How to make your own natural skin products from your kitchen cupboard
Natural recipes to create your very personal organic skin products
Organic skin care products purchased in shops and stores that claim to be made by natural ingredients, can be offset in small or big amounts, by other non natural components, either to stabilise the product or to visually boost the benefits they claim to have by adding colors or additives . Those range of natural skin care products, are not necessarily harmful and many are genuinely good but maybe their benefits are not 100% effective, reduced by those other elements. Therefore an alternative way to the industrial organic production it is to create a very personal beauty skin care range. It requires few minutes, a bowel,a spoon and sometimes a mixer or blender, to prepare a number of very simple and straight forward recipes for facial masks and cleansing lotions and milks, that do wonders for the complexion of the skin and retain intact their natural ingredients. Vegetables, fruits, milk oils and eggs have all the necessary minerals, vitamins proteins, fatty acids, enzymes and anti aging factors so much needed by our body. They are an excellent natural source of beauty at our disposal. Open your kitchen cupboard: your very personal beauty salon. What could it be a better way to know where a cream comes from other than making it by yourself. So, if you are like me, keen on making your own personal range of organic skin products here below are some home made recipes I found, to try on.
These home made remedies are very simple and almost instant to make. Many cannot be stored for more than 1 day. Finally, I would remind you that a beautiful and healthy looking skin does not depend just on creams; it is important to follow a good diet regime as well as exercises and activities while maintaining a general well balance kind of life . I would also recommend to take supplement like Aloe for example that is particularly indicated for the skin and helps to look ten years younger.
Steam facial treatments.
A marvellous way to open up pores, pimples and other blemishes is to try this simple but very efficient steam facial . Like a spa, a facial vapour treatment cleanses the skin, cures irritations and hydrate gently the area rejuvenating the appearance of the complexion.
Herbs that are useful for a facial vapour sessions:
Clensing and conditioning treatments: camomile, thyme, rosemary, nettle
Boil a handful of herbs or essential oils ( two or three drops) in a bowl and place your head over it for 10 minutes with a towel on your head. After ten minutes dry gently and apply a moisturise cream on your face.
Scrub treatments and facial peels
Facial peels exfoliate the skin by eliminating the dead skin cells from the upper layers of the skin. These treatments are to be performed regularly.
1.Apply to face and neck some wheat germs oil or olive oil then wet your face and finally apply some apple cider vinegar. Massage for some minutes with circular movements.
2.Reduced some sunflowers seed till obtaining a flour, then add a little bit of warm milk to produce a sort of paste. Apply on your face and neck gently scrubbing for some minutes. Rinse with some luckewarm water.
Did you Know ?
Wheat germs oil is one of the richest sources of Vitamin E which is a powerful anti-oxidant source, essential to slow down the effects of free radicals, therefore does wonder on the skin. Vitamin E is indicated for reducing wrinkles, fines and improving the immune system in general. Among the range of oils the Wheat germs oil is the one that contains the highest quantity of alpha-tocopherol, the most active form of vitamin E.
Oat, yoghurt and brown sugar scrub:
Mix 1 Tbsp on ground oat, 1Tsp of brown sugar and 1Tbsp of youghurt add few drops of lavander essential oil. Mix these ingredient till obtaining a paste and apply gently onto damp skin face and neck. Rinse gently. In bigger amount this can be an excellent scrub for the body too.
Every woman I know uses a detergent milk that she applies before going to bed. How much money we spend over cleansing milk products when we could use the milk from the fridge which is completely natural and retains all the wonderful properties our skin crave for.
1.Mixed some milk or cream with some lemon juice
2.Mixed a tablespoon of yoghurt with a teaspoon of lemon juice. This cleansing milk cannot be stored in the fridge but it must be prepare every time.
3.Mixed 1 tea spoon of almonds reduced in flour and one little glass of yoghurt. Use it before going to bed to clean the face.
Extract the juice from a potato and apply on your face and neck. It is also very nutritional for the skin.
how to make a cleansing cream
This mask highly nutritional and it is ideal for grey and tired skin.
Clean your face very well. Wisk an egg and apply it to your face. Let it dry and apply a second layer. After 15-20 minutes rinse with lukewarm water.
Hydrating and full of vitamin:
Tomato and yoghurt mask:
Tomatoes are full of vitamins and they are excellent anti-oxidant agent very powerful in fighting the ageing process.
Mix one part of tomato juice with one part of yoghurt, stir well and apply on your face and neck. Leave it for 20-30 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water.
Honey and yoghurt mask.
Honey anti-inflammation and it has been known for his healing properties for thousand of years. It is excellent in fighting bacteria.
Mix one tea spoon of yoghurt and 1 table spoon of honey. Apply on your cleansed face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water.
Mash ½ banana and add 2 drops of lemon juice. Apply on your face and neck. Bananas is an excellent source of vitamin A and it is very indicated to fight wrinckles.
The avocado : a source of health for the skin.
The marvellous properties of avocado: Avocado oil is very easily absorbed by the skin and apparently stimulates the production of collagen while containing some excellent omega 3 and 9 Vitamin D, A and E plus it is a good source of Potassium. It has got an excellent hydrating factor so it is very good to moisturise and rejuvenating the skin which also has a beneficial effect on age spot.
Mash a well ripe avocado and apply on face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes
Cucumber eye mask:
Cucumber has an excellent astringent properties and it helps in getting rid of dark circles underneath the eyes. Simply place some slices on your eyes and relax.
Dehydrated and sensitive skin :
Dehydrated tends to lose its radiance and generally presents some discomforts. A sensitive skin is subjected to hyperactivity. Symptoms are itching, prickling and overheating. It presents redness and irritations as reactions of external agents(pollution, weather) or internal conditions (stress, emotion or menstrual cycle)
Wheat germs and honey mask:
1.Apply, on a damp face, some honey mixed with olive oil, or wheat germs oil. It requires a lightly massage on the face. After 20 minutes rinse with lukewarm water.
Moisturize cream and honey mask
2.Add 1 tea spoon of honey to your daily moisturize cream. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Butter and milk mask:
3.Add 1 tea spoon of melted butter to 2 table spoon of milk. Apply on your face and leave it for 2 hours.
Cook some 2 big carrots and drain well. Put in the mixer and apply on face and neck when it is still warm. Leave it till becomes cold. Rinse with warm water and apply an ice cube on the face. Dry delicately with a towel. This mask is rich in vitamin A and it will also give the skin a certain glow and silky feeling
White Egg mask to prevent wrinkles:
Mix a white egg with 3 drops of lemon juice. Apply on the face and leave it to dry. Rinse with lukewarm water and dry, gently, with a towel.
Oil to slow down the rise of wrinkles and fine lines.
Apply a teaspoon of avocado oil or wheat germs oil for 1 hour and and rinse with lukewarm water. This treatment must be done regularly at least 3 times per week.
Lotion to keep wrinkles at bay:
Apply the juice of an orange, with a cotton pad and leave it for 20-25 minutes. This lotion is to be apply from time to time. It will relax the skin preventing the rise of wrinkles.
Boil 1 litre of water with some rosemarine. Apply every evening on your face and neck
Masks and lotions for oil skin:
This skin can suffer from pimples, large pores it is generally grey and prone to bleakheads.
Clay is the best product you can use to cure this kind of skin. Clay is rich in minerals and enzymes. It is ideal to remove dead skin cells and absorbs dirt and other fat elements that cause impurity. Clay contains 44% of silica an essential mineral for our skin. It stimulates blood circulation, it cures acne and eczema, it is prescribes in case of sunburn and burns in general. Among its benefits clay strengthen the connectivity tissue and tones the skin.
Using clay powder diluted in water to form a paste, apply a thick layer (about 1cm.) on the face and neck for 20-25 minutes. You can add one of these essential oils to the water: orange oil, lemon oil, sage oil or thyme, lavender oil. This mask must be applied 1 per week. You can increase up to 3 times per week in case of acne and other skin problems.
Brewer’s yeast Mask:
Brewer’s yeast is rich in minerals particularly in chromium so it is very beneficial for people suffering from acne. Chromium is prescribed in any treatment for acne so I strongly suggest to try this mask if you suffer from it.
Mix a tea spoon of fresh brewer’s yeast with yoghurt as much as it needed to obtain a cream. Apply on your face for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm and cold water in turn.
Mix a cucumber with two tea spoons of powder milk or a white egg. Lay this cream on the face and leave it for 20 minutes. Remove the cream with a damp lukewarm sponge.
Oat is not only very good to make delicious porridges but it is also indicated to reduce inflammation on the skin, enhances the beauty of the skin and it leaves a smooth and silky feeling.
1 tea spoon of oat and 2 tea spoon of buttermilk plus incorporated a white egg foam that you have previously beat. Spread heavily on your face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes and gently rinse with lukewarm water. Ideally you should try this mask twice a day.
As you can see there are many natural remedies that don’t cost a fortune to make and they are very straightforward and simple.
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