The first is chamomile. Chamomile is beneficial as a natural skin care treatment because of it's anti-inflammatory properties and it's ability to promote cell regeneration. It is also helpful for problem skin affected by rashes, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scars, spider veins, age spots, discoloration and allergic conditions.
The way that I use this is to simply brew a cup of chamomile tea from a bag and let it cool. You're certainly welcome to dry your own flowers and brew the tea that way.
Dab a cotton ball in the tea, gently apply it to your face and let it dry. Store this in the refrigerator in a covered container. I notice that my skin is very soft after I use chamomile as a toner.
Incidentally, chamomile is a home remedy for pink eye and is also said to be useful for reducing swelling from bites or stings as well.
The next item I want to share with you is apple cider vinegar. According to ehow.com, apple cider vinegar is packed with alpha-hydroxy and amino acids that help to dissolve dead skin cells, balance the pH level of skin and stimulate blood circulation. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar stimulates the capillaries under the skin, leaving you with a soft glow.
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