Cheap Homemade Beauty Products
Throughout time there were numerous suspicions regarding the safety of all those beauty products we can find in supermarkets or in different specialized stores due to the htbig quantity of preservatives they contain that can harm not only our skin, but also our general health. However, we should all know that we have other alternatives that are risk-free.
Natural products that you can make at home using various fruits, vegetables, tea, or oils, are not only healthier and less dangerous, but they are cheaper too. You just need some time and patience to prepare them. There will always be a homemade recipe that can replace a beauty product bought from the store.
For those of you who have to deal with acne problems, you should know that strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, the same substance you can find in the anti-acne products in stores. Therefore, you should mix fresh strawberries with an equal amount of yogurt until obtaining a paste. Cleanse the face and apply the mixture. Leave it act for 15 minutes, then rinse. Proteins in yogurt will nourish your skin. You can also mix yogurt and honey in order to obtain a facial for all skin types.
Another great remedy for acne is papaya as it contains enzymes that fight free radicals and help treating acne. Smash a ripped papaya and apply it on the face, avoiding the eye area. Prepare a chamomile tea and after boiling make a ten minute infusion. The vapors will open skin pores and facilitate the anti-inflammatory action of chamomile and the enzymatic one of the papaya.
We all know that having to deal with a sensitive skin condition can be a real challenge especially when it comes to finding the right toner. Therefore, you can try this next recipe. Prepare a cup of green tea and after it cools, put it into a sprayer and keep it in the fridge. Green tea is a perfect toner for oily and acne prone skin as it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that calm rashes, irritated skin and redness. Another variant would be to use mint tea instead of green tea.
Still for sensitive skin there is a mask that can do wonders. Oats are a healthy option for breakfast, but a mask made from oats can have curative effects for your skin. Oats contain polysaccharides that in water become gelatinous forming a protective layer on the skin and preventing dehydration. Moreover, this mixture mildly, yet deeply cleanses pores and helps healing minor rashes and redness. It also gives a healthy glow to your skin. Mix half cup of boiled oats with some milk. Apply the mixture on the face and neck, leave it act for 10 minutes and rinse using tepid water.
For smooth, silky hands one has to exfoliate in order to remove dead cells and boost the moisturizing effect of the face cream. You just need one teaspoon sugar and one teaspoon olive oil. You can replace sugar with coffee grounds. Mix all the ingredients into your palms and massage your hands. If you use coarse-grained sea salt instead of sugar, you’ll get a very effective anti-cellulite exfoliator. If you add in the mixture some cinnamon or mint, you’ll stimulate blood circulation. After massaging, rinse with tepid water.
This is one cheap and helpful mask for dry skin. Choose a very ripped avocado. Smash the fruit and add a few teaspoons of honey. Apply the mixture on the clean face and leave it act for 15 minutes. Avocado is rich in vitamins A, B, D, E. Moreover, it contains more potassium than a banana. Therefore, it enters the skin much easier offering an intense moisturizing. Honey helps the skin retain water in the cells and it protects it against UV rays due to its natural antioxidants and anti-microbial agents.
Another toner is the one made from different plants. Boil a handful of flowers or plants in ¼ l mineral water. Leave it infuse for about 15 minutes and then filter through. Pour the lotion in a bottle made from colored glass. Soak a cotton pad into the toner and gently apply it on the face and neck after cleansing. If you have oily or mixed skin, choose lavender or mint, while for dry or normal skin, lime blossom or mallow work great. If you have sensitive or mature skin, go for verbena or St.-John’s-wort.
The eye area is a very sensitive one. Therefore, we should pay a lot of attention when choosing the right care products. For dark circles around the eyes, a fresh potato can act just like an eye-gel contour. Keep an unpeeled potato in the fridge and use it when needed. Cut two slices and apply them on the eyes. Leave them act for about 10 minutes. Cold starch reduces inflammations and adds luminosity. You can also soak cotton pads in some potato juice and apply them on the eyes.