10 At-Home Skin Cream Recipes For Amazing Skin
Written by Jane Marcus on April. 22nd 2018
    Anti-aging products should not only revive, but they should also completely renew your complexion. Face masks are an important part of a skin care regimen, providing skin with the essential proteins it needs to stay plump and supple. Home-made masks and skin creams can provide the same benefits as their store-bought counterparts.

    Switching from regular skin care products to natural skin care versions can be one of the toughest steps towards natural living to take. It can be difficult to break free of the age defying, wrinkle reversing, acne preventing claims of conventional products and switch to a natural option. However, once you do, you may just discover that the natural options are often cheaper and work better (as I have)!  

    The best way to get started with homemade natural skin care recipes is to start using quality ingredients. I recommend organic extra-virgin coconut oil, organic sweet almond oil, organic argan oil, organic beeswax and other DIY skin care supplies.

    The following are some of my favorite natural skincare recipes that you can whip up at home!

    1. Parsley Eye Mask

    Parsley contains vitamin C, chlorophyll, and vitamin K -- ingredients that help lighten skin (useful for dark undereye circles) and reduce puffiness.
    You'll need a handful of parsley  1 tablespoon hot water. Roughly chop the parsley and drop it into a small bowl. Grind the leaves with the back of a wooden spoon (or drop them into a food processor if you're short on time). Add the hot water and stir the mixture together. When it has cooled, soak up the juice into two cotton balls or pads. 

    Lie down on your back and gently press the cotton balls under your eyes for 10 minutes.

    2. Honey Facial Masks

    One of my favorite, all-purpose ingredients in my home is raw honey. I enjoy it in my morning cup of tea. I drink a warm glass of water with honey to quell a cough or sore throat. And, of course, I use it for all-natural skin care.

    Raw, unpasteurized honey is chock full of antioxidants to help fight wrinkles and aging skin.  Honey is also a natural antibacterial, which helps to prevent and fight acne, purifier (gently unclogs pores), and moisturizer.

    Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with 2-3 drops of Lavender essential oil. Apply to face and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

    3. Homemade Skin Mask Using Avocado

    Women in Mexico have been using the avocado for their skin for thousands of years. Avocados contain Vitamins A & C, potassium, protein, iron, and natural emollients and is extremely nourishing.

    For this recipe you will need 1 average sized avocado (mashed) 1 ripe banana ( also mashed ) and 1 teaspoon of honey.

    Mix in a small bowl all of the ingredients until smooth. Apply to face with your hands. Leave the creamy mixture on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse your face with cool water. You can save the leftovers in the refrigerator. 

    4. Natural Microfiber Face Wash

    I’ve been using the oil cleansing method for a couple of years, and I’d still highly recommend it, but I’ve recently switched to a faster, easier and even cheaper option: Microfiber. My favorite company makes a natural body cloth with silver wound into the thread so it is completely antibacterial. It takes off makeup, food (kids faces, not mine!), dirt, etc. without any soap at all (which is great since soap strips the natural oils in the skin). It is also completely safe to use on babies and kids (which would be especially helpful for any kids with eczema) and the cheapest/most environmentally friendly.

    You can also use pure, organic Liquid Castille soap in water to naturally cleanse the face. A few drops on a wash cloth or in a sink full of water will naturally clean your face.

    5. Natural Make-Up Remover

    Microfiber works great for this too and even removes mascara without soap or oils.
    Plain olive or coconut oil will also remove mascara (even waterproof) and will remove other make-up as well but isn’t as ideal if you have oily skin.
    For oily skin- Liquid Castille soap in water will remove makeup without adding oils to the skin or stripping the natural ones.

    6. Lotions and Moisturizers

    For most people, pure coconut oil is all that is needed for moisturizing the face. It is naturally full of collagen supporting lauric acid and is easily absorbed by the skin. Even for oily and acne prone skin, coconut oil’s natural anti-bacterial properties make it a great option.

    For those with dry skin or who want to prevent aging naturally, a homemade lotion bar is a great (and naturally SPF 5) option. You can even add zinc oxide to make a sunscreen bar if you need the extra protection, or alter into a natural deodorant.

    7. Natural Exfoliators

    A sugar/oil scrub is great for most skin types when extra exfoliation is needed. Just mix equal parts oil (coconut, olive, etc.) and sugar (white or brown) and use as a whole body exfoliator.

    For more oily skin, plain baking soda can be used to exfoliate skin and remove blackheads or dirt.

    8. Natural Anti-Aging

    There are a ton of anti-aging products available but the best options are the ones you take internally. All of the collagen products that are supposed to firm up skin don’t take into account that collagen must be produced internally and is too large to absorb through the skin.

    To promote natural collagen production, I’d suggest using coconut oil as a moisturizer and taking Gelatin, Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Blend and Vitamin C to support natural Collagen production internally.

    9. Strategies for Blackheads

    Blackheads are harmless enough, but if clear skin is what you’re after (and most of us are), try these natural methods for reducing or eliminating blackheads for good. It takes some routine maintenance and attention, but in combination with adopting the natural skin care routine above, blemishes and blackheads should be few and far between.

    10. Natural Foot Scrub

    Mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly or cleaning cream and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender or rose. Use the mixture to gently scrub the heels free of dry, rough patches on the feet.
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About The Author: Jane Marcus

Jane lives in Southern California where she enjoys long walks on the beach with her Chihuahua, Scrappy.
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