Here are a few simple quick recipes that can be self-prepared for use as moisturizers, toners, lotions, cleansers and face packs, based on skin types. Apart from being easy to prepare, the freshness of natural ingredients will be loved by one and all.
Facial Cleanser “ Add plain yogurt to half a cup of oatmeal or cornmeal, so as to form a paste. Mix thoroughly, apply on the face, avoiding eye area and wash with lukewarm water. Oatmeal, being hypoallergenic, is highly absorptive and softens skin. Oats have been clinically proven to heal itchy, dry skin.
Body Cleansers “ Drinking a cup of hot water with lime juice helps in flushing out toxins. A paste of sea salt and water can be rubbed onto the body before shower, allowing at least a minute before washing off.
Facial Pack (oily skin) “ About 8 to 9 Strawberries can be mashed to a pulp and three tablespoon of honey can be added to it. Mix thoroughly (but do not blend). Apply to the skin allow a few minutes rest, and then rinse off.
Facial Pack (dry skin) “ Mash bananas with a fork, but do not over-mash as they would become runny. Add honey and wait for ten minutes before rinsing off.
Facial Pack (Normal Skin) “ Cook one medium sized peach, until its soft enough to mash with a fork. Add a tablespoon of honey and oatmeal so as to form a thick consistency. Apply to skin and wait for ten minutes before rinsing with cool water.
Peaches contain plenty of Alpha-Hydroxyacids (AHA) that helps in softening wrinkles, age spots, blemishes and sun spots. Gentle exfoliation with fruit peels speeds up cell renewal process.
Facial Pack (Acne Prone Skin) “ Add about five bay leaves to a cup of distilled boiling water. Allow it to cool, strain the liquid. Add the liquid to about four tablespoons of French Clay until it forms a thick paste. Apply on the skin, wait for fifteen minutes and rinse with warm water.
French Clay has good absorbent properties and hence removes toxins and oils from skin, tightens the pores, and revitalizes complexion. Hence it is considered good for acne prone skin.