The skin is the largest organ of the body and it needs to be taken care of properly, especially in summer months. With summer comes sunrays and chlorinated pools, which can take a toll on your skin. Listed below are three tips for pampering your skin using mindful ingredients that you can find in your own home.
- Cleanse. Why should you use face cleansers instead of traditional soaps? Soap can be too harsh for the face and it can remove too many necessary oils. Meanwhile, cleansers gently remove dirt, makeup, and oil, while also adding moisture. Pamper your face with gentle cleansers that you make on your own. One recipe you should consider is the honey lemon cleanser. Honey is great because it has antioxidants that can help slow down aging. It naturally helps unclog pores and moisturize your skin. Lemon on the other hand naturally cleanses, reduces excess oil, and lightens acne scars. If you’re interested in creating your own cleanser, consider this recipe from Actual Organics.
- Exfoliate. Exfoliating is great for your skin, especially in the summer time. It removes the layer of dead skin cells from your body, keeping it healthy and giving you a bright glow. Consider exfoliating once or twice a week if you have oily skin. If you have dry skin, consider exfoliating once a week or once every two weeks. To make your own exfoliate product, mix brown sugar and grapeseed oil together until it makes a thick paste. The sugar will help scrub away the dead skin cells while softening the skin. And the grapeseed oil has antioxidants that will keep the skin healthy and moisturized. Lastly, remember to have the right tools, such as a loofah and a pumice stone.
- Moisturize. Regularly moisturizing is important for your skin’s health. When you don’t moisturize it can worsen you acne problems and emphasize wrinkles. Create your own homemade moisturizer by mixing oils, water-based ingredients, and butters. You can use coconut oil, green tea, and shea butter to make your own moisturizer. The coconut hydrates the skin and reduces dryness. The green tea adds a healthy glow to the skin and the shea butter reduces any inflammation, fades stretch marks, and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.