Homemade face masks are the bees knees for healthy skin Natural face masks offer so many benefits for skin. Adding ingredients rich in fatty acids, fruit acids and vitamins can repair sun damage, rehydrate skin by plumping out cells, and by stimulating the skins natural process of repair and renewal.Even some of the most simple ingredients in home made facial masks can repair damage and promote collagen production by invigorating your skin's cells, waking them up and stimulating them into action.Natural ingredients in homemade face masks:Essential fatty acids: Essential fatty … [Read more...]
Frankincense is an essential oil used in skin care products for it's regenerative properties
Frankincense is a wonderful oil to use in homemade face masks, lotions and serums. It is a powerful regenerative oil meaning it stimulates new cell growth and so is perfect for rejuvenation treatments. Add frankincense to serums, cleansers moisturizers and masks for anti-ageing restorative skincare.
Frankincense can also be added to homemade acne treatments for it's antibacterial properties and for scar prevention.
Add a few drops of frankincense oil to a base serum or moisturizer recipe (see our serum wizard for blend ideas).
When added to facial serums, homemade moisturizers and masks it can help reduce scars, lighten stretch marks and rejuvenate skin because of its ability to stimulate new cell growth and collagen production in skin cells. I use frankincense in many facial serum and moisturizer recipes as an all round beneficial ingredient for all skin types in Natural Homemade Skin Care Recipes or Organic Body Care Recipes
In 3 Steps... Make your own easy natural home made healing and nourishing serums, cleansers, moisturizers, masks or scrubs and enjoy clearer more radiant and younger looking skin.Acne Masks & Treatments Moisturizers & Serums Exfoliants & Scrubs Serum Wizard Cleansers Ingredient Wizard Coconut Oil Skin Care Ingredients Chart Face Mask Recipes Ingredients & Benefits List Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes: Rejuvenating Renewing Masks & Treatments For Beautiful SkinIf you've ever wished you could have beautiful glowing bl … [Read more...]
Natural face serums for moisturizing skinMaking your own homemade face serum can be as simple as mixing together a base oil or carrier oil as often is used in combination with essential oils.It might sound strange applying oil to your face, especially if you have oily or acne prone skin, (we are trained to think this by cosmetic companies) but in fact if you pick the right combination of blends, they absorb quickly leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished.Carrier oils rich in essential fatty acids especially penetrate the skin delivering the benefits of added essential oils … [Read more...]
In case you haven't noticed yet, I'm just a wee bit of (slightly raving) fan of coconut oil. The reason for this is not just because I love the scents and warmth of anything tropical (flowers, fruit, sea breeze) but for lots of other good reasons - my (almost) obsession with this tropical gift from mother earth comes from my own and lots of other people's amazing experience with this amazing fruit/nut/seed (I'm not really sure what to call it)!Coconut oil is power packed with skin enriching yummy vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that make up what I essentially call a one stop beauty shop … [Read more...]
Natural Oils That Are Great For Reducing Wrinkles: With maturity comes self acceptance and becoming more comfortable in your own skin, we enjoy looking after ourselves better and this often includes nurturing our skin.It's a fact that as we grow older, the texture, plumpness, firmness and overall appearance of our skin changes. The gradual appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are part of the natural process of ageing. As we age, the process of renewal of skin cells slows as the years pass which affects the structure and pliability of skin.After 30 or 40 your skins ability to retain … [Read more...]
As if suffering from acne was not enough, these pesky blemishes can leave scars to remind us of their presence. Pimples are one thing, then we have to deal with leftover scarring and discolouration. Even people who do not pick their pimples can find themselves with scars from damage that these blemishes cause to collagen. However, these marks need not be permanent because there are natural healing remedies you can use to avoid them. What are acne scars? An acne scar can develop where a cyst-type blemish once resided. According to dermatologists, there are three types of acne scars. Atrophic … [Read more...]
The best ingredients for great skin are closer to you than you think!Did you know that many of the active ingredients you hear about like COQ10, copper, retinol, Vitamin C, EFA's - the list goes on are in many of the everyday fruits, vegetables, oils, nuts and herbs in your kitchen, garden or local store.You've heard the saying fresh is best? Well this is true. The most concentrated vitamins and minerals are locked in your local supermarkets shelves - ready for you to use in easy natural skin care recipes you can make in minutes at home. If you mix them together in the right way (and … [Read more...]
Here is a comprehensive list of essential and base oils that are used in skin care products:ALMOND OIL Made from: Pressed almondsUseful for: Moisturizing lotions, creams, balms. Can be used straight as a moisturizer on its own or as a carrier base for essential oils.Benefits for skin: High fatty acid concentration so very moisturizing and great for itchy inflamed skin ANISE SEED OIL Made from: Essential oil of aniseUseful for: A warming stimulating oil that is used for scenting skin care products and lip balmsBenefits for skin: FragranceCautions: Avoid using if pr … [Read more...]
Facial mask recipes are a fabulous way to give your skin a moisturizing or repairing boost.Facial masks are so easy to make that it's hard to believe the results many people enjoy from homemade facial masks.By using natural ingredients like milk, yoghurt, coconut cream or avocado - all natural emollients that are high in fatty acids you can deliver the benefits of various ingredients deep into the layers of your skin.When you add essential oils or specific combinations of fruits and vegetables, you can nourish and repair just about any kind of skin type and condition. Here are s … [Read more...]
There are many ingredients in nature that offer firming benefits for your skin. Egg whites, arrowroot and red wine are some familiar foods you can use in skin firming cream masks and there are others you can make cream from at home from oils and beeswax. Skin firming cream mask recipe: 1 tblsp whipping cream1 tsp red wine1 tsp arrowroot or cornflour1 egg white (best if you whip it using an egg beater till it forms peaks)Whisk together well - if beating the egg whites fold them into the other ingredients. Apply to your skin with fingertips and leave on until it feels dry and … [Read more...]
ALMOND OIL FOR SKIN Made from: Pressed almondsUseful for: Moisturizing lotions, creams, balms. Can be used straight as a moisturizer on its own or as a carrier base for essential oils.Benefits of Almond oil for skin: High fatty acid concentration so very moisturizing and great for itchy inflamed skinAlmond oil for skin: Almond oil is also an emollient so its great for lotions, moisturizers and serums. It absorbs well into skin and helps other ingredients that have been combined with this oil to penetrate deeply into skin. You can make a basic Almond Oil moisturizer for your s … [Read more...]
Acne doesn't have to be a long term problem from actually having to deal with acne spots to the scarring for those of you who are left with the tell tale signs of breakouts.You can eliminate pimples and their scars by using natural home remedies for acne. Listed below are some home acne treatment ingredients you can use to remove acne marks naturally. Acne and Acne Scar Recipes: Extra virgin olive oil: Olive oil has great restorative properties. Applied in a blend it can lighten and softening scarring dramtically especially when used in the right proportions of other anti scarring oi … [Read more...]