Delicious Ways to Look Younger with Homemade Facials
There is nothing like the soft, silky feeling of your skin after you’ve had a facial. Treating your face to a special blend of various natural ingredients can help to exfoliate, put vital nutrients back into your skin, give a deep cleaning and just make you look younger with a healthy glow.
Some of the best commercial facial masks and scrubs are made with a foundation of natural ingredients you can easily purchase at the grocery store such as honey, avocado and oatmeal. Why not do a little experimenting yourself and whip up your own facial product to help you look younger?
Skin Tightening and Aromatherapy
Add the benefits of aromatherapy to the skin tightening results of this first mask and you will find that anti-aging is fun and delicious. In a small bowl stir together 1 Tbsp rose clay, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp almond oil and 1 tsp frankincense oil. Once it is well blended add in 1 Tbsp of finely ground oatmeal (you can put this in the blender). Add water to your mixture a single drop at a time until you have a nice thick paste. Apply the mask and leave it on for about 15 minutes. One you rinse it off with warm water you will feel and look younger than when you woke up.
Homemade Clay Mask
This next mask is made from clay to make you look younger. However, you may need to wrestle your cat for his kitty litter! Unscented cat litter made from 100% natural bentonite clay is a good choice for this recipe. This type of clay is the same one that high priced salons use in their face and body masks.
A very simple soothing clay mask is made from 4 Tbsp of kitty litter, 1 Tbsp of aloe vera gel and enough warm water to make a clay mask paste. After you apply this to your face you need to let it work its magic for about 15 minutes before you rinse it away. You can also try this same recipe and add a quarter section of a ripe papaya which has been blended in a food processor. With the added papaya you get some extra healing benefits for problem skin.
Meanwhile, Down At the Pumpkin Patch
And finally, how would you like the natural antioxidant benefits found in pumpkin to make you look younger? This one is so good you won’t know whether to eat it or apply it to your face as a mask. Mix together 2 cups of canned pumpkin (which is packed full of vitamins A, C and E) with 1 Tbsp of olive oil. You may need to add more oil if it seems too thick for a mask. Next, blend in 4 Tbsp of honey which has been heated up and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Rub evenly over your skin and wait 20 minutes before you rinse it off and receive the wrinkle fighting properties that make you look younger.
After many of these masks you will certainly feel a little hungry! Natural foods and specific spices and oils are not only good for our skin but also for our digestive system. Keep experimenting with various facial recipes and you will find the most delicious one to make you look younger and feel energized.