High-quality, expensive products for skin care are often made with natural ingredients that you may have already in your pantry. One example of a highly rated product among dermatologists, is Exposed Skin Care. However, it’s much less expensive to use home-made treatments than to pay for the same types of ingredient in pre-formulated products.
Why use home-made treatments?
Home-made treatments for healthy skin are not usually expensive, and you can tailor them to the individual needs of your own skin. You will know everything in each treatment, since you’ll be making them yourself.
You may have other ingredients in your home that aren’t mentioned here, so feel free to experiment, as long as you know what affect each ingredient will have on your skin.
A cucumber honey toner will soothe irritated skin.
Cucumber softens and soothes your skin. It’s naturally refreshing and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to even out your skin tone as it reduces puffiness and redness. Honey absorbs impurities from your pores and treats sunburn and minor skin irritations.
This toner can be used twice daily to clean your skin and then moisturize it.
Peel two cucumbers and blend them. Strain the juice and collect it. Mix in one tablespoon of honey and apply it to your face with your fingers or a cotton ball. You can store the extra for a week or so in your refrigerator.
Try a milk and honey bath for smooth skin.
This is a home-made treatment that’s effective, yet simple. Even the name sounds luxurious. When you’re taking a warm bath anyway, you can make it more relaxing by adding milk and honey. You can also add Epsom salts for exfoliation and detoxification.
Fill your tub to the desired level and the temperature you prefer. Mix two cups of milk and a half cup of honey into the bath. If you want, add one cup of Epsom salts. Stir the bath water so that the salt and honey can dissolve. Using dim lights and setting lit candles around the room will add to the feeling of relaxation.
Create a natural exfoliant with a grape cleanser for wrinkles.
Citrus fruits and grapes are great natural exfoliants. Grapes are high in vitamins and antioxidants, so they are healthy for your skin. Grapes also contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) which reduce sun damage and wrinkles.
Adding yogurt to this home-made treatment brings vitamin A into the mixture. Olive oil has lots of vitamin E and moisturizes your skin, leaving it supple and soft. Baking soda is an extra exfoliant.
Blend a half cup of grapes with one tablespoon of baking soda, one quarter cup yogurt and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Massage the mixture onto your face and then rinse off with warm water.
Grapes also help with wrinkles when used as a mask. Slice a few grapes in half and crush them gently on your facial skin. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes or so, and rinse off with warm water.
A sugar and honey body scrub will exfoliate and soothe your skin.
Mix two parts of honey to each one part of sugar, adding as much honey as you need until it’s the consistency you prefer. You may apply the scrub while you shower or bathe, and rub it for 15 minutes or so.
Exfoliation benefits your skin and honey is naturally soothing, so give them a chance to do their work. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy your soft skin. Be sure to use a moisturizer after you shower, to keep your skin well-hydrated.