Organic Beauty Recipes for the Face

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Most of us have very sensitive skin which easily reacts with cosmetic products that we can find in our local department store. If these products are not compatible with your skin type, it will irritate your skin and worst, you’ll experience acne problems. To prevent this from happening, we can take care of our face and put on make-up in an inexpensive and organic way. I have prepared some recipes for you, Lovelies!

Banana Facial Mask – Bananas have a certain component that can lift your facial skin and moisturize it. Here’s how:

  1. Mash a medium-sized banana and gently apply it to your face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes then rinse with cold water. Or,
  2. Mix ¼ cup plain yogurt, medium-sized banana and 2 tablespoons of honey together. Apply to your face and neck. Leave it for 20-30 minutes then rinse with cold water.

 

Chamomile Facial Cleanser – Chamomile Tea has great healing properties, rich in anti-oxidants and has moisturizing effects. It is also believed as all-natural skin bleach. Here’s a recipe:

Ingredients to use:

  • ¼ cup organic chamomile tea
  • ¼ cup liquid castile soap
  • 8 drops of essential oils (your choice)
  • ¾ tsp grape seed, sweet almond seed, hazelnut, avocado or olive oil
  • Several drops of vitamin E (recommended, but you have the option of not using it)

Directions:

Brew the chamomile tea. While brewing, mix all the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and add the brewed chamomile tea once it cooled down. Make sure all ingredients are mixed well, and then put it in a pump bottle. This mixture can make up to 4 ounces.

Different Variations for Facial Cleanser: 

  • For OILY skin: use tea tree, bergamot, lemon grass or geranium essential oils.
  • For MATURE skin: lavender, jasmine, geranium, neroli essential oils.
  • For DRY skin: sandal wood, lavender, chamomile or rosehip essential oils.

 

Face Foundation:

Ingredients to use:

  • Arrowroot powder
  • Use one or combination of the following: cocoa powder, ground powder or nutmeg
  • Almond, Olive or Jojoba oil (this is optional)

Directions:

For dark skin, use 1 tsp and 1 tbsp for light skin. Add one or any combination of the cocoa powder, ground powder or nutmeg until you reach the tone you want. If you want a compact powder, start with 5 drops of any of the oil listed above. Keep adding until you reach the texture you desire.

 

Blush-on

Ingredients to use:

  • Very fine beet powder
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Any type of essential oil you prefer

Directions:

Use 2 tbsp of beet powder as your base and add 1 tbsp of arrowroot powder. You make want to add more depending on the desired color. Remember to start in fewer amounts. To add shimmer effect on your home-made blush, put nutmeg or ginger powder. For darker blush, use nutmeg and for lighter blush, use ginger. Mix all the dry ingredients until it is well-blended. After which, add 3-5 drops of the desired essential oil.

Simple and not-so-expensive ways to beautify yourself, Lovelies! Go and give it a try. Thanks for sharing another Pinay Time with me, Drunken Cheeks. 🙂 ❤

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