There are several products in the market that claim to give you great skin. But a look at the ingredients on the back of the bottle is enough to tell you that they’re just chemical concoctions that will give your short term results.
So instead of spending huge sums of money on these commercial products, just spend some time making the below DIY skincare recipes. The all-natural ingredients are easy to find and will give your skin lasting benefits that are sure to be noticed.
So do try these out before you’re tempted to buy that expensive ‘miracle’ cream.
Coffee Face/Body Scrub
Shed those dead skin cells to reveal your vibrant skin with an easy DIY scrub you can make with ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
Ingredients: 1. 1tbsp of coffee powder. 2. 1/2 tbsp of sugar. 3. 1/2 tbsp of olive oil.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and apply it on your face. Scrub away all the dirt and dead cells to make way for fresh and beautiful skin.
Natural Coconut + Honey Moisturiser
Moisturize your skin naturally and save yourself from all the nasty chemicals you’d find in most moisturizers available in the market.
Coconut a great natural moisturizer and has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Honey is full of natural nourishing ingredients that your skin needs. Create the perfect natural skin food with these two amazing ingredients.
1 cup softened coconut oil
½ to 1 cup honey (Tip: Use a generous ½ cup)
Add the coconut oil and honey into a blender. Blend until mixed, but don’t over blend. You may see small spots of honey after the combination hardens, which is OK.
Pour into a glass jar. It’ll take a few hours to get the perfect consistency to be able to scoop out with a spoon or your fingers. If you live in a place with a hot climate, just place it in the refrigerator.
Natural Lip Butter
Our lips are one of the most ignored parts of our face. Keep your lips soft and luscious with this natural DIY lip butter.
1 tb coconut oil
1 tb cocoa butter
1 tb beeswax (2 tsp for a softer butter)
1 tsp cocoa powder (for chocolate)
4-5 drops essential oil (for vanilla flavor)
Finely chop cocoa butter (1 tbsp)
Finely chop beeswax
Combine in a saucepan: coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, and cocoa powder, allow it to melt.
Stir. Pour in lip gloss containers to harden.
Let chapstick/lipgloss cool for about 5-10 minutes before using
One batch makes about 4 containers of lip butter.
Yummy “Mud” Mask
Here’s a DIY mask that you can both apply and eat (if you are tempted to). Technically there’s no real mud involved but the mask is a surefire way to get your face to glow naturally. Do try it out.
2-3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. buttermilk
¼-1/2 of a banana mashed
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. lemon juice
Lightly blend all the ingredients in a blender to make a smooth paste. Apply it to your face and wash away after 15-30 minutes. The goodness of this all-natural face mask will surely be visible for others to see.
Morning Facial Cleaner
Brighten up your mornings with this wonderful and simple facial cleanser. The ingredients are easy to find and the effects are difficult to ignore.
2 Tablespoons of Whole Organic Oats
2 Tablespoons of Powdered Soy Milk or Cow’s Milk
1 Tablespoon of Organic Sweet Almond Oil or Organic Olive Oil
Hand crush whole oats or grind in a coffee grinder. Combine all three ingredients in a small bowl, and mix well. Mix it with tap water until you get desired consistency. Then simply rub it on your face in a circular motion. Leave on your face for about five to ten minutes, or until dry. Rinse off with a soft cloth and warm water.
Use these five DIY skin care recipes to give your skin natural nourishment and a glow that lasts.