There is bounty of reasons to make your own beauty products. Although some of the ingredients can be quite expensive but on average basis making your own can save you money. So, it can be a fantastic way to make sure that your skin has a healthy glow while you don't break the bank. It's like preparing food from scratch. You can avoid harmful ingredients, such as preservatives, things you're allergic to, and choose the best ingredients in terms of quality, cleanliness and purity. You can also use things from the fridge, kitchen or garden. And, if smelling like a garlic isn't your thing, with a choice of oils, essential oils and fresh ingredients you can also choose the aroma you like. Once you get skilled at making salts, oils and scrubs they are great, personalized gifts. . Making your own skin care products is also healthy and you know that none of them have been animal tested.
There are thousands of recipes for making your own skin care products and you are at your liberty to experiment and try your own. In this post I'll list a few well known and easy ones that you can try yourself.
The job of an exfoliator is to bring in the pores on the skin while clearing away the dead skin cells. This reveals the fresher and healthier skin underneath and gives a healthy glow while making other skin care products more effective. Do this first and then your skin will be more ready to absorb other things. To make exfoliator buy about 60p of cornmeal and mix one tablespoon with one tablespoon of olive oil and a drop of lavender.
A body scrub is an exfoliator for the whole body and it's awfully refreshing. To make it, buy a jar of sea salt and add this to rose oil and lavender. If it's a bit scratchy then buy ground sea salt or grind it yourself. Now rub it whole body.
Do you want a bath soak that will really moisturise your skin and provide it with lots of nutrients? Well then just add two cups of milk to your bath. This is a very pleasurable way to bath. It will provide your skin with lots of oils – just be sure to rinse off with a shower after.
Use coconut oil and add a drop of jasmine to 3-5 teaspoons. If you want to make this more effective still then you can buy vitamin D tablets capsules and crack these into your mixture to release the vitamin D. This vitamin will aid your skin and help with scars, blemishes and wrinkles.
Aloe Vera and Lavender cooling after-sun:
This is cooling and soothing, ideal for sensitive skin that has been exposed to the sun. Infuse two tablespoons of lavender flowers and two tablespoons of chamomile flowers with 50ml hot water for 10-15 minutes then strain and add 10ml of organic aloe vera juice, two drops of Roman chamomile essential oil and two drops of lavender essential oil. Pour it into an atomiser and spray yourself.
Make Up Remover
Very fruitful. Use olive oil and simply rub this on your face and soak in warm water. Add some drops of lavender oil and then wash off with a flannel.
For sunburned skin
Make a turmeric and cinnamon face pack. Tumeric is traditionally used in Ayuverdic medicine to relieve inflammations.It is also used in some sunscreens. Simply mix together 1tablespoon of plain Greek yoghurt, 1tablespoon of pure honey, 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric. Apply to skin and leave for 5-10 minutes.
Other Things You Can Do
Sometimes you don't need a skin care product at all and it is possible to mimic the effects of a good product with your general health care routine. Here are a few little things you can do to help your skin without needing a moisturiser.
Having a sauna can help to bring in your pores naturally as a result of the steam. If you don't have the extravagance of your own sauna or access to one, then there are options to achieve a similar effect. Have the shower on a very high temperature and then stand next to it and surround yourself with the shower curtain to trap the heat. A hot shower will also encourage the production of growth hormone. It is a chemical in the body which leads to the building and restore of tissue and helps to prevent scarring and wrinkles. Another simple option is to take a bowl of boiling water and to lean over it with a towel draped over your head which can be used to steam your face. It's a great way to combat acne.
Right quantity of sunlight is very good for your skin, and a little bit of a tan can help to conceal blemishes. Don't stay out too long and get burned.
Massaging your face is a great way to encourage the circulation of blood which can even out your skin tone. To achieve this use concentric movements with the pads of your fingers on your face drawing circles in towards the center of your face. You can do this while applying your home made skin care products.
Really a great feeling. Brushing with a shower brush is a great way to open up your apertures and encourage circulation around the rest of your body.
Diet is an influential element to skin. Choosing your diet will affect your skin in a big way. Make sure you have lots of vitamins and minerals in your diet. Also ensure amino acids which the skin uses to make repairs. Similarly, get essential fatty acids which will moisturize the skin, and avoid junk foods, saturated fats and highly acidic foods if you have acne problems.You may see my diet related posts.
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