Clear skin is the result of a proper skin care regimen, however, finding one that works for you can be quite tedious. The safest bet is going natural and making your own cleansers, scrubs, and toners. Yes, it’s a lot easier than it sounds, and no, that doesn’t mean mass-producing a line of skincare products. Your first step is to do some research and engage several processes of trial and error.
Facial masks are major for skincare and natural DIY practices. Banana masks cleanse and tighten the pores; softens the skin; and gets rid of blemishes. Who knew? Mash one banana in a bowl, add a little lime juice, then refrigerate for 10 minutes. Apply to your face and leave on for half an hour before rinsing with cool water.
Glow This Way
For a simple 24-to-48-hour glow, the avocado and honey mask for the face and body is exactly what the doctor prescribed. Avocados are filled with vitamins A, D and E and are great for nursing dry and damaged skin. On the flipside, honey moisturises the skin. The ‘honeycado’ mask will also aid with smoothing wrinkles. You can make your own by mixing a ripe avocado, a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of coconut oil, and an ounce of oats in a bowl. If you prefer a smoother texture, blend the oats before adding it to the bowl.
Tea For The Soul
Grandma’s advice has never steered us wrong, and according to her, heals just about anything. Tea is a great source of antioxidants, which naturally rids the body of unwanted toxins and chemicals.
Lemongrass, also known as ‘fever grass’, has a myriad of healing qualities, which include minimizing pores, toning and firming the skin, and reducing oil build-up. For a burst of rejuvenation, brew a pot of lemongrass tea and set some aside for washing the face when warm or cool.
Unless it’s intentional, no one should have to live with raccoon eyes. Deter dark circles with chamomile tea by placing two teabags under each eye. Chamomile even has sun-protecting properties that prevent sunburn. Plus, whenever you want a sound night’s rest, brew a cup of chamomile tea. Thank us later.
Much Ado About Oils
You use it for everything, so it has to be good for you, right? Oils vary in uses, fragrances, and textures, so trial and error is the best way of finding the ideal oil or combination of oils for your skin. Stay away from fragrant oils, unless it works for you, then we recommend them!
Coconut oil is filled with fatty acids that replenishes the skin’s natural nutrients and aids in keeping the skin cells strong by reducing water loss. Coconut oil also aids in repairing the skin.
When used as a spot treatment for blackheads, acne, and dry or irritable scalp, this miracle oil works like a charm. Mix three drops of tea tree oil (read: dandruff-be-gone) with shampoo, then wash the hair, and those annoying flakes will soon disappear.