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Special Home Made Treats For Your Skin

Written By OLUSEYE AJAYI on Monday, January 7, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Special Home Made Treats For Your Skin
Do you want a flawless, glowing skin without spending so much money on expensive beauty treatments, serums and cosmetics?

All you need is a few minutes and a handful of everyday ingredients sitting somewhere in your kitchen.

There exist so many homemade beauty/skin-care treatments guaranteed to give you outstanding results.

Their natural ingredients offer tons of beautifying vitamins and antioxidants without subjecting your skin to irritating chemicals, fragrances, and preservatives.

You can custom-blend these ingredients to suit your skin type or needs.

They also smell good and feel wonderful on the skin.

Here are a few of these nature's beauty wonders:

BANANA AND MILK MASK: A tightening and beautifying mask that will smoothen and firm up your face giving you a vibrant and youthful look. You can also use them when your skin is looking dull and tired. Constant use of this mask helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Mash half of a ripe banana with 1tsp of full cream milk.
  • Carefully pat mixture on face and neck.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.

EGG AND HONEY MASK: A nourishing and tightening mask that will smoothen and brighten up your skin.
  • Mix 1 egg (white for oily skin, yolk for dry skin) and 1tsp of honey together.
  • Apply mixture on face and neck.
  • Leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.

APPLE AND HONEY MASK: A clarifying and lightening mask that will soften and brighten your skin instantly.
  • Peel, grate and extract the juice of 1 medium sized green apple.
  • Mix with 2tsp of honey.
  • Using a cotton pad, apply on face and neck avoiding the eye area.
  • Leave on for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.

CUCUMBER AND LEMON: A clarifying and exfoliating mask. It can be applied on areas that appear darker on the skin like the underarms, knees, elbows, feet, buttocks. It is also be effective for those with oily and acne-prone skin.
  • For oily skin, mix equal amounts of cucumber and lemon juice together. For normal skin, you can add some glycerine.
  • Apply on skin.
  • Leave on for about 10 minutes for normal skin and 15 minutes for oily skin.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.
  • If used during the day, apply a cream with SPF or a sunscreen afterwards.

WATERMELON MASK
A refreshing and anti-aging mask suitable for all skin types. It can also be used as a treatment to soothe and heal sun-burn.
  • Extract water melon juice.
  • Dab gently into face, neck and other areas constantly exposed to the sun.
  • Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.

AVOCADO MASK: A moisturizing face mask that gives instant glow. It is partially rewarding for dry skin.
  • Cut out the flesh of a small ripe avocado and mash.
  • Apply on face and neck.
  • Leave on for as long as you want.
  • Rinse it off with warm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.

COFFEE MASK AND COCOA MASK: A brightening and revitalizing mask. It is especially useful in decreasing puffiness around the eyes.
  • Mix 3tsp of ground coffee, 3tsp of pure cocoa powder and 4tsp of olive oil together.
  • Add 2tsp of honey (for dry skin) or lemon juice (for oily skin).
  • Carefully pat mixture on face and neck.
  • Leave on till mask dries.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.
  • Any left over can be massaged onto the bum to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Natural home remedies can work wonders for both your skin and your psyche, cost next to nothing and don't require an appointment, numerous investigations or complicated surgeries, they are there within your reach.

Learn the necessary tips for a perfect at-home skin treatment, start your custom-made beauty therapy today, and watch your skin glow with pride.

Enjoy the pampering!
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