After reading up on the best ways to take care of your skin you may be asking yourself what next? Here are some great skin care products that you can make for yourself at home.
Avocado Hair Conditioner
- 1 avocado cut into cubes (peel the avocado first)
- 2 tbs. of heavy cream
- 1 tbs. of honey
Though this is not a skin care product it still should be a part of your beauty routine. Mix all your ingredients together and then work into freshly washed hair. Wrap it up in a shower cap or any other plastic covering and put a towel over that. Leave in your hair for 15 minutes and then rinse your homemade conditioner out. The fats and oils in the avocado and the fats in the cream work into your hair giving it a silky/smooth feel to it. The fats and oils also work to repair the dry and damaged hair follicles. The honey keeps your scalp moisturized and helps prevent dandruff.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
- 1/2 cup of Organic Sugar
- 1/2 cup of Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
- Optional: Your choice of essential oils. Here is a guide that explains what oils do what.
Easy, fast, and effective. Just mix your ingredients together in a bowl and rub on your skin. The sugar acts as an abrasive and exfoliates and scrubs away dead skin. While the glycolic acid in sugar breaks down the bonds between skin cells. This process promotes skin cell generation; replacing the old skin cells with new ones. Also sugar is a humectant which draws in and preserves moisture keeping your skin hydrated. Check out this site which has some fun twists on the original recipe.
Chocolate-Oatmeal Face Mask
- 1/3 cup of cocoa
- 2 tbs. heavy cream
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 3 tbs. of oatmeal
Mix the ingredients in a large bowl. When fully mixed apply the mixture to your face, lightly massaging it in with your fingers. Wait 10 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. The cream and honey help moisturize your skin while the oatmeal scrubs off dead skin cells. The cocoa contains antioxidants and help protect the skin from damaging ultra-violet rays.
- 1 medium sized tomato
- 1 tbs. of olive oil
- 2 tbs. of sea salt
Muddle the flesh of the tomato till you get a paste, afterwards just add the salt and the olive oil and mix together. Like the sugar scrub apply the mixture to your skin, lightly massaging it in. The olive oil helps smooth your skin while the sea salt scrubs away dead skin cells. The real key here though is in the tomatoes. Tomatoes contain large amounts of lycopene which helps protect your skin from sun damage. Tomatoes also increase procollagen which gives your skin elasticity.
When it comes to taking care of your skin you don’t have to break the bank on expensive skin care products. If anything this guide shows you can create your own skin care products at home and its easy. With a little research you too can find inexpensive ingredients that can boost the health of your skin.