This is a guest post from Mia at highstylife.com. She is a beauty and lifestyle writer and is sharing her tips for some amazing home made recipes for beauty treatments that are not only really effective, but also super easy and completely chemical free!
We take skincare very seriously, as we should, because skincare is no game. However, sometimes we tend to lose focus, and in pursuit of a perfect, blemish- and imperfection-free face, we resort to many synthetic products staring at us from drugstore shelves, commercials and billboards. We become so preoccupied with quick-fixes that we lose sight of the fact that these products are not only potentially harming our skin instead of improving it, but also that we have the option of returning to nature by making our own healthy and natural products. In order to get back to nature and truly take care of your face, all you need is some guidance with recipes and ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, so let us start turning skincare around today!
Sugar, oh, honey honey
Let us start off with a wonderful face mask, and you guessed right – its main ingredient is honey! Honey is a wonderful ingredient for natural homemade facial masks as it is a natural humectant, attracting moisture to the skin, and has valuable skin care benefits, helping to protect, restore and rejuvenate the skin. For all skin types, the best mixture is one tbsp of honey, one tsp of olive oil and one egg yolk. Mix the ingredients until you get a homogenous paste, then simply apply and keep for twenty minutes, after which you just gently remove the mask using warm water. Fresh, soft and replenished skin in less than half an hour!
Give a little tenderness
Exfoliating your face does not (and should not) have to be an aggressive routine. Aggressive exfoliators can actually irritate your skin and cause breakouts, which is actually highly counterproductive. For a gentle exfoliation, use two items you surely have in your kitchen – yogurt and sea salt. If you are fighting acne this is the perfect solution as yogurt contains a complex of probiotics that have a soothing and cleansing effect on your skin.
To serve and protect
Unfortunately, there are some products we cannot concoct at home, such as good natural mosquito repellent or moisturizers with high SPF, but we still need products like these as great sun protection is vital in our battle against skin damage and signs of premature aging. Luckily, among many brands that offer synthetic products, there are more and more companies that have turned to providing organic skincare products that are safe for you to use, and give amazing results when it comes nourishing and protecting your skin. If you cannot make it – buy it, but be sure to buy natural products with a list of ingredients you can actually pronounce.
Take care of that hair
We have covered the recipe for the best face mask, but hair has not been forsaken. In addition to great shampoos and conditioners, your hair needs some extra love every now and then and why not show your locks appreciation with a DIY mask? For normal hair mix one egg (two for thick hair), one cup of milk, one squeeze of lemon and two tsps of olive oil. Before adding the milk, whisk the egg and then add the rest of the ingredients. Once it is done, massage deeply into the scalp first and work your way down towards the ends. Be sure to protect your clothes by putting a shower cap on, and sit tight for the next fifteen minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and proceed with (organic) shampoo. The result: shiny as new. If your hair does not fall into the ‘normal’ category, try some great DIY recipes of all types of hair and concerns. Happy masking gal!
Now that you’ve learned the basics, go ahead and explore, use every resource in your pantry and fridge and master the art of natural care.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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Thank you so much to Mia for this awesome post! I hope you’ve all enjoyed these tips and let me know in the comments if you try any of them and what you make of them! I know I’ll be trying them out myself! Keep up to date with Mia on her Twitter and Facebook links above, and don’t forget to check out all her great writing over on highstylife.com