Naturally beautiful skin

You have seen those people with absolutely amazing skin. If you’re like most people, you probably wonder how to they keep their skin soft and beautiful. The good news is, there is plenty of all natural recipes you can make a home to give your skin a glow of its own. Perhaps even better, you’ll save money by not relying on commercial skin-car products. Here are a few suggestions for you to explore.

Natural skin care starts in your pantry

A peek in the pantry of most homes will reveal plenty of goodies you can use to care for your skin, including:

Raw Honey – honey is naturally antifungal and antibacterial and it smells great too. Using raw honey over processed honey is much better for your skin because when honey is heated to high temperatures the beneficial chemicals are broken down and become less effective.

Turbinado Sugar – the popular name for this is ‘sugar in the raw’, made from sugar cane extract, light brown in color with a subtle molasses flavor.  It can be mixed with other ingredients to make an exfoliating body scrub and has a faint molasses smell.

Ground Oatmeal – A powerful yet gentle exfoliator, oatmeal is perfect for even the most sensitive skin. You can buy organic oatmeal and easily grind it up yourself with a blender or food processor.

body-scrubExtra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil is packed with antioxidants that help your skin stay youthful and fresh looking. It contains vitamin A and E as well that will help your skin recover from pollutants, sun damage and retain elasticity. After you get out of the shower, apply a small amount to hands and rub all over your body then gently pat your skin dry. This will keep your skin radiant and smooth.

Lemon juice – freshly squeezed lemon juice works as a great toner for your face. After washing your face, put a little on a cotton ball and apply to your face. You will want to rinse it off with lukewarm water after 5-10 minutes, pat dry and moisturize.

Recipes for better skin

Oatmeal mask

  • 1 ½ tablespoons of ground oatmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Mix ground oatmeal and sea salt together until well combined then stir in olive oil. Once mixed well apply all over to a clean face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry. This will help remove excess dirt and impurities in your pores and can help get rid of blackheads.

Turbinado Sugar Scrub

  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients and mix well. You will want to be able to scoop the mixture up into your hand so if it is a little runny just add more turbinado sugar to firm it up. Apply all over your body in the shower to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Rinse off and pat dry. Your skin will love you!

You really don’t have to spend a fortune on creams and potions from the local pharmacy. With just a few ingredients, you can easily create your own skin care products. Not only will you have more beautiful skin, but you will also feel good about what you’re putting on your body.

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