Why is taking care of the skin discussed so elaborately? Skin care has always been a good concern over a considerable time period – from the time we became beauty conscious. There have been many a ways in use to take care of the skin; especially homemade skin recipes have worked wonders always. The natural products which are easily available in your garden or kitchen help you make some good homemade skin care recipes.
Ideas for homemade skin care recipes
- Add few drops of rose water to an equal proportion of lime juice and cucumber juice. The mixture should be applied on your face for about half an hour and left for 30 minutes. Afterwards, it should be washed off with cold water. An ideal way to make your skin soft, supple and clear.
- Take 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder and milk cream. Keep the mixture overnight and let the color turn green. Apply this on your face and hand to have a glowing radiance.
- Cold milk with two drops of lime juice can be applied on the face and let it stay for about 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. There shall be a extra shine on your face.
- For a smooth textured skin, sugar and olive oil should be mixed properly and applied on the skin in a circular motion. This takes care of the dryness of your skin as well.
Instead of going to the spa and getting a treatment to rejuvenate yourself, try some homemade skin care mask solutions and see the difference for yourself.
Some important homemade skin care masks
Lemon Tomato Mask
The apt choice for those who have an oily skin, also works wonders for those who have acne. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the insides of a very ripe tomato. Also add one teaspoon of instant oatmeal. Apply the mixture on your face after blending it well. After keeping it for 15 minutes, wash off using warm water.
Juice & Oil Mask
This is an apt mask for cleaning the face. If your face dries up too fast, it shall help you effectively. Ingredients required – 1 tablespoon of powdered brewer’s yeast, one-half tablespoon of yogurt, one teaspoon of lemon juice, orange juice, carrot juice and olive oil respectively. Make a paste of them all and leave it on your face for about 15 minutes.
Brown Sugar Scrub
In winters, your skin needs moisture. Take one-fourth cup of brown sugar and two tablespoons of milk. Blend the two and massage it on your face for about a minute and leave it for fifteen minutes, and wash off.
For a special radiance and glow on the face, this mask is used. Brides usually use it before their weddings. Take two teaspoons of turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and almond oil each. Add 1 ˝ cups of gram flour (besan) to it. Apply the mixture on your face and let it remain for about 10 minutes.
Chocoholic Face Mask
Did you know that Chocolate is a good moisturizer for your skin? One tablespoon of cocoa powder and cream should be mixed with one teaspoon each of cottage cheese and oatmeal. To this, add four teaspoons of honey. Blend them well leave the paste on your face for about 10 minutes.