Homemade beauty solutions...natural skincare recipes for normal skin

 

The desire for beautiful and clean skin can be found worldwide, and dates back thousands of years throughout the hundreds of cultures around the world. Before large department stores and info commercials our ancestors made their own homemade beauty products from very simple accessible resources that we still have available to us today.

By using natural ingredients that most of us have in our homes already, you can create a wonderful homemade natural skin care regime that is totally chemical free and easy on your hip pocket and best of all actually works.

 

The following natural skincare recipes are surprisingly easy to make and cover all the steps you need to follow for beautiful skin. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing with some wonderful homemade masks and scrubs to indulge your skin, all recipes below are for the normal skin type

 

Homemade Cleansers for normal skin

Step one of all skin care regimes is to start with a good cleanser, this should be done both morning and night for the best results, it helps to not only clean out the dirt of the day at night but  also helps remove the toxins that our bodies release while we sleep.

Making these homemade cleansers for normal skin is not only easy but very affordable so try them out yourself; you may be happily surprised with the results

 

Simple yogurt cleanser

½ cup of plain of yogurt

1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

1 ½ teaspoons of lemon juice

 

Step one

Mix the ingredients together thoroughly and place in airtight container and store in the fridge

Use

 Apply a teaspoon amount to your moist face and massage in an upward circular motion avoiding the delicate eye area before rinsing thoroughly with warm water. For best results use both morning and night

 

Coconut cleanser

1 tablespoon of olive oil

3 tablespoons of coconut oil

1 tablespoon of glycerine

2 teaspoons of water

 

Step one

Using a double boiler, combine and melt the ingredients together 

Step two

When all the ingredients have melted remove from heat, and whisk vigorously for about 5 minutes

Step three

Allow to cool before storing in a glass container with an airtight seal

 

Use

Apply to moist skin in gentle upward circular motions, avoiding the eye area before rinsing thoroughly with warm water, for best results use both morning and night

Note- can be kept for up to a week

 

Oatmeal cleanser

½ cup of oatmeal

Plain Yogurt

 

Step one

Mix the oatmeal with enough yogurts to make a paste,

Use

Apply to a moist face in gentle circular motions avoiding the sensitive eye area before rinsing thoroughly with warm water; use both day and night for best results

 

 

Refreshing cleanser

2 tablespoons of milk

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 ripe tomato

 

Step one

Combine the ingredients in a blender or food processor and combine until it forms a smooth paste

Use

Apply to a moist face in smooth circular upward motions avoiding the delicate eye area and rinse well with warm water

Note- lime and orange juice can be used instead of lemon juice, and this recipe can be stored for a few days in the fridge or in the freezer for a month

 

 

Sugar cleanser

1 tablespoon of olive oil

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

 

Step one

Using a small bowl mix the olive oil into the brown sugar to form a thick paste.

Use

Apply to moist skin with soft circular motions be careful to avoid the sensitive eye area before rinsing well with warm water

Note- this cleanser may feel a bit greasy at first but it will leave your skin silky smooth when finished

 

cucumbers are great for tired eyes and reducing dark circles
cucumbers are great for tired eyes and reducing dark circles

 

 

Homemade masks and scrubs for normal skin

Masks and scrubs are great way to exfoliate your skin, removing the dead skin cells to reveal the softer newer skin underneath while at the same can give a deeper moisturizing effect, leaving the skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

Indulge your skin today with one of these easy natural skincare recipes, that are sure to leave you and your skin feeling great.

 

Sweet milk mask for normal skin

2 cups of brown sugar

2-5 tablespoons of milk

Step one

Mix ingredients in a small bowl until forms a paste

Use

Apply to moist face and leave for 15 minutes before washing it off with a warm cloth, a great exfoliating mask

 

 

Milk and honey face mask

1 egg white

1 tablespoon of milk

1 teaspoon of honey

Step one

Whisk the egg until it starts too thick and add the milk and honey mixing well

Use

Apply to face and leave for 20 minutes before washing off with a warm cloth

A wonderful mask for softening your skin

 

 

Peach mask

1 medium size peach

Apple vinegar

Step one

Peel and puree the peach

Step two

Mix the pureed peach with enough apple vinegar to form a paste

Use

Apply to a moist face and leave for 20 minutes before washing off with warm water

Great for firming and revitalizing the skin

 

Oatmeal scrub

1 tablespoon of ground oats (not instant)

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

2 teaspoons of plain yogurt

 

Step one

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl till well mixed

Use

Apply to face with fingertips and massage into the skin in upward circular motions before rinsing well.  Can also double as mask by leaving for 5 -10 minutes before scrubbing as above

A great scrub for hydrating, smoothing and toning

 

Almond scrub

½ cup of Almond oil

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of nutmeg

1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal

½ cup of white sugar

½ cup of brown sugar

Step one

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.

Store in an airtight jar

Use

Apply to a moist face, in circular upward motions massaging into the skin, leave for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water

A great mask that exfoliates as wells as moisturizers

Homemade toners for normal skin

The toner is an important to step to skin care, helping to cleanse, balance and hydrate the skin. The toner should always be used after the cleanser or mask and before the moisturizers for best results for your skin as it will help absorb all the nutritional benefits from every step of your skincare regime.

Making these homemade toners for normal skin is very easy and well worth the small amount of effort involved

 

Aloe Vera toner for normal skin

2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera

1 tablespoon of lime juice

 

Step one

Mix the two ingredients until you have a smooth paste

Use

Apply to a moist face using upward circular motions, leave for a few minutes before rinsing well with warm water

Note- lemon juice can be used instead of lime

 

Facial toner for normal skin

1 egg white

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1 teaspoon of organic honey

 

Step one

Whisk the egg white until it starts to thicken up

Step two

Add the lemon juice and honey and continue to whisk for a minute

Use

Apply to a moist face in circular upward motions avoiding the delicate eye area and leave for ten minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water

 

 

Lemon toner for normal skin

½ cup of lemon juice

1 cup of distilled water

2/3 cups of witch hazel

 

Step one

Combine ingredients together in a sterilized container and shake well

Use

Apply to face with a cotton ball in and upwards motion before rinsing well with warm water

 

Tea tree oil toner for normal skin

¼ cup of distilled water

A few drops of tea tree oil

 

Step one

Mix the tea tree oil together with the distilled water and store in an air tight sterilized container.

Use

Shake well before applying with a cotton ball to a moist face in circular upward motions , rinse lightly with warm water

Note- is very good in helping control blemishes (pimples)

 

Homemade Moisturizers for normal skin

Moisturizer is the last step in the skincare steps but it is one of the most important. As it helps to hydrate the skin and maintain moisture, the natural ingredients in these homemade skincare recipes are great at assisting to maintain the moisture in your skin which is important for all skin types.

So try these wonderful easy and fun beauty recipes, that are so simple and cost effective you really have nothing to lose and may just surprise yourself at the results that you can create for yourself in your own kitchen.

Honey and wheat germ moisturizers

3 tablespoons of wheat germ oil

3 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of glycerine

2 tablespoons of rosewater

Step one

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.

Use

Apply gently to the face in circular upward motions, being careful to avoid the delicate eye area, leave on overnight or for at least 10 minutes before rinsing well

Note

Can be stored in air tight bottle, and makes enough for one month’s use.

 

Lime moisturizer for normal skin

1 fresh lime (juice)

¼ cup of boiled whole milk

2 tablespoons of extra virgin oil

 

Step one

Mix the ingredients together and store in a sterilized glass jar

 

Use

Apply to face in gentle circular upward motions, leave for at least 10 minutes before rinsing well or leave on as an overnight moisturizer

Note- will store for a few days in the fridge and gives the skin a great natural glow

 

 

Strawberry moisturizer

2 tablespoons of mashed strawberries

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

3-5 drops of vitamin E oil if available

Step one

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well

Use

Apply to the face in circular upward motions and leave on for 10 minutes before washing off.

 

Banana Moisturizer for normal skin

1 banana

2 tablespoons of sour cream

1 tablespoon of honey

 

Step one

Mash the banana in a bowl and add the sour cream and honey, mix well

Use

Apply the paste to a moist face in circular upward motions avoiding the delicate eye area

Leave for 15 minutes before washing off with warm water

Note the amount of banana need should equal ½ of the paste that you are making, with the other two ingredients making up the other ½

 

With these wonderfully easy skincare recipes, so easy to make with most of the ingredients in nearly all household cupboards, why not try something a little a different and pamper yourself today.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I tried them all, and I'm still butt-ugly. :-)


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Nan Mynatt 5 years ago from Illinois

I am going to try some of the facial beauty solutions. I guess you have to keep using the ingredients to have good results.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Willstarr,

lol I am so sorry to hear that, but thanks for trying them out and the support :)

Nan

Like all skincare products, the best results happen with daily use, but with so many recipes available it could just be a case of finding the right ones that work for you and your skin's needs.

I truly hope that some of these skincare recipes are helpful to you


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mysterylady 89 5 years ago from Florida

I have never tried anything on my skin, not make-up, not moisturizers, not toners -- but now that I am getting very, very old, maybe I'll try some of these.

BTW, I think my formula for having beautiful skin was avoiding the sun.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

I find that even great skin will benefit from regular cleansing and moisturizing so I am glad to have inspired you :)

One of the best things we can do is to avoid the damage of the sun, as it ages and drys out the skin faster than anything else, so combine that with naturally clear skin and I am not surprised to hear that you have great skin, lucky you :)

thanks heaps for the read :)


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mysisters 5 years ago

Nice Hub. You have a great list of homemade recipes here! All of these sound divine. I want to try the Strawberry Moisturizer.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad that you liked the recipes here, :) I have to admit I am a big fan of using strawberry's in skin care, it not only smells great but they are so good for our skin, even helping blemish prone skin to avoid breakouts.

Thanks for stopping in I hope they work as well for you as they have for me...


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wrinklestudent 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

I can't wait to try the brown sugar and olive oil. It sounds so wonderful.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

I have said before and I will say again that the brown sugar srub is my absolute fave

Thanks for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:)


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

I would love to see you do a hub for damaged skin to remove marks from picking blemishes...

That would be awesome for me.


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

I will look into it for you and see if I can find anything that would be a help


Pimac@ymail.com 4 years ago

Thanks so much for upgrading me in my skin care business.my clients like it natural.pimac@ymail.com


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

There is a huge surge of popularity in returning to basics at the moment so I am thrilled that these natural skincare recipes will be of help to both you and your clients ;)

Thank you


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

HI Nighthag. Thank you for this informative hub. I have read other hubs of yours. All are good.

Following.

Graham.


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

I am really glad that your enjoying my hubs :) thanks for the visits and follow I look forward to having you visit :)


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Pinkchic18 4 years ago from Minnesota

Great tips here!

I also use a little pore mask that is gelatin mix and milk. Mix until it's clumpy (not runny) heat for 10 seconds then apply to your face - avoid getting any in your hair! It hurts!

Let it dry for 10 minutes then peel off. It works just as good as those expensive pore cleaning strips :)


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

that sounds awesome will have to try it with my hair tucked saftly away in a shower cap (always a great look :)

thanks so much for the visit and the recipe!


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blaise25 3 years ago from close to you...

Great tips for beautiful skin care. The natural ways are always the best. voted up and awesome! :)


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

Blaise25

I have a deep love for all natural products and a huge appreciation for homemade beauty recipes that help me save money :) I am so glad that you liked what you found here...


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

These look good enough to eat! But....I will probably just try them as cleansers! The nice thing is that we have most of these ingredients in the house! Thank you for these great ideas! I am looking forward to trying them. Up+++ and pinning!


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

I totally agree and the smell of some of these recipes make your mouth water, I hope you enjoy these wonderful homemade recipes, thanks for the visit!!


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wadsy 3 years ago from New Zealand

Nice comprehensive hub, thanks for sharing


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

I'm so glad you liked these recipes :) thanks for stopping in


Ausseye 3 years ago

High Nightor Knight of Chem.....

So, so very true...nature has our measure. Drug Lord buggers...exec"s of drug companies are investing in ancient cures...my better half had a role to research what was that active ingredient in Aboriginal cure????...ended up being concentration..yes that's it but but the concentration can't be guaranteed in nature..differs from year to year ..nature at work....but at the right concentration it worked .....A blight on modern times and modern corporate corruption ...an ethics we in the modern world trash!!!

Love you piece in nature and peace in nurture!!


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

Aussieye

I simply love the natural healthier options that we have if we simply look for them :)

It would have been fascinating for your "better half" to have been involved in such a study :)

I'm a little jealous

Thanks as always for your wonderful comment


Mia Natural Skin Care Author 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing your recipes, they look really simple and effective! I haven't tried using sour cream in any of my books yet (http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Home-Made-Skin-Recip... but I may consider it in the future. Thanks for your post. :)


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

Mia

So very glad to have inspired you to try a few new things I will be sure to check out your book

Thanks for stopping by

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