Whether you prefer organic natural cosmetics or you’re just looking for resourceful hacks and budgeting tips, you might want to take a look at some interesting diy beauty ideas. They’re simple, yet effective. You probably already own most of the ingredients for these minimalistic product recipes. They save you money, time and outperform their overpriced store-bought alternatives. Some of these I use occasionally, while others became a steady part of my beauty routine. And besides, they’re so much fun to make and try out.
First of all, let’s talk about skin care. You need to know that everything you do, feel, think, put in your system, in one way or another, shows on your skin, more specifically, your face. What do you do to keep your face fresh, youthful, clean and moisturized? We all want the best, of course. But, sometimes, even the biggest well-known branded products fail us miserably. They just don’t do the trick. Have you ever noticed that? If your answer is yes, trust me, you’re not alone on this one. Some moisturizers are packed with petroleum derivatives and silicones which prevent proper absorption of much-needed lipids and ceramides. Not to mention, they’re loaded with some other aggressive chemicals. And did you know, your skin can even become immune to them over some time. Also, my skin used to get really irritated after using heavy lotions and make-up removers. So, I decided to try some natural alternatives. I was pleasantly surprised and never went back to my old ways. Here are some easy tips for quality skin care.
It’s as simple as that. For washing your face, water is your best base product. Still, there are some interesting techniques and add-in ingredients to make the best out of it.
- While washing your face with water in the morning and in the evening, alternate between warm and cold water. Do that for a few minutes and you might notice a new healthy glow on your face. The warm water opens up your pores and the cold closes them. That increases blood circulation to your face and cleanses it from the inside. The result is tight and fresh looking skin. Basically, you get a natural face-lift.
- Add some sea salt (and even baking soda) to water and you have your new miracle lotion. It cleans your pores, balances oil and sebum production, and some dermatologists even claim it kills bacteria that contribute to acne. Also, with a slight exfoliating effect, it helps you maintain a youthful look. Baking soda has a similar effect, just make sure it’s aluminum free. It alkalizes the water and treats your face to a new level of skin care.
- Add some fruit,veggies and herbs to your water. The options are limitless. You can both drink it and use it on skin. Here are some suggestions: add cucumber slices, lemon drops, strawberries, aloe juice, celery, cilantro… Plus, fruit- infused water looks kinda awesome.
2.A cup of tea, indeed!
Yes, you can use all sorts of tea in your skin care routine. Whether you use it as a face wash, steam facial or just mix the herbs into all-purpose beauty paste / scrub. My favorites are camomile and green tea. Camomile acts as an antibacterial agent, it soothes the skin and reduces inflammation. Green tea is filled with antioxidants and makes your skin look brighter and flawless. Just wash your face with warm tea, rinse with cool water, then moisturize. Feel free to experiment and see what suits you best.
3.Natural exfoliants/ scrubs for a healthy youthful glow
It’s important to exfoliate. At least, twice a week. Make it a routine and help your skin get rid off dead cells. Your complexion will benefit from it a lot. Here are some of the best natural exfoliants. You probably already have everything you need in your kitchen.
- Baking soda and sea salt. As we already covered it, these two ingredients have some great cleansing and exfoliating properties. They work really well combined and give your skin a natural microdermabrasion. How cool is that?!
- Oatmeal. Not only is it a healthy breakfast option, but now you know how to reuse it for a fresh look. Also, it is anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. Well, oatmeal really has it all!
- Sugar. Also, add some kefir, mashed fruits, herbal oils or honey to these scrubs. It will be even better
4.Natural Face masks
They’re all-purpose, easily adjustable to your skin type and they give you a proper spa treatment. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourselves. Here are some basics. Mix them up as you like it.
- egg whites – they tighten the skin and give you a lifting effect, best for oily skin
- olive oil – for dry skin
- honey-moisturizes, treats acne, brightens the skin
- oatmeal-soothes the skin
- best fruit and veggies-tomatoes, strawberries, grapefruit, avocado, banana, peach, cucumber
5.Moisturize with oil
Take a break from store-bought creams and start using oil instead. I simply use olive oil. You can make a mixture with adding almond or coconut oil, some aloe vera gel, even put a drop of vitamin E into it. And there you go. Your own diy face cream that actually moisturizes and beautifies your skin. And you didn’t even have to use glycerin.
This was a basic facial care diy lesson and I hope you learned something new today. Maybe also got inspired to try it out and experiment with it. I will also write about hair care, basic cosmetic products and even make-up diys. So, stay tuned for more information.Have an awesome day!