All Natural Skincare Remedies With Products From Home
Taking care of your skin and body is an essential part of life. However, it can be tricky to find the right balance between what you want and what you need. On one hand, we’re often bombarded with claims that many of the products on our store shelves are toxic or even harmful to our bodies. On the other hand, many beauty care products are filled with chemicals that not only make us look good but can also damage our skin over time. The challenge we face today is making the best of both worlds. Instead of relying heavily on oil-free, all-natural products that are perceived to be greasy, people are also looking for products with more natural ingredients. Here are all natural skincare remedies with products from home.
1. Whip Up an Olive Oil Moisturizer to Soothe Dry Skin
Olive oil is a natural emollient and moisturizer, which softens skin, leaving it smooth and supple. This is due to its high content of fatty acids and antioxidants that help prevent premature aging. To get the full benefits, choose extra-virgin olive oil. Although it can be used on its own as a night cream, it works best when mixed with other moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E capsules and honey. The best thing about this recipe is that it can be made at home within minutes. You only need three simple ingredients: olive oil, honey, and vitamin E capsules.
2. DIY a Rich, Creamy Avocado Mask
Avocados are long-lasting beauty care ingredients that not only nourish, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin but also have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E and minerals like calcium, copper, and potassium, avocados can help soothe dry skin. The best thing about this moisturizer is that it’s very easy and quick to make. Here’s how:
2-3 ripe avocados, mashed
3 tablespoons of cream cheese or yogurt (or you can use olive oil as a substitute) [NOTE: Cream cheese is a versatile ingredient. You can adjust the number of ingredients accordingly.]
1/4 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup (optional) [NOTE: Honey, however, is not suitable for sensitive skin without testing it first. If you are using honey, add a little at a time and work it in so as to not irritate your skin. If you have any questions about honey, please consult a pharmacist.]
Mix the avocado, yogurt, and honey in a bowl and work it into a creamy paste. If you have dry, scaly or flaky skin or if your face is generally very dry, you should use less honey. Spread the mixture evenly across your face and neck. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes until it dries to a stiff finish.
3. Natural Coconut Oil and Sugar Scrub
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory agent. If you’re looking for a natural face mask, simply mix equal parts of lukewarm water and coconut oil in a bowl. Mix well so that the coconut oil gets absorbed. Apply to your face, neck and hair for 15-20 minutes. Make sure that you don’t leave the mixture on your skin for a long time, as it can cause dryness. After you have waited long enough, rinse off using lukewarm water. Take care not to get any water in your eyes – it will sting!
4. Honey and Cinnamon Face
If your skin is feeling particularly dry and scaly, you can use honey and cinnamon to treat your skin. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of firmly packed honey in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply it evenly on your face and leave it there for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. This combination is also great for rehydrating dry, chapped lips and hands. You should not use this mixture if you have sensitive skin.
5. Homemade Shampoo – Peeled Apple Juice Recipe
You can make your own shampoo at home. Simply combine one peeled apple with 1 tsp of baking soda, 1/4 cup of water, 2 cups of water, and 10 drops of lavender essential oil [NOTE: Lavender essential oil is said to smell nice and be very effective in calming and soothing the scalp]. Mix well until the mixture is smooth and lathers easily. Add more drops of essential oil depending on how you want the shampoo to smell. Massage the mixture into your hair as you shower. Rinse off 5 minutes after you have rinsed off the shampoo [NOTE: You can also use lavender essential oil or rosemary if you prefer].
6. No-rinse Shampoo for a Soft, Shiny Hair
You can use baking soda and a few drops of coconut oil to make a homemade shampoo that does not require rinsing out. Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes and then rinse it off. You should probably use a clarifying shampoo every week to eliminate build-up from other shampoos.
7. Honey and Lavender Hair Mask
This recipe results in a moisturizing hair mask that is simple to make and easy to use. You only need three ingredients: honey, lavender essential oil, and carrier oils for applying the product.
Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of conditioner, and 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Apply it to wet hair and then leave it on for about 10 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
8. Homemade Herbal Hair Rinse
If your hair is feeling dry, you can use sage leaves and apple cider vinegar to get rid of dryness. Simply gather a handful of fresh sage leaves and place them in a blender. Add some apple cider vinegar and mix well until it turns into a paste with no lumps. Apply the mixture to dry hair and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water. Afterward, you will see noticeable improvements in your hair’s appearance and strength.
You have seen that domestic remedies for dry skin are easy to find and make at home. You only need some basic ingredients, which you can easily obtain, or even grow yourself. In all of the recipes mentioned above, you can use olive oil instead of coconut oil as an emollient. To optimize the benefits of these homemade concoctions, remember that your skin is affected by a number of factors like diet, lifestyle, and the natural environment.