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Homemade Facials – The Natural Way To Beautiful Skin

Facials are a wonderful way to pamper your skin and give it an anti-aging boost all that same time.

What’s more homemade facials are easy to make and apply yourself saving you valuable time and money.

There are all kinds of ingredients found in the fridge and in your kitchen cupboards that will benefit your skin and keep it glowing and healthy looking.

And don’t forget that when you create ‘at home face masks’ you’ll know exactly what you are putting on to your skin.

The following are some recipes for face masks that you can make yourself easily at home.

Homemade Face Mask Recipes

Homemade face masks are useful for revitalizing the complexion and nourishing your skin.

By using certain ingredients you can soothe and moisturize your skin, even out your skin tone or even help to heal scarring.

The best homemade facial masks cleanse the skin thoroughly, extracting deeply embedded dirt and grime from the skin’s pores while also stimulating the growth of healthy new skin cells.

You may be considering how to make homemade face masks or wondering if it is worth the effort but the truth is, making your own face masks is a cheap and healthy alternative to shop bought, chemically ‘enhanced’ products.

1. Homemade Facial Mask For Dry And Mature Skin

This mask will help to keep your skin feeling smooth and supple.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp rosewater
  • ½ tsp glycerin

a) Peel and mash the banana in a bowl.

b) Add the rosewater and glycerin and mix well.

c) Apply to your face (first thing in the morning before applying makeup is ideal).

d) Leave for 20 – 30 minutes.

e) Rinse away with warm water.

2. Homemade Facial Mask For Normal To Oily Skin / Combination Skin

Clay is a deep cleanser that helps to life dirt from the pores and cleanses the skin thoroughly. You can buy it from health food shops.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp clay or Fuller’s earth (green clay is best but any will do)
  • 2 tsp brewer’s yeast
  • 5 cm chunk of cucumber (unpeeled)

a) Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until you have a smooth paste.

b) Add more clay to the mixture gradually if your paste is too thin.

c) Apply to the face and leave for 15 minutes.

d) Wash off with warm water.

3. Homemade Facial Mask For Problem Skin

If you suffer from acne or acne scarring try this facial mask for blemished skin.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp jojoba oil
  • 4 – 6 tsp clay
  • 1 tsp live natural yoghurt
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

a) Mix all ingredients together well in a bowl.

b) Apply to the face for 15 minutes.

c) Rinse away with warm water.

Homemade Facial Cleanser

Homemade facial cleansers can also be made simply and naturally with ingredients that are easy to find.

Cleansers clean the skin and prepare it for the next step of a skin care routine – moisturizer.

1. Homemade Facial Cleanser For Dry / Mature Skin

This recipe will hydrate dry skin, cleanse deep down and tighten the skin all in one go.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp live natural yoghurt

a) Combine all the ingredients together well in a bowl.

b) Apply to the skin using your fingertips in small circular upwards strokes.

c) Wash away excess using warm water.

2. Homemade Facial Cleanser For Combination Skin

This face cleanser has the added benefit of providing exfoliation as well as deep cleansing.

The texture of the corn meal will leave your face feeling smooth, invigorated and glowing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp polenta (ground corn meal)
  • 2 tbsp live natural yoghurt

a) Combine the ingredients in a bowl to form a paste.

b) Gently rub into the skin in small circular movements starting from the chin moving up towards the forehead.

c) After a few minutes wash away any excess with warm water.

3. Homemade Facial Cleanser For Oily Skin

This cleanser will help to regulate an oily complexion and can be kept in your fridge for up to 3 days after making.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tsp mint leaves finely chopped
  • 3 tsp sage finely chopped
  • 3 tsp lemon peel finely chopped

a) Soak the fresh herbs in the milk in a cool, dark place for at least 4 hours. Your fridge is ideal.

b) Strain the mixture through a sieve.

c) Try to extract as much liquid as possible from the soaked herbs in the sieve by pressing down hard with the flat of a spoon.

d) Discard the herbs.

e) Apply the herb-infused milk to the skin using cotton wool pads.

f) Wash your face with warm water after application.

Homemade Facial Scrub

If you want to exfoliate your skin gently and naturally, homemade face scrubs are an easy and effective way to do so and get smooth, soft skin.

Exfoliators gently rub away the upper layer of dead skin cells and also boost circulation to your facial skin.

This leaves the skin feeling smooth and looking brighter but also encourages the growth of new skin cells – essential for younger looking skin.

1. Homemade Facial Scrub For Dry Skin

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tsp honey

a) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl to form a grainy paste.

b) Apply the scrub with your fingertips using small circular movements. Take care not to rub too vigorously or drag the skin and concentrate on the nose, forehead and chin.

c) Leave for 5 minutes.

d) Rinse away with warm water.

2. Homemade Facial Scrub For Normal And Combination Skin

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp dry corn kernel
  • 1 tbsp ground rice powder
  • 1 tbsp cucumber juice (for normal/oily combination skin)
  • 1 tbsp carrot juice (for normal/dry combination skin)

a) Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl to form a grainy paste.

b) Apply the scrub with your fingertips using small circular movements. Take care not to rub too vigorously or drag the skin.

c) Leave the mixture on the face for 5 minutes.

d) Rinse away with warm water.

3. Homemade Facial Scrub For Oily Skin

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pure water, witch hazel or orange flower water
  • 1 drop tea tree or lavender essential oil

a) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl to form a grainy paste.

b) Apply the scrub with your fingertips using small circular movements. Take care not to rub too vigorously or drag the skin and concentrate on the nose, forehead and chin.

c) Leave for 5 minutes.

d) Rinse away with cool to warm water.

Skin Care Made Easy

Homemade face masks and other skin care products are easy and inexpensive to make yourself.

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