Natural Beauty: Face Products

By January 21, 2013Beauty Recipes, Vegan Recipes

So here’s the deal with skin care products…

I have been suffering from acne since I hit puberty at the ripe old age of 14. A battle I have been able to overcome after 10 years of struggling, thousands of dollars spent, and many poisons ingested. It tried every magic pill, cream and elixir you could possibly imagine. It never occurred to me to just… Go natural, Be natural, and do less. We’ve all heard that saying, less is more and this couldn’t be more true! Back to basics I say! Use the ingredients mother nature gave you; and save a few bucks as well. So try these beautiful recipes and give your skin the natural healing it deserves!

      Exfoliate this! Natural Exfoliater

1 lemon
1 tsp Cane sugar
1 tsp Salt

In a small bowl mix all ingredients until you have a thick paste. Scrub until the sugar has dissolved, rinse off, and dry.

Facial Steamer

This is the perfect steam ritual to open up those pores and get all that gunk out! It’s like a little spa treatment, at home!

Boil a large pot of water. Drape a large towel over your head Virgin Mary styles, and place your head over the steam. Breathe and relax for three to five minutes. If you have acne you can add a little cider vinegar or a few drops of peppermint oil to the mix. Just KEEP YOUR EYES CLOSED!!!

Refresh Toner Natural Toner 

Mix aloe vera juice with an equal amount of water in a travel size shampoo container. Apply to your face with a cotton ball after cleansing for a soothing and toner.

    Apple Toner

1 apple, seeds removed and thinly cut
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup witch hazel

Place the apple in a small saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool, then strain out the chunks. Stir in the witch hazel and pour into a bottle or jar. Apply to skin using a clean cotton ball.

Margarita a la face Natural Face Mask

Take a ripe avocado, mash it well. Add 1 tsp of mesquite and juice of a quarter lime and mix. Apply to face, leaving for a 10 minutes. This is great if your skin is thirsty and looking for a good moisturizing.

Skin porridge

 Mash a banana and add ground oatmeal until you have a paste. Wash face and apply to skin, let sit for 15-30 mins. Fantastic as a moisturizing mask replacement!

If you want an energizing morning mask add 1 tbsp of raw cacao oowder to your skin porridge. The natural caffeine in the cacao will wake you up!

Zit be gone Treatments Blemish/ Spot Treatments

Sour Rose: Mix the juice of a fresh lemon with rosewater and leave on your face for a few minutes. Rinse off with filtered water.

Super food for Super Skin: apply the juice of fresh cut ginger to acne pimples once a day. The ginger will calm the acne inflammation.

Vacation water: Salt, apple cider vinegar and water applied to the face will help reduce inflammation and eruptions.

Mojito Toner : Brew a pot of Dandelion and Mint, let steep, and pour into a bottle. This will keep for 5 days. Apply with a cotton ball before bed.

Pre-Tea: Tea tree oil gently dabbed on the acne sores will help clear them up.

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