Natural substitutes I’ve picked up throughout the years.
Pick some up at a drug store, put it on a cotton ball and clean your face after you wash it. It helps fight acne, and reduces puffiness on your eyes, freshens your skin and tightens your pores. If you read most astringent labels, chances are witch hazel is on the ingredient list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch-hazel
2. Instead of a heartburn medicine try BAKING SODA
1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate aka baking soda with a glass of water can help heartburn. Because it’s a base, it helps neutralize stomach acid. Obviously if you have heartburn you should work on the underlying cause but baking soda is a great temporary fix. Peppermint is also known to soothe the stomach.
3. Have motion sickness or an upset stomach? Try GINGER
Go straight to the root – the ginger root. Buy ginger root at your local grocery store, cut up a few slices and steep in boiling water. Add honey if necessary. I use it too when I have a cold. Ginger tea bags are available too. Green tea ginger is a tasty option.
Ginger chews or Ginger Altoids are a great way to take your ginger on the go to help motion sickness.
Ginger has a long history of use as an anti-nausea herb recommended for morning sickness, motion sickness, and nausea that accompanies gastroenteritis (more commonly called stomach flu). As a stomach-calming agent, ginger also reduces gas, bloating, and indigestion, and aids in the body’s use and absorption of other nutrients and medicines. It is also a valuable deterrent to intestinal worms, particularly roundworms.