8 beauty recipes With all the innovations on the market, it’s sometimes hard to see clearly: what do I really need? Couldn’t the natural products I own be useful in my beauty routine? What if I trusted nature a little more for an optimal result that fully corresponds to my needs? Let’s go to the kitchen and make your own homemade cosmetics and become an ace at natural beauty care. You’ll see, everything is already there. 

An anti-aging dark chocolate scrub

One more reason not to stop using dark chocolate: an anti-aging scrub to restore the skin’s elasticity! 

Ingredients :

3 squares of dark chocolate 1 tablespoon almond powder 1 tablespoon of mineral water 

Properties :

Dark chocolate is antioxidant, it helps the skin to regain its elasticity, softness and protects in depth. The almond powder is ideal for a gentle exfoliation. Softer than sugar, it eliminates the dead cells without attacking the fragile skins. Finally, it is imperative to use mineral water that does not come from the tap. A detail of crucial importance since tap water, very calcareous, reduces to nothing all our beauty care. 

A scented body oil

To smell good, nothing could be simpler than adding a few drops of essential oil in the vegetable oil of your choice (check however that the essential oil chosen is not photosensitizing, as is that of tea tree or citrus EO). Here is our express recipe. 

Ingredients :

A vegetable oil (like olive oil) Drops of essential oils of the scent of your choice: lavender, eucalyptus … For 2.5 cl of oil add 3 drops of essential oil. 

Properties :

Olive oil is suitable for all skin types and thanks to its antioxidant agents, it has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. An oil that softens the skin in depth. Essential oils have many virtues of their own. The essential oil of lavender (always useful to clean the house naturally) has relaxing functions for both body and mind! You can even add a few drops of your preparation in your bath to come out of it with a new and silky skin. 

A tonic lotion with basil

For a fresh and toned skin on a daily basis, nothing better than pure basil water. 

Ingredients:

20 to 30 Basil leaves Water Crush the basil leaves into a paste. Pour two cups of boiling water and filter the mixture to obtain basil water. Cleanse your skin morning and evening with a cotton pad to lightly purify your skin. The preparation lasts up to a week. 

Properties :

basil purifies the skin, prevents the appearance of blackheads and acne and gives pep to our complexion. It is the energizing plant par excellence. 

The classic lemon scrub

Classic but effective, this scrub is suitable for all skin types. 

Ingredients :

One tablespoon of very fine sugar or powdered sugar A tablespoon of vegetable oil (olive, hazelnut, macadamia, coconut …) A few drops of lemon 

Properties :

Sugar allows to exfoliate the skin and to unclog pores (be careful with acne-prone skin, it is better not to attack the skin with scrubs), vegetable oil will then come to nourish the skin without clogging the pores and finally, lemon will come to lighten our complexion and disinfect all the impurities. 

A honey mask for acne

For acne we use this magic ingredient: honey, a fabulous natural antibiotic. 

Ingredients:

3 teaspoons of honey 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Mix the honey, cinnamon and apply to the face. Leave the mask on for 10 to 30 minutes. 

Properties :

Since 2010, the antibiotic properties of honey have become official: Defensin is indeed the protein responsible for this magnificent healing process. Associated with cinnamon which reduces dilated pores, we thus obtain a powerful anti-bacterial mask which smoothes the skin (pay attention all the same to the dosage of cinnamon which can tingle and even burn the skin). 

A banana hair mask

To give more consistency to your hair and nourish it all along its length, choose this dry hair mask that works from the first application. 

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana 1 egg yolk 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of honey 

Properties :

Banana softens, repairs and brings shine. It tames curly hair by thickening the ends. It allows to have a better fall and for the smooth hair, more volume. The egg yolk is rich in protein and strengthens the hair. Olive oil moisturizes and brings more shine and honey optimizes all the nourishing virtues of the preparation. 

A fumigation with plants

To purify and tighten the pores, we opt for this mixture with plants. 

Ingredients:

Mint leaves Thyme leaves, Parsley Boiling water Hold your face above the steam for 5 minutes. 

Properties :

the mint tightens the dilated pores and brings a certain freshness. In addition, like thyme, it has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and therefore relieves acne. Parsley adds tonicity to the preparation for a stimulating and purifying fumigation. 

A scrub for the hands and cuticles with brown sugar

Massaging and caring for your hands on a daily basis is relaxing and good for your morale! 

Ingredients :

One tablespoon of brown sugar, preferably coarse-grained sugar One tablespoon of olive oil One teaspoon of lemon juice A teaspoon of thick honey Mix the olive oil and honey and then add the brown sugar and lemon. The mixture should be slightly thick, for an easy daily application. 

Properties :

Honey nourishes and prevents infections. Olive oil softens the skin tissue and promotes the penetration of the mixture. It is also softening and prevents skin dryness. Lemon juice is very good for blood circulation and is a very good antiseptic. It whitens in more the nails! Brown sugar helps to exfoliate the skin for a soft and silky skin. Attention, it is important to massage during the application of the gumming in order to favour a complete absorption of the mixture.

source: marieclaire

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