For centuries, people have been using recipes for homemade facial treatments. From ancient Greece and Egypt to Grandma’s mixtures, there have been a variety of facial treatments for every skin need.
If you are tired of paying the high prices at the cosmetic stores or are fearful of the contaminants that are found in the manufactured products, you might be considering making your own facial treatments. If you are approaching this, make sure the ingredients that you use are not only fresh but organic. Organic ingredients will eliminate any pesticides or chemicals.
Honey has been used by civilizations throughout the years. Honey contains a natural antibacterial agent that will help the skin and body. The easiest homemade facial recipe for using honey is: Open the pores of the skin with a warm water wash cloth. Place the wash cloth on the skin. This is also a nice relaxation process. Apply organic honey to the face and let it stay there for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Use warm water to rinse the face and remember to finally close the pores with a cold water rinse.
Facial scrubs are all the rage in spas these days. You can make a number of facial scrubs that will remove dead skin and assist in regenerating that fresh healthy look. Yogurt, honey and walnut facial scrub is very popular. One quarter cup of organic walnuts and yogurt as well as 2 tablespoons of honey in a blender. Wash your face with a warm water solution first. Then add the mixture in a massaging method, leaving on for fifteen minutes; then rinse with cool water.
Another tried and true exfoliation scrub is a salt scrub. Many people recommend a high quality sea salt as the best selection. Mix the sea salt into some room temperature organic honey. Just enough to make it thick enough to stick on a spoon. Gently massage from forehead down, do not get near the eyes. Leave the mixture on for about five minutes. You may feel a flushed feeling to the skin, as the honey will be drawing blood to the skin surface. This will help to regenerate new skin growth. To remove, use warm water on your hand and gently massage until clean. Your skin will have a more reddened appearance and a warm feel to the touch.
For dry skin that has a flakiness, you want to moisturize. Women have used egg bases for years, but if you don’t have time to mix anything yourself, you can use an organic mayonnaise. This is a bit messy and since mayonnaise typically contains vinegar, the scent can be slightly overwhelming. Apply to the face, leaving it on for about ten minutes or so. The dry skin will combine with the natural moisturizing properties and you can then gently massage to remove the dry skin. Rinse with lightly warm water. This process will take from six to eight weeks to give you a more natural look and remove the dry skin.
There are many variations for homemade facial treatments that include blending almond meal with oat and honey powders, kaolin clay, borax and water. Another is to use blender crushed pineapple pieces and juice combined with honey.