In the past, 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.
The basic rules for homemade beauty care:
- Keep the recipe simple. Avoid ingredients that have unpleasant side effects on your skin.
- Sterilize and dry all equipments and containers.
- Make small batches of the product that you can use each day.
- If you smell any thing rotten or bad, throw out the concoction.
- Do a patch test before trying out any homemade beauty recipes to avoid nasty side effects.
- Hygiene and cleanliness is all-important.
- Create a natural facial mask at home, keeping in mind your skin type.
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Natural Home Facial for Oily Skin
Despite its disadvantages, oily skin is a gift in the long run as wrinkles, lines, etc. take more time to show up than they would on dry skin, making you look younger than your peers. However, one still has to take proper care of oily skin with the right skin care products.
Peppermint facial: Peppermint dissolves excess oil and gives a cool, refreshing sensation to the skin. It cleans the pores and kills bacteria that can cause acne. Use pure peppermint essential oil. Mix 1 tbsp milk, 1 drop of peppermint oil, 3 tsp distilled water, and 2-3 tbsp kaolin to make a soft, smooth paste. Apply the peppermint mask to your face. Relax, and let the mask harden. After the mask has completely tightened, gently peel and rub it off.
Natural Home Facial for Normal Skin
Having normal skin does not mean that you should avoid taking care of 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 yourself from tension and headaches, a peppermint and lavender duo can come in handy. The natural facial mask relaxes the facial muscles. Mix 1 tsp jojoba or any carrier oil in a bowl with 1 drop of peppermint and lavender essential oils. Add 3 tsp distilled water and 2-3 tbsp kaolin to create 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.
Natural Home Facial for Dry Skin
Dry skin isn’t usually serious. In most cases it’s caused by factors like hot or cold weather, low moisture in the air, and soaking in hot water. The key? Hydration.
The honey and banana combo makes a good facial for dry skin. Honey leaves the skin hydrated with its hydrating properties, and banana offers hoardes 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 tsp of honey to it and mix well. Apply this to your face and leave it on for 10 -15 minutes. Wash off with lots of water afterwards.
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