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Homemade Beauty Recipes for Smooth Skin Care

Khushnuma Irani
If you want to save some money on beauty products but don't want to harm your skin, then here are some homemade beauty recipes that might prove beneficial.
All of us want skin and hair like Cleopatra, perhaps the most beautiful woman of all time. But her secret of everlasting beauty was the Dead Sea Salt.
For those of us who do not have access to Dead Sea salt or other expensive beauty items, the options would be the homemade beauty items that are natural and cheap as well. So, here are some do it yourself beauty recipes for smooth and glowing skin.

DIY Cleanser

Chamomile Cleansing Milk - suitable for dry and sensitive skin

You will need:
  • Cream - ¼ cup
  • Milk - ¼ cup
  • Chamomile flowers, fresh or dried - 2 tablespoons
In a pan, heat all the ingredients but do not bring to a boil. Let it sit for 2 hours and then strain. Cool and put in a bottle and refrigerate. This cleanser can be used for cleaning your face twice a day.
Buttermilk and Fennel Cleansing milk - great for dry skin

You will need:
  • Buttermilk - ½ cup
  • Fennel seeds, crushed - 2 tablespoons
In a pan, heat the buttermilk and fennel seeds for half an hour. Let it steep for 2 hours and then strain, cool, and refrigerate. This cleanser stays good with refrigeration for 2 weeks.

DIY Toner

Lemon Toner - great for daily use

You will need:
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed - ½ cup
  • Distilled water - 1 cup
  • Witch hazel - 2/3 cup
In a glass, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Place in a bottle and refrigerate. Shake before every use and apply with a cotton ball.
Cooling toner - great for sweaty summer months

You will need:
  • Witch hazel - ½ cup
  • Water or green tea - ¼ cup
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed - ¼ cup
  • Vegetable glycerin - 5 drops
  • Lavender essential oil - 5 drops
  • Peppermint oil - 3 drops
Mix all the ingredients in a bottle and shake well.

DIY Scrub

Milk scrub - great for satiny smooth skin

You will need:
  • Powdered milk - 3 cups
  • Almond meal - 4 tablespoons
  • Oatmeal - 1 cup
  • Orange essential oil - 3 drops
  • Small muslin bag with draw strings
Add all the ingredients together in a jar and mix well. When you need to exfoliate, place a small portion in the muslin bag and rub on the skin.

DIY Creams

Ginger face cream - good for dry and normal skin
You will need:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 piece of 2 inches
  • Sesame oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Apricot kernel oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Vitamin E oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Cocoa butter - ½ cup
Grate the ginger, squeeze and place juice in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix on an open flame till butter has melted. Stir well and allow to cool. Store in a cool place.

Facial Cream - great to use at night

You will need:
  • Lanolin - 3 tablespoons
  • Sunflower oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Almond oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Lavender essential oil - 1 teaspoon
In a double boiler, melt the lanolin and then, add the rest of the oils except lavender oil and blend well. Cool and let it thicken. Place in a jar and store in a cool place.

DIY Lip Balm

Basic lip balm - great for dry and chapped lips
You will need:
  • Beeswax beads - ½ ounce
  • Sweet almond oil - 4 ounces
  • Colored jojoba beads - 1 teaspoon
  • Essential oil (your choice) - 1 teaspoon
In a microwave safe bowl, add the sweet almond oil, beeswax, and jojoba beads, and melt. Stir and then add the essential oil. Let it cool and then pour into a jar.
These mentioned recipes might prove useful to achieve that spotless and wrinkle-free look. A healthy skin represents the overall health of a person. Thus, it is important that you retain the moisture and health of the same.