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5 Favorites for Skincare
Skin needs our care and love just like babies, so it's better to go natural with it. No matter what's your skin type, these top skin favorites can do wonder for just everyone! The best thing about them is that all these things can be found anywhere no matter where you live. Try these lovely treats to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish & moisturize your skin... and you're ready to glow!
Olive Oil: The best-ever beauty product just topping my skin care list every time!!! Use it either on face or the whole body, it's just a matter of choice (exception for the oily and combination facial skin that can get too much oily). Experts say that olive oil is meant for young skin. Olive oil can be blended together with salt or sugar to make a perfect bath time scrub. It can also be used as a body lotion- just apply it all over body at bedtime and rub in circular motions until fully absorbed. The result? Smooth glowing skin
See these olive oil recipes that are meant just for your skin, not for food:
Olive Oil & Sugar Scrub
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white or brown sugar
Mix together both the ingredients and keep the concoction in a jar. Massage this mixture on whole body before you take shower. Rinse well and follow with a very mild natural cleanser.
Olive Oil Moisturizing Bath
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
3 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
In a bathtub combine olive oil, milk/buttermilk, salt, lemon juice and enough water to fill the tub. Soak yourself for half an hour and then take shower with warm water. Follow weekly.
Olive Oil & Coffee Scrub
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coffee grounds
Mix together both the ingredients and store the scrub in a screw-lid jar. Use it on the face & neck weekly or twice a week. It also works amazingly as a body scrub. Massage for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with tepid water
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is my personal beauty favorite. It blends sweetly with honey, yogurt, milk and cream to exfoliate the skin to the deep. Just grind 2 or 3 tablespoons of oatmeal in a blender and mix with enough cream or yogurt to form a paste (use skim milk if your skin is oily). Apply to a clean damp face, throat, and chest rubbing gently in a circular motion, and rinse well with cool water. You can also use it in the bath- put some oatmeal in a cloth bag and rub on the body. Follow with a cleanser and off you go. The result? So soft & smooth skin
Below are some beauty recipes that you can try at home with the oatmeal:
Oatmeal Cream Facial
2-3 tablespoons ground oatmeal
Milk Cream (for dry or sensitive skin) or skim milk (for oily or combination skin)
Mix oatmeal with cream or skim milk to form a paste. Apply to a clean damp face & neck rubbing gently in a circular motion. Leave for 10 minutes and then rinse well with cool water.
Oatmeal Firming Mask
1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
1/4 cup buttermilk
Mix together cooled cooked oatmeal and buttermilk to make a paste. Evenly apply mask to a clean, damp face and neck. Keep for 20 minutes or until fully dry. Rinse well with cool water.
1/2 cup ground oatmeal
1/4 cup powdered almond meal
Water (for oily or combination skin), milk (for normal skin) or cream (for dry or sensitive skin)
Mix together the oatmeal & almond meal as a scrub and keep it in a jar in cool, dry place. Whenever you wish to use, take 2 teaspoons of scrub mixture for your face and neck and add enough water, milk or cream to form a paste. Massage thoroughly on your face and neck for 5-7 minutes and then rinse. The scrub can be used for the whole body in the shower.
Simple Fragrant Oatmeal Facial
1 tablespoon ground oatmeal
2 tablespoons herbs (lavender, basil, mint, thyme, rosemary, parsley or sage)
1 cup water
Boil the herbs in water for 15 minutes and then strain and keep the water. Cool the water and add to the oatmeal enough to make a paste. Apply the paste on clean face and throat and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. The remaining water can be used as a splash or toner.
Papaya: Do you know papaya can prevent blemishes? It is the perfect answer for blemished rough skin. Just mash papaya and apply like a wet mask to a clean face, throat and neck and leave on for 10 to 20 minutes. The enzyme “papain” (used in meat tenderizer) will do wonders for softening your skin. Rinse with cool water. May be used once a week. The result? Blemish-free softer glowing skin
Follow these easy-to make papaya treats to have a flawless skin:
Papaya Milk Mask
1/4 mashed papaya
3-4 tablespoons milk
Mix together the mashed papaya and milk to make a paste. Apply evenly on face and neck and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and pat dry.
Simple Papaya Treat
1 slice papaya
Massage the papaya slice on your face and neck thoroughly. Leave it to dry completely for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. The papaya fruit can be substituted by papaya juice.
Papaya Honey & Aloe Exfoliating Mask
3 slices papaya
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
Puree the papaya slices in a blender. Add honey and aloe vera gel. Mix well together. Apply the mask on face & neck. Massage in circular motions gently buffing skin. Repeat. Apply more if needed. Finally leave a thin layer of the mask on face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
So, just get ready to start the journey to the glowing and softer skin throughout the year!