Home-made face creams

Home-made face creams

home made face creamIt has long been known that enzymes, all-important amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are supplied to the skin through the diet. Unfortunately, we live in a day and age where external stress factors are everywhere: smog, poor air quality indoors, too much direct sunlight, nicotine, alcohol and fast food can all have a negative impact on the skin. It therefore makes sense to provide the skin with an extra external supply of nutrients. Along with taking care with your diet, such measures are the best anti-aging methods around today. It is however still being debated whether external products alone are enough to slow the aging process. Scientific opinion tells us that inner skin care is far more important than external care.

Easy if you know how!

Nowadays there is actually no excuse why we shouldn’t treat our skin to some inexpensive natural cosmetics, to keep us feeling fresh-faced. To that end, it may come as a surprise that many of the ingredients which could be used to the benefit of our biggest organ are probably lying around your home somewhere (or if not, are really easy to pick up at the shops!)! Honey, oils, shea butter, coconuts and other such ingredients can enable you to make your own creams, lotions and masks with rather little preparation and all without the need of chemicals. They are probably every bit as effective, if not better anyway. The only thing you have to take care of is the threat of germs. Therefore it is always best to make the creams when you would like to use them and in small quantities.

A couple of home-made recipes…

Honey-oat mask for combination skin

  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal or oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons of liquid honey
  • 1 teaspoon of water

Those three ingredients are already enough to make an effective mask for greasy skin. Oatmeal joins the excess sebum and honey calms the skin. You can change the consistency how you wish. You should always apply to mask to skin which has already been cleaned. Avoid the areas around the eyes and mouth. After 20 minutes, you can remove the mask with warm water and then splash cold water on your face to close the pores.

Rich avocado and almond oil cream for dry skin

Dry skin needs different kinds of ingredients, as the moisture has to be applied to it. This is why fatty avocados are perfect. Choose a ripe avocado-half and add a tea spook of almond or olive oil and a teaspoon of honey to make the cream. Dry skin is unfortunately easily irritated and prone to wrinkles so it demands a lot of care.

Honey banana mask

Normal skin can be firmed with a mixture of half a banana and a teaspoon of honey. Mash the banana and then add the honey to it. Then follow the same procedure as the honey-oat mask.