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At Home Skin Care Recipes For 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!
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.