What's in that bottle of face wash that leaves your skin feeling tight and dry? Or those preservatives? Are they bad for my skin?
More and more people are taking a look at the ingredient lists of their skin care products and really questioning their decision to buy mainstream products due to the uncertainty. Luckily for those who are looking for a more natural approach to skin and body care, there are mainstream brands that are all natural, but there is nothing like whipping up a skin care recipe and using it the same day. Fresh, natural and so many times as effective as the store-bought products full of uncertain ingredients.
When it comes to skin care recipes, the top recipes people try are exfoliators and bath soaks because they are easy and fool proof. Cleansers definitely don't make the top list, but they are just as easy!
Check your skin type and try making the face wash recipe listed. As with all homemade skin care recipes, take precautions if the ingredients need to be kept in the refrigerator and never use something that you think looks or smells bad. While some recipes can last for weeks with proper care, others are one time only.
Oily or Combination Skin
- 1 tbsp natural yogurt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 drops essential lemon oil
Mix together and gently use as a face wash, using a cotton ball or washcloth to spread. The yogurt and lemon will naturally exfoliate and hydrate your skin, but also work to combat blemishes by controlling bacteria.
- 1 Cup Mashed Grapes
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt or Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Milk
Combine the grapes, oil salt or baking soda and milk. Mix well in a blender or food processor. Wash as normal twice a day for best results. You will give your skin a boost of antioxidants from the grapes as well as exfoliate your skin with the salt/baking soda and milk.
Cucumber Milk Face Wash
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1/3 Cup Milk
Slice the cucumber in half and scoop out the seeds. Place it in a food processor or blender and completely liquify it. Mix milk with cucumber and apply to face with a cotton ball, rinsing thoroughly after cleansing.
The milk contains lactic acid which will exfoliate dead skin cells. The cucumber will soothe dry skin. This is great for normal skin as well.-------------
Like Those Recipes? Try These Recipes
- Cocoa Honey Milk Bath: Long day at the office? Kick bath in the tub with this Cocoa Honey Milk bath and let the milk exfoliate and the honey and cocoa soothe and moisturize. Multitasking at its best.
- Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Scrub - Home Made Body Scrub: Don't spend $50 on that expensive coffee body scrub, make your own home made body scrub! Here you'll see the homemade skin care recipe and images so you'll know just how to make a cinnamon swirl coffee scrub at home.
- Lemon Cheesecake Whitening Mask: Both lemon and yogurt work as excellent natural peels, helping fade post-acne marks. Egg white adds proteins that help strengthen the skin’s own defenses, while lemon and vanilla create a comforting, soothing cocoon while you linger with the mask in your bath.
- Homemade Pore Strips: Why spend your hard earned cash on pore strips when you can easily make your own. See my directions on making your own pore strips, complete with pictures.