Are you concerned about your appearance and worry about the chemicals that are in many of the skin care products on the market today? Have you been thinking about making your own natural skin care products that will be tailored to your skin type and needs? You can create virtually everything that you need in the comfort of your home without worrying about the additives in most over-the-counter skin treatments.
In order to keep your skin healthy and gorgeous, you will need to be sure that you understand your skin type throughout the year. It is common for skin care needs to change as the climate changes seasonally. Pay careful attention to your skin during the spring and fall to see if you need to make adjustments.
If you move to an area with drastically different weather, you will likely need to alter your routine. Likewise, other life events can impact your skin care needs, including pregnancy, aging and various health conditions. However, if you are attentive to your skin, you will be able to see when you need to make changes.
When cleansing, many women make the mistake of thinking that a strong product is best. However, if you use harsh soaps to remove your makeup, it can rip the natural oils out of your skin as well. This not only leads to a cycle of dryness and oily bouts, it can leave your skin vulnerable to infections and other problems.
The most important aspect of cleaning your skin is to remove dirt, debris and dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. If you don’t wear makeup, then you can use water and a natural cleanser such as ground oatmeal to remove excess oil without breaking the natural skin barrier.
You also need some type of astringent to close the pores after cleansing. A simple recipe for natural skin care is to mix equal parts rose water and witch hazel. Apply to a clean cotton ball and gently rub over the skin. You can add essential oils to it if you would like.
To each tablespoon of the witch hazel and rose water combination, you can add up to fifteen drops of essential oils. Lavender will help with all skin types whereas tea tree is good for treating acne and other types of infections. Frankincense promotes skin regeneration while lemon and other citrus based essential oils can help to treat age spots.
Your line of homemade natural skin care products would not be complete without a moisturizer. For many, a simple light application of jojoba oil is sufficient for sealing in moisture and providing a protective barrier for the skin. You can add essential oils to your moisturizer if you keep it away from your eyes.
Making your own beauty products will give you the chance to get to know your skin and what it needs to be healthy. These ideas are a great place to get started. You will have a great time making and using all natural products to care for your appearance!