Home Remedies That Work! – For Skin, Hair and Even Anti Aging!
Care to learn how to make some home remedies for skin and hair care issues? I thought you would! Here are easy home remedies for clear skin and healthier hair that are clean, simple and gentle, so begin washing and treating properly with these amazing home remedies. We have done our research and tested a lot of home remedies for skin, hair and even anti aging. So we narrowed it down to the best and delivered them to you!
But when it comes to skin care, the whole thing can be extremely confusing and overwhelming with all the products that flood our beauty cabinets. No wonder caring for our skin has become a 20 minute getting ready for bed routine! I’m here to and simplify and give you a basic understanding of our skin. Healing your skin is going to happen from the inside out. Having a healthy diet and knowing what affects your skin is important. Skin care products are your back up dancers. What you use is of course important, there are certain skin care issues that we experience that can be treated with some simple home remedies, so why not try them out?! Whether your skin is producing too much oil or you’re in need of a spot treatment for acne, there are many home remedies for skin care issues you can whip up in a few simple steps!
Cleansers need to be gentle. And don’t be fooled by things that say “gentle”, “hypoallergenic”, “non-comedogenic” – a lot of the time they contain extremely harsh detergents, silicones, dyes and preservatives. We want our cleansers to gently remove excess oil and the dirt without compromising the skin’s natural balance.
To keep things simple and balanced use a truly gentle cleanser that does not make your face feel taut after washing. If it does, you need something even gentler. This is one of my favorite home remedies for clear skin.
Raw Honey Cleanser
- 1 t of baking soda
- 1 t of raw honey
- mix together into a paste and massage into damp skin for 1 minute
- rinse with warm water & finish with a cold splash
Moisturize for Perfection
One of the best moisturizers is oil! And this may be scary for some of you, but using pure oils maintains the pH balance and will make your skin less oily. It also gives you a glow, keeps the skin well hydrated, can double as a SPF, are anti-inflammatory and have antioxidant properties. What a package deal right!
- For radiant, glowing, fully moisturized skin from face to toe- go for coconut oil. Be sure to look for high quality coconut oil with the words “organic”, “unrefined” and “virgin”.
Spot Treatment From the Kitchen
The lemon does so many wonderful things for our health, but now it can be your spot treatment too. Its alkalizing nature can kill some of the bacteria associated with acne.
- Apply fresh lemon juice on acne and leave it overnight. Rinse with water the following morning. There may be an uncomfortable sensation of burning at first, but it will soon disappear.
- Mix one part of freshly squeezed lemon juice with an equal part of honey water. Put the mixture on affected areas for at least half an hour then rinse with water.
Another great home remedy for spot and acne issues is to use apple cider vinegar! Apple cider vinegar is not only affordable and all-natural, it’s also Scarlett Johansson’s skin care secret! ScarJo says she uses ACV for a face wash and she finds it really helpful in healing skin that’s breaking out. Ladies with normal skin can dab some ACV on the blemish before going to sleep and those with sensitive skin can mix Apple Cider Vinegar with water.
Minimize Those Pores
Here is a skin care remedy for those who want to minimize the appearance of their pores. It ‘s as easy as opening your fridge! Get half of a seeded, medium-sized tomato and a tablespoon of plain yogurt. Toss the tomato into the blender and blend until it’s pureed. Next, mix in the yogurt and apply it to your skin. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, gently rinse off and follow up with a moisturizer!
Dry Skin and Hair
Avocados are amazing for dry skin and hair, so I had to include it in one of the skin care remedies.
Grab a ripe avocado and cut it in half and get ¼ cup of honey. Mash the avocado in a bowl and pour in the honey. Apply the mixture all over your face and wait 10 minutes before rinsing off with a cool washcloth. You can also mix one avocado and 2 tablespoons of honey and apply it to your hair for 20-30 minutes for a hydrating hair mask!
Remove Those Dead Skin Cells
I love making scrubs because they’re one of the easiest skin care remedies to make. This sea salt scrub only requires a cup of sea salt and a ½ cup of baby oil. Mix the two ingredients together and place it in a jar with a lid. Leave the mixture in the jar for 24 hours. Stir the mixture again and apply it to your body to exfoliate and gently remove dead skin cells!
Aloe Vera For Eczema
Aloe vera is a really versatile plant and you can use it to treat a number of skin care issues such as burns, acne and to moisturize skin. Another unique way to use aloe vera is to treat eczema. The aloe vera plant contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents that are very helpful in treating several skin care issues. Get pure aloe vera gel or cut open a leaf from the plant and apply it to the affected areas.
Banish The Shine – Oily Skin
Having oily skin can be challenging in the warmer weather but hopefully this next skin care remedy can help you banish the shine! Take a small amount of baking soda and add some water (enough to make a paste). Mix the two together, apply it to your face and rinse off. Baking soda is said to help neutralize your skin’s pH and it helps get rid of blackheads, also!
By Far The Best
I know some of these skin care remedies sound a little strange. I have to admit using a banana peel for your skin just seems wacky, but let’s not knock it until we try it! Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your skin until the peel turns brown is said to help soothe dry skin and treat acne as well as help heal acne scars and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! For best results, use ripe banana peels and apply it 2-3x per day.
For Baby Soft Skin
This is another easy scrub recipe you can make to smooth and soften your skin. All you need is a ¼ cup of brown sugar and enough baby oil to make a paste. Mix the brown sugar and baby oil together and rub the mixture on your hands. Rinse off with warm water and apply a moisturizer. You could also use this on your elbows, angles, knees and bottom of feet and even legs.This would also be great to use before you paint your toenails!
Heal, Moisturize, Exfoliate and Brighten your Skin
This skin care remedy that is said to heal, moisturize, exfoliate and brighten your skin. With just a few ingredients you can improve the condition of your skin and even help prevent blemishes.
Combine 2 tbsp of sour cream with 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your cleansed face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water followed by a cool rinse. You can use this facial up to two times a week!
Natural substances help the skin regenerate on a cellular level and restore its natural ability to self-heal. There are countless home remedies for clear skin. The best skin care and anti-aging treatments, just take a short trip to your kitchen. Items like fruit, sugar, oats and unrefined oils will provide you your glowing skin desires. Just keep in mind that since many of these skin care treatments are natural, it can take awhile before you see results and you’ll have to be consistent. Also, don’t forget to test the recipes out before you try it on your face!