Recipes in Natural Skin Moisturizers
Here are some recipes for using honey in skin moisturizers.
You can spend a lot of money on face creams, cleansers and the like. Natural remedies require a bit of work, but are a lot cheaper and are possibly better for you than a pot load of chemicals. Unless otherwise specified, rinse all of these off with lukewarm water.
DRY AND/OR SENSITIVE SKIN
Dry and/or sensitive skin will benefit from:
Bananas. Mash a whole banana and apply. Leave on for no more than 5 or 10 minutes, then rinse off completely.
Honey is great for dry skin. A tablespoon of honey, a lightly beaten egg white and a teaspoon of glycerin, mixed together with finely ground oatmeal to make a paste, is a great moisturizer. Apply, rinse off thoroughly after about 20 minutes. Glycerin can be bought from chemists' shops quite easily. It's also good for mouth ulcers - apply a couple of drops on a fingertip to the ulcer. It helps slough off the skin, which sounds horrible but speeds up the healing process.
Half a cup of canned coconut milk, warmed in the microwave until runny - about 30 seconds on high - mixed with two tablespoons of honey, smells like summer on the beach. Massage into the skin, rinse off after about 10 minutes.
Honey is also believed to be a natural antiseptic. Useful if you have any pimples or cuts on your face.
A good skin toner can be made out of one teaspoon of cider vinegar and two tablespoons of water. The cider vinegar does smell rather strong, though.
Tomatoes are beneficial for oily skin because they contain natural exfoliants and acids. Skin a ripe tomato and puree briefly, then apply, washing off after 15 minutes. (It's a bit difficult to get it to stay on the face, though - it tends to slide off).
Try these suggestions, you will be captivated by the fresh smell.
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