Homemade cosmetics are a cheap solution for proper skin care, but they also bring other benefits. Many synthetic cosmetic products actually contain skin-damaging ingredients, while others are just as ineffective as they are expensive. Since we like using natural ingredients for weight loss, we might as well use them for beauty. Plenty of homemade cosmetics recipes are quite easy to make, and we listed some of the popular ones.
The best homemade cosmetics
Cleansing Milk with Chamomile – gentle formula, suitable for sensitive, dry and regular skin
– ¼ cup sweet cream
– ¼ cup milk
– 2 tbs dried chamomile (or the content of 2-3 tea bags)
Place all ingredients in a pot along with 2-3 tbs of hot water and let it simmer for ½ hour. Let the mixture cool, filter it and keep it in the refrigerator.
Cleansing Milk With 3 Types of Oil – recommended for dry skin
– 1 tbs castor oil
– 1 tbs olive oil
– 2 tbs canola oil
Mix the oil and store in a tightly closed glass container. It is also safe to use as eye makeup remover.
Cleansing Milk With Thyme – for oily skin and/or acne
– 1 L water
– 125 grams of yogurt or kefir
– 1 tbs dried marigold flowers and finely ground with a coffee grinder machine
– 1 tbs dried thyme and ground finely
– 2 tbs dry ground mallow
All ingredients are mixed in a glass container that can be covered tightly (a jar is ideal) and left in the refrigerator for 24 hours. After a day, use the blender to homogenize the paste even more and store it in the glass container. To cleanse your face, soak a cosmetic cotton pad in cleansing milk and wipe it until it becomes clear. Movements must be gentle and mild, not rubbing. Rinse with warm water (body temperature or slightly warmer).
Mix one tablespoon of ground oatmeal with extra-virgin olive oil or almond oil and 3 drops of lavender essential oil or tea tree oil if you have acne problems. Apply to face with light, circular movements, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Remove with warm water.
Avocado and Oatmeal Scrub
Mash 1/2 avocado with ground oatmeal and add a low amount of water if necessary, to get a creamy paste. Apply on the face with gentle, circular movements, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Remove with warm water.
Oatmeal and Honey Scrub
Mix one tablespoon of ground oatmeal with honey, depending on desired consistency. Apply to face with light and circular movements, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and then remove with warm water.
Mix equal parts of oatmeal, raw sunflower seeds and almonds, grind them all and mix them with sweet cream (for dry skin) or milk (for regular and oily skin). Apply gently, circularly, and leave to act for 10-15 minutes. Remove with warm water.
Mix 1 tablespoon of coffee with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and extra-virgin olive oil or almond oil. Use the mixture to gently massage the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Remove with warm water.
Scrub Usage Tips
– Exfoliate your skin once a week for maximum effectiveness.
– To avoid allergic reactions, test the scrub on your hand wrist before applying it on your face.
– Avoid under-eye areas.
– The best time of the day to exfoliate your skin is in the evening.
Revitalizing Face Mask
Mash equal parts of strawberries and bananas until it becomes a paste. Apply on the face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Hydrating Face Mask
Mix ¼ avocado, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 egg yolk, apply it on the face, leave on for 10 minutes, and remove with warm water.
Face Mask for Combination Skin
Prepare a mask containing 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of finely chopped dill. Apply on face and leave it on for 10 to 60 minutes. Rinse skin with warm water.
Sebum-control Face Mask
Mix 1 teaspoon of clay powder with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and apply to face. Spread well all over the skin and allow the mask to dry for about 20 minutes. You will feel mild stinging and itching caused by the astringent effect of the lemon juice. Wash off with warm water.
Anti-Wrinkle Face Mask
Mix ½ papaya, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, and 1 tablespoon of honey using a blender to get a smooth paste. Spread it on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. For best effects, use this mask once a week.