Take care of your skin with these natural home facials.
While visiting a skin care professional can do wonders for your skin, there are also a lot of benefits that you can get from making your own face masks and getting a facial treatment right in the comforts of your own home. First, you can be sure that you are using a product that is virtually toxin-free. As such, it can reduce your risk of side effects and unnecessary complications. In addition, you can get all the benefits of a facial treatment without adjusting your busy schedule or busting your budget.
Now that you know how you can benefit from having a home facial, here are some amazing DIY facials that harness the power of natural ingredients to help you look your absolute best.
Banana Facial Mask
Bananas contain significant amounts of vitamins A (helps remove dark spots and even out rough skin), B (provides moisture, delays aging, and lightens skin) and E (boosts the skin’s resistance against harmful UV rays, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and protects the skin against damaging free radicals). It also contains rich amounts of potassium which helps moisturize and hydrate skin cells. No wonder, it is known as a painless and low-cost alternative to Botox.
To unleash its powers, mash up one medium sized ripe banana, and apply on your face and neck for 10 to 20 minutes. Finish it off by rinsing with cold water. You can also add one teaspoon each of honey and lemon juice to get rid of pimples and lighten up dark spots. However, if you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and avoid premature aging, add one teaspoon each of thick yogurt and orange juice to your banana mask and apply as usual.
Coconut Facial Mask
Coconut oil contains essential fatty acids (lauric, capric and caprylic acid) which possess strong antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It also contains rich amounts of vitamins C and E which promote skin elasticity and strengthen the skin’s UV protection.
You can add two teaspoons of raw honey and half a teaspoon of lemon juice to one tablespoon of coconut oil to moisturize your skin, even out your skin tone and slough off dead skin cells. This DIY facial recipe can also be used to fight pimples and acne, and tighten large skin pores. To slow down the aging process, consider adding half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg and ? ripe avocado to one tablespoon of coconut oil.
Cucumber Facial Mask
You can do away with oily skin and all the problems that go along with it by using a cucumber face mask. Simply mix one tablespoon of cucumber juice with one egg white, half a teaspoon of clay and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply to face while taking care to avoid the eye area and leave on for about 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Use this once a week, preferably in the evening.
Homemade facials can work wonders for your skin and are extremely budget-friendly so you should consider using them. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing so.