Maintaining healthy, youthful skin requires good weekly, sometimes nightly rituals. There are many ways to have beautiful and healthy skin using all natural products from home. Here are some basic skincare tips that really work to get your skincare regime started!
Olive Oil Makeup Remover
Olive Oil is one of the most natural and gentle forms of makeup removal. Extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil contains antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and is a very close match to our own skin sebum. Name brand makeup removers contain preservatives, alcohol, solvents, artificial fragrances, and a number of other ingredients you shouldn’t use on your skin. Olive Oil will remove the most stubborn makeup while cleansing the face and leaving your skin baby soft. Depending on how often you use it, one bottle of olive oil will last you months saving you money. You will never need to buy another commercial makeup remover again. This is all you will ever need. Just make sure to wash your face with your regular facial cleanser afterwards to remove any excess oil. Or if you want, you can just use a warm clean washcloth after you have removed all the makeup from your face. Your skin will now be clean, soft and smooth. You should see a more vibrant and overall improvement in your skin’s clarity just from using this simple all natural ingredient.
Honey and Sugar Scrub
Making your own honey and sugar scrub is an excellent way to exfoliate your skin from head to toe. Honey is a natural anti-bacterial and a moisturizer. This makes it a very effective way to cleanse and moisturize at the same time. Also honey is full of antioxidants which are useful for fighting free radicals and boost anti-aging. The darker the honey, the higher the antioxidant content it contains. Honey is also high in Potassium, which clarifies the skin by killing the bacteria that cause blemishes and blackheads. To make the scrub mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of sugar into a paste, then mix in about a teaspoon of water. Brown or white sugar both work well. To apply, gently wash your face in small circular motions then rinse with lukewarm water. That's it, now your skin is clean, smooth and you smell delicious. You can also add in other ingredients that make other luxurious scrubs such as, coconut oil, pomegranate oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, tamanu oil and sweet almond oil.
Yogurt and Honey Facial Masks
Facial masks are an important part of skincare. You can use a face mask one to two times a week. A weekly face mask can help your skin receive needed moisture and ease many skin disorders. They are also a natural stress reliever and keep the skin healthy and glowing. Here is a simple recipe for an Egg Yolk and Honey Face Mask which is best for dry skin
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon almond oil
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
Apply to face and relax for 10 minutes. Rinse well. The honey stimulates and smoothes the skin. Egg and almond oil penetrate and moisturize while the yogurt refines and tightens pores.
Grapeseed oil can do wonders for your skin and health. The antioxidants in the oil are known for their health giving properties, and are more powerful than vitamins C and E. It is used in many facial and body care products, and is known for its anti-aging effects. Grapeseed oil contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants. Polyphenols can help slow the process of aging, as well as having anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties, which also makes it great for helping clear up acne. Grapeseed oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid essential for the health of the skin and cell membranes. Using this oil will help prevent pores clogging and breakouts, it is very good for oily skin as well. This is the reason why it makes such a wonderful moisturizer, as it really nourishes your skin, helping keep it smooth and subtle. It is ideal for all skin types. Most grocery stores carry this wonderful oil. You can find it in any health food store as well.
How to use Grapeseed Oil
Apply a small amount into your hands and massage gently, making sure to cover entire face. A little goes a long way. You can use it under your eyes and even on your lips. If you're applying this to your body, its best to do so after a bath or shower just before bed. Your skin rejuvenates at night, so this is the best time to use this particular method of skincare.