Homemade Skin Care Recipes

Homemade Skin Care Recipes

Perfect-for-Spring -Homemade Skin Care Recipes

Cold weather is good for some things like skiing, snowmen and the occasional hot toddy consumption, but for your skin, it’s torture. That’s why, by the time spring comes around, your dry, cracked skin is fed up and ready for a little taste of spring time weather.

It is as well the perfect time to adjust your skin care routine for spring, read here how to do it!

Good ol’ mother nature reminds us every spring that with her help, your natural skin care routine can be easy, cheap and effective, too. When shopping for DIY skin care recipes, it’s always best to shop for recipes based on what’s in season — the ingredients are bound to be the most effective and you’ll get the best deal on them. That’s why all of the following nine skin care recipes, use ingredients that are not only great for skin, but are also in their prime during spring months.

Carrot rice milk mask For oily skin

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of fresh carrot juice 2 tablespoons powdered Rice milk

Directions:

Mix the juice and milk until you get a smooth paste. Then, spread the mixture over your clean skin and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove by rinsing with lukewarm water and gently pat your face dry with a fluffy towel.

 

Lettuce cleansing lotion

Lettuce is abundant come spring and makes a perfect cleansing solution to soothe wind-burned or aggravated skin. It is packed with vitamins, sulfur, silicon and phosphorous — all which help to naturally restore your skin’s pH level and balance your complexion.

Ingredients:

1/2 head of lettuce 4 cups of water 1/8 teaspoon of benzoin (found at the drugstore)

Directions:

Put the lettuce in a saucepan and cover with the water. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for one hour. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool completely. Strain all the solids and stir in the benzoin. Pour into a clean bottle and use the lotion to cleanse your skin in the morning or at night.

Flower petal steam facial

The power of flowers should not be taken for granted this season. They are in full bloom and do wonders to keep your skin soft and supple.

Ingredients:

2 cups of spring water 1/2 cup of fresh flower petals (try lilac, rose, pansy, camellia, and primrose petals)

Directions:

Bring water to a boil and then remove the pot from the heat and add the flower petals, stirring gently. Let the mixture rest for five minutes then lean over the pot, keeping your face about 12 inches off the surface of the water, and drape a towel over your head to trap the steam. Sit for five minutes then rinse your face with cool water and pat dry.

Strawberry Facial Mask

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rice/almonds milk
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour or cornstarch

Mash together all ingredients to make a smooth paste. Spread over your face and neck, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry. Use twice weekly.

Skin care benefit

Strawberries contain natural antioxidants, which are known to repair skin and act as anti-aging agents, as well as protect your skin from environmental stress. The salicylic acid in strawberries removes dead skin cells, unveiling the smooth, radiant skin below.

Avocado and Honey Mask for Dry Skin

This is a great mask for dry, peeling and scaling skin. The avocado and coconut oil provide replenishing moisture, while the honey helps to heal any chafed or raw areas.  the best part is that you can eat the second half that you don’t use on your face.

  • 1/2 a very ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

Mash or puree the avocado until it’s smooth and creamy, and then blend in the rest of the ingredients. Apply to your face, avoiding your eyes, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wipe your skin clean with a damp, warm cloth, or rinse your face with warm water in the shower.

Soothing Manly Mask

This is a great mask for guys, as it can soothe both razor burn, and over-weathered winter skin. The yogurt acts as a moisturizer, while the cucumber lessens redness and provides moisture to dry, sensitive skin.

  • 1/2 a cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon full-fat Greek yogurt

Put the cucumber through a food processor until it’s pulpy, and then mix the yogurt in by hand. Apply evenly over the face, and leave on for 10-15 minutes. (Feel free to lie back and place some cucumber slices on your eyes too). Rinse your face with warm (not hot) water, and pat dry.

 

 

By | 2017-03-13T14:06:54+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Do it yourself, Simple homemade Face masks|0 Comments

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Pure natural cosmetics is not just a name, for me and many others it became a way of life!

All my life I had an affinity to healthy life style. As a dancer and a trainer, i was always looking for the good combination of healthy food and healthy movement.

In time I learned that its not only what you eat that matters. Also what you use as cosmetics or medical products is important.

The skin is the biggest organ in our body. About 60% of what we put on our skin gets into the blood system and with that to the inner organs.

I invest my heart and soul into “Pure natural cosmetics” and the best part is to hear the amazing comments from my client.

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