10 All natural skin care products that work
Caring for your skin is something that every girl knows that they should do, but skin care products can be very expensive and you can never be quite sure what harmful chemicals might be in them. The solution to both these problems is to use simple, natural products to care for your skin and here are ten fabulous, all natural, skin care products that work:
1. Soothe calloused feet
Baking soda is a great way to loosen the dead skin from tired feet. Dissolve half a cup of baking soda and four tablespoons of olive oil in a gallon of warm water and soak your feet in the solution for about twenty minutes. Then pat dry your feet and moisturise with some lotion or natural oil, and it will leave your feet feeling super smooth and soft.
2. A powerful acne treatment
The prefect natural remedy for acne is pure and simple apple cider vinegar. It can be quite powerful, so you might want to dilute it with some water, if you have very sensitive skin, but diluted or not, it has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties that are great for clearing up skin infections like acne. (If you have severe acne problems, consult your doctor.)
3. Moisturising dry cuticles
Dry cuticles can easily be cured with an application of coconut oil. Rub the oil into the affected area, wrap it up, and give it plenty of time to sink into the skin. Coconut oil will provide a deeply nourishing treatment that will provide long-lasting hydration and strengthen the skin.
4. A gentle exfoliation treatment
Here is another one of wonderful, all natural skin care products: for a gentle and hydrating exfoliating treatment, you can’t really beat natural yoghurt. Yoghurt contains lactic acid that will help to remove dead skin cells, but it is gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive of skin types. Mix two tablespoons of plain yoghurt with a teaspoon of honey and apply this natural treatment to your skin for about five minutes, then rinse and enjoy soft and beautiful skin.
5. Hydrate rough and dry hands
Hard working hands can soon get dry and rough, especially in the cold winter months. To re-hydrate dry skin on the hands, warm two cups of milk, pour it into a bowl, add a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of sweet almond oil, and soak your hands in it for about ten minutes. The fat in the milk will soothe the dryness, oil and honey with soften and nourish the skin.
6. Treat dry and flaky lips
This wonderful, all natural skin care product can really transform your lips from dry and flaky to soft and kissable. Mix a teaspoon of raw honey with a teaspoon of coconut oil, two tablespoons of raw sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice, and massage the mixture, gently, into your lips with a soft, new toothbrush. This will gently remove the dry skin and all you have to do next, is simply apply a touch of moisturising lip balm or Shea butter, for wonderfully soft and kissable lips.
7. A natural skin whitening treatment
Many skin lightening products contain harmful products that do a lot more, than just lighten the skin. For a much more gentle and natural way to lighten your skin, try a Greek yoghurt, olive oil and lemon juice mask. You can use it all over your face, or just on specific areas and it doesn’t contain any of the harsh chemicals that commercial skin lighteners do. To prepare this simple, natural treatment mix one tablespoon of plain Greek yoghurt, a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
8. A rejuvenating face mask
Rejuvenate your skin and leave it feeling soft and supple with this great, natural face mask. Mash one ripe avocado and mix it with one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of avocado oil, apply it your face and leave it on for about ten minutes. The avocado will nourish dry skin, reduce wrinkles and boost collagen production, while the honey will fight infection and act as a great antioxidant.
9. Skin softening body scrub
The mixture of raw honey, coconut oil and natural sugar crystals make a fantastic and inexpensive body scrub. Mix approximately two tablespoons of coconut oil with four tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of honey, apply to the body, and rub in for around five or ten minutes. Your body will love it!
10. Forget all the expensive anti-ageing creams! The simplest anti-wrinkle treatment ever is…
All natural skin care products shouldn’t always be complicated! All you need is some sliced grapes! The most effective natural anti-wrinkle treatment is to simply slice a few fresh grapes, rub them on your face, and leave on for about five minutes. Sometimes, nature just knows better!
When you try new natural beauty treatments feel free to experiment and play with the ingredients, and if, for example, you don’t have avocado or coconut oil, you can always substitute it with another natural oil, such as sweet almond oil, olive oil, sesame seed oil, etc. Only make sure that you are not allergic to the ingredients of natural treatments and, if you have serious skin or health problem, the best would be to consult your doctor.
What are your favorite all natural skin care products and beauty treatments?