Beauty treatments are an expensive pleasure, but they are so appealing because they give you such a smooth and healthy skin. Sometimes you just cannot fight off the urge to go to the nearest beauty salon and order a fresh mask to make you look and feel younger, or to the beauty shop and buy yourself all the creams you need for that wonderful skin effect that you see on your friends.
You should definitely take care of your skin, but you should not do a facial on the expense of your bills. So why not instead take faith in the homemade treatments you can make yourself and apply them without being afraid that it would cost you too much.
Most homemade beauty treatments are even bound to get you a better result due to many expensive creams and face masks are expensive just because of their brands and not because they work better. So here are some recipes that will both do wonders for your and save you some money.
You should be aware, though, that in order to make all the treatments, you need to research and learn everything about the ingredients you will be using. You need to be very careful since you will be making mixtures which you will place on your skin – just like with cleaning, some products can lead to harmful effects to the target. Be aware of what you put on your skin, hair, or nails and what effects it may have on them.
Onto the recipes, let us start with some of the classic treatments for facial skin. Facial masks are not that difficult to make, and they do not require that much attention to detail. Most of the recipes are done with ingredients you can find in your kitchen right now.
Banana Honey Mask
* 1 banana
* 1-2 table spoons of honey
* 10-15 drops of lemon juice
You take the banana and smash it until it reaches a homogeneous puree mixture in a small bowl. Add the two table spoons of honey and keep mixing. Then add the lemon juice and keep mixing until no sign of the juice remains.
After that apply the mixture to your entire face and be careful – this is not carpet cleaning, you need to rub gently. Leave it alone for 12-18 minutes. After that, wash the mixture away with a warm cloth and you are done.
Vegan Chocolate Mask
* 1 table spoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3 table spoons of kaolin clay
* 3-5 drops of coconut milk
Take a small bowl and mix together the cocoa powder, the clay and the coconut milk. Stir until you acquire a puree-like concoction of a homogeneous substance. Add the drops of coconut milk only until the substance becomes easily spreadable.
After that remove all your make up, wash your face as best you can, and you may even cleanse it with a moisturizer. Use a hot steaming towel to steam your pores before you begin anything and wait a bit.
After you remove the towel, spread the substance over your face and around the neck. Wait for around 20 minutes, and after that rinse the mask off with warm, but not hot water.
Now let us move on to some other recipes that are not strictly for the face. Your skin needs care as well in order to have that smoothness and shine you have always wanted. The banana honey mask from above applies for the skin on the rest of your body as well, so feel free to use that. Otherwise, you can use:
Epsom Salt Scrubs
Epson salt, or magnesium sulfate is easily found in any pharmacy and you can use it to make a paste with which to wash your skin and give it some nourishing. If you mix them with an essential oil, you can make a foot scrub as well and remove much of that odour that comes up after a long day on foot.
Yes, you can literally make chamomile tea and then dip a cloth and run it across your skin or put it in a spray bottle and spray it over your skin and wipe with a cloth afterwards. You can use cold water and chamomile tea bags to make a liquid that will help you with any puffy eye problems as well.
There you have it. Easy, cheap, and efficient examples of recipes you can make yourself in the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to spend great amounts of cash to look good, you just need the right ingredients and some diligence.