Want to know how to get clear skin with ingredients from your
kitchen cabinet? Then read on to learn a few simple home recipes
that can keep your skin glowing, healthy, and vibrant. There's
nothing we love better than "kitchen table health," and these
kinds of home-made recipes are the epitome of this kind of
health! The great thing about these recipes is that the
ingredients are right at hand, and are easy to integrate into
your regular skin routine.
How to Get Clear Skin Part 1: Exfoliation
The first step for having clear skin is exfoliation. Our bodies
keep producing new skin cells to replace old and dying cells. The
new skin cells look vibrant and glowing, but the problem is that
most of the time they are hidden under the older skin cells on
top. To get that fresh, young, and glowing look, the first step
is to get rid of the old skin with exfoliation. Exfoliation is
the process of using a slightly coarse substance to "rub away"
the older skin, revealing the clear healthy skin cells
Here is one of our favorite home recipes for exfoliation.
Integrate this easy recipe into your skin routine twice a month
and your skin will thank you. Plus, you will love the results!
Mix 1 part cornmeal with 1 part organic oatmeal, and store in a
sealed container. (If you have sensitive skin, mix 1 part
cornmeal with 2 parts organic oatmeal for a softer scrub.) To use this mix, dampen your face (or any part of your skin you
want to exfoliate) with warm water. Pour a handful of the mixture
in your palm and gently rub it on your skin. If the mixture
starts to feel too dry, just add more warm water. After you are
done scrubbing, rinse the area with warm water, and then pat dry.
Moisturize as usual (or see step 3 for deep moisturizing).
How to Get Clear Skin Part 2: Cleanse
Once you have exfoliated your skin, you are ready to move onto
step two in the process for getting clear skin ... cleansing. By
using a cleansing mask, you can cleanse and tighten your pores,
giving your face (or any skin) a clean healthy look. Again, the
following recipe can be made at home with ingredients that are in
your fridge or kitchen cabinet. Add this recipe into your skin
routine once a week to keep your pores clean and your skin
glowing. This simple recipe works well, and gives you that
requisite salon "funny green face" look.
Mix 2 capsules of acidophilus, 2 capsules of enzymes, and 2
capsules of blue-green algae with spring water to form a paste.
To use this recipe, apply it evenly over your face, paying
special attention to any problematic areas, such as the oily
T-zone. Avoid putting this paste around your eyes. Allow the
paste to dry, and then rinse with warm water. Pat dry and
moisturize. The acidophilus and enzymes will pull toxins and
other pore-cloggers out of your skin, while the blue-green algae
provide direct nourishment to your skin cells. This formula also
works well on skin problems elsewhere on the body, including feet
that have that dang itchy foot fungus.
How to Get Clear Skin Part 3: Nourish and Protect
Once you have integrated exfoliation and cleansing into your skin
routine, the final step is to nourish and protect your skin.
Exfoliation and cleansing are great, but without this last step
the first two steps can dry out your skin. Use this home-made
nourishing and cooling mask after each time you exfoliate or
cleanse your skin using the above two recipes.
Mix the whites from 2 eggs with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Be
sure to mix well.
To use this mixture, apply it to your face and leave it on for
2-4 minutes. Rinse well afterwards with warm water, and then pat
dry with a soft washcloth. Moisturize with a lotion that will
continue to protect and nourish your skin all week--preferably an
antioxidant lotion. NutraBeautiful is an amazing restorative
lotion that works for all skin types. Burt's Bees products are
also wonderful. Or use your own favorite lotion that you love!
Moisturizing is an essential part of any healthy daily skin
So ... now you have three great recipes that you can at home for
"salon style" pampering. Enjoy!