For readers who want to stay away from harmful ingredients commonly used in beauty products, do-it yourself treatments and home remedies are the best choice for helping your skin look it’s best and healthiest. Many commercial products are turning to organic and eco-friendly substitutes and thus helping product-buyers become more natural then ever. Most home remedies can be comforting and easy-to-use — the ingredients may be sitting in your kitchen pantry, waiting to be used.
Reasons to Be Beautiful Magazine investigates some great DIY home treatments to keep your skin looking fabulous this summer with some quick – and easy! – fixes as well.
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Some great DIY treatments for Facial Masks
Honey Mask: Honey Masks are great for readers with any skin irritations, eczema, skin rash, and even acne. Honey is a natural form of vitamin A and may ease the tension of moisture on your skin. For a Honey Mask , you should use organic honey and put a small amount all over your face. Leave it on for about 15-25 minutes for maximum effect. It is also great for dry skin types — you will feel rejuvenated right away! For additional benefits, try adding 1 tablespoon of either Rosewater or Aloe Vera to your mask.
Yogurt and Oatmeal Mask: This mask can be used for all skin types, and may aid your skin in receiving the revitalizing boost it needs. All you have to do is mix some yogurt, a few drops of honey, and 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal and leave it on your face for about 10-20 minutes. The yogurt’s cold and smooth texture is a great way to cleanse your skin by tightening your pores and giving you that quick, refreshing pick me up.
Milk Mask: Milk masks are best in giving your skin that “natural glow” most beauty-fanatics strive for. Milk has been used for centuries as a natural homemade remedy to rejuvenate the skin. It will help your skin feel silky soft. Make a milk mask right at home by using milk powder and mixing a little bit of water into it, creating a thick paste. Put the thick paste over your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes for added benefits. To make things a little but more interesting, try adding 1 tablespoon of all or either of the following:
a) few drops of honey- anti-aging properties
b)few drops of aloe Vera (gel or liquid form)
c)and a few drops of rosewater
Aspirin Mask- Aspirin masks are perfect for acne prone, oily skin types — helping your skin heal and reduce acne breakouts and itchiness. To make this mask, crush about 1 or 2 aspirins and add few drops of water to make a paste like substance, then add some warn honey to make it more lubricated. You can use the mixture as a whole mask or spot treatment for your pimples. Watch the magic! This is one of the popular masks because it works so well!
Rose Mask - This mask is perfect for oil skins, dry skins, and even sensitive skin types. It will help balance your skin’s PH balance nicely and will leave your skin soft and smooth. Very simple to prepare: Crush about 5-6 rose petals in a bowl, add a little bit of rosewater,little bit of honey, and 1 tablespoon yogurt to make your mask. Apply it to your face and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Feel the wonderful effects right away.
Please be advised that it is necessary to use a moisturizer after your mask treatment.
Other Quick Fixes
For Acne- got a pimple you need to get rid of quick? Try dabbing a little bit of Neosporin right on the pimple and by morning it should be nearly gone! Another option is using a little bit of Vaseline and the pimple will definitely be smaller.
For Redness or Sensitivity- Try using rosewater as a toner daily. Dab some rosewater onto a cotton ball and use on your face daily. You will slowly see your face feel gradually become softer with each day you apply ot. It will also help brighten your complexion.
Petroleum Jelly- a great quick fix for chapped lips, chapped skin. It is perfect for dry skin and a little goes a LONG WAY! Use it for makeup removal for face, eyes, or lips.