The food items in your pantry and fridge are certainly not living up to their full potential if all you tend to do is eat them. According to a recent study, usual and every day food items such as yogurt, vinegar and other home remedies can be widely employed for treating several health as well as beauty conditions ranging from blue bouts to the sun burns to the psoriasis home remedies. Here is a list of some common every day food items which also double up as useful home remedies.
It has been used for years as soothing agents for sun burns. According to an international researcher who practices at the University of Bradford, cotton ball soaked in diluted apple cider vinegar are really effective in treating and soothing sun fried skin.
- Lemon zest
Since the traditional ages, lemon has been employed as an essential ingredient in a wide variety of beauty as well as health remedies. Today, lemon has been clinically proven to serve as an efficient mood boosting agent. As per the current aromatherapy research results, the scent provided by the oil of lemon can actually aid in lifting the emotional as well as mental spirits of humans. Simply add a zest of lemon to your favorite chilled ice tea. Inhale its aroma and perk up your mood and spirits.
In the earlier times, yogurt was used more as a skin treating agent than an edible item. It helps in cleaning your skin naturally thereby imparting you with a clear as well as fresh look. However, for face masks use only the plain and simple Greek yogurt. According to skin doctors and specialists, the acidity of the Greek yogurt aids in balancing the overall pH of the skin. In addition to this, it also contains live bacteria that have been proved to be highly efficient in flushing toxins out of the skin.
- Chamomile Tea
Tea in any form has been scientifically as well as clinically proven to be a powerful antioxidant and hence a great skin soothing and anti-inflammatory agent. Chamomile tea has been characterized especially with its capability to reduce and treat any kind of skin irritation. According to a renowned and an international dermatologist, a cotton wash cloth dipped in the strongly brewed chamomile tea is helpful in treating skin inflammation and other chronic skin irritations. However, make sure that you do not rub the wash cloth on the affected skin area and only press it lightly to those portions of the skin.
This food ingredient stands equally powerful today in health and beauty items as it was in the grandma’s traditional remedies. Honey has been proven by experts and scientists to be a powerful immunity boosting agent. Try consuming at least one teaspoon of honey if not two, in an entire day. According to doctors, it will aid in providing a significant boost to your body system and serves as one of the most effective psoriasis home remedies. You can blend it with milk, apply it as a spread on a sandwich or even use it as an alternative for sugar. Honey consumption in any form is helpful. In addition to the health benefits, honey also comes with some extra beauty benefits. When applied on skin, honey tends to impart the skin with a smooth and supple glow. It is also a powerful moisturizer. Honey as a face applicant has been proved to be really beneficial for people with oily skin on account of its acne fighting properties. You can even mix some drops of honey in your body scrub or body wash for smooth and moisturized skin.
Karl Nome is a researcher based in California. His recently published paper covers the topic of psoriasis home remedies.