There are hundreds of products that can help you care for your skin, but sometimes it can be beneficial and cost-effective to make your own natural alternatives at home. It can also be a lot of fun to mash up ingredients like strawberries and avocado into a new skin cure! The best thing about this is knowing exactly what is going onto your skin, so you won’t have any nasty surprises or allergies. These two natural skin remedies will help you to naturally exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin this season.
A great technique for keeping your skin healthy is to exfoliate. When we exfoliate we remove dead skin cells, which helps to keep the skin clear, fresh and even minimises the chances of reoccurring acne.
A wonderful deep cleansing body scrub that naturally helps to fight aging, tightens the pores, lightens skin discolourations and also helps to control acne, is the homemade Strawberry Exfoliation Mask. To make this luscious skin scrub at home, you will need to mash up:
• 8 large or 12 small strawberries
• 1 tablespoon of orange or lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon of olive oil and
• 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
Combine ingredients and gently massage the scrub mix into your skin, then rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel. You will find that your skin is immediately smoother to the touch and looks great!
Another great natural way to rejuvenate your skin is with an avocado facemask. Avocado oil is one of our favorite secrets for fighting acne and maintaining healthy skin. The high quantities of good oil in avocado moisturise and nourish the skin naturally, which is why this mask is a wonderful addition to anybody’s skin routine. To make the Hydrating Avocado Mask, blend together:
• ½ an avocado
• 1 whole egg (yolk and white)
• 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda and
• 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Avoiding the eye area, spread the mixture on your face, leave for 15 minutes and then wash away with cool water. You will find your skin naturally glows and feels beautifully nourished and hydrated when you are finished. Plus if you’re hungry, you can enjoy the left over half of the avocado!
These examples are just two of many quality natural remedies to look after your skin with all natural ingredients that can be purchased from your local grocery store. But if this all seems too much effort, then check out SkinB5’s 5-min Skin Purifying Mask, which already has all the natural goodness prepared for you! All you have to do is put it on your face and reap the benefits!