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Homemade beauty solutions...natural skincare recipes for oily skin
Considering that we will have our skins for our entire lives, it makes sense that it needs to be maintained to last the test of time. Hence the global use of skincare, to help us cleanse, tone exfoliate and moisturize, all in the aid of giving us the best skin possible.
Making our own skincare products is not hard and more importantly it is a lot cheaper than most commercial brands on the market today. For some the comfort of knowing that no chemicals are used in their homemade skincare products could be motivation enough, for others it could be the ease and affordability, whatever the motivation making your own skincare products at home can be very satisfying.
Check out the following homemade skincare recipes for cleansers, toners, facial scrubs and moisturizers all for the oily skin type
Homemade Facial Cleansers for Oily Skin
A vital step in your skin care ritual should be a good facial cleanser made for your skin type (oily, dry, normal or combination) for the best results using any cleanser it is best to use in the morning and at night before bed, cleaning away both the toxins that your body has released while you have slept and the dirt and grit of your day.
Making these homemade cleansers for oily skin is easy and very affordable so with nothing to lose why not give them a go today and spoil your skin with some of these great homemade cleansers
Simple Cleanser For Oily Skin
2 tablespoons of baking soda
Lemon or tomato juice
Step one. In a small mixing bowl combine with the baking soda with the juice of you choice, just enough juice to make a small paste.
Step two. Using your fingertips gently scrub into the face and neck before rinsing well with warm water
Honey Milk Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of powdered skim milk
3-4 drops of apple vinegar
Step one. Combine ingredients together into a small bowl, mix well
Step two. With gentle circular upwards motion massage into paste onto face before rinsing well with warm water
Buttermilk Cleanser for Oily Skin
½ cup of buttermilk
2 tablespoons of crushed fennel seeds
Step one. Using a double boiler combine the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes
Step two remove from heat and allow to cool for 3 hours before straining
Step three. Bottle for use,
Note if kept in the fridge this recipe will last up to three days
Milk and lemon
The use of milk can make a great daily cleanser for oily skin. Simply dip a cotton ball in a small of amount of milk and apply the face allowing it to dry before washing off with lukewarm water.
Using mixing half a cup of lemon juice with a cup of hot water you not only make a great cleanser for oily skin, but for sensitive skin as well, as the citric acid in lemons, help clear away oil and dirt while giving your skin a healthy glow.
Homemade Facial Toners for Oily Skin
The use of a toner is a great step for those who struggle with oily skin, simply put the toners main jobs are to Cleanse, Balance and hydrate, it also assists with the absorption of important nutrients from other skincare products, making sure your skin receives all the benefits of your hard work, and like a cleanser it should also be used twice a day
Making these homemade facial toners is easy and fun with the results well worth the small amount of effort involved.
Peppermint facial toner.
Refreshing toner great for oily skin
1 peppermint tea bag
2 teaspoons of witch hazel
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 cup of boiling water
Step one. In the cup of boiling water place the peppermint tea bag, leave to diffuse for 10 minutes, remove tea back and allow to cool
Step two. Add witch hazel and the lemon juice mix well
Step three. Store in a class container or bottle and keep refrigerated
Note can be used every day after your cleanser and before you moisturiz
Bee balm facial toner
2 cups of boiling water
2 table spoons of witch hazel
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of lime juice
3 teaspoons of dried bee balm leaves (helps keep the oils in the skin balanced)
Step one. Place the dried bee balm leaves into the two cups of boiling water and leave to sit until a golden looking tea is made,
Step two. Remove the leaves and pour tea into a glass jar or bottle and leave to cool
Step three. Add the witch hazel, lemon and lime juice, fix the lid tightly on and shake gently until the mixture is well combined
Note. This toner is a beautiful golden colour once made with a great fresh scent that will keep well in the fridge and should be used twice a day after using a cleanser for best results
Homemade Facial Scrub for Oily Skin
Exfoliating is very important in skincare, using a homemade facial scrub is a great way to remove the dead skin cells, giving your skin a great deep cleaning that will leave it fresh, soft and glowing.
So treat your skin today with these pampering facial scrubs that are sure to have you and your skin feeling great
Strawberry Facial Scrub
Leave your skin soft and supple
4 large strawberries
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Step one. Mash the strawberry’s together in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Step two. Smooth onto the face in upward circular motions, avoiding the eye area before fully rinsing with warm water.
Note, this scrub should only be used up to three times a week, and is said to be very effective controlling acne.
Milk and honey Facial scrub
1 teaspoon of skim milk
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of ground almond
Step one. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl
Step two. Smooth onto the face and neck in smooth circular motions avoiding the sensitive eye area
Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse well
1 teaspoon of fine bran
¼ teaspoon of dried yeast
1 teaspoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of water
Step one. Combine all the ingredients together in a small bow making a thick paste
Step two. Gently apply to face in circular upward motions especially around the nose and chin, and even around the eyes using a soft make up brush. Wash off after 2-3 minutes
Lemon Facial Scrub
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of lemon
Step one. Make a paste out of equal parts of sea salt and lemon juice
Step two. Apply to face in circular gentle upward motions, leave for 2- 5 minutes before washing off with warm water
And just for a bit of extra pampering try this wonderfully soothing face mask
Aloe Vera and cucumber mask
2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel
½ a cucumber
Step one. Peel and seed the cucumber and cut into small pieces
Step two. Place pieces into a blender or food processer with the Aloe Vera gel and blend until a nice smooth paste forms
Step three. Apply to a clean face, in smooth gentle motions, being careful to keep the coverage even and avoiding the sensitive eye area.
Step four, Lay back and enjoy
Homemade Moisturizer for Oily Skin
The moisturizer is the last but vital step, soothing the skin and helping it maintain its natural moisture which is especially important when dealing with oily skin.
Surprisingly easy to make at home
Simple and Easy Moisturizer
1 cup of avocado oil or Almond oil
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 egg white
Step one. Combine all the ingredients to together in a small bowl and beat together until frothy
Step two. Use… apply to the face and neck and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing fully with warm water
Lavender Moisturizer for Oily Skin
3 drops of lemon oil
3 drops of lavender oil
3 teaspoons of glycerine
½ cup of distilled water
Step one. Mix the lemon and lavender oil together in a bottle before adding the glycerine and distilled water.
Step three. Shake well and store in the fridge for future use
Note can be used on body as well as face… can also replace the lemon and lavender oil with rose oil, sandalwood oil, lemon grass oil and geranium oil as these have the same effects
With most of the ingredients able to be found in most kitchen pantry's there is no reason not to try something new today, you may be happily surprised by the results of these very simple skincare recipes!