DIY Skin Saviors: Revamp Your Complexion with these Au Naturale Facials
Posted Thursday July 26, 2012 10:37 AM GMT
If porcelain skin were easy to achieve, we’d all be walking around with a flawless complexion as smooth as a baby’s you-know-what.
However, with all the harsh elements in the environment we brave each day, it’s hard to steer clear of the things that cause pre-mature aging, sun damage, excessive dryness, and so on.
It’s important to stay true to a strict beauty routine that will aid in the preservation of your skin and its natural beauty – after all; it’s the only one you’ve got! Even if all you do is wash your face with bar soap every night, at least it’s SOMETHING.
There are a slew of store-bought products you can buy that will do the trick, but sometimes it’s good to turn to the all natural resources we have available at our fingertips and whip up these revitalizing remedies at home! Enter the Dill Face wash and the Herbal Facial Steam.
Two fabulous go-to facials we love, each of these possesses properties that are mega-beneficial to skin; clearing it of dead skin cells and opening your pores, allowing for the moisture your complexion craves to waltz right on in.
Dill Face Wash
What you’ll need:
- 1 Teaspoon aloe (from fresh plant)
- ½ Cup milk
- 1 Teaspoon freshly chopped dill
- Small mixing bowl
- Slice fresh aloe lengthwise and extract the proper amount of gel from within. Add to bowl.
- Combine the gel with the milk and dill and stir until a smooth consistency comes about.
- Massage onto damp skin for a minute, and then rinse off with warm water.
- Pat dry, then moisturize.
Herbal Facial Steam:
*If your skin is severely dry, avoid this steam. It will irritate your complexion.
What you’ll need:
- 1/3 Cup dried lavender blossoms
- 1/3 Cup dried calendula blossoms
- 4 – 5 drops geranium essential oil
- Pot, towel and stove top.
- Steep the lavender and calendula blossoms in 2 cups of hot water for 10 minutes.
- Turn stove top to its LOWEST setting and add in the geranium essential oil.
- Drape a towel over your head and shoulders to make a tent (if you will) over your upper half.
- Hold face over the steam for 3 – 5 minutes, allowing the steam to caress your face.
- When finished, splash lukewarm water on your face and pat dry.