It’s easier than you might think to have fresh and supple skin without using harsh chemicals and toxic additives You can save money and create your own skin products with just a few easy to make natural skin care recipes.
Natural Face Cleanser
Liquid Castille soap can be used as a natural face cleanser and is available online or at most health food stores. Gently cleanse your face by adding a few drops onto a wet washcloth and then rinse thoroughly with cold water. This soap keeps your skin clear and your face clean. There are many other skin care and beauty recipes that you can make with this natural soap.
Easily remove makeup by using coconut or olive oil. Simply apply it to your face with a soft microfiber cloth and gently massage until makeup is removed. You will be surprised at how effective this is for removing all makeup, including mascara.
If you have oily skin, you may be hesitant to rub more oil onto your face, however, this method will not add the oil into your skin and it doesn’t strip the skin’s own natural oils away like many makeup removers that contain harsh chemicals.
Using pure, unrefined coconut is one of the best natural moisturizers that you can use. Because it contains lauric acid, it boost collagen production and can be easily absorbed by your skin. This helps to plump up the skin, giving it a fresh and more youthful appearance. If you have dry skin, coconut oil is one of the most effective moisturizers available.
It’s important that you use raw, organic coconut oil that is cold-pressed and never heated. You can also use coconut oil to clear up many types of skin irritations and rashes.
If you have acne or oily skin, many people mistakenly believe that using a product that is oily will produce more breakouts, but the main cause of acne breakouts comes from bacteria and coconut oil contains antibacterial properties which will prevent these types of breakouts.
Although eating sugar is known to cause premature aging, using it in a scrub works wonders for your skin. Sugar and oil scrubs will gently remove dead skin cells and leave it looking smooth, fresh and with a healthy glow. Mix one part oil and one part sugar and keep it in an air-tight container. Use it to wash your face and rinse with warm water.
You can use argan oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil in the mix. It’s always best to use organic sugar and you can use either white or brown sugar.
There are essential oils that can be added to any of these recipes which will help to add even more benefits to the skin and help to nourish and heal. Anytime you use essential oils, it’s important to use them in conjunction with a carrier oil. Many essential oils are too strong and could damage your skin if you use them directly. Some of the best essential oils for the skin include lavender, sandalwood, tea tree oil, frankincense, myrhh, lemon and helichrysum to name just a few.
Natural skin care is easy when you know how. You can create your own homemade skin care product without adding all those harmful ingredients you see in expensive, name brand products. You can save money and save your skin from premature aging when you take the time to research and then use these natural and safe ingredients in your own skin care regimen.