I wanted to share with you a few natural skin care treatments that my best friend shared with me (Thanks Laura). They are easy to make and fairly inexpensive. Most of the ingredients you probably have in your medicine cabinet or pantry, best of all they are all natural, no harsh chemicals! I love natural stuff, it is good for you and good for the environment!
I will be trying these out because acne breakouts seem to be a part of my thirty-something life now. I have tried several over the counter products which either do not work, or dry out my already dry skin even more, with little improvement on the acne.
Tonic Witch hazel has long been known to have astringent qualities. The liquid you can find in the shelves of drug store is an herbal extract with exceptional cleansing, soothing, and healing properties. It was originally used by Native Americans, who used witch hazel bark and twigs in many therapeutic applications and passed on their knowledge to the settlers.
To make your own old fashioned witch hazel astringent, combine 1 cup of witch-hazel with 2 tablespoons of alcohol and apply it to your skin with cotton ball. If you are sensitive to alcohol, you can substitute it with 1/4 cup of white vinegar.
Another natural tonic is honey and nutmeg scar remover wash. This treatment is meant to help heal the scars caused by skin eruptions, skin accidents, and acne.
To make honey and nutmeg scare remover, combine 1 teaspoon of nutmeg with 1 teaspoon of honey, and mix them together. Apply them to your face and leave them for 20 minutes. Then, rinse it with cool water. Use it twice a week.
Removing blackheads can easily be done with lemon. Citrus is naturally exfoliate, which makes lemon useful when it comes to fighting blackheads in your cleansing routine.
Cut the lemon in half then rub it directly on your face before going to bed. You can also extract lemon juice with a citrus reamer, remove the seeds and then add 2 tablespoons of rosewater. Mix the lemon juice and rosewater together and your tonic will be more fragrant.
You can find these and more natural skin care recipes at about.com~