There are several benefits of mixing up natural beauty recipes to use in the comfort of your own home. One of the best benefits is that you completely control the ingredients used in your skin care products. You know the ingredients in each product are healthy and safe for your sensitive skin.
Homemade beauty recipes won't break the bank and many ingredients can be found in your kitchen, so making a cleanser, mask, or exfoliating scrub is simple.
Be sure to do a skin test first on the inside of your elbow or behind your ear, as even natural ingredients can cause skin inflammation for some people with sensitive skin.
Easy Beauty Recipes for Sensitive Skin - Natural Exfoliating
Recipe #1 - Mix together two teaspoons of baking soda, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup cornmeal, one Tablespoon pure olive oil, and four to five drops of tea-tree oil. The tea tree oil is optional, and provides natural cleansing but may be too strong for some sensitive skin. Once the ingredients are well blended, gently apply and then rinse with warm water. You can find tea-tree oil at the health food store.
Recipe #2 - Another effective recipe for exfoliating the skin safely is made from oatmeal and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Juice an entire grapefruit. Strain the seeds and pulp. Mix the juice together with 3 or 4 Tablespoons of oatmeal. The consistency should be thick, like a mask or paste. Spread the mixture evenly over the face. Allow it to work for about 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Recipe #3 - Mix together 1 Tablespoon honey and 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal. Spread over facial and neck areas. After 10 minutes, rinse with warm water.
Natural Beauty Recipes for Cleansing
The jojoba oil in the first recipe is a bit more expensive initially, but because you don't need to use much each time, the cost per use is really very inexpensive.
Recipe #1 - Mix together 1-teaspoon jojoba oil, 1-teaspoon fine oatmeal, 1-2 teaspoons of rosewater, and 1-teaspoon milk powder until it becomes a nicely blended paste. Gently spread the mixture over your face using your fingertips. Massage into the skin. Allow it to work for about 10 minutes. Rinse completely with warm water.
Recipe #2 - Mashed fresh fruit is an effective way to cleanse sensitive skin. Use fresh papaya now and then to cleanse your skin. Simply mash it up, spread over your skin, and massage into the skin with your fingertips. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Facial Mask Recipe
Honey is the only ingredient in this natural recipe for toning and tightening skin a few times a week. A double boiler works well for warming up the honey. Use just enough to cover your skin, but in a solid even layer. Spread the warmed honey over your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse completely from the skin using warm water first followed by a cool rinse.
Honey is the ideal natural food ingredient for all skin types. Top-quality honey does tend to be a bit more expensive than other natural beauty recipes ingredients, but using it only a few times a week won't break your skin care budget!
Facial Toning Recipe
Green tea is great for your skin as well as your body! Steep 3 Tablespoons of green tea leaves in 1 cup of distilled water for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the tea to cool and strain. Use the liquid as a skin toner.
One quick note: witch hazel is often touted as one of the best and least expensive home remedies for toning the skin. Women with rosacea should steer clear of this particular ingredient, as it can cause skin irritation.