Skincare Recipes Made At Home

Skincare-Recipes

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We’re interrupting our Weekly Wishlist to bring you some beauty tips from beauty guru Cassie Brewer. Take it away, Cassie!

Getting a flawless complexion definitely doesn’t have to be the result of purchasing expensive skin products. With the organic movement gaining much ground, there are many homemade skincare recipes that can be used and enjoyed. Best of all, they’re free of harmful chemicals. Here are five DIY skincare recipes to add glamour and beauty to your natural skincare regimen.

Try a Sweet Treat Exfoliator

You need to exfoliate your skin once a week! This is especially important if your skin is dry as it can easily become dull if you don’t eliminate surface dead skin cells and dirt. A sugar exfoliator is gentle enough on your skin, especially when you combine it with a soothing oil. Simply mix together some sugar with olive or coconut oil. Apply it to your damp face in gentle circular motions, paying special attention to any areas that are dry. While the sugar particles will slough away dead skin, the oil will give your skin softness. After a few minutes, wash it off with warm water and then finish off with a great moisturiser to seal in the skin’s hydration.

Refresh Your Skin with a Green Tea Face Mask

Being British, we love our tea! But your skin can benefit from it too, especially when it comes to the green tea variety that contains a compound called ECGC that helps to regenerate damaged skin cells, paving the way to a more youthful visage. The bonus is that green tea is also a natural skin brightener, which is why it often finds its way into natural skin lightening products to give you a boost of radiance. Snip open a green teabag, dampen the tea leaves and then mix them with honey. You want to create a paste that you will then apply to your face. Sit with it for approximately 20 minutes, then wash it off. Besides giving your skin youthfulness, this will diffuse any redness in your face while also treating acne since the honey is antibacterial.


Get Cleopatra Hands


Your hands are one of the areas on your body that reveals your age quickly so when they’re on show you want them to look soft and beautiful. Dry, rough hands can take that manicure from fab to drab, so be sure to make this nourishing milk hand moisturiser. It’s so simple: just heat up three cups of whole milk in the microwave until it’s warm. Then take it out and place your hands in it for a few minutes, allowing the milk’s Vitamin A and E to give your skin a spa treatment. Milk also contains lactic acid which helps to get rid of dead cells on the surface of the skin so you can bid rough skin goodbye.  

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Glow with it, Pumpkin!  

Some foods cause your skin to glow because they’re packed with antioxidants. One of these is pumpkins. Since they contain Vitamin C that stimulates the skin’s collagen, and beta-carotene that gets transformed into Vitamin A to rebuild the skin’s tissues, this is a great mask to revive your skin. It will give your skin a ‘just stepped out from the wild outdoors’ radiance. Add half a cup of mashed pumpkin to a bowl. Mix in one teaspoon of lemon juice as this is an astringent that will fight blemishes. You can also add a teaspoon of honey to the mix if you fancy it. After blending the ingredients together, apply the face mask and sit with it for about 15 minutes.

Have a Soothing Herbal Steam

Pampering your face with a herbal steam is a great way to improve your blood circulation so that more oxygen and nutrients can reach your skin and help it flourish. To make your own, you’ll need half a cup of dried herbs of your choice, such as mint, chamomile, or rosemary. Start by boiling a three-quart pot of water on the stove. Remove it and add the herbs to the pot. After letting the water cool a little so it won’t be too hot on your skin, place a towel over your head and sit with your face over the pot for a few minutes. This is also a great way to relax after a stressful or heavily social day as the smell of herbs will help you unwind.

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DIY skincare is a trend that is here to stay. Make it a part of your regular beauty routine so you can enjoy replenished and beautiful skin that’s nourished from the inside out.

About the Guest Author:

Cassie Brewer is a beauty, health, and meditation fanatic, and has worked as a freelance writer out of Los Angeles for three years. She focuses her writing on healing both internally and externally, and believes that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.

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