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Homemade facial skin care remedies

Updated on July 4, 2011

Looking after your skin

Your skin needs your full attention. It works harder than you think and is always exposed to different environments and weather conditions. Depending on your skin type you may need to give your skin regular TLC, but this can make your bank account look unhealthy after a while.

Learning how to create your own homemade facial skin care remedies is a great way to give your skin the attention it needs after a hard days work. These remedies can be applied at home and you may even already possess some of the natural ingredients!

Cucumber facial mask recipe

Cucumber contains great amounts of silica which is a trace mineral that plays a part in the strength of our connective tissue. For years, cucumber has been used as a homemade facial skin care remedy because of its magical properties.

To make a cucumber face mask, you will need:

  • 1 tbsp. non fat dry milk
  • 1 tsp. plain yoghurt
  • 1/2 peeled cucumber

Once you have your ingredients ready, place into a blender and blend thoroughly until smooth. Apply to clean skin and leave for up to 15 minutes. (Try to avoid your eye area.) Rinse off with cold water.

Apple & honey facial recipe

Apples contain something called pectin which can help to remove toxic substances. Not only are apples great to eat daily to stay healthy, but they are also effective when applied as a facial remedy. Honey has incredible healing properties which is safe for sensitive skin and great for moisturising.

To make an apple & honey face mask, you will need:

  • 1 medium size apple, finely grated
  • 5 tbsp. honey

Mix the grated apple and honey until they are combined well. Apply a thin layer to clean skin and leave for 10 minutes.

Rinse off with cool water to be left with glowing, beautiful skin.

Avocado & honey moisturising facial recipe

If you suffer with dry or flaky skin then you should concentrate on using avocado and honey to treat the problem. As you already know, honey has wonderful healing and moisturising properties.

However, avocados are just as amazing. It is high in sterolins which reduce age spots, also it contains Vitamin A, Vitamin K, fibre, folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, potassium and copper.

To make an avocado & honey face mask, you will need:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 5 tbsp. honey

Using a fork, mash the avocado with the honey until smooth. Apply to clean, dry skin and leave for 10-15 minutes.

Rinse well with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

Strawberry yoghurt facial recipe

Strawberries look good, taste great and are wondrous for the skin. Strawberries have antiseptic properties and assist in cleansing the skin to keep it looking glorious.

Yoghurt is also beneficial for the skin because of its nutritional qualities and its amount of calcium and protein.

To make a strawberry yoghurt face mask, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup ripe strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. yoghurt or sour cream

Mash the strawberries with a fork and mix well with the yoghurt or sour cream.

Smooth lightly over clean skin and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

This facial recipe is good for acne prone skin and removing skin impurities.

Banana & oatmeal facial recipe

Bananas are great for use on the skin because they contain many sources of vitamins and minerals that assist in ridding of skin problems. Also, oatmeal is widely known to be used in homemade facial skin care remedies because it is cleansing and very exfoliating for those with dry skin.

To make a banana & oatmeal face mask, you will need:

  • 1 large, soft banana
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal

Peel the banana and mash into a smooth texture. Mix with the oatmeal and apply evenly to clean skin.

Use circular motions to take advantage of the exfoliating properties.

Rinse off with warm water and pat skin dry with a cloth.

Get a facial routine!

Use these facial recipes weekly and you will see substantial results as your skin begins to glow.

Tip: Steam your face to open your pores before you apply a facial remedy. This allows the facial recipe to work deep into your skin.

How to keep your skin looking & feeling healthy


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    • BethanRose profile image

      BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

      I'm glad you enjoyed it! There's nothing better than having a pamper with some natural face masks that make your skin feel so fresh :-)

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Very useful and healthy for the skin. Thanks