Skin care is an important part of life. Proper hygiene and skin care techniques would help to have a clean, healthy skin desired by all. The cosmetic market is flooded with beauty and skin care products promising to make you fair, beautiful and younger.
Many of these products give long term side effects resulting in wrinkles and fine lines. This is why it is better to use homemade beauty recipes and herbal cosmetics that improve your skin complexion naturally without causing any harmful side effects.
In fact, long before commercial skin care products become popular, women relied on natural beauty treatments from the ingredients found in their kitchen or gardens.
Products created from natural ingredients available at home have essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients and healing properties that work with your body to heal and protect the skin naturally without any cosmetic cover ups.
Before you start, the following are some basic rules for homemade beauty care you should take note.
(1) Keep the recipe simple. Avoid ingredients that you have unpleasant side effects on your skin.
(2) Sterilize and dry all the equipment and containers.
(3) Make small batches of the product that you would use each day.
(4) If you smell anything rotten or bad, throw out the concoction.
(5) Do a patch test before trying out any homemade beauty recipes to avoid nasty side effects.
(6) Hygiene and cleanliness is all important.
(7) Masks (homemade or otherwise) should stay on for 10-15 minutes, should follow with a cleansing and a thin layer of moisturizer.
(8) Before applying facial mask, clean your face to clear off all cosmetics, creams, lotions, wipe your face with warm cloth to open up the pores and after rinsing of the face mask with lukewarm water, use cold water to close the pores and apply some moisturizer.
(9) When you create your own natural home facial mask at home, keep in mind your skin type.
The following are some natural home facial recipes for different skin types.
Natural Home Facial for Oily Skin
Despite its disadvantages, oil skin is boon in the long run as wrinkles, lines, etc. take time to show up than they would on the dry skin making you look younger than your peers. Despite this, one still has to take proper care for oily skin with the right skin care products.
Peppermint Facial Mask – Peppermint dissolves excess oil and gives cool refreshing sensation to the skin. It cleans the pores and kills bacteria that cause acne. Use pure peppermint essential oil. Mix 1 teaspoon milk, 1 drop of peppermint oil, 3 teaspoons distilled water, 2-3 teaspoons kaolin to make a soft smooth paste. Apply the peppermint mask on your face. Relax and let the mask harden. After the mask is completely tightened, gently peel and rub off the mask.
Apple Facial Mask – Grate 1 medium sized apple. Mix the apple with 5 teaspoons of honey. Mash until it makes a paste. Smooth the mask over your skin. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water. This is good for oily acne prone skin.
Tomato Juice, Starch, Olive Oil Facial Mask – Mix some tomato juice, 1 teaspoon starch and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Put the mask on the face. Wash with warm water in 20 minutes. This mask removes fat from skin. It both softens and smoothens up skin.
Natural Home Facial for Normal Skin
Having a normal skin does not mean that you should avoid taking care for it. Cleanse tone and moisturize your skin daily so your skin will stay healthy for years to come and make you look younger than your peers.
Peppermint and Lavender oil facial mask – To relieve oneself from tensions and headache, peppermint and lavender duo come handy. The natural facial mask relaxes the facial muscles. Mix together 1 teaspoon of jojoba or any carrier oil, with 1 drop of peppermint and lavender essential oils in a bowl. Then add 3 teaspoons distilled water, 2-3 teaspoons kaolin to make into a smooth spreadable paste. Apply the face mask. Relax and wait for the mask to dry. Peel off solid pieces of hardened mask and use plenty of water to cleanse your face from the rest of the mask.
Peach Facial Mask – Cook 1 medium peach until it turns soft. Mash peach with a fork. Add in 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of uncooked oatmeal and mix into a thick paste. Apply mask to the skin. Leave mask on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Parsley Juice, Olive Oil Facial Mask – Knead a teaspoon of non-fat curd with 1 teaspoon olive oil and add 1 teaspoon parsley juice. Mix all ingredients carefully. Put on the face and keep away in 15-20 minutes, and then wash with warm water. This mask nourishes and softens skin very well.
Cucumber, Olive Oil, Milk Facial Mask – Grate the half a fresh cucumber and squeeze juice. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon sour milk. Mix everything carefully and put on the face and neck. Wash with cool water in 20 minutes. This mask cleanses and softens skin.
Natural Home Facial for Dry Skin
Banana Facial Mask – The honey and banana combo makes a good facial for dry skin. Honey leaves the skin hydrated with its hydrating properties and bananas with hordes of vitamins, calcium and other essential nutrients keep the skin smooth and soft. The bananas should not be overripe. Mash 1 small banana. Add 1 teaspoon of honey to it and mix well. Apply this on your face and leave it on for 10 -15 minutes. Wash off with lots of water afterwards.
Onion Facial Mask – Bake a small onion with peel in the oven, clean the onion and pound. Add a teaspoon olive oil and a teaspoon honey. Mix everything carefully and put on the facial skin for 15-20 minutes.
Natural Home Facial for Sensitive Skin
White Beans Facial Mask – Knead 5-6 boiled white beans; add a teaspoon olive oil and a teaspoon lemon juice. Mix everything carefully and put on the face. Keep for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water. This mask nourishes and whitens skin.
Oatmeal Facial Mask – You need 1 cup natural yogurt, 1 cup oatmeal. Mix the ingredients together. Apply to the skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. This helps reduce irritation, and it is also great on sun-damaged skin.
Honey Facial Mask – Also you can warm a small pot of honey in a double boiler then apply it to your face. To be sure the honey is not too hot it’s advisable to test it on your hand first. Leave the mask on your face for 15 minutes. Afterwards rinse with warm, then cool water.
Rose Clay Facial Mask – This sensitive skin recipe leaves your skin gently scented and feeling like silk. Take 1 tablespoon rose clay, 1-2 teaspoons avocado oil, 1 drop rose oil and 1 drop Roman chamomile oil. Mix ingredients. Use water, if necessary, to make a paste. Use a little more clay if too runny. Massage on face; rinse off.
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