With the possible chemical effects that cosmetics might have on sensitive skin, we’ve listed some homemade beauty solutions that are safe and can be prepared with ingredients that are readily available.
These are easy to prepare, suitable for all types of skin and will not be expensive either.
Cleansing is the first step in maintaining healthy skin. A regular skin cleansing routine may be necessary because of our constant exposure to dirt. Polluted air causes dirt, sweat, and dust particles to get inside our pores; thus the cause of many skin disorders. Since every skin type is different, the effects of many beauty products will also differ. Below are some organic cleansers that you can prepare at home.
Gram Flour Cleanser: You can mix gram flour with milk and some curd and mix it into a smooth paste. Apply this evenly to your face and cleanse your skin with circular round movements all over your face. Gently massage it and then wash it off with cool water.
Tomato Cleanser: Use a whole tomato’s extract and add a teaspoon of lime juice. Mix it evenly, apply it on your face and keep it on for 10 minutes. You might experience a tingling sensation when you can gently massage that area of your skin. Rinse it with cold water afterwards. To add, this cleanser recipe can also be stored in the fridge for future use.
Scrubs act as a second step to your skincare routine. They provide a second level deeper cleansing which targets the dead skin cells.
Sugar Face Scrub: Mix evenly a tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Apply it on your face and neck and massage it in a circular motion for a few minutes. Afterwards, you may rinse it off with warm water.
Blueberry and Honey Scrub: Use a half cup of blueberries, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 – 2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix all the ingredients in a blender and make it into a paste. Apply a generous amount of paste on your face and neck and leave it on for 15 minutes giving it gentle massages. You may easily rinse it off with warm water after.
Peach Scrub: Peach contains alpha hydroxyl acids that work great as a mild exfoliator. Simple rub a slice a peach on your face and neck using circular movements. While doing so, ensure that the peach pulp and juice is getting soaked by your skin. Keep the juices on for 5 minutes till your skin becomes dry. Then, wash it with warm water. Use this scrub often as you want to get a clearer complexion and fewer blackheads.
Face Masks provide the ultimate glow for a healthy skin after deep cleansing and exfoliation. They also act as natural whiteners. As a rule of thumb, before using any face mask always ensure that your skin is dry.
Potato Mask: For clear skin, free from pigmentation and skin tan, this mask will come to your rescue. It is rich in Vitamin C with other vitamins, protein and iron contents. Use 1 tablespoon of mashed potato paste and a half tablespoon of curd. Mix it into a paste and apply it evenly all over your face and keep it for 15 minutes or until it is dried. Rinse it off with cold water afterwards.
Cooling Mask: Combining mint, oatmeal, sandalwood powder, and rosewater work great as a cooling face mask. Soak the oatmeal in warm water for 10 minutes before blending all the ingredients and making it into a paste. Apply it evenly and keep it on for 15 minutes or until dried. The cooling agents in these ingredients will provide a healthy and glowing skin.