Ever heard of homemade skincare? We’re talking about recipes and tips that are affordable, easy to make and most importantly, healthy. The thing is, the well-being of our skin is often reflective of our overall health. Unfortunately, many of us strive for beautiful, healthy, and clear skin without realizing that some of the products we use daily do more harm than good.
Most over-the-counter products you come across are filled with toxic ingredients. These harmful chemicals damage the skin, but they also go further to harm our overall health. So when it comes to a skincare routine, it’s essential to be fully aware of the products you use on your skin and the ingredients you come into contact with.
A natural homemade skincare routine ensures that you cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize your skin without drying it out or exposing yourself to unwanted ingredients. You can genuinely benefit from a routine that gives you everything you need.
Homemade Skin Care Recipes
The good thing about keeping your skincare natural is that you can always reach into your fridge and cupboard and put together the perfect scrub or mask to give your skin the boost it needs. Affordable, healthy and accessible!
Natural Homemade Scrubs
Exfoliation is an essential step into a skincare routine as it removes dead skin cells and flakiness from the skin. Overdoing it, however, is a no-no. So instead, gently exfoliate your skin once a week, followed by a mask, toner, and oil or moisturizer.
A simple recipe that you can make anytime and anywhere is a mixture of sugar and oil of choice (almond, olive, jojoba etc.) in equal parts. Then, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. For example, a tea tree is one of the best for the skin, and if you want one with calming benefits, use lavender.
Another excellent and nourishing recipe is to brew a strong cup of green tea (use a loose-leaf to ensure superior quality). Then pour 1 tablespoon of the green tea into a bowl, allowing it to cool. Then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of honey and mix well.
Natural Homemade Facial Masks
Now it’s time for some simple facial mask recipes to nourish and protect your skin. Here’s another easy (and delicious) recipe that will leave your skin feeling soft and protected. Mash a quarter of an avocado; mix one tablespoon of cocoa powder and one tablespoon of honey. Keep on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes and then wash off with warm water and follow up with a moisturizer.
Once you’ve scrubbed your skin and applied your mask, use some rose water as a way to tone it. Your skin will feel and smell amazing. To follow, choose your favourite oil as a way to moisturize.
Achieving healthy skin is more than just what goes into your routine and products. When it comes to skincare, it’s also essential to think about other lifestyle choices you make. For example, keeping hydrated is one of the best ways to ensure your overall health is in check and maintain good skin!
A balanced diet goes a long way too. Think about what you eat daily: vitamins and minerals, healthy fats, and lots of fruit and veg. For many people, staying far away from dairy and alcohol has played a significant role in helping them reach the skin they want.
Exercise is another excellent way of improving your skin to help it reach its potential. So don’t shy away from that run or boot camp session. Instead, get out, get moving and get sweating.
And, of course, sunscreen is essential when it comes to skincare. Ensure you always leave the house having applied your sunscreen to ensure the skin is protected. This includes winter days too.
The best part of homemade skincare routines is avoiding chemicals and toxins. This benefits your health, your skin, and the planet. Want to read more about some specific skincare fixes? We’ve written about natural skincare remedies on the blog before.
Now it’s your turn. Comment below to share your natural homemade recipes with us.