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Softer, more gorgeous skin can easily be achieved with a DIY organic facial. It’s a great way to unwind at the end of the day, plus with the use of luxurious ingredients you can give your facials a spa quality. Sit back, relax, and let the facial work its magic!
The great thing about using organic ingredients in your skincare routine is that you probably already have some of them in your kitchen or pantry. Added to this, you’re not putting anything on your skin that’s chemically-based, which makes it much better for your skin as well as your general health.
Some of the most pampering facial ingredients include:
It’s rich and thick, just perfect to soothe your skin. Honey is a natural antibacterial, so it helps to keep blemishes at bay as well as treat them. It’s also filled with antioxidants to make your skin youthful for longer.
This water is healing for skin plus it smells delicious. It fights acne and keeps skin hydrated, smooth and moisturized. Rosewater is revered as a skin toner while its antioxidants work to regenerate the skin’s tissues.
You can make your own rosewater toner easily just by pouring two cups of boiling water over one cup of rose petals. Cover it and let it sit for an hour or so until it has cooled down. Then, squeeze the petals to release their water and refrigerate it in a jar so that it’s available when you need it.
- Almond Oil
Oil from almonds is highly moisturizing for skin so you definitely want to use it in a pampering homemade facial recipe, especially if your skin is feeling tight or dry. Almond oil contains a variety of nutrients your skin needs to flourish, such as Vitamins A, B and E, which make your complexion glow. Almond oil is such a great moisturizer because it penetrates deeply into the skin’s layers to hydrate them at a base level.
The above three ingredients can be used in one recipe. It’s a great way to reap all their benefits! All you need are the following:
– two tablespoons of rosewater (such as from the above recipe)
– three drops of almond oil
– two tablespoons of organic honey
– half a teaspoon of rose essential oil
Mix the ingredients together so that you get a creamy consistency. Refrigerate it for approximately 20 minutes, then apply it to your face. Massage it gently as you do. Sit with the mixture for 15 minutes before washing it off. This makes your skin feel luxurious as it locks in moisture and after being refrigerated the mixture will also be refreshing to skin.
Tips for Successful Facials
- Cleanse First!
It’s important to note that you should prepare your skin for a facial by cleansing it well. This gets rid of any product build-up, oil and dirt, allowing the organic facial ingredients to be better absorbed by your skin. Apply a cleanser to your damp face in gentle upward circles so that you exfoliate your skin while improving blood circulation.
- Finish with a Moisturizer
Always apply moisturizer to your skin after you have given yourself a facial. This is important to seal in moisture and nourishment.
Facials can be luxurious even when they’re homemade. By choosing highly pampering ingredients, you can turn your DIY facial into a lavish treatment that de-stresses your mind while boosting the appearance of your skin.