Spa Things

As much as we would all love to visit a high end spa on a regular basis, many people are unable to afford such luxury. Thankfully, there are some excellent homemade treatments you can concoct in the comfort of your own home to look and feel radiant and spoiled. Taking the time for some much needed self-care is a vital component to your overall health.

1Eliminate the Chemicals

If you take a close look at your favorite makeup, cleanser, toner and moisturizer, there are probably a few words that you either cannot pronounce or do not know what they are. Our skin is our largest organ. It absorbs everything you put on it. Over time, the constant abuse of bombarding your face with unnatural chemical preparations can take its toll, causing you to look older than your years. Pay more attention to the products you think you love. Read labels as diligently as you would if you were in the grocery store trying to avoid an allergy.

2Coconut Oil Natural Facial Cleanser

Coconut oil is a wonderful makeup remover and gentle facial cleanser. This product is solid at room temperature. Simply take a half a teaspoon in your palms and rub them together to melt the coconut oil. Apply to your face and it is safe around the eyes; perfect for removing even waterproof mascara. Use a tissue or cotton ball to wipe off your makeup. After your face is clean, you can reapply as a moisturiser and go to bed.

3Baking Soda Natural Exfoliator

Dead skin and flaky skin can leave you with a less than radiant complexion. Our skin cells are continually renewing themselves. Help your body out by speeding up the exfoliating process a bit. Simply make a paste with some pure baking soda and water. Gently scrub your forehead, nose and chin areas and be careful to avoid your eyes. Rinse with warm water for baby smooth skin.

Once your face is cleansed and exfoliated, you can indulge in some homemade facial masks to rejuvenate and fight the signs of aging

Check out these 4 Amazing Homemade Spa Recipes to Fight Aging and Get Youthful Skin:

Dry Skin Spa Recipe

1 capsule of Vitamin E Oil

1 Tsp. Avocado Oil

Mix together in your hand and apply to your face. Some people prefer to do this before bed and sleep with it on, while others rinse off after 15 to 20 minutes.

Honey & Cucumber Mask: All Skin Types

After cleansing and pulling your hair back, apply pure honey to your face. Lie back and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Some people prefer having their eyes closed as the honey can be gooey and make your eyelids stick when blinking. This is a great opportunity to apply some astringent and cooling cucumbers to your eyes while you get some beauty rest.

Honey is very anti-inflammatory and excellent for calming and healing the skin. It is useful for those who have blemishes that are in the healing stage. Honey has antioxidant properties to help fight the free radicals on the skin. Our face is exposed to many environmental pollutants on a daily basis; therefore, incorporating antioxidants into your face care (Vitamins A, C and E) is beneficial for looking your best.

Dairy Exfoliating Mask

Lactic acid is a natural exfoliator found in milk and milk products. Plain yogurt, sour cream and milk can be wonderfully refreshing face masks hiding in your refrigerator. Simply pat some onto your face with a saturated cotton ball. If you prefer a thicker face mask, use full fat sour cream or Greek-style plain yogurt. If you want a bit of extra moisture, whip a tsp. of honey into the mix. Apply to your face and lie back for 10 to 20 minutes. It is invigorating to put something cool all over your face. This is especially a great treat after you come in from a run or home from the gym (after cleansing of course).

Homemade Vitamin C Facial Serum

1/2 tsp. L-Ascorbic Vitamin C powder

1 TBS distilled water or 1/2 tsp of distilled water combined with 2 TBS of liquid glycerine

Blend the vitamin C powder into water and use as a facial toner after cleansing. The glycerine will enable the product to last longer and adds a moisturizing component. After mixing up your serum store it in a dark glass bottle. Smaller, weekly batches work best. Apply with an eye dropper or clean hands to your face. Some people use Aloe Vera juice in place of water. Experiment to see what your skin likes the best!


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