You Gonna Eat That? Save Your Skin With Food

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Learning About Dermatology Treatment of Skin Rashes

Hello, my name is Mandy. Welcome to my site about dermatology. During my first pregnancy, I started to develop rashes on my face and limbs. Unfortunately, the tests came up inconclusive. A visit to a dermatologist helped me solve the cause of the rashes and bring my skin back under control. The dermatologist quickly made a diagnosis and developed an effective treatment plan. From that experience, I decided I wanted to help other people facing frustrating skin rashes without an obvious cause. I will use this site to deliver pertinent information in an effort to help this group. Thank you.


You Gonna Eat That? Save Your Skin With Food

14 November 2016
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If you have very sensitive skin and need to find ways to make it look and feel better, or if you're having problems that you need to get rid of fast, you may want to turn to food. Not in just the "improve your diet" sense. You can use food items to help with skin issues relatively quickly. Popular culture abounds with images of people wearing avocado masks and placing cucumber slices over their eyes, but there's much more you can do.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Warts

Warts grow on top of your skin, even though they look like they are erupting from within it. What you need is something that will kill the extra tissue and let it detach from the rest of your skin. Apple cider vinegar can do this. Soak a piece of cotton gauze with the vinegar and place it on the wart, covering it with a bandage. You may feel some stinging, and you may have to replace the vinegar-soaked bandage every few days. Leave the area alone, otherwise, protecting it from water. You should see the wart gradually die and fall off. An alternative for smaller warts is to soak the end of a cotton swab with vinegar and drop some of the vinegar on the wart, covering with a small bandage and leaving the bandage in place for a couple of days, and then repeating until the wart is gone.

The virus that caused the wart does get into your skin a bit, so you have to watch for regrowth. Chances are, though, that the vinegar will get rid of the wart and you won't see anything else.

Honey for Better Skin

Good old runny honey, the stuff in the squeezy bear bottle, is incredibly good for your skin. Pat a thin layer of plain honey on your skin as a moisturizing mask; leave it in place for a short time and then gently wipe all of it off with a tissue dampened with warm water. Be aware that on hot days, if you don't have an air conditioner, the honey can become very liquidy. Use it only when your home is cool, and watch out for your eyes.

Oatmeal for Irritation

Using oats to soothe irritated skin is so effective that there are cosmetic brands that have products for bath soaks made from oatmeal. You can treat sunburned skin by grinding a cup of oats into a powder and adding it to warm bathwater. You can also place a mix of 2 cups of uncooked oatmeal, 1 cup of milk, and 1 tablespoon of honey in a warm bath and soak in the water to relax. Cook up some oatmeal and let it cool, says GH, and you have an acne treatment as well. It's a versatile food!

Of course, if you think you need more help with skin problems, see a dermatologist to determine what's going on. You shouldn't have to spend your life with food on your face due to skin problems.