Are you noticing you spend a little too much on cleansers, moisturisers, toners, scrubs, foot scrubs, mid week mask treatments etc etc? Are you also now more aware of what the heck is even in the products you buy? Well, I sure am!I have been raised into the belief that I need a skincare regime. That it is so critical and important to myself, as a woman, that I have to call it a “regime”! Ludicrous, right!
I started thinking more and more about what I was actually doing and all it is is just washing my face! Soooooo simple. So why did I have such a monotonous regime that I felt I needed to follow! You can easily blame the beauty and advertising industry for that – but no more!
It really is time for me to try a more natural and cheaper way to keep my skin nice!
So I am trying to replace my bought products with home made versions – and with most of these recipes they should include some items you already have in your home!
Before starting just a word of caution, if you are unsure how your skin will react, please test a small patch of skin on your elbow before continuing. Find out what works with your skin as everyone is different!
HOME MADE CLEANSERS
“I’M A HONEY BABE” FACE WASH
organic raw (unfiltered) honey
In your palm mix together a tablespoon of honey with a half tablespoon of baking soda. Mix it all together and then apply to your damp skin. Once you have massaged it in and you feel fresh, rinse off with warm water.
The honey is has antibacterial properties and also soothing to you skin, while the baking soda slightly exfoliates your skin.
SWEET CHEEKS OIL SCRUB
Dark brown sugar
In a small bowl, combine the oil and sugar. Apply it to your face in small circular motions for a minute or two. Rinse your face with a warm cloth and some water. The feeling of this cleanser may feel oily but after you have rinsed and pat dry, it will be perfect!
MORE BERRIES, LESS ACNE CLEANSER
strawberry yogurt or
2 tbs plain yoghurt
Apply mixture to skin in a circular motion for a minute or two. Rinse with a warm cloth and water. This recipe is also brilliant for oily skin. Remember to rinse well and pat dry!
HOME MADE BODY SCRUBS
LEMON FRESH BODY SCRUB
3/4 cup organic sugar (can be brown or white)
1 lemon – juiced fresh
1 1/2 cups olive oil
Mix ingredients together in a small bowl, then apply to your skin in small circular motions. Rinse with a warm cloth and water. This mixture is best mixed prior to use so the sugar crystals don’t break down too fast.
CREAMY ORANGE BODY SCRUB
8 drops orange organic essential oil
2 drops jojoba organic essential oil
3 tablespoons heavy organic cream
3/4 cup sugar
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl just prior to use. Massage this mixture into your skin and allow to sit for around 10-15 minutes (depending on your patience). Rinse off with a warm cloth and water.
HOME MADE MASKS
FLIRTY ‘GURT FACE MASK
1 cup of plain yoghurt (well any yoghurt will do!)
1/2 cup of non-instant oatmeal
Mix ingredients together in a small bowl and apply to your face. Take a seat and leave it on for 15 minutes. The yoghurt will work its lactic acid magic and then all you need to do is rinse and pat dry!
EGG FLIPPED FACE MASK
1-2 egg whites
1-2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt
Separate the egg white from the yolks and place in a bowl. Add to the bowl the yoghurt and mix together. Apply this to your face and leave it on your face for 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and a warm washcloth.
HEAVENLY HEALING FACE MASK
Coffee cup or glass cup
Honey or Olive oil
This is a great mask for acne or rash treatment.
Depending on the coverage you need, use 1-3 aspirins. Crush them into small pieces and place into a small bowl. Stir in a few drop of water to make the aspirin into a paste. Add honey/olive oil and stir the mixture well. Apply to your face or use as a spot treatment and allow it to dry. Wash off after around 10 minutes with warm water.