We’ve all seen those people with absolutely amazing skin. And if you’re like most people, you probably wonder how they keep their skin so soft and beautiful.
The good news is, there are plenty of all natural recipes you can make a home to give your skin a glow of its own. Perhaps even better, you’ll save money by not relying on commercial skin-care products.
Natural Skin Care Starts in Your Pantry
A peek in the pantry of most homes will reveal plenty of goodies you can use to care for your skin, including:
Raw Honey – honey is naturally antifungal and antibacterial and it smells great too. Using raw honey instead of processed honey is much better for your skin because when honey is heated to high temperatures the beneficial chemicals are broken down and become less effective.
Turbinado Sugar – this is also known as raw sugar. It can be mixed with other ingredients to make an exfoliating body scrub and has a faint molasses smell.
Ground Oatmeal – A powerful yet gentle exfoliator, oatmeal is perfect for even the most sensitive skin. You can buy organic oatmeal and easily grind it up yourself with a blender or food processor.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil is packed with antioxidants that help your skin stay youthful and fresh looking. It contains vitamin A and E as well, and can help your skin recover from pollutants, sun damage and help your skin retain it elasticity.
After you get out of the shower, apply a small amount to hands and rub all over your body then gently pat your skin dry. This will keep your skin radiant and smooth.
Lemon juice – freshly squeezed lemon juice works as a great toner for your face. After washing your face, put a little on a cotton ball and apply to your face. You will want to rinse it off with lukewarm water after 5-10 minutes, pat dry and moisture.
Almonds – almonds are rich in vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant for your skin. They also act as a natural buffing agent that gently removes dead skin cells.
Recipes for Better Skin
Turbinado Sugar Scrub
- 2 Tablespoons Turbinado Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
Combine all ingredients and mix well. You will want to be able to scoop the mixture up into your hand, so if it’s a little runny just add more Turbinado to firm it up. Apply all over your body in the shower to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Rinse off and pat dry. Your skin will love you!
Almond Facial Scrub
- 2 Tablespoons Finely Ground Almonds
- 2 Tablespoons Sea Salt ( If you have sensitive skin then just use brown sugar )
- 2 Tablespoons Raw Honey
If you have whole almonds, crush them in a blender or by hand. You can even put them in a sandwich bag and crush them with a hammer. Stir in the sea salt and raw honey. If you have sensitive skin, substitute brown sugar for the sea salt. Apply to your face, rubbing gently. Rinse, and pat dry. Your skin will glow! This mixture can be stored in a container for up to a week.
- 1 ½ Tablespoons of Ground Oatmeal
- ¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 ½ Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Mix the ground oatmeal and sea salt together until well combined, then stir in the olive oil. Once mixed wel,l apply all over to a clean face.
Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
This will help remove excess dirt and impurities in your pores and can help get rid of blackheads.
As you can see, you really don’t have to spend a fortune on creams and potions from your local stores. With just a few common ingredients, you can easily create your own skin care products. Not only will you have more beautiful skin, but you’ll feel good about the money you’re saving and about what you’re putting on your body.