Natural Skin Care Ideas

Skin is the largest organ of the body, keeping everything inside that is supposed to be there! It is our first line of defense against infection.  It helps control our body temperature.  It breathes, sweats and secretes natural oils. And it loves TLC!

Here are a few suggestions to help your skin feel like a million dollars – without it costing a million!  Note that you must start with clean skin before using any of these treatments. Essential oils can be added to masks and scrubs to increase effectiveness.  Please avoid the areas around the eyes.

Honey-Apple Mask
Great for normal skin.  Cut a peeled apple into small pieces;  mash with a fork until it is pulp. Add an equal amount of honey and mix. Apply to clean face and rest for 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water, then splash with cold water or hydrosols.

Avocado Mask
Great for dry skin or skin having had too much sun. Mash an avocado with a bit of flax or almond oil – just enough to make it creamy.  Massage into the skin and rest for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water or just wipe off and enjoy the lingering oils.

Tomato Facial Peel
Great for all skin types.  Rub fresh tomato slices directly on clean skin. Let dry. The Vitamin C and acidity will make your skin feel soft and look brighter.

Honey-Cornmeal Scrub
Great for blackhead removal.  Mix a tablespoon of cornmeal with a tablespoon of honey. Rub into the skin, especially in area that need extra attention.  Gently wipe off with a cotton cloth, rinse with warm water and finish with a splash of cold or hydrosols.

Aromatherapy Mask
Great for dry or chapped  skin.  Mix these essential oils together:  Sandalwood (2 drops),  Lavender (1 drop), Roman Chamomile (1 drop).  Add to 2tsp. honey, 1 tsp. sweet almond oil and 1 tbsp. clay. Mix to a creamy consistency; apply to face and leave for 20-30 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.  Apply natural  toner and moisturizer.

If you look after your skin, it will look after you! Have fun.

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