Homemade Recipes For Skin Care
Contributed by: Blanca Ciotoiu
Home made recipes are the alternative to skin care products. Not only are they completely natural, but it won't cost the earth. Most of this skin care recipes can be done from the comfort of your own home, mainly with ingredients that we already have in our kitchen.
The only inconvenience about homemade recipes for skin care, is
that any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for no longer than
twenty four hours, so try to make only the necessary amount and
you will be saving some money.
Here is a selection of homemade recipes for skin care
1- Avocado skin care mask
Avocados are very rich in vitamin e and c, protecting cells
from external factors. Mix half ripe avocado with a spoon of
olive oil. Apply it over a clean face, leave it on for twenty
five minutes and rinse off with warm water.
2- Lemon juice exfoliator
Lemons are rich in vitamin c, which is a potent antioxidant.
Mix one spoon of sugar with some lemon juice. Rub it gently over
the face, avoiding the eye area. Cleanse with warm water. Don't
use if you have sensitive areas on your skin.
3- Grapes to diminish sunspots
Grapes contain up to twenty antioxidants, and are a good source
of vitamins and minerals. To diminish sunspots, rub half grape
over the skin, before bedtime. Rinse off with warm water the
next day. Use sunblock with at least SPF 15 every day.
4- Tomato skin care mask.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which are antioxidant red
pigments that helps to prevent some forms of cancer. They are
also a good source of vitamin c and alpha-lipoic-acid. Mix a
mashed ripe tomato with two teaspoons of natural yogurt. Apply
it over the face, and leave it on for twenty five minutes. Rinse
off with warm water.
5- Strawberry cleansing milk.
Strawberries are very rich in vitamin c and ellagiac acid,
which helps to activate the body's natural defences. Put in the
mixer some strawberries with a little bit of milk. Cleanse your
face with this mixture and a cotton. Throw away any remaining
6- Carrot rejuvenating mask.
This is another great homemade recipe for skin care, that will
rejuvenate the skin. Carrots are rich in carotenoids, which give
them their orange colour. Boil two carrots, mash them and add
one spoon of honey. Use the carrots while they are still warm.
Apply it over a clean face and leave it on for fifteen minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.
7- Cocoa anti wrinkle mask.
Cocoa contains coenzyme q10, which is essential for good cell
function. Is a great antioxidant, protecting the body and skin
from free radical damage. Mix 100 gr of cocoa powder with one
spoon of olive oil. Add some fresh cream and mix all the
ingredients until consistent. Apply this mixture over the face,
and leave it on for fifteen minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
8- Exfoliate your skin with yogurt
Yogurt is rich in lactic acid. Mix two spoons of natural yogurt
with one spoon of honey. Apply over the face and neck and leave
it on for about twenty minutes. Rinse off with warm water and
apply a moisturizer.
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