Friday, April 24, 2009

Natural Skin Care - On a Budget

Have you ever splurged on a name-brand skin care product only to find out that it doesn't work for you? Or have you always wanted to try that expensive natural skin care product, but its ... well, expensive? If you find yourself wastefully pouring cash into the skin care industry, or if you're wanting to try a natural skin care routine without spending much money, then read on ...

Here are just a few of several skin care recipes that you can whip up on your own for cheap:

Egg Face Lift Mask
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon of sugar

Whisk the egg yolks until the mass is firm and consistent. Add sugar gradually and mix well to combine the two. Apply on the face and leave on for 25 minutes. Wash off with warm water using a wash cloth.

Strawberry Mask for Oily/Problematic Skin
1/2 cup of strawberry
1/4 cornstarch

Mix strawberries and cornstarch together to make a paste. Apply to face. Leave for 30minute rinse off with cool water.

Cucumber and Olive Oil Mask for Dry Skin
3oz cucumber very finely diced
3tsp olive oil
2tsp live yogurt

Mix above ingredients into a fine paste. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes then wash off with cold water. Skin feels soft, conditioned and clean.

Other tips?
Instead of splurging on an exfoliating product at the store, buy some sugar or brown sugar for less, mix a bit with your regular cleanser, and like magic, you have a homemade exfoliant. The grains aid in sloughing off dead skin cells and dirt.

Want a deeper clean without having to spend some serious cash at the local store? Grab a little baking soda, mix it with your regular cleanser, and you have yourself a deep cleanser. Baking soda is a cleaning agent; its powdery texture also aids in exfoliating the skin.



OnMyJourney said...

Loving these recipes, thanks chica!


Camila Maria said...

Do you have any suggestions for a natural cleanser..on a budget? I'm thinking of mixing up my own but would also love recommendations! Trying to make everything I put on my body as natural and chemical free as possible! The only thing that's left is facial wash....I was thinking about which cleansing agent to use...baking soda is good?

Loo said...

Hi Camila. I know this response is REALLY late, but hopefully you see it. Here's a natural cleanser recipe that a model uses on her skin: honey mixed with brown sugar. I hope this helps! :o)