Let's start with an anti-aging mask made with cocoa. This mask is filled with antioxidants, helps rehydrate the skin, and gives the face a younger restored look. To make it all you need is 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tbsp sour cream, 1 tbsp honey, and enough milk to make a paste (no more than 2 tbsp). Apply it to your face until it dries and then rinse. The sour cream and milk have lactic acid which hydrates the skin while gently exfoliating it and the honey boosts hydration.
If you have dry hands, microwave two to three cups of whole milk till just warm, then submerge both hands in it. Let your hands soak for 5 to 10 minutes so the fat from the milk is allowed to be absorbed into the skin. The fat helps hydrate the skin while vitamin A and E provide nourishment. Are your cuticles dry? Just rub a bit of coconut oil into the cuticles and cover with a bit of plastic wrap to help it sink in.
Rather than using something harsh on your acne, try mixing 1 tsp of peppermint tea leaves with 4 tsp of white tea leaves, half a cup of boiled distilled water, and 2 drops of lavender oil in a French press. Let the mixture steep for 10 mins before pouring into a glass container to cool. Mix with enough aloe vera gel to fill a 4 ounce spray container. Store in the refrigerator between spritzes.
Here is a nice recipe for a body scrub. Grind enough rice to make 1/2 cup of ground rice. Mix in 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger to make a nice paste. When you are ready, rub this mixture all over your body with your hand using a circular motion. In a short time, your skin is beautifully polished.
We always make masks and scrubs for the body or the face but don't forget the lips. You can make a nice lip scrub by mixing 1 tsp coconut oil with 1 tsp raw honey, 2 tbsp brown sugar, and a dash of water. Apply the mixture to your lips using your finger in circular motions and then rinse. Another lip scrub recipe has you mix 2 to 3 tbsp crumbled oats with 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp water, and a drop of tea tree oil. This can also be applied to your lips with your finger in a circular motion. Rinse it when done and then apply your lip gloss or lip stick.
I'll be back later with more DIY skincare recipes. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear. Have a great weekend.
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