Natural ways to revitalize your skin

Whether you want to reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, rebalance oily, acne-prone skin or reveal a smoother, more dewy complexion, we’ve got you covered with these easy, natural, homemade skin care recipes. You can make each of these beauty treatments with just a few simple ingredients from your kitchen and take advantage of all that Mother Nature has to offer!

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4 DIY recipes for
fresh, flawless skin

Whether you want to reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, rebalance oily, acne-prone skin or reveal a smoother, more dewy complexion, we’ve got you covered with these easy, natural, homemade skin care recipes. You can make each of these beauty treatments with just a few simple ingredients from your kitchen and take advantage of all that Mother Nature has to offer!

1

Avocado moisturizing mask

This mask is best for creating a smooth, flawless complexion. Avocado can help hydrate dry skin by adding oils and improving the barrier your skin puts up against life’s little pollutants.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • 1/2 a small avocado
  • Squirt of honey (around 1 tablespoon)

Directions:

  1. Place the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and purée the mixture into a smooth cream.
  2. Apply it to your skin using a pastry brush.
  3. For best results, leave the mask on your skin for at least 30 minutes (or up to an hour if you have time).
  4. Rinse off the mask with warm water and a soft face cloth.

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2

Honey purifying mask

Honey has long been revered for being a tasty and nutritious sandwich spread, but it’s also packed with the kinds of nutrients your skin can benefit from. “The sweet stickiness of honey makes it an excellent mask to purify the skin, removing pollutants and deep cleaning,” explains Amanda from Easy Peasy Organic. The best way to apply it?

Ingredients:

  • Squirt of honey (around 1 tablespoon)
  • Equal amount of cool water

Directions:

  1. Mix the honey and water together in a cup.
  2. Using your fingers, lightly rub the sweet honey mixture onto your face, being careful to avoid the delicate skin around your eyes.
  3. Rinse off with a warm face cloth, pat dry and follow with moisturizer.
3

Lemon exfoliation for oily skin

Lemons not only contain cleansing enzymes that can assist in removing dead skin cells, but they also act as a natural astringent, which is ideal for oily skin. This citrus-rich fruit can be mixed with sugar to create a powerful exfoliant that will leave your skin looking healthy, fresh and revitalized.

Ingredients:

  • The juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (brown or caster sugar works best)

Directions:

  1. Mix the lemon and sugar together in a small bowl.
  2. Apply all over your face and neck using small, circular rubbing motions with your fingers.
  3. Leave on for at least 2–3 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Follow with a light moisturizer.
4

Cucumber quick fix

Cucumbers are more than just a crunchy and refreshing salad ingredient! They’re known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can alleviate puffiness, and when they’re fresh out of the veggie crisper, their cool temperature helps to reduce blood flow to the area. A couple of cucumber slices placed over your eyes for 10 minutes is the perfect way to rejuvenate your under-eye skin the day after a late night.

Quick tip

Boost your skin every day with products that contain natural ingredients like soy, oatmeal, and shiitake.


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