Do you know that you can mix up your own holistic, natural skin care treatments by using ingredients found in your own home?
Yes! Homemade beauty treatments which are fun and economical way to create an indulgent spa-like facial at home. Containing natural ingredients, these homemade skin care recipes have a powerful impact on the health and appearance of the skin.
RECIPES FOR DRY AND AGING SKIN
(1) Avocado Hydrating Anti-aging Facial Mask
Ingredients: 1/2 Avocado (peeled and mashed); 1/4 cup Milk (whole milk preferably); 1 Egg White (beaten until stiff).
Procedure: Mix into a smooth paste. Apply to face and throat. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with water, followed by a cool rinse.
(2) Banana Anti-aging Mask
Ingredients: 1 ripe Banana; 1 tbsp Honey; 2 tbsp. Milk (whole milk preferably)
Procedure: Mash banana until creamy, add milk and honey; mix well. Apply to face and throat. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with water, followed by a cool rinse.
(3) Cucumber Anti-wrinkle Peel
Ingredients: 1/4 Cucumber (peeled/seeded); 1 Egg White (beaten); 1 tsp Lemon juice
Procedure: Mix all ingredients and puree in blender. Apply to face and throat. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, followed by a cool rinse.
(4) Anti-Aging Skin Firming Facial Cream
Ingredients: 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil; 2 tbsp. Plain Yogurt; 1 Egg (beaten)
Procedure: Mix all ingredients and apply to face and throat. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, followed by a cool rinse.
(5) Anti-Aging Moisturizing Body Lotion
Ingredients: 1 tbsp Honey; 1 tsp. Extra-virgin Olive oil; 1/2 fresh Lemon juice
RECIPES FOR OILY AND ACNE PRONE SKIN
(1) Honey-Apple Mask
Ingredients: 1 medium Apple; 3-4 tbsp. Honey
Procedure: Mix ingredients and apply to face and throat. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, followed by a cool rinse.
(2) Strawberry-Honey Acne Mask
Ingredients: 1/2 cup Fresh Strawberries; 1 Egg white; 2 tsp Honey
Procedure: Puree all ingredients in a blender. Apply to face and throat, leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, followed by a cool rinse.
(3) Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Toner
Ingredients: 2 tbsp Apple Cider; 1 cup Pure Spring water
Procedure: Mix ingredients in a glass jar. Soak a cotton ball with toner and gently rub over the face, leaving solution on the face Do not rinse off. Use 1 to 3 times daily for acneic skin. The mixture will last up to 2-3 months in the fridge. Undiluted apple cider vinegar can also be dabbed on pimples as a spot treatment.
RECIPES FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
(1) Aloe and Cucumber Facial Mask
Ingredients: 1/4 Cucumber (peeled/seeded); 2 tbsp Pure Aloe Vera Gel; 1 tbsp. Plain Yogurt
Procedure: Puree cucumber in a blender. Mix in remaining ingredients and apply to face and throat. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, followed by a cool rinse.
(2) Skin Exfoliant for Sensitive Skin
Ingredients: 2 tsp Baking Soda; 1 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil; 2-3 tbsp Whole Milk
RECIPES FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
(1) Green Tea Toner
Ingredients: 1 Green Tea bag; 1 cup Pure water
Procedure: Make 1 cup of green tea, steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bag and let cool at room temperature. Mix with pure spring water. May stores in a glass jar or small spray bottle. Soak cotton ball with green tea mixture and apply to the face or lightly mist with spray bottle. This green tea will last in the fridge for 1 week.
(2) Pumpkin Mask
Ingredients: 1 tbsp Pumpkin Puree (canned without spices); 1 tsp Honey; 1 tsp Whole Milk
Procedure: Mix all ingredients and gently massage into the skin in a circular motion. Rest or relax for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, followed by a cool rinse. This mask, if use regularly will brighten your skin.
(3) Brown Sugar Scrub
Ingredients: 2 tbsp Brown Sugar; 2 tbsp uncooked Oatmeal; 1 tbsp Honey; 1 tsp Lemon Juice; 1 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Procedure: Grind oatmeal in a blender until very fine. Mix all ingredients into a paste. Rinse face, and massage it with this scrub mixture (make sure skin is moist with water). Rinse off with warm water. (You can also use the scrub mixture for the body. Use in the shower while skin is moist. Massage in circular motion with a washcloth. Rinse off with warm water.)
ALL THE INGREDIENTS THAT WERE USED ARE NATURAL. HERE ARE THEIR SKIN CARE BENEFITS:
APPLE – It contains malic acid which is a very powerful antioxidant. Apples are also gentle exfoliants.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – It detoxifies and heals. A raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar restores skins natural pH balance and helps absorb excess oil from the skin.
ALOE VERA – It is rich in over 200 nutrients. It has soothing, healing, moisturizing, and firming effects.
AVOCADO – It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Avocado is excellent for dry and aging skin.
BAKING SODA – It aids in cleansing. Baking soda is an inexpensive and effective gentle exfoliating treatment.
*** You can ADD 2 tsp of Baking Soda to any of the facial mask recipes or even your commercial skin care products to further enhance gentle exfoliation.
BANANA – It is high in potassium and vitamins. Bananas nourish, soften, and moisturize the skin.
EGGS – It is high in protein. Egg whites give the skin a lifting and tightening effect and also helps reduce large pores.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – It is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. It has nourishing, soothing, and extremely moisturizing effect.
HONEY – It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. A raw honey is rich in vitamins and minerals, and soothes, softens, tones, and heals skin.
LEMON – It is anti-wrinkle, anti-bacterial, antioxidant and antiseptic. Lemon brightens dull skin. Diluted lemon juice is also an effective toner for acne-prone skin.
MILK – It contains lactic acid which helps gently in exfoliating, soothing, moisturizing and softening of skin.
PUMPKIN – It is an excellent source of anti-aging antioxidants. Pumpkin promotes skin repair, exfoliation, and hydration.
SUGAR – It is a gentle exfoliant, rich in natural glycolic acid. Sugar promotes cellular renewal.
STRAWBERRIES – It is rich in salicylic acid. Strawberries gently exfoliate dead skin cells, removing impurities, while helping make pores appear smaller.
YOGURT – It is a natural skin moisturizer. Yogurt is a gentle cleanser and exfoliant that gives skin a beautiful glow. Yogurt also reduces pore size and improves skin`s texture while restoring skin`s natural pH balance.
I know there are so many beauty skin care products available commercially – some cheap and some are very expensive. I have gathered these simple beauty skin recipes which use natural ingredients. Why not try these, make sure it is according to your skin type, you will never know, it may work for you and at the end you may never use any of those skin products available in the market.
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