Best Natural Skin Care

The best natural skincare can be hard to determine. There are many items claiming to be natural, but as you read through the ingredients, you’ll often find it’s filled with chemicals and unnatural preservatives. Most of the skincare products that are really natural, are too exorbitantly expensive to buy on a regular basis.

That’s why I always say the best natural skincare is the skincare you make yourself. It’s more affordable, the products last longer, and every batch is catered specifically to you.

As you search through homemade skincare products, you’ll find that a lot of them call for the same ingredients. If you just get a few ingredients and learn what they are for, you can mix and match and make a lot if different things.

As long as you know what each of your ingredients are for, you can design your own products, and recipes become more guidelines than rules. Only you know exactly what your skin needs.

Frequently Used Ingredients:

Baking Soda

Baking Soda is inexpensive, extremely cleansing, and a natural preservative. Baking soda is rejuvenating to the skin, helpful for acne treatment.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay, also called healing clay, is detoxifying and nourishing for skin. Bentonite Clay also puts off a charge that helps support healthy blood flow. You should never use metal when working with bentonite clay, or certain properties will be destroyed.

Black Castor Oil

Castor oil has numerous benefits for the skin. Because of it's antibacterial properties, castor oil makes an effective natural acne treatment, and natural disinfectant for the skin. Which make castor oil an excellent ingredient in homemade face wash and masks. 

Organic Raw Honey

Honey has natural antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties, which make it ideal for skin care. Honey is very cleansing to the skin, and it is an acne repellant. 

Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal Powder is very drawing. It links to dirt and oils trapped in your pores and draws them to the surface. Activated charcoal is a common ingredient found in pore cleansing masks.

Secret Ingredients:

Essential Oils

Essential oils have a wide range of uses from cleansing and revitalizing the skin, to aiding in digestion, respiratory function, and mood stabilization. 

Amala Powder

Amalas are high in vitamin A, so the powder is very good for the skin. Amla powder is cleansing, and helps repair skin cells, leaving you with glowing skin.

Neem

Every Part of the Neem tree can be used as some kind of remedy. Neem leaves and neem oil fight skin infections and cleanse your pours when applied topically.

Shikakai Powder

Shikakai powder is very soothing to the skin and hair, and leaves it looking and feeling silky. 

Reetha Powder

Reetha is and Indian powder that strips the skin of dirt, impurities, and excess oils. Reetha is very strong, so you only need a little at a time. 

Calendula

Calendula petals support quick healing. They can also fade scars, dark spots, and wrinkles. Ground into a powder, the petals can be used in face wash, or you can soak them to make a toner water.

Homemade Skin Care Recipes:

Acne Face Wash:

Homemade Face Scrubs:

Salt Scrub or Sugar Scrub:

  • 1/2 c Himalaya Pink Salt or Raw Sugar
  • 1/2 c oil (coconut, sweet almond, jojoba, olive)
  • 10 - 15 drops essential oils (Optional)

Natural Facial Toner:

  • Witch Hazel
  • Rose Water
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • TeaTree oil and Water

Natural Face Masks:

Aloe and Charcoal:

1 T Aloe Vera Gel

2 tsp Activated Charcoal Powder

Mix thoroughly, apply all over face for as long as desired. Wipe off with a warm cloth.

Honey Face Masks

Peel Off Mask

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