skin care recipes to make at home

Skin care for face, skin treatment all natural hand and face beauty products you can make at home for dry and oily skin.

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Skin care creams and lotions on the market today can be everything other than natural. The manufacturing of chemicals is a competitive business producing many new ones that enter the market every year. Retail  products are filled with an array of chemicals that cause irritations and adverse effects. There are chemicals added to neutralize the fragrance of the chemicals themselves such as orange, berry, vanilla, and rose that are artificial, and even chemical preservatives added to increase the shelf life of their products..

Hand Moisturizer:

Mix two parts almond or olive oil with one part sea salt or sugar, massage into hands for 5-10 minutes; rinse with warm water.

Hand Cream

 1 fluid ounce lemon juice
 1 fluid ounce almond oil
 1 teaspoon grated beeswax
 2 drops lemon oil

1. Slowly heat ingredients together until wax has dissolved.
2. Remove from heat.
3. Mix well with electric blender.
4. Transfer to container.
5. Stir occasionally until cool.

Lemon juice is similar to a natural form of bleach that cleans difficult to remove stains.
Stores in refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks.

Facials:

Strawberry Yogurt Mask

    4 berries – mash with a fork on a saucer, transfer to a small bowl
    2 Tbs plain yogurt – stir into berries
    2 tsp honey – drizzle in and stir well
    2 tsp olive oil – stir well
    2 Tbs dry oatmeal – stir well to make more of a paste

Using fingers, massage into face and forehead with circular motions.  Allow the facial mask to set for 20 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.  Apply toner, then moisturizer.

Sugar Scrub Exfoliate

    1 tomato – slice a thin slice at stem end (top) with stem (for handle)
    Pour 1 Tbs fine sugar onto saucer

Dip tomato top into sugar evenly coating it then wash face and forehead in circular motion.  Rinse, pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Aspirin Mask  (Beta Hydroxyl Acid BHA)

    With either Honey or Aloe Vera
Place 3 non-coated plain aspirin on a saucer and add 1½ tsp water.  Stir with a finger and add 3 drops of honey or aloe.

Apply to face and forehead; set 15 mins.  Rinse off in a circular motion.
Limit to no more than once weekly.

Egg Mask  (The white tightens and the yolk moisturizes.)

    Separate one egg into 2 bowls.
Pour one tablespoon of the white into the palm of one hand, rub hands together and apply to face and forehead. Leave on until unable to smile. Rinse and pat dry.
Apply about 1 tsp yolk to face, same as with the egg white.

Oatmeal Face Mask

    1/3 cp oats to ½ cp hot tap water and allow to thicken
    in another bowl – 2 Tbs plain yogurt, 2 Tbs honey, and one egg white

Blend using a mixer.  Apply to face avoiding eyes, and may place cold cucumber slices or cold tea bags over eyes as well.  Wash off after about 15 mins.

Lemon Exfoliating Cleanser

lemons Lemon juice and baking soda

In a small bowl, add about 2 Tbs baking soda. Slowly apply lemon juice. The mixture will foam and fizz. Apply enough juice to make a thin, loose paste. Apply to skin in a circular motion for a minute or two. Rinse with a warm cloth and water. Smooth, clear skin!

Toner:

honey

This facial toner does not dry out the skin, cleanses gently while helping to restore the natural moisture and can be applied every evening:

½ cp water with one tsp honey stirred in and heated below boiling, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temp.
Add 1 Tbs witch hazel lotion, 1 Tbs ACV, 2 drops tea tree oil, 2 drops Juniper oil and whisk together gently. Pour into a jar and refrigerate. Place on a cotton pad and apply to face nightly.

With research and the right ingredients, you can custom-make products that suit your skin’s needs and can even substitute one natural ingredient for another to meet your individual requirements and preferences.

Astrolivia

Author: astrolivia

Organic gardening, crochet, blog, write, read and cook. Have several blogs and gardens, and publish on Hubpages.

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