Hello everyone and Happy new Year, do you know beyond looking after our hair and trying as much as we can to maintain a healthy hair.
It is equally pertinent to also know that some of the natural herbs we use for our hair can as well be used for skin, so remember to care for your skin/bodies.
So looking for more information regarding skincare on my own and found many books and information online about natural skincare. I began to build a natural skin care regimen from the information I had required and read about, it works excellently with consistency.
I have started on these recipes and I am obviously beginning to see changes. Below are some basic and easy recipes to get you started. You can even look through your kitchen pantry or fridge for some of these simple ingredients which most of us are familiar with. Good thing is they are mostly ingredients we also use for our hair (nice ya?) if not you can find them at your local health food store.
Basic Oil Face Wash
I know what you’re thinking. “Use oil to wash my face?!” Yes Oil is an excellent and gentle skin cleanser for all skin types. Even oily, acne prone skin! The oil cleansing method, commonly referred to as OCM is becoming more and more popular. It deep cleans, soothes and most importantly does not strip the skin. Instead it leaves the skin soft, clean, and moisturized.
Mix these oils nicely and rub a small amount on face and neck(can be used all over the body as well) for about 30 seconds
Rinse with very warm water
You may have to rinse a couple times to get all the oils out
You don’t need to go through the hassle of doing exact measurements just eyeball it. You don’t have to use the oils I have listed above You can use almond, jojoba, olive, avocado etc or you may want to use certain oils for the certain benefits that may be beneficial to you
Have fun mixing up different oils and ratios and finding the best mixture for you
Apple Cider vinegar contains alpha-hydroxy and amino acids that help dissolve dead skin cells. It treats acne, exfoliates and balances the ph of the skin. ACV will leave your skin with a beautiful glow.
One cup of organic
Raw ACV and one cup of distilled or spring water. An equal amount of ACV and water works great for some skin but you may need to adjust the ratio according to your skin needs. Some people may find this 1:1 ratio to strong for their skin
Mix ACV and pure water together in a glass container and shake well
Apply the mixture to skin with a cotton ball once daily after cleansing then apply moisturizer.
Note: ACV is not advised for sensitive skin types.
Aloe Vera Toner
Aloe Vera contains essential vitamins and minerals, proteins, polysaccharides, enzymes, amino acids and 200 active plant compounds called phytonutrients. Aloe vera supplies oxygen to the skin cells, rejuvenates, hydrates and makes the skin flexible.
One cup of pure aloe vera juice or gel
And one cup of distilled or spring water
Mix aloe vera and pure water together in a glass container and shake well
Apply the mixture to skin with a cotton ball once or twice daily after cleansing skin then apply moisturizer.
Note: You may need to refrigerate this mixture. Follow aloe vera label directions regarding storage.
Brown Sugar & Honey Face Scrub
Honey is high in vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins and minerals. It is rich in amino acids and contains antioxidants which fight free radicals and reverse aging. Honey is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. It is a humectant making it an effective moisturizer because it binds moisture to the skin and keeps it hydrated.
One tbsp of organic honey
One tbsp of brown sugar
½ tsp of coconut oil or oil of choice
Mix ingredients, wet face with warm water and smooth the face scrub over skin.
Exfoliate gently for about 30 seconds, do not exfoliate too hard. Rinse skin with warm water.
One tbsp of honey
One egg white
One tsp of vegetable glycerin
¼ cup of flour
Whisk together ingredients, smooth on face and let sit for 15 minutes
Rinse off with warm water then follow with a splash of cold water.
These recipes are basically to help your skin stay soft, clear, supple, glowing and moisturized.