Don’t you just love recipes? Whether they’re for dinner, desserts or even homemade cleaning products, you end up saving money AND being healthier! Check out today’s guest post by Stu Lieberman as he shares three recipes for homemade skin-care solutions!
Walk into any skin care store looking for natural beauty products and you could spend more than $100 per product. The salesperson will likely tell you that natural beauty formulas cost more, and then give you some line about how you have to spend more to look younger.
It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to drain your bank account in order to enjoy smoother, more vibrant skin. Here are some easy and quick natural solutions you can make right at home.
Rejuvenating Papaya Facial Mask
The papaya fruit is loaded with skin nourishing vitamins and antioxidants. Due to its high concentration of the enzyme papain, papaya is also a natural and gentle skin exfoliator, helping to scrub away dead skin cells so that new fresh skin can be revealed. When you exfoliate your skin, the look of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced, and your skin appears younger. Interestingly, a papaya’s level of papain is highest when the fruit is not yet ripe.
What you’ll need:
- ½ unripe papaya, peeled and seeded
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Directions: mix ingredients together in blender or food processor until smooth, with a paste-like consistency. Apply to face, and neck, if desired. Leave mask on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Skin Brightening with Lemon
If you have dark spots, age spots, or hyperpigmentation, lemon juice can help. The citric acid in lemon juice naturally reduces the look of dark spots on the skin, and helps to even out skin tone. Be careful using lemon juice on open wounds or cuts, as the juice will sting. Also, note that lemon juice may dry out the skin if you apply it too often. So, it’s best to limit the lemon juice application to 3-4 times per week.
What you’ll need:
- ½ lemon
Directions: squeeze the juice of the lemon into a bowl. Remove any seeds that fall into the bowl. Using a cotton ball or swap, apply lemon juice to entire face, or just the trouble spots you’re looking to brighten. Leave lemon juice on the skin for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with water.
Coffee Cellulite Scrub
Take a look at the ingredients in any natural cellulite product and you’re sure to find one common ingredient—caffeine. Caffeine has been shown to reduce the look of cellulite by dilating blood vessels, which in turn, tightens and tones skin tissue. Note that the changes are not permanent. But, if you’re headed to the beach or pool soon, give this a try to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What you’ll need:
- ¼ cup freshly ground coffee
- 3 tablespoons of warm water
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Directions: Mix the coffee and water together and then let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes. It should form a paste. Add olive oil and mix. Apply scrub to freshly cleaned skin. Leave on skin for 2-4 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
About the Author
This article is written by + Stu Lieberman the writer for Nutri-Health.com, an online High Quality Probiotics and Health Store. Assisting people and helping them find quality natural health supplements and health products online is what Stu has been doing for over 2 years. Nutri-Health.com carries Digestive Supplements to Probiotics to Joint Health.
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