples can be irritating; but if we properly take care of our bodies with exercise, clean diets, good sleep and shower regularly, we can help to prevent those pimples from appearing!

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                                                                                                                                    The Top 7 Essential Oils for Acne

                                                                                                                                    March 08, 2017


                                                                                                                                    Top 7 Essential Oils for Acne

                                                                                                                                    No matter race or age; acne has affected everyone at some point in their life, and some unfortunately more often than others. Acne, the most common skin disease condition, can cause painful breakouts on many parts of the body such as the face, chest, back and even arms.


                                                                                                                                    Acne is caused by main factors such as clogged pores, excess oil production, bacteria and dead skin; and can also be caused by hormones, stress, diet, skin-irritation and birth control pills.


                                                                                                                                    Acne is something that many feel embarrassed or ashamed by, and typically result in the use of over the counter products or chemical treatments to help clear their acne. Although, popular over the counter products can certainly help treat people with acne, it is important to know that these products are contained with the use of harsh chemicals that have side effects which essentially could further worsen your case of acne or do nothing at all.


                                                                                                                                    So the solution? Natural treatments such as essential oils can help make all your acne problems go away. Because essential oils have the power to kill bacteria on the skin naturally, some of these essential oils have the power to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, fight insomnia and sleep deprivation, and balance hormone levels. In addition to soothing your skin while providing you a number of benefits that go beyond fighting acne and promoting skin health. 

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                    While there are numerous essential oils to choose from, here are the top 7 essential oils for fighting acne:

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                    1. Tea Tree Oil:

                                                                                                                                    Tea tree oil is one of the top oils used to cure acne. Because of its antibacterial properties, tea tree oil has the ability to fight the bacteria that causes acne. Tea tree oil also helps with inflammation and reduces redness of the face.


                                                                                                                                    To use tea tree oil, just add 2-3 drops to a clean cotton ball and apply topically to the area. Tea tree oil is also found in products like Keeva Organics Acne Treatment Cream; which uses a simple formula and is comprised with mostly tea tree oil.


                                                                                                                                    2. Lavender Oil:

                                                                                                                                    Lavender oil is also known as one of the top oils for acne as it has both antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics. Lavender oil soothes and nourishes the skin, while also treating acne, healing dry skin and reducing the appearance of dark spots and scars caused by acne. However its benefits do not end there as lavender oil is also known for its relaxing and de-stressing effects on the body and mind.


                                                                                                                                    To use lavender oil, dilute the essential oil before applying it to the skin. Then mix 1 to 4 drops of lavender into 1 tablespoon of a base oil (almond or olive oil) and place topically on the area of concern.


                                                                                                                                    3. Frankincense Oil:

                                                                                                                                    Frankincense oil is known for its powerful properties such as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which is best use for acne, pimples and related blemishes and scarring. This oil also acts as a natural toner and tightens the skin, reducing wrinkles and scars, leaving you with beautiful, healthy youthful skin.


                                                                                                                                    Make a paste of raw honey, lavender essential oil, tea tree oil and frankincense oil. After you have washed and fully dried your face off, apply this paste an hour before bed. Then right before bed rinse the paste off.

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                                                                                                                                    4. Lemongrass Oil:

                                                                                                                                    Lemongrass is another powerful essential oil used for acne treatment. Lemongrass oil is rich in Vitamin A, which is the essential vitamin that works for cell renewal and repair and has important anti-acne properties, in addition to containing Vitamin E, which helps lighten acne and pimple scars.


                                                                                                                                    Boil a lemongrass stem in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes to create a lemongrass tea. Strain it then drink up! This tea has shown to help with acne.


                                                                                                                                    5. Clary Sage Oil:

                                                                                                                                    Clary sage oil is known for its antidepressant, antiseptic, bactericidal and astringent properties; making this essential oil a very powerful remedy for fighting acne. Clary sage’s benefits don’t stop there as it also alleviates feelings of stress and anxiety as well as supports hormonal balance.


                                                                                                                                    Using a clean cotton ball, apply 1-3 drops of clary sage oil to the area of concern.


                                                                                                                                    6. Juniper Berry Oil:

                                                                                                                                    With its natural antibacterial and antimicrobial characteristics, Juniper berry oil is widely known for fighting skin irritations and infections, while supporting production of beautiful skin. Juniper berry also has detoxifying and stress-reducing properties that in turn helps to protect the body from many toxins that lead to acne breakouts.


                                                                                                                                    Apply 2-3 drops to the specific area.


                                                                                                                                    7. Rosemary Oil:

                                                                                                                                    Rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to fight acne and inflammation caused by acne bacteria. It also has antimicrobial properties that can fight full-blown breakouts as well as stop acne from even starting. Rosemary oil can overall revitalize your skin and promote healthy and radiant skin.


                                                                                                                                    Apply 2-3 drops to a clean cotton ball and use topically to the area of concern.


                                                                                                                                    These are the top 7 essential oils to use when curing acne. Acne can certainly be a pain and though over the counter products may be believed to be the better treatment; natural ingredients like the above are always the best alternative when treating acne.  With tea tree oil used as an active ingredient, Try using Keeva Organic’s acne treatment cream for faster and effective results

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