We can have a variety of skin problems, from rashes to sunburn. Have you ever wondered if nature has a solution to that? No need to rush to the nearest pharmacy or cosmetics store and buy expensive products. Some natural beauty remedies are no less effective. It’s amazing that fresh products that can be eaten, are applied on the face, as compared to popular cosmetics, which are often unnatural, and even contain dangerous additives. Today I’m sharing 9 natural skin beauty recipes that actually work
Test it first on your skin
There are plenty of natural products from which you can make effective beauty products. However, keep in mind that some products can cause allergies. Therefore, make sure to test on a small area of skin before using such products to see if it will cause any side effects. If in doubt, patch test on an area that is out of sight, like the side of the neck before applying all over the face, since an allergic reaction is not cool thing.
Ingredients exposed to air and bacteria quickly become old and can irritate your skin. We recommend that you mix your mask with fresh ingredients and use it within an hour of mixing.
Clean your face before applying the mask. This way you can expect the best results.
9 natural skin beauty recipes that actually work
Steam baths have been used since ancient times as natural beauty products. After a day spent outdoors the pores of the face are clogged with sweat and sunscreen. Just boil the water and keep your face over the steam. You can add a couple of drops of your favorite organic essential oil to the water. You can visit the spa and relax in the steam room or sauna, maybe you have one at home.
Papaya and pumpkin mask
Papaya and pumpkin mask – cleanses your skin and promotes regeneration. In the Pacific Islands, papaya is a very popular beauty care ingredient. Papaya contains enzymes that clean your skin very well and gently. Mix some organic papaya and pumpkin pulp together and add the organic egg white. Mask should be applied over a cleansed face, neckline and left for 15-20 minutes. After this rinse off with cool water.
Sweet watermelon face and body serum. This recipe helps moisturize and heal the skin, can help prevent the negative, long-lasting effects of the sun on the skin, or reduce the discomfort of sunburn. You will need 1 tablespoon of watermelon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well all ingredients. Apply on clean, sun-kissed body areas in a gentle circular motion. Wait 20 minutes and rinse off with cool water.
Lemon body scrub
This lemon body scrub brightens skin and helps to remove dead skin cells, restoring skin radiance and natural glow. You will need organic lime, 50 g of organic brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of organic cold pressed coconut oil. Cut the lime in half, squeeze half of the juice from each side. Then exfoliate your skin with those halves. More attention to elbows, knees and heels. Add some sugar to the lemon juice. Stir until it dissolves. Apply scrub to the skin and rub in a circular motion. Then rinse off everything with warm water. Apply the coconut oil over your wet skin.
Tropical fruits scrub
Tropical Fruits face scrub. It is a strong scrub, so it is not suitable for very sensitive or sunburned skin. However, if at least a couple of days have passed since the sun redness has occurred, this scrub can speed up the skin healing process. Yogurt contains lactic acid, which helps to remove dead skin cells faster. Probiotics helps to restore the bacteria balance on the skin. Strawberries are rich in a powerful antioxidant – vitamin C, papaya is rich in vitamin A, and both are needed for keeping skin healthy.
Honey is a natural moisturizer and that means that it moisturizes even the deepest layers of the skin, has an antibacterial effect and protects against rashes. Mix 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt with 1 teaspoon of papaya pulp, 1 teaspoon of mashed strawberries, 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Apply the mask on your face, except the eye area. Hold for 8 to 10 minutes and rinse off with cool water.
Calming lavender cleanser. This simple and all-natural cleanser is suitable for sensitive and dry skin. Oats mixed with water gently exfoliates skin without damaging it, almond oil nourishes and protects against moisture loss. Lavender will calm your skin and your bathroom will smell like fields of Provance. Pour 30 g of oatmeal with mineral water. Leave for 1 hour to swell. At that time, whisk the egg yolk with a slice of almond oil until fairly thick consistency. Then add 1-2 drops of lavender oil. Put in the oats, beat in the egg and whisk well to make milky consistency. Pour everything into a glass bottle and close it tightly. Consume it within 3 days.
Avocado and mango mask
Hot and dry weather can be as ruthless on the skin as a harsh winter. You can restore your skin’s natural moisture with the products available at home. Organic olive oil will naturally moisturize and soften your skin. It can be used alone, without any additional products. You can spray some flower or mineral water on your skin, then add a few drops of olive oil and massage it in. This way your skin won’t be too oily. Avocados will moisturize your skin extremely well and long-lasting. They are suitable even for sensitive skin, because they inhibit inflammation. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of avocado pulp, olive oil and mango pulp. Apply mask on cleansed face and neckline area and keep it on for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
Hot and humid air activates fat production in our skin glands, and this problem can be solved by simple means. Strawberries are suitable for all skin types, except very sensitive, because it cleanses, tightens pores and tightens the skin. Strawberries contains salicylic acid, that removes dead skin cells and brings back face radiance. Mix a couple of strawberries with a tablespoon of Greek yogurt and a little rice flour. Apply on your face and enjoy!
Exfoliating berry face mask
Gently exfoliates, cleanses and moisturizes the skin. Mash strawberries with a little bee pollen, honey and olive oil. Apply the mask on well cleansed skin. You can do this using mask brush or fingers. Avoid eye and lip areas. Relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.