As a specialized nutritionist additionally trained in homeopathy and herbal medicine, I'm all about natural skin solutions. My own skin used to be pretty oily and blemished, representing poor food and lifestyle choices, as well as an excessive use of crappy skin care products.

As soon as I started changing my lifestyle and using all-natural cures, however, things changed. First slowly, then dramatically.

Today, I'm completely comfortable in my own skin, thanks in part to a homeopathic treatment discovered and developed by German doctor Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler in the 19th century. Schuessler believed that certain inorganic mineral salts — 12 in all — could be used to treat various conditions. These Schuessler Cell Salts have helped me manage my skin over the years:

Natrium phosphoricum (# 9): It assists a healthy acid-base balance and regulates sebum secretion.

Natrium sulfuricum (# 10): It's anti-inflammatory and supports general detoxification processes.

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Silicea (# 11): It's also anti-inflammatory and improves the skin's elasticity.

Calcium sulfuricum (# 12): This salt supports cell growth and helps against blemishes and purulent pimples.

How to do a Schuessler Cell Salt Treatment:

Every day, dissolve six pills of each cell salt in a bottle with hot water (preferably use a glass bottle). Sip throughout the day and repeat daily for six weeks.

In addition, you can apply Schuessler Cell Salt Cream Ferrum phosphoricum (# 3) on your clean face instead of regular night cream. Cell salts are official homeopathic remedies and can be purchased without prescription in pharmacies.

Of course, Schuessler Salts aren't a miracle cure that will make you healthy and beautiful overnight. But when used as a homeopathic therapy, however, they may stimulate your body to improve the mineral absorption from the food you eat.

The above treatment is just one of many ways in which you can use the basic 12 cell salts, and this treatment is specifically designed for oily and blemished skin. Dry and reddish skin or skin issues caused by allergies require different salts.

Are you familiar with Schuessler Cell Salts, or would you like to know which salts to use in order to detox your body, boost your brain power or relax? Let me know in the comments below!

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