In a nutshell, 'neutraceuticals' use natural substances with medicinal properties that promote health benefits. These natural ingredients are selected for attributes and properties that are used to treat or prevent a range of diseases, afflictions, or conditions.
Just as the growing neutraceutical industry looks to Mother Nature for these rejuvenating ingredients, so can you!
Your skin needs nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to heal it and protect against further damage...here's just one all-natural DIY remedy towards that end:
Laura Klein's Minty Green Goodness Toner
This is an excellent post-facial mint toner. It's ideal for normal to oily skin, removing left-over residue, closing pores and restoring balance to the skin.
- 1 teaspoon of loose organic peppermint tea (you can use a tea bag if you can’t find loose tea)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup witch hazel
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 5-10 drops of your choice of essential oil
1 spray bottle, 10 oz or bigger; or 10 oz screw top for application with a cotton ball
Place tea bags in a medium size bowl. Bring water to a boil. Pour hot water over tea leaves and steep for 15 minutes until cool. Strain tea into your glass jar. Add witch hazel and lemon juice. Shake to combine.
Apply after cleansing with an organic cotton ball or if using a spray bottle, mist face and décolleté.
Say goodbye to pricey, over the counter 'neutraceuticals' - start making your own -- at home -- today!