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We have not had enough time to test this out on several people over a long period of time, however, for a few days on about 3 people it has had stunning results.
A previous blog was about Pineapple Skins for Skin care – an old Ghanaian treatment. In conversation over breakfast about that blog we had a Columbian guest who made an addition to that recipe. So, of course, we had to try it and love the results.
In addition to the steam treatment with Pineapple Skins – add Papaya skins to the water before steaming and let the Papaya Skins and the Pineapple Skins simmer together until steam rises. Follow the same method – put a large towel over your head and your head over the steaming pot of water and skins and let the steam from all of the ingredients get into your skin for several minutes. You can do this however you are most comfortable – either over the stove with the water simmering or move the pot off the stove and put it on a nearby counter. If you want to continue and the steam dies down -put the pot back on the stove until the steam comes up again and continue. We chose five minutes because that was all we could handle standing over a steaming pot. Someone else was able to try 10 minutes. The results were spectacular. I would think once or twice a week – depending upon your age and the condition of your skin – would work beautifully. Once-a-week if you are young and your skin shows no damage from age or the over use of cosmetics. Twice a week if you are aging and your skin needs work.
Follow this facial steam bath with lots of splashes of cold water on your face and pat dry with a soft towel.
Then – if you are retiring for the night – use nothing. If you are getting ready for the day out and about, use a capsule of Vitamin A on your skin to add to the results from the Pineapple and Papaya Skin Steam treatment. Actually, I found it takes four capsules – clipped and used one at a time to cover my face. I use 25,000 IU’s. Whatever you use would be up to your judgment. I use this immediately upon rising in the morning and after at least 20 minutes with the Vitamin A on my face I rinse it again with cold splashes of water, pat dry and I am ready for work. If I am staying home, I let the Vitamin A stay until I remember to splash the cold water. Using the Vitamin A, including on my eyelids and under my eyes can cause a bit of a discomfort while it is on. I ignore it and keep going. The result seems to be an increase in my ability to see without the use of glasses. That might be genetic, but everyone before me had glasses by the time they were 55. I am way past that and only need glasses when I read a lot. During the day, I can refresh my face with more splashes of cold water when I go to the bathroom for other reasons. That is such a rejuvenation and a perk-me-up that my face instantly responds and looks as good as it looked with the first splash in the morning.
If you try this, we would appreciate your feedback as to how it worked for you.
We chose the Vitamin A after the facial steam bath because we read the Bettina Network Blog – a long time ago – about the Vitamin A – dry milk – Vitamin E treatment which is also fantastic so we only need to use the steam – probably once a week – maybe not even.
I don’t even use powder on my face anymore. If I have a grease spot or the weather has caused a particularly greasy face, I simply use powdered milk. It is super fantastic.
God bless Alicia Keyes. Hope others will join her in her dedication to no cosmetics. She simply appears the way God made her and she looks like a fresh flower in the middle of plastic replications. I hope she is ready for the attacks of jealousy which are definitely coming from this stance. So many people so very threatened.
Isn’t it great what sharing can do? The need to be better than has caused us to have to live with cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and all the rest because we can’t give credit to possible cures and improvements that other societies use on a regular basis. We must be the continuing Colonials whose way is the only and the best way. I think this collaboration between Ghanaian and Columbian is what it is all about.
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