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At Home Skin Care Recipes For Beautiful Skin

Updated on August 13, 2013
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Carolee is a passionate writer with a love for learning and teaching. She is a published author, poet, blogger, and content creator.


Beautiful Skin

For many, beautiful skin is hard to come by. But with new development in science and technologies there are numerous products out there to assist with that. For a few, beautiful skin is a gift while others can only wish have that kind of naturally beautiful skin. You can make your own organic skin care products at home to aid you in achieving the kind of skin you like. Items from your kitchen will suffice. You will be surprised that your exfoliant, moisturizer and deep pore cleansers are all there in your reach...... just for you to know them.

This hub is long overdue. I wrote Ten Steps to a Naturally Beautiful Skin a few months ago. Read that hub here for more home skin care solutions.

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize

Natural body care comes with certain routines that we must follow to achieve that beautiful skin we desire. There are the three basic steps to skin success with the extra treatments in between. These three steps are carried out daily while the other steps are either once per week, biweekly or once per month depending on skin requirements.

These are the in-betweens or extras

  • Sloughing/exfoliating/scrubbing - these are the popular names for this kind of skin therapy but the most frequently used name by skin therapists is sloughing. Exfoliating is not necessarily the same as you can exfoliate with acids and chemicals but sloughing usually refers to abrasions of the skin or using something rough on the skin to remove dead cells, extra oil and debris.
  • Masks - Most people have never used a face mask and have no idea what is is for. There are different masks for different purposes. Masks for deep pore cleansing, moisturizing, oil reducing and acne treatment
  • Treatments - there are several reasons people use treatments for the skin. Anti-wrinkles, acne, blotches, blemishes.

Below are some natural skin care recipes to help you with your skin care routines.

Recipe for moisturizing slough/scrub - Dry Skin

This is one of the most basic scrubs and it only take two items. It can be used on the entire skin. If you have acne you should not use this scrub. This scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. If you are going for the extra body scrub get a family member or friend to help you.

You will need:

1 lb salt

1 cup olive oil (more or less depending on how absorbent the salt is)

Method: Mix salt and olive oil. The consistency should be that of a course paste. Not too much oil. The oil should not be dripping.

For Face - use a tablespoon at a time to scrub the face. Scrub for no more than 1or 2 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Do not wash off with soap. Pat dry the face. If the salt is too abrasive you might feel a little sting. If you feel irritated stop and rinse.

For Body - rub all over until the oil is fully absorbed into the skin and salt is kinda dry. Rinse in warm water. Do not wash off with soap. Pat or air dry. You wont need lotion.

Recipe for Oil removing mask

All you need for this are two items. Oil and acne prone skin are welcome.

You will need

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 cup lemon juice.

water (optional depending on cornmeal absorbency)

Method: Mix lemon or lime juice with cornmeal. Add more lemon juice or water if the cornmeal is too dry. The mixture should be pasty but not runny. Damp face and apply. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. Do not wash with soap or rub skin. Use twice per week for extra oily skin or acne. As you know the acid in the lemon will emulsify the oils on the skin and the cornmeal will absorb them. Your skin will come away feeling fresh. Do not leave on too long. If the acid is too strong and you feel itchy rinse immediately.

Recipe for moisterizing mask

All you need are oatmeal and water. Mix oats and water to form a paste. apply to skin and leave for 20-30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. Use as often as needed. Oatmeal contains healthy fats which aid in retaining moisture on the skin. When the oatmeal is mixed with water it forms a natural gel which softens the skin and keeps it from drying out. One of the most vital items you may have in your kitchen. Good for you, inside and out!

For a little extra moisturizing add some honey!

The extras

Mayonaise - apply to skin at night to rehydrate. Run out of moisturizer, use a little on face to replace your product, just a little. Do not rinse.

Milk - add a quart of mil to warm bath and take a soak. Your skin will be rejuvenated a moisturized. Use milk to wash face to add suppleness and moisture. Milk also make you look younger.

Cucumber - use slices to reduce puffiness around eyes. Don't leave on for more than 20 minutes. For sunburns, grate or grind cucumber and apply to affected area as a salve.

Olive oil - apply olive oil to skin after a bath or shower. Also apply to face as a moisturizer. Add a couple drops to warm bath water.


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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Austin, sorry to take so long to respond but the comment wasn't showing up. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      austindermatology 4 years ago

      Great article Cardisa! Thanks for including a recipe for treating dry skin. I may have to share that one on my page :)


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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Saida, if you have sun damage it is best to see a dermatologist but a toner should help to even the skin tone. You could try misting the face with a rose water toner. You could get a bottle of witch hazel from the pharmacy and use to apply to face with cotton.

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      saida 5 years ago

      Hi Susan, tks for the beauty tips. I'm greatful that I found your website. I've tried couple of them and works great. The only thing I've not been able to find is how to erase those ugly brown spots from the face. What do you recommend.


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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Habee, there is nothing to make your skin as glowing and as beautiful as OLIVE OIL! I use all natural products (I can't afford store bought) and I don't mind it one bit! I used to sell Avon and have used many products before but times are hard to I turn to my

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Great tips here! Will my skin be as beautiful and glowing as yours if I follow your advice? Voted up!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Kerlynb, oatmeal is good for you inside and out. It helps to moderate blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

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      kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      I personally use oatmeal as an exfoliant and a mask and I have to say it's even so much more effective than the exfoliants and masks I bought at the beauty bar. What's more, oatmeal is super good for my health. It's also very filling, helps me curb my appetite, and aids in my weight management :)

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      BigEd5857, you could try the salt scrub first and then continue to use the olive oil to moisturize the elbow.

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Olive oil is a natural antioxidant that nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It is one of the few oils that I do recommend that people use on the skin. Thank you Rachelle and you do not look like a grandmother.

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      BigEd5857 6 years ago

      Thanks Cardisa, I am going to try the moisturizer on my dry arms, and elbows. I love the wide array of subjects in your "hubs". Voted up and interesting, as always.

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      Rachelle Williams 6 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      I don't look like a grandmother, neither did my grandmother, nor my great-grandmother. My skin owes it all to olive oil. Great hub, Cardissa!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Flora it is one of the most beautiful thing you could do for your skin. Trust me your skin will be grateful for it. It's giving a treat to a child, they will love you forever. That how your skin will react.

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Kawaljit kaur, thanks you for stopping by. I must say I hope you were satisfied with the earlier article and that this one will be of use to you.

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Lundmusik, I have been using my own products because buying stuff is so expensive. Olive oil is my best friend.

      You are never too old to have beautiful

      Thanks for the compliment on my skin!

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      My grandmother on Dad's side had gorgeous skin. I keep meaning to have a milk bath and I never do.

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      kawaljit kaur 6 years ago



      A great, really useful hub. My skin is dry. I will try your tips. I have also read your earlier hub on beautiful skin.

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      lundmusik 6 years ago from Tucson AZ

      thanks cardisa,, looks like your have followed your own advice on great skin care!!!.. I'm so old that i don't care how i look (within reason LOL), but I respect your take on all of this

      Great writing and thanks

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Susan, I'm there thinking what to write about today and I'm thinking what about the things you use on your skin? So here I am. Thanks for reading Susan, I really appreciate it.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cardisa, This is great and thanks so much for writing this hub. I am always looking for natural products to use rather than spending a ton on skin care products in the stores.