Natural products for facial skin care

Many women still don’t know what’s their skin type and what products they should use in order to have smooth and beautiful skin. Instead of buying all the creams and lotions you can find and try them on your face (which could show no result or even worse, be dangerous to your skin), why not try these simple home-made recipes? They will nourish your skin in a natural, gentle way, not to mention they’re much cheaper and easier to prepare.

If you regularly use these simple masks, it’s guaranteed you will see results. So get ready to spoil your skin with these natural skin care formulas… Even your favorite celebrity might be benefit from these tips!

1. Nourishing carrot mask: Grate a carrot and mix it with a tablespoon honey. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes, then wash yourself. If you use this regularly, you will notice the difference!

2. Pineapple punch: After crushing a slice of pineapple, mix it with the juice of a lemon or orange and then add a little flour. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. After a few minutes, wipe the mask off to obtain a fresh, smooth skin.

3. Protecting mask with lemon and egg white: Beat an egg white until it forms a foam and place it in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Add the juice of a lemon and a pureed tomato and apply this mixture on the skin. Do this for a month and you’ll have really smooth skin.

4. Spinach mask: Puree a cup of fresh spinach and mix it with a tablespoon of fresh cream, then apply the mixture on your face, leaving it for about half an hour. Wash off the mask with lukewarm water and you’ll be amazed by how nice your skin will look and feel.

5. Radish mask: Grate a fresh radish and add a tablespoon vinegar, a tablespoon lemon juice and a tablespoon honey. Mix all these ingredients in a glass of distilled water and keep them in a bottle. If you have oily skin, regularly clean it with this mixture to close the pores and reduce the sebum.

6. Treat your skin with honey: Mix a tablespoon honey with the white of an egg and a grated potato. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it dry, then wash your face with cold water and you’ll feel refreshed.

7. Milk treatment: Mix 50 grams dry pea powder, some lemon juice, a drop of camphor alcohol and a little milk. Apply this lotion on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes, then wash it off with milk. This is a very good treatment if you have scars.

8. Velvety strawberries: Mix well 5 strawberries, one tablespoon of clay and the juice of a small orange. Apply this on your face, then remove with the help of a damp towel.

9. Tomatoes and clay: Mix well a pureed tomato, a teaspoon of clay and some water, then apply the mixture on your face and leave it there for about 20 minutes. Wash your face and you will feel that your skin has become much firmer.

Some foods contain ingredients that could help you maintain a smooth, flexible and wrinkle-free skin. Here’s a good reason to pay a visit to the farmer’s market today!

Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges and grapefruit. Studies show that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have less wrinkles, and also less problems associated with the aging of skin that people who don’t consume this vitamin.

Vitamin C fights against free radicals, who damage skin collagen and cells, leading to wrinkles. To have a smoother and better hydrated skin, apply a mask such as the one below on your face twice a week, and eat lots of rich vitamin C foods daily.

Face mask: in a blender, combine one cup of fresh or frozen strawberries (or a mix of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries – they’re all excellent antioxidants) with a cup of plain or vanilla yogurt and one and a half tablespoon honey. You can eat some of this mixture, but make sure you reserve enough for your face and cleavage. Apply the mask and leave it on the skin for about 8 minutes, then wash it off.

Pumpkins contain carotinoids (pigments that fight against the wrinkles and neutralize the free radicals in the skin). Pumpkins are very rich in vitamins C, E and A, and also in enzymes which help clean the face. Even more, pumpkins also have hydrating qualities.

Even though pumpkin seeds are a very nutritious snack, the most beneficial antioxidants for the skin can be found in the pumpkin pulp. You can eat it, but remember to also apply the following mask on the face and cleavage once a month:

Facial mask: in a blender, mix two cups of pumpkin, 4 cups of low-fat vanilla yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey and one tablespoon cinnamon. Apply this mixture and leave it for about 10 minutes, then wash your face and cleavage with lukewarm water. This mask will hydrate and smoothen your skin.

Olive Oil
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil are beneficial not only inside our bodies, but also on the outside. Olive oil was used for its therapeutic qualities since ancient times (the Romans, for example, used it for as a massage oil). Used on the skin, olive oil makes it smoother and more luminous. When consumed internally, it is a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Inflammations are dangerous not only for causing diseases, they are also a major cause for the apparition of wrinkles and aging of the skin. For this reason, you must use olive oil in your diet, but also apply it on your face and lips. If you have dry skin, this treatment will be extremely beneficial to you.

Green Tea
A cup of green tea will relax you, but will also do much more to your body. Green tea is full of antioxidants that fight against inflammations and protect you against skin cancer.

After having prepared the tea, put the tea bags in the refrigerator, leaving them to cool for a few minutes, then place them on your eyelids for about 10-15 minutes. Green tea contains tannins, which act as astringent substances that help reduce the puffiness of the eyes.

Last updated on Mar 15th, 2009 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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