Is your skin still dry after following your daily skin care routine? No matter what kinds of products you use, you're still left with dull, irritated skin.
Trying product after product claiming to calm your skin works to no avail. All this leaves you feeling hopeless.
Unfortunately, even products that are developed for sensitive or naturally dry skin contain harsh ingredients such as synthetic colors and formaldehyde. That's why you may need to find the solution to healing your skin by incorporating all natural ingredients to your routine.
Don't know where to start? We'll go over which ingredients are best along with a few easy-to-make recipes.
Take a look at these natural skin care remedies!
Avocado and Honey Moisturizer
Dry skin is not only a nuisance but it needs a gentle solution. That's where avocado comes in to play.
Not only does it make for good guacamole but it contains oleic acid which is great for moisturizing. Adding honey to this fatty fruit makes it so your complexion will be glowing. Not to mention it's antibacterial.
Here's a recipe that's easy to create.
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons of fresh cream (optional)
With a blender, you can combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. If you don't own a blender, you can mash up the avocado with a fork and add the honey. Mix until it's a fine paste.
If you want it to be more of a smoother texture, add the cream. It's not a necessity as it's only there to change the texture of the mixture.
Basil Leaf Toner
Does your dry skin leave you with an uneven complexion? If so, the answer to improving your complexion lies within basil leaves.
They improve circulation within the skin and also act as an antiseptic–which kills bacteria. Directions to this recipe are easy to follow and require little ingredients. Take a look.
- 3 tablespoons dried basil leaves
- 1 cup boiling water
While waiting for the water to come up to a boil, crush the dried basil leaves. Once water is brought to a boil, add in the leaves. Wait about five to ten minutes.
Strain out the leaves once the mixture cools enough. Pour mixture into spray bottle or container for safe keeping. Then, you can either spritz it onto your face or use a cotton ball to apply the natural toner.
It's best to use this remedy after using an exfoliator. That way, the toner gets deep down into the layers of your skin to prevent acne and even out your skin tone.
Simple Lip Scrub
Along with your face, your lips can suffer from dryness as well. A simple solution to that would be to make a lip scrub. Using one will help get rid of all the dead skin residing on your lips.
Without further ado, here are all the ingredients you'll be needing.
- 1 tablespoon white or brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Vanilla extract (optional)
Combine ingredients into a bowl until it forms into a sticky paste. Use about twice a week.
This scrub will work to remove dead skin while also making lips feel soft and supple. You can also add vanilla extract to make it smell nice.
This ingredient is definitely worth all the hype. Not only does it work to moisturize the skin when applied topically but it also has a long list of other benefits.
To name a few, it can prevent sunburns, keep acne at bay, and acts as an antioxidant. There's a lot this miracle ingredient can do, that's why you can either use it on its own or combine with other natural ingredients.
You can also use it on your hair to cleanse and moisturize as well. For gut health, consuming coconut oil will contribute to improving the digestive system which in turn, can help with dry skin.
While it might seem counterintuitive to add sea salt to your skin care routine, it can help soothe dry skin. Natural sea salt acts as an anti-inflammatory which will reduce puffiness.
Loaded with other minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium, these all work together to preserve moisture levels in the skin. Mix with honey to make a scrub that doubles as an exfoliator.
While a bit on the expensive side, argan oil will easily become your go-to. Rich in vitamins A and E along with a multitude of antioxidants, it works as a gentle moisturizer.
It can be applied as is, there's no need to mix it with other ingredients. It's best applied twice a day to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Along with using it for healing sunburns, aloe vera works to reduce redness and irritation. If your skin is severely dry, aloe vera could be the answer you've been waiting for.
It contains ingredients such as various minerals, vitamins, anti-inflammatories, fatty acids, and enzymes. All of those work together to heal skin when applied topically.
With the UV protection this plant provides, it can have you seeing fewer wrinkles as well.
Also known as a carrier oil, jojoba has a variety of uses. When used in liquid form, it's a powerful moisturizer. Not only that but it can cure chapped skin.
It's also available in wax form. Jojoba as a wax is used as a protectant for the skin while also controlling levels of moisture.
Use These Natural Skin Care Remedies to Get Glowing Skin
Chemicals in everyday skin care products can leave us with dry, dull skin. Rather than walk around miserable at the result of it, use these natural skin care remedies instead. Not only will your skin be moisturized but it'll be looking its best.
One last option to consider is a natural skin care cream. You can take a look at our review to see if it is appropriate for you.
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