Hey!! everyone, how is your skin doing? Hope you all must have started taking care of it. Today I am very happy, seeing the response from you all. Thanks so much for your love of natural products.
Like me, I think once in life your minds have also gone confused with the commercials we see on a regular basis which says use cleansers, sunscreens, exfoliators, face masks, night cream, day cream, serums and whatnot, leading to no idea of what to do.
But, don’t worry today we will clear all our doubts and know “Which are the skincare products we need and which ones we can skip on a daily basis?”.
Let’s take a step forward and know the products of daily usage and of ocassional use.
CTM(Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising)
—Cleansers & Toner- It cleans the upper and middle layer of skin effectively by removing any type of dirt present. We have already discussed some of them in my early posts.
–Moisturiser– It hydrates and restores our skin without leaving any greasy leftover. Some natural homemade moisturisers are:
(i) Natural moisturiser using Honey, Olive Oil and Oatmeal
-Take 4 tablespoons of oatmeal, 2 tablespoons of oilve oil and 1/4 cup honey and mix it in a bowl.
–Apply this mixture on the skin area which needs moisture.
–Leave it on skin for about 10 minutes.
–After 10 minutes rinse it off with warm water.
–The honey has nutrients, vitamins B, vitamin C, minerals. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory, antioxidants properties treats the skin and removes dead skin cells. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E improves skin’s health.
(ii) Natural Moisturiser for Dry Skin
–Take 2 tablespoons of Chickpea/Gram flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of rose water, 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl.
–Mix them well to make a fine paste.
–Apply on the skin and neck.
–It dries in 15 minutes.
–After drying wash it with normal water.
–The chickpea flour helps to treat acne, the vitamin E in olive oil improves skin’s health, rose water has cleans the pores and tones it. Honey moisturisers the skin, gently exfoliates, and reverses ageing.
Sunscreen is the most important product to use everyday. It forms a protective layer to protect our body from the harmful UV radiations of sun which even can leave to cancer. We spend many dollar’s on them every year, but what if i help you to make it with few 100% naturally that too at home.
- Items needed: You will need flaxseeds, aloe vera gel, Vitamin E capsules and sesame oil.
–Add 1/4 cup of flax seeds in 2 cups of water and keep overnight.
–In morning boil it in same water for 5-6 minutes.
–Water will get converted to gel.
–Now, filter the gel in a muslin cloth before cooling it down.
–In 2 tablespoons of this gel add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and 1 Vitamin E capsule.
–Mix well and store in a clean container.
–Apply it 15 minutes before stepping out of your place.
–Aloe vera gel has cooling, anti ageing properties and corrects sunburns.
–Flax seeds protects from UV rays.
–Sesame oil creates sun protection layer over skin.
3. Vitamin C Serum
- Items needed: A measuring spoon, L-Ascorbic acid(pure Vitamin C powder), vegetable glycerine, distilled water, dark clear bottle, a glass container & sterrer.
–Add 1/2 tablespoon of L-Ascorbic acid,2 tablespoons of distilled water and mix well in a glass container till it becomes nice and clear.
–Now, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerine to it.
–Your mixture is ready, pour it in a dark clear bottle.
–Every morning take its few drops and rub it all over face on a clean face and leave for 5-10 minutes.
–After it use your moisturiser.
— This serum is multipurpose. It can be used to repair dark spots, dark knees, dark neck, acne scars, stretch marks, and hydrates the skin.
4. Makeup Remover
Removing makeup is the most essential part of our skin care routine. It gives the way for our skin to breathe after a makeup filled day. There are many chemical based makeup removers in the market. But, we will make it at home naturally. For that we need:
(i) Makeup Remover for Senstive Skin
- Ingredients: Raw milk and cucumber
–Take a half cucumber and grate it well.
–Mix it in 4 tablespoons of milk.
–Boil the mixture and strain it.
–Let it cool down and refrigerate it.
–Use it whenever required.
It cleans the makeup and clean the pores witb giving it refreshing feel.
Exfoliating cleans the skin by removing dead cells and improves the tone. It must be done once or twice a week. For Senstive skin it must be done only once a week. There are many natural exfoliaters which can be made at home. We will learn more about them in upcoming posts.
2. Face Masks
Face mask helps to hydrate the skin, provides the required dose of nutrients, removes tanning and any spots on skin.
- For normal skin
- Ingredients: Rose water, honey, fuller’s earth, water, turmeric
— Take 1 tablespoon of rose water, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth, 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric and mix them in a bowl..
–Mix it well and add water as per requirement.
–Make sure no lumps remain.
–Apply over face in upward direction.
–It will dry in 15-20 minutes. Then, rinse off with normal water and pat dry.
-Turmeric and fuller’s earth removes impurities.
–Honey gives Moisturising effect.
–This pack hydrates skin and locks in moisture.
So, now when you have the quick, all natural, easy-to-follow guide to all skin care products you need. Start following them according to your skin’s needs and as per your skin type. And never forget to patch test them before use.
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