Why is Natural Healing Recommended?
Dr Chee Yew Wen (Dr Chee) observed that there has been an increase number of people turning into organic and natural skincare products to care for their skin and increase their spending for these products. Commercially-produced skincare products nowadays contain a lot of unknown chemicals, preservatives and artificial colours which can be harmful when they are absorbed into your skin. Long term usage of products which contain harmful ingredients poses a negative health risks in the long run. How does skincare and beauty products made from natural ingredients be beneficial to your skin? They avoid irritation due to chemical-free ingredients, gentle and also environmentally friendly. Dr Chee suggests a few natural and effective ingredients below to improve the complexion of your skin.
The antioxidants properties in coconut oil derived from its saturated fats are extremely effective in preventing the effects of factors that damage the skin. Applying coconut oil daily can help to lighten scars by forming a protective film around the skin.
Coconut oil contains cholesterol, vitamin E, lauric, caprylic and capric acid, all of which are superb remedy to lighten and fade scarring. Vitamin E is a well-known ingredient to quicken the recovery of skin injuries, burns and even abrasions as it penetrates deeply into the skin to act as a barrier from external environmental factors.
Coconut oil also has a lot of other health benefits aside the skin. It nourishes and reduce protein loss in the hair, strengthens immune system for easy digestion, helps maintain blood sugar and cholesterol levels and improves bone health.
The AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) found in lemon is extremely effective in removing impurities and dead skin cells on your skin layer. It also helps to regenerate new cells growth while healing wounds and lighten scars.
Lemons have an amazing and wide range of beauty and health benefits which can work as a treatment for blackhead, facial toner, teeth whitener and even nail strengthener.
However, using a lemon slice directly onto bare skin is highly not recommended due to it high acidic content which may disrupt your skin’s pH level and cause sensitivity and irritation. Instead, you can mix pure lemon juice with water or honey before applying them onto your skin. Many also prefer to use it at night and then washing it off the next morning.
Raw honey is unprocessed, unpasteurized and contains amazing health benefits which Dr Chee will consider as a power food. All vitamins, nutrients and enzymes are intact in raw honey as compared to regular honey sold in the supermarkets which may contain high fructose corn syrup or antibiotics.
Raw honey contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which makes it an excellent cleanser for acne-prone skin, simply apply the raw honey on the affected area for about 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
Raw honey is very soothing, hydrating and moisturising therefore it is an ideal ingredient for a facial mask or even hair conditioner. Other than their beauty benefits, it also helps to improve overall health by stabilizing blood pressure and balance blood sugar levels, boosts immune function and help heals skin conditions.
Aloe Vera is known to be an elixir of youth. The leaves of aloe vera contain a gen-like substance that is able to penetrate deep into the skin and increase the amount of collagen to promote healing. Aloe vera has been used for centuries to treat various skin infections, burns, inflammations as well as wounds as it accelerates skin repair.
It is also safe to cut open the aloe vera plant and use the raw gel directly onto the bare skin as it medicinal properties rid wounds of dead skin and repair skin cells. Aloe vera can also be used to support weight loss because it contains detoxify properties and improve metabolism.
Enzymes found in aloe vera aids in digestion and stomach problems therefore it is beneficial and recommended to have aloe juice daily as it nourishes your body with good minerals and vitamins. Aloe vera can also be paired up with green tea or lemon to boost its overall health benefits.