Five Natural Skin Care Recipes

By John R. Gibbons

You may have heard that organic argan oil for skin care is a wonderful concoction that works wonders. This is not a mere speculation as the oil has proven its worth for over thirty centuries past. The beauty oil is native to Morocco where its source, the argan tree, is exclusively found. The Moroccan people enjoyed the potency of this oil for centuries not only on their skin but also for their entire body. Argan oil gives the skin a radiant look so people who have used it often call it the "Liquid Gold".[]

One thing that you should keep from your summer skin care routine is the use of sun screen. You may not be spending as many days next to the pool in the upcoming months but you will still be susceptible to sun damage. Be sure to protect yourself from a sunburn by using a natural skin care lotion that contains at least SPF 15 to moisturize and protect skin at the same time.

There are many other natural antioxidants in this special oil that protect your skin from potential damage from the environment including pollution, too much sun exposure and chemicals. One of its contents, Ferulic acid is rarely found in any oil. It protects you from harmful radiation of the sun where it works best.Polyphenols help fight the damage caused by over-exposure to the sun and promote skin repair. There are also the sterols that help in maintaining young looking and moisturized skin. Organic argan oil for skin care additionally helps keep your skin firm and elastic with all its essential fatty acid contents.

There are additional benefits including antibacterial and faster healing factors. These are brought on by the oil's components like Squalene, Oleic and Linoleic acids, Triterpene Alcohols and D-7 Stigmasterol.How Do These Nutrients Help Your Skin?It will take a lot of time to discuss all the benefits of using this oil on your skin. Here are some very important benefits that you would want to know:Delays the skin aging process.It can help reduce fine lines, and wrinkles on the skin and oftentimes even diminish stretch marks.The oil moisturizes the skin so that it looks and feels healthy. It enhances the production of collagen and elastin which in turn makes the skin more resistant to injuries.When used regularly, organic argan oil can help prevent and even cure skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.It can prevent UV rays from damaging your skin.Believe it or not, argan oil can even combat acne breakouts.

A wonderful skin treatment, it gives you all those benefits and a lot more. It is equally effective on your hair and even your nails. Consider using argan oil for skin care if you have wrinkles, scars and other skin problems that you want to be taken care of. Results of this great oil can be so overwhelming even if you use just a few drops of it everyday.If your blessed with the perfect look then consider yourself very lucky. Many of us have to work at it more than others. Fortunately, there are many very inexpensive ingredients that will help everyone look good and have beautiful skin. If we're going to use natural ingredients for our skin care regimen, then we should be totally aware of our skin type and thus not end up using the wrong natural skin care products. Here are some great tips for various skin types as well as recipes for face masks.Skin care tips for normal skin.If you happen to be one of the lucky ones who have normal skin then count your blessings. This group hardly has any skin care problems and usually have that flawless look others admire. All you have to do is make sure to eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water and get regular exercise. Another suggestion is to cleanse your face with soap and water and add a little rose water. Rose water helps to maintain your skin tone and also ensures that dirt and dust is washed away What's the point of skin toning if you have normal skin? Well, irrespective of whatever tone of skin you may have, rose water helps enlarge pores and eliminates that orange peel look every time you wash your face.

Pamper your skin and keep it hydrated during colder fall months with a weekly facial. Halloween and Thanksgiving aren't the only occasions for pumpkin, have it make an appearance in your own natural skin care mask. For an easy do it yourself pumpkin mask, just combine 1 cup of canned pumpkin mashed with an egg yolk and a few tablespoons of buttermilk. Then smooth the mixture onto your face and neck, letting sit for 30 minutes before rinsing.Skin care products have developed greatly since the ancient Egyptians started using natural ingredients back in 4th millennium BC. Use of natural ingredients such as bee venom (which incidentally has made a comeback in skin care), milk and honey to enhance their skin was well documented as were the many natural cosmetic ingredients found in our mothers and grandmothers kitchens such as oat masks and sugar rubs.

Ideas and Recipes for Face Masks.Carrot Mask - Grate a carrot and mix it with one teaspoon of honey. Leave on your face for around 15 minutes and with regular use, it will surely bring about a change.Pineapple mash - Mash a pineapple slice and mix it with some lemon juice then, mix that with wheat flour. Use it on your face and neck area then scrub it off after a while. You will notice how smooth your skin is.Lemon-Egg Mixture - Beat an egg white and store it in the freezer for 15 minutes. When the time is up add lemon juice and a grated tomato to your cooled off egg whites. Lemon and egg have a wonderful softening quality so if you do this for a month, you'll notice how soft your skin becomes.Guava ,For a more glowing look, smash a guava and stir it with an oatmeal and lemon juice mixture.Spinach - Try a cup of raw pureed spinach with one spoon of fresh cream. Apply to the face.

The Radical Radish - A grated radish with a spoon of vinegar, one spoon of lemon juice and one spoon of honey and mix well. Put them in distilled water and let steep like a tea then wash your face regularly with this mixture.Honey potato - Mix a spoon of honey with an egg white and grated potato.Make a paste of orange peel and rose water. Apply the combination on the skin. This will make you're skin glow.Gently massage an egg white and honey face mask It will eliminate tan from the face.Cleansing with cucumber adds glow to the skin. Mixing cucumber juice with milk, you get a wonderful cleanser.

The avocado's delivers moisture that's rich in vitamins B and E.Absorb Away Oily Skin.Use this treatment twice a week to clean your skin and remove excess while maintaining healthy moisture levels.Mix into a paste an egg yolk, a 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 2 Tablespoons each of honey and olive oil.Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes.The honey cleans and is naturally antibacterial, the oatmeal absorbs dirt and oil and the olive oil ensures healthful moisture is maintained.Lighten Spots And Even Out Melasma Patches.A natural home remedy for skin that's uneven in color is to take half a cup of fresh mashed papaya and mix with 2 Tablespoons of honey.

The use of specialised ingredients such as marine collagens, bee venom, and vitamins and minerals are being included in natural skin care ranges added in bases that can easily be absorbed by the skin and so now we are seeing a difference. These products are now not only pleasant to use but they will plump up skin, stimulate collagen and elastin production and as a result will reduce fine lines and make the skin look brighter and firmer. Generally the best of both worlds.So remember if it smells nice, step away from the cosmetic, and where possible use a natural product that incorporates active ingredients such as bee venom, marine collagens and vitamins and minerals.

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