Individually, the specific ingredients these recipes are made with do more than merely counter the adverse effects of synthetic contents of commercially made products. They provide your skin with vitamins and minerals needed for radiant beauty and robust health.
Let's just look at 4 of these ingredients. From this short review, you'll get a good idea of how making your own cosmetics can improve your long-term beauty and health.
Green Tea: More than just a beverage!
We'll start with green tea. We all know that drinking several cups a day can help reduce your risk factor of developing many degenerative diseases--that is, diseases associated with the aging process.
But few of us give green tea much if any thought as an aid for skin care treatments. But it's true! Here's why.
First,green tea contains potent antioxidants. These substances are known to help battle "free radicals" in your system, which are responsible for the aging process. But antioxidants contain antiseptic qualities, anti-inflammatory abilities, as well as the capability of fighting viral and fungal infections.
But green tea can do even more than that as part of a homemade skin care remedy. Just look at the following health, beauty, and skin care benefits of green tea:
- Lowers your risk of acquiring rheumatoid arthritis
- Heals minor cuts, rashes, spots, and other blemishes
- Reduces acne
- Provides a youthful appearance
- Treats sunburn
- Slows the signs of gaining
The humble oatmeal contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin. It also gently cleanses and heals the skin. It's a natural aid in relieving dry skin by adjusting your skin's natural moisture.
This particular natural ingredient is also used in skin-care treatments as a natural exfoliate, helping to clear dead skin cells from your body. You'll also discover oatmeal in some facial masks. It helps to clean out your pores without irritating or drying your skin.
The television commercial tells us the banana is the perfect food. It's not just for eating, though. The same vitamins that make it a potent health food also make it an amazing skin care tool. The fruit contains vitamin A among other antioxidants and is rich in potassium.
If you have acne-prone and oily skin, you can use a skin care homemade banana mask.
**Banana mask is made by mixing one mashed banana, one tablespoon of honey, and a few drops of lemon juice. If you have sensitive skin, you can substitute lemon juice with orange juice. Apply the mask to your face, paying attention to the oily areas. Leave the face mask on for at least fifteen minutes, and then rinse with water.**
From the ancient Chinese to modern celebrity use, the incredible, edible egg is also an incredible skin care ingredient as well.
The egg, as you may already be aware, contains lecithin. Among its health benefits is the fact that it's a natural skin emollient, which works at softening your skin. But that's just a small portion of how eggs can improve the health of your skin.
Many people have that discovered facial masks using eggs are wonderful at reducing acne. The egg also helps to firm your skin, reduce any redness and inflammation.
From this brief review you can see why successful skin care starts with the right natural ingredients. Just using these 4 simple ingredients you can create many face masks and scrubs that will make your skin feel smooth and look fresh.