Creating Natural Skin Care Recipes For The First Time

You can easily create natural skin care recipes at home

There are many household ingredients you can use to make yourself a toxin free concoction to cleanse as well as to moisturize and support your skins structure.

If you are planning to create natural skin care products at home, you need to know what each individual ingredient actually does to help your skin. In today’s article, we are going to explore the benefits of some popular skin care ingredients so you can decide for yourself which ones you should be focusing on.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera helps promote surface hydration of skin, and is also notable for its anti-balding properties. Individuals who want to regulate their sebaceous glands will also benefit from aloe vera.

Apple Juice

Apples are a wonderful source of B-vitamins as well as antioxidants. Apple juice is considered an excellent mild cleanser, and it will not dry your skin at all. 

Beeswax

Beeswax is used to lock in moisture. When combined with cleansers it ensures that some of the natural moisture of the concoction stays close to the surface of the skin.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay has long been hailed as one of the best natural cleansers. Bentonite clay can easily remove dirt and sebum build-up from your pores.

Caffeine

Caffeine has been noted for its ability to naturally tighten skin and improve the appearance of fine lines on the skin.

Marigold

Marigold is known for its anti-inflammation properties, which makes it an ideal ingredient for creams applied after prolonged sun exposure. Marigold is a restorative ingredient.

Camphor

Camphor has natural anti-bacterial properties, but is very potent and should not be used excessively in topical preparations. Commercial products are regulated so that camphor concentration is 11% or less.

Grape skin

Grape skin naturally contains resveratrol which naturally eliminates impurities on the skin, and also helps preserve the elasticity of your skin. Grape skin may be added to any home preparation.

Honey

Has natural anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties. Honey may be used as a natural emollient as well. If you don’t want chemicals to in the moisturizing process, go for fresh honey!

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a moisturizing agent and also helps other ingredients in a preparation to reach deeper into the skin tissue.

Kinetin

Kinetin is one of the few compounds in existence that has been tested often, and actually has notable anti-aging properties.

Lavender

A soothing addition to any natural skin care preparation, lavender also has a lovely natural fragrance that will perk up your creams and lotions.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice cleanses the skin, and also removes impurities found deep in the skin tissue. If you want a natural astringent that works fast, go for lemon juice.

Milk

Milk can be added to home preparations because of its fat content, which naturally moisturizes the skin.

Olive Oil

Functions like jojoba oil; it allows other ingredients to reach deeper into the skin for maximum effect.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a prime choice for homemade sunscreens. It has also been proven promising in terms of slowing down premature skin ageing.

Sage

Has natural antimicrobial properties and can even be used orally (as a mouthwash only).​

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