Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of all? The Mirror you face should never be given the room to think twice about answering the question spontaneously.IT HAS TO BE YOU. Try these easy, quick and refreshing homemade body cleansers, scrubs and moisturizers for a healthy and radiant skin and let the mirror on the wall smile and exclaim a glowing YOU.
Face and Body Cleansers:
Homemade body cleansers are soothing and refreshing. Regular use of natural cleansers like aloe Vera, lime, green gram flour, yogurt is highly recommended to tone the skin and make it supple and glowing.
Follow These Simple And Effective Homemade Recipes For Facial Wash:
Do not throw away the used squeezed lime. Put this lime peel into the mixer, add a teaspoon of powdered sugar and grind this mix coarsely. Pat this mix onto your face and leave it to dry. Rinse with cold water. The astringent and exfoliating properties of the lime helps to cleanse the face and leaves it bright and fresh.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is the Queen of beauty care. A simple extract of Aloe Vera gel from the stem and apply the same on your face, neck and hands. Leave this for about 10 minutes and rinse with warm or cold water. This a natural face cleanser and will help your facial skin glow. This cleanser maybe used every day.
Grind a bunch of fresh mint leaves and apply it on your face. After it dries, wash thoroughly.
4. Yogurt And Turmeric Paste
Mix a spoon of fresh yogurt and turmeric powder and beat the mix thoroughly. Apply this paste on your face, neck and hands. Leave it to dry for about ten minutes and then wash off with a cold shower.
5. Indian Lilac And Turmeric Paste
Grind a few fresh and tender Indian Lilac and mix in a spoon of turmeric powder. Mix this thoroughly and apply the paste evenly on your face, neck and hands. This a dynamic cleanser especially during summer. The skin tends to sweat and the Indian Lilac and turmeric are excellent bacterial and fungal removers. After having this on for ten minutes wash off with a fresh cool shower. There will be no bad odor and you will feel certainly fresh.
Facial scrub is the act of exfoliating the skin. This means we are trying to remove the dead skin. Hence, this exercise should not be overdone and must be restricted to gentle rubs with smooth scrub agents on the face, neck and hands, while, the feet may be given a slightly hard scrub. Remember, scrubbing may do more harm than good. Pamper your skin with these natural scrub agents
6. Green Gram Flour And Yogurt
Mix two tablespoons of gram flour and two table spoons of curd in a bowl. Beat this mixture thoroughly and leave it to rest for five minutes. Apply this paste on your face, neck and hands and after it dries. Gently roll and rub the dried paste from the applied areas with your tips of your fingers. Wash off with a cool shower.
7. Papaya And Curd Scrub
Mix half a cup of finely mashed ripe papaya, with two tablespoons of yogurt. Mix this paste with two drops of lime juice and one tablespoon of honey. Apply this paste over your face and neck. Leave it to dry and then rub in slow circular motions such that the dries paste falls off. Rinse in cold water.
8. Oats And Tomato Scrub
Coarsely grind a cup of oats. Cut two slices of tomatoes. Take care that the tomatoes are not too ripe but, are pulpy and firm. Mix powdered sugar about two spoons into the coarsely ground oats and beat the mix thoroughly. Pat this as on your face and neck. Allow it to settle into your skin for about ten minutes and then as it dries start to gently roll in circular motions the tomato slices on your face and neck. Wash off with cool water.
9. Honey And Orange Peel Scrub
Mix well dried orange peel powder and oats powder two table spoons each. Add to this mix one tablespoon of honey and mix all the ingredients to a thick consistency with a little water if necessary. Apply this on your face and neck and let it remain for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with luke warm or cold water.
Natural Facial Masks:
10. Almond And Milk paste
Soak about 2-3 almonds in water and grind to a fine paste. Mix about two table spoons of fresh milk into this paste and blend this mixture well. Apply this paste on your face and neck and let it dry for 10 minutes and wash off in cool water.
11. Banana Paste
Take a medium sized banana and mash it to a fine paste. Your Vitamin B12 Face mask is ready. Apply this smoothie on your face and leave it on for ten to twenty minutes. Wash off with cold water. Your skin is as soft as a newborn child’s is.
12. Honey And Tomato
Mash a tomato and mix two teaspoons of honey. Apply this just before going to bed and sleep with it. Wake up and wash off the mask. This mask helps to regenerate dead cells and reduce dark spots on the skin.
13. Yogurt And Honey
Mix one tea spoon of thick fresh yogurt and one teaspoon of honey thoroughly. Apply this mask on your face using cotton wool and sleep overnight. Rinse on waking up. Yogurt contains lactic acid which helps to dissolve dead skin cells and helps the skin to get that radiant glow.
14. Sandalwood, Turmeric And Yogurt
These are natural brightening and lightening agents for the skin. Mix one tablespoon each of turmeric and sandalwood powder and add to this one tablespoon of yogurt. Blend the mixture well and apply to your face and neck. Rinse with cool water after allowing the mix to dry and seep into your skin.
Natural oils are the best moisturizers. They are skin friendly and natural preventers of wrinkles. For best effects of the coconut and sesame oils use, warm the oil and gently massage the same on your face, hands and legs. The effect of the massage is to soothe the body and relieve stress. Remember, stress is also a contributory factor to darkening of the skin, sagging and wrinkles. A good massage at home regularly especially before you go to bed is the best to sooth your body to rest and awaken to a fresh and active morning.
15. Coconut Oil
This natural oil is best adored for its aroma and is admired for its all-purpose utility. Mix one teaspoon of the oil in aloe Vera gel and gently massage this mix with your fingers on your face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.
16. Almond Oil
Mix drop of almond oil and one spoon of butter and gently rub the paste onto your face. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash with warm water.
17. Sesame Seed Oil
Popularly known as thil oil in India, the sesame oil can be gently massaged on your face, hands. legs and cracked heel. The sesame oil is known and widely used for its curative power for skin ailments. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off with a warm shower.
18. Lavender Oil
Best loved for its mild and enchanting aroma, this oil is a wonder dream moisturizer. You may apply this direct on your face and sleep overnight and rinse in the morning. It helps in relieving skin fatigue and itchiness.
19. Sunflower Seed Oil
Rich in Vitamin E, the sunflower seed oil blesses the skin with nourishment and is a natural hydrator, apply the oil overnight and sleep well. Rinse the next morning with luke warm water.
20. Rose Oil
Roses are pretty to look at and they do not fail in their duty to make you look pretty too!! The Rose Oil is a smooth moisturizer and is very therapeutic for sensitive skins. A gentle rub of a teaspoon of the rose oil helps to reduce redness of the skin and leaves it soft and radiant.