There are a lot of facial and skin care products out there – a LOT. The most unfortunate part of these products is that most of them are jam packed with hazardous and harmful chemicals that can actually encourage the aging of our skin by exposing it to these chemicals.
If you want a natural “do it yourself” skin care regime that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and cleansed, check out the skin care regime below. You can find each one of these ingredients and products in your house today if you raid your kitchen cabinets and washroom cupboards and drawers.
The Witch Hazel Cleanser
Witch hazel has always been promoted for its astringent properties, and has often been used by women for centuries as a natural toner. The Native Americans originally used witch hazel for a whole lot of natural, therapeutic remedies.
You can easily find witch hazel on the shelves of any drug store or natural health store. To make this cleansing tonic, all you need is to take one cup of the witch hazel and combine it with 2 tablespoons of alcohol (such as rubbing alcohol). Dip a cotton ball or cotton pad into the solution, and then apply it to your skin!
TIP: For those of you with more sensitive skin, you can try using ¼ cup of white vinegar. It may smell at first, but the smell will go away shortly after application.
Lemon-Based Blackhead Remover
If you have ever been left thinking that you will never get rid of those pesky blackheads, fear not – your answer may only take a few quick squeezes of a lemon! Lemons and other citrus fruits are naturally exfoliating and cleansing, making them an ideal choice when trying to remove blackheads.
You can go about using lemons to remove blackheads in a couple of ways: you can cut the lemon right in half and rub it right onto your face before you go to bed at night, or you can take lemon juice and add it with 2 tablespoons of rosewater. Once mixed, you can then apply the blackhead remover with a cotton swab.
Scar Removing Tonic
Honey and nutmeg, when combined, can be used as a fantastic facial scar remover. This cleanser will help heal any scars that you may have gotten on your face from acne, cuts, and other accidents.
To create this cleansing tonic, all you need to do is combine 1 teaspoon of nutmeg with 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix the two ingredients together, and then apply the mixture to your face. Let the mixture sit for a good 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water, and repeat this process twice a week for effective results.
Olive Oil Moisturizer
Olive oil is for more than just cooking. For ages women have been using olive oil as a way to moisturize their skin. After you cleanse your skin in the morning or at night, simply apply olive oil to your face with our finger tips! After a moment or two, blot away any excess oil.