You don’t have to save the joys of pampering yourself for special occasions. We can simply set aside time to pamper and recharge ourselves on a regular basis.
Our skin is an honest mirror to our inner health and well-being. If we indulge in lots of unhealthy food, it shows first on our skin. Wholesome eating and drinking plenty of water with adequate dose of exercise will exhibit a healthy glow on our skin.
Use natural gentle ingredients such essential oils, cold pressed unscented oils and hydrosols (flower waters) to soothe and nourish our skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.
Consider your skin type while making aromatherapy beauty products for beauty regime at home.
Oily skins need more cleansing and less moisturizing and dry skin need less cleansing and more moisture.
A facial consists of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your facial area. On occasion, you may add a gentle exfoliation and mask for luxurious pampering.
Here is a list of step by step instructions for a facial routine you can do at home with spa-like results.
Start with cleansing your skin using a gentle cleanser
Give yourself a light steam treatment to unclog the pores before starting a facial. Use fingertips to move upwards in circular movements, gently stimulating the skin and removing excess oil and grime.
Rinse with warm water and pat excess moisture with a soft towel.
Tone the skin to ensure pH balance.
Apply the toner with soft cotton pad. Avoid rubbing the toner into your skin and use caution when applying the toner in sensitive areas around the eyes.
Saturate the pad and pat it over the face and neck area. Apple cider vinegar is the best toner to ensure optimal pH balance for the skin.
Moisturize with soothing ingredients.
To seal the moisture, apply a facial moisturizer using patting motions while the skin is still damp from the toner.
For oily areas, apply once.
For dry areas, apply twice with an interval of 2-3 minutes between applications.
Your skin will feel refreshed after completing this simple skin care routine.
Homemade recipes for cleanser, toner and moisturizer
Homemade Rose Cream Cleanser Recipe
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon rose water
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Stir well and apply to face and neck areas.
Note – this cleanser should be used as soon as you create it. Don’t store it!
Homemade Tone Up Your Skin Toner Recipe
1 cup distilled water
1 tablespoon dried green tea leaves
1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers
1 tablespoon rose water
1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Heat the distilled water until boiling.
Remove from heat and add green tea and chamomile flowers to the water.
Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then strain.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Put the ingredients in a solid container with a lid. Stir and shake well. Store in clean bottle and use within 3 weeks.
Note: If you don’t want to go shopping around for dried green tea leaves or chamomile flowers, grab a box each of green tea and chamomile tea from the store. Brew the tea as you normally would and then mix the other ingredients from the recipe into the tea.
Homemade Aromatic Moisturizing Oil Recipe
3 tablespoons of jojoba seed oil
3 tablespoons rose hip seed oil
2 drops of rose essential oil
2 drops of geranium essential oil
2 drops of palm rose essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
Combine all ingredients in bowl.
Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
Store in clear, clean bottle for use.
I hope these homemade recipes will enhance your skin care routine.
Comment below and let me know how the recipes turned out! What homemade recipes do you use on your skin?