There's nothing quite like the feeling of clean, moisturized skin. But those expensive store-bought products can be pretty pricey - and many of them contain ingredients that might not be so good for your skin. If you're looking for a more natural way to take care of yourself from the inside out, look no further than these natural skincare recipes! Here are some ways to nourish and nourish your skin naturally at home.
Homemade Face Masks
There are two types of face masks: those that you use on the skin and those that you use as a scrub. The first one will provide deep hydration, while the latter will exfoliate your skin.
Face masks for oily skin contain ingredients like egg whites, yogurt, honey and lemon juice, which help to remove excess oil from the pores without drying out the skin. These masks also contain astringents like apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil, which tighten pores by shrinking them down so they can no longer hold onto dirt or bacteria that causes acne breakouts!
To make this mask: In a bowl combine 1 tablespoon of full fat Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon honey until well mixed together into a smooth paste (you can add more yogurt if needed). Apply it to clean dry face avoiding eye area then leave it on until fully absorbed into your skin (about 15 minutes). Wash off with warm water followed by cool water patting dry gently with towel before applying moisturizer if desired."
Homemade Body Scrubs
To make a body scrub, you'll need:
- A coarse sea salt (like sea salt or Himalayan pink salt)
- A gentle oil, like olive oil or coconut oil. You can also use other types of carrier oils if you have them on hand - just make sure whatever you choose is safe for your skin type and won't clog pores.
- Your favorite essential oils to scent your scrub!
Olive Oil Moisturizer
Olive oil is a natural moisturizer that can be used on the face, body and hair. It's an excellent way to keep your skin hydrated without clogging pores or causing breakouts. The best part? You probably already have olive oil in your kitchen cabinet!
Here's how to make olive oil moisturizer:
- Pour about 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil into a small bowl or container (an empty lotion bottle works well).
- Add 5-10 drops of lavender essential oils if desired; mix well with a wooden skewer or spoon until combined.
Coconut Oil Exfoliator
Coconut oil is a great ingredient for your DIY exfoliator. Not only is it super moisturizing, but it also has antibacterial properties that help to fight off any blemishes or breakouts you might get from using this scrub.
Coconut oil can be found at most grocery stores in a jar or tub, so you don't need any fancy tools to make this recipe! If you do want to use one though, here are some tips:
- Use a small bowl for mixing ingredients together (a coffee mug works well).
- Measure out all of your ingredients first so they're ready when needed - this will save time later on when things get messy!
- Make sure not too much water gets into your mixture before adding the coconut oil; if there's too much moisture present at this stage then it won't work as well later on when we add more liquid ingredients like honey or aloe vera juice (see below).
Honey Facial Mask
Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air and helps your skin retain it. It's also an anti-inflammatory that soothes irritation, making it great for sensitive skin. And honey contains antibacterial properties that can fight off acne-causing bacteria!
This all adds up to one amazing facial mask: Honey can help hydrate dry patches of skin (especially when combined with other moisturizing ingredients), reduce redness caused by inflammation or irritation, kill bacteria that cause blemishes- and even make you smell like a delicious dessert.
Sandalwood And Honey Face Mask
This mask is great for all skin types, but especially those with acne, eczema and psoriasis. It's also a good choice if you want to use a natural product that will be gentle on your skin. Sandalwood powder is an antiseptic and honey is anti-inflammatory; both of these properties make this recipe ideal for treating blemishes. If you're looking for something more hydrating or nourishing, consider adding some ingredients like aloe vera gel or avocado oil!
Rose And Glycerin Soap For Sensitive Skin
Rose and glycerin soap is a great option for sensitive skin. It's easy to make, and it can be used on any part of your body.
- For this recipe you will need;
- 1/2 cup rose water (you can also use hydrosol or essential oil)
- 1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil (I prefer olive oil)
- 1/4 cup almond oil (optional)
- 4 tsp glycerin (available at health food stores)
- To make the soap, combine all ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Store in an airtight container in a cool place away from direct sunlight until needed. To use this rose and glycerin soap on your face as an exfoliant, wet face first then gently rub some into skin using circular motions with fingertips; rinse off with warm water after 5 minutes. You can also use it as hand cream by adding more aloe vera gel into the mixture before applying.
You Can Use These Recipes To Nourish Your Skin Naturally
You can use these recipes to nourish your skin naturally. These recipes are easy to make, inexpensive and natural. The best thing about them is that they're good for sensitive skin too!
I hope you find these recipes helpful! If you do, please share them with your friends and family. It's important that we all know how to take care of our skin and keep it looking healthy.