Summer is just around the corner, and with the scorching heat of the sun, there goes dry and rough skin. With your upcoming beach trip wearing crop top and shorts, you can already expect your skin to go dull and unhealthy due to the sun’s harsh rays. Add to your skin problems are pollution, lack of sleep and maybe even alcohol, which you’ll probably all experience along with your vacation to the beach. There are plenty of beauty products out there that promise to take care of your skin, but the main problem is that they cost too much. Good thing there is an alternative; you can try some simple and straightforward home remedies with ingredients that is already in your cupboard or kitchen. The best part is that since they are homemade, you can be assured that you are not applying any harmful chemicals in your face.
Homemade Facial Cleanser
One of the best ingredients in creating a homemade facial cleanser is lemon. The citrus in the lemon works wonders in removing dead skin and of course, providing vitamin C. You need to do squeeze 1 or 2 pieces of lemon and apply the juice to your face with warm water. Another ingredient perfect as a facial cleanser is cucumber which contains hydrating properties. You can combine one part cucumber juice and one part lemon juice for a refreshing facial wash.
Homemade Facial Moisturizer
Who says you need an expensive product to moisturize your face? You can utilize an ingredient that is known for face and hair for many years, honey. What’s unique about honey is that it has the ability to retain moisture from the environment, making it a perfect moisturizing home remedy. Just apply a few teaspoons of honey in your face with an equal amount of milk then rinse after 30 minutes. You’ll notice an instant smoothness and glow after doing this for one week.
Homemade Facial Scrub
It is so easy to make an excellent facial scrub using just oatmeal and water, make sure you use plain oatmeal in creating this exfoliating mixture. Just add a little warm water to a couple of tablespoons of oatmeal, but do not let the whole oatmeal become a mush. Leave the oatmeal mixture half mushy and half dry. Use the mixture and scrub your face gently in circular motion, leaving it there until around 15 minutes. Wash with water afterwards, making sure you rinse off the dead skin cells taken off by the oatmeal.
Homemade Facial Mask
Facial mask treatments are so expensive as compared to store-bought products. Good thing it is easy to create a beauty mask with just three ingredients – extra virgin olive oil or EVOO, honey and baking soda. Honey is an excellent hydrating ingredient but combining it with olive oil can further make skin soft and smooth. Olive oil helps make skin elastic as it can penetrate deep into the skin. Combining a teaspoon of all three elements will create a paste that can be applied to the whole face to serve as a mask. Just leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse afterwards.