You will often see that the first thing someone notices about you is your skin. So it is very normal that you have to take proper care of your skin to feel good about yourself. Getting healthy, beautiful skin is not a problem; all you have to do is take care of it on regular basis. Your diet and lifestyle will greatly affect how your skin looks, but equally important are the beauty products that you use to exfoliate and moisturize your skin.
But the misconception most of us have is that the more money we spend, the better products we will get for maintaining healthy and glowing skin. There are many homemade beauty products which will give you similar good results (and sometime better) and you can make them at your home with things that lie in your kitchen!
Some of these things that you will need for making your homemade beauty products include items like olive oil, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and honey. These things are available in most kitchens already. Other than that, you will need essential oils, beeswax pellets and extra virgin coconut oil.
Almond oil, honey and brown sugar can be used for making a good body scrub. You will need two parts oil and one part honey and brown sugar. The mixture should be thick and the liquid should not be flowing. The almond oil can be replaced with extra virgin coconut, olive oil, jojoba or avocado oil. In place of brown sugar, you can use salt or granulated sugar. You can use this scrub to slough off dead skin while taking your shower or while in the bath. A glowing complexion from head to toe is guaranteed with this homemade scrub.
Another beauty product that will help you to get glowing skin is a honey mask. A radiant, healthy look is achieved by the usage of honey, which exfoliates as well as tightens the skin pores. For the mask, take about 2 tsp. of honey and rub it between fingers for a second or two. Now use a gentle massaging motion to apply this mask to your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Be careful while using around the eye area and avoid the hairline and eyebrows. Keep the honey on your face for about 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Lastly, pat dry with a towel.
One of the most useful homemade beauty products that you can easily make requires corn starch, baking soda and extra virgin coconut oil. Use them together to get a great natural deodorant. Odor will be eliminated by the baking soda, while corn starch will get rid of any moisture. The coconut oil comes in a solid state naturally, so it is the perfect medium for combining these two elements in a stick form. It is also a good moisturizer for your skin.
The last tip is for great homemade beauty products is to make lip balms for your lips. The items you will need are beeswax pellets and essential oils. The former you can get in most craft stores while the latter is available in beauty stores. You can go for essential oils that are from “edible” sources, like orange, mint, raspberry or lemon. Melt the beeswax pellets and mix the essential oils in it while it is still liquid. Then pour it into a container and let it cool off.