3 ideal homemade recipes for taking care of your skin

Sometimes rushed, daily skin cleaning of the skin should not, however, be taken lightly. In fact, exfoliants and refreshing water act wonders on dry skin. Here are some recipes for concocting your own natural products for maintaining healthy and radiant skin at all times.

3 ideal homemade recipes for taking care of your skin

1. Concoct a gentle scrub with walnuts

The scrubs are used to remove dead cells and restore the skin to its radiance. They also facilitate the absorption of other treatments, moisturizers and oils, and enhance their efficacy.

Rich in essential fatty acids, walnuts are a particularly gentle exfoliant. Oats, in turn, contains beta-glucan, a soluble fibre which creates a film capable of retaining moisture on the surface of the skin.

Ingredients

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) walnut kernels
  • 30 g (2 tbsp) oatmeal flakes
  • 1 small avocado pitted, peeled and chopped
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) avocado oil
  • 30 g (2 tbsp) honey
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops chamomile essential oil

Preparation

  • Reduce thenutsand the oatmeal into a fine powderin a food processor set on its lowest speed.
  • Add avocado, avocado oil and honey.
  • Mix again to make a soft dough. Pour the essential oils and mix well.
  • In the shower, massage your skin well to help the product penetrate the skin. Rinse and dry without rubbing.

2. Prepare a super sweet fresh water

The calming and relaxing aroma and soothing properties of aloe vera and marshmallow make it an especially recommended water for dry skin.

Ingredients

  • 15 g (1 tbsp) dried marshmallow root
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) cider vinegar
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) distilled water
  • 30 g (2 tbsp) aloe gel
  • 15 g (tbsp) vegetable glycerin
  • 10 drops essential rose oil
  • 5 drops essential oil of sandalwood
  • 5 drops essential oil of patchouli

Preparation

  • Chop marshmallow root and put it in a glass jar with vinegar; seal tightly and let marinate for 10 days.
  • Strain the liquid into a cheesecloth and decant it in an atomizer.
  • Add water, aloe juice, glycerin and essential oils.

3. Prepare a citrus spray

A wonderfully refreshing spray, to be used iced in the summertime.

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lemon, filtered
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) witch hazel
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) distilled water
  • 10 drops essential oil of neroli
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops essential oil of grapefruit

Preparation

  • Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle.
  • Shake before use.
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