Healthy skin is something that we all strive for and certainly as we get older. Millions of dollars are spent every
year to find the perfect skin care products. While there are many good commercial products available, many items in
your own pantry and refrigerator can be equally effective at giving your skin a much needed boost and cleansing. If
you have sensitive skin, natural skin care recipes can work even better than some of the commercial products at
keeping your sensitive skin clean, moisturized and free from irritation.
Natural Skin Care Recipes for Dry Skin
If you tend to have dry skin, you know how important it is to find products that will moisturize and soften your
skin. But did you know that one of the best softening ingredients is found in your kitchen instead of the bathroom?
Two bananas that are mashed to a smooth texture can be applied to your face and left on for ten minutes. If you
like, you can add a bit of honey to your banana mixture as well. Rinse your face with clean water, and delight in
how soft and supple your skin feels. If you do not use the entire mixture in one sitting, you can refrigerate for up
to a week for additional applications.
A Boost for Normal Skin
If your skin type tends to run pretty normal, there are a number of natural skin care recipes that you can try as
well. For a gentle scrub, you can add plain yogurt to ½ cup of oatmeal or cornmeal to form a paste. Apply to your
damp skin and rinse with warm water. Oatmeal softens your skin, and works very well for those that are easily prone
to allergies and irritation from other products. If you are looking for a mask for your normal skin that will smell
as good as it will clean and freshen, try using a peach and some oatmeal. Cook the peach until it is soft enough to
mash with a fork. Add one tablespoon of honey and enough oatmeal to form a paste. Apply to your skin and let it set
for ten minutes before washing off.
Help for Oily Skin
There are many great natural skin care recipes that can help you to get a handle on your oily skin and prevent
breakouts. You can grate an apple or mash a handful of strawberries, add a bit of honey, and apply to your face for
an effective cleansing mask. You can also make a scrub out of ¼ cup of plain yogurt and ¼ cup of finely ground
walnuts. After wetting your face, gently work the scrub into your skin. Finish with a warm water rinse.
Your skin deserves the best care that you can offer, but that does not mean that you have to spend a fortune in skin
care products. With a trip to the grocery store or a search of your pantry, you can find many effective natural skin