Refresh Your Skin with Folk Medicine Ingredients

Folk Medicine is touted with the benefits of health from the inside out.

In regards to skin care, incorporating Folk Medicine into a daily regimen may also work wonders for beautification.

Turmeric:

Turmeric is native to parts of Central America and India. Turmeric can provide a host of benefits, especially for the skin by staving off acne breakouts. It may also work to lighten scars left from previous acne breakouts!

What makes turmeric so powerful? It is the compound found in the root of the turmeric plant known as curcumin which provides anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.

Honey:

Manuka honey is native to New Zealand. It works well as moisturizer and due to it’s high content of hydrogen peroxide it can be used as an antibacterial, skin detoxifier.

**Manuka honey also has the ability to aid in the healing of wounds via manuka honey’s ability to decrease certain forms of bacteria**.

Aloe Vera Gel:

Aloe vera is known in the Egyptian culture as the “plant of immortality” due to its positive effects inside and outside of the body.

Aloe vera gel is high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which are essential for skin health. It also contains over five enzymes that can improves skin’s appearance.

What To Do With Old Bananas…

Make a refreshing, lite, potassium and magnesium -filled dessert with a “past its prime” banana.

You need only three ingredients:

One 🍌, 1 graham cracker and a hefty helping of Cocowhip lite.

Just mix all together and enjoy OR… you can bake it for 10 minutes in the oven with a temperature of 350 degrees.

Two Folk Medicine Remedies for Mild Dehydration

As we move closer to the summer months, temperatures across the United States will steadily increase, which means more heat and less moisture.

I live in the Charlotte, NC area and over the past few days, temperatures have spiked to over 90 degrees (a little over 32.2 degrees celsius) — so drinking enough fluid is essential, especially as an active person. Unfortunately, most people in the US walk around mildly dehydrated and do not know it.

Signs of mild dehydration include headaches, dry eyes, muscle cramps, infrequent urination, dizziness and fatigue. But don’t fret– mild dehydration can be easily cured at home, with two Folk Medicine remedies.

Fruit: Including more fruit in your daily diet not only gives your body the essential vitamins and nutrients it screams for — fruits contain natural salts and sugars (fruit sugar is not table sugar) to reestablish your body’s electrolytes. Electrolytes are important to keep you hydrated to keep important bodily processes working as they should.

Juicy fruits, like watermelons, mangoes, plums and peaches (any fruit that has high water content) are recommended.

Water: Now of course, we can’t cure dehydration without water, right??

Did you know, the average adult body is made up of over 55% water?

If you lose as little as 1% of that water you can easily feel the symptoms of dehydration.

To avoid dehydration, know how much water you need. There is a simple calculation you can use to determine your specific daily water intake needs, which is “your body weight multiplied by .5“.

For example: 175 lbs x .5 = 87.5 ounces of water per day.

Now you could possibly need more, depending on your activity levels and/or any certain conditions your body is in (such as pregnancy).

With that being said– stay hydrated and stay safe this Memorial Day weekend.

-Heather