Do you continually notice how changeable your skin can be? How environmental factors, stress & sometimes hormones can influence the skins general appearance? For me yes! It’s for these reasons I like to experiment with easily accessible home-made fixes and have found several to be effective, budget friendly and all from ingredients lurking around the home, bonus!
Top Two D.I.Y Treatments;
- GREEN TEA Toner
Around twice a week I’ll skip my usual toning product and use a home-made Green Tea toner or mist spray to naturally sooth and refresh the skin.
- 1 X Green Tea Bag Organic
- Boiling hot water
- Mason Jar or Spray Bottle (Air Tight)
Pour boiling water into a regular sized mug with the tea bag and allow to steep for around 5 mins. Remove bag, transfer contents to jar or bottle. Ready for use once cooled & store in the fridge for use within X 3 Days.
- HONEY, CINNAMON, NUTMEG & LEMON Face Mask
An all-time favourite, tad sticky but so effective and with just four ingredients! Each a mini powerhouse of potency! Honey, centuries known for its antibacterial properties. Great as an acne treatment, filled with antioxidants and said to slow down the ageing process whilst boosting the complexion. Cinnamon contains several powerful antioxidant compounds. Nutmeg – stimulating properties also well known in Ayurvedic medicine for being an antiviral and antibacterial. Lemon, loaded with Vitamin C and is great at reducing blemishes – mother nature’s highlighter if you like.
- 1 X TSP RAW Honey
- ½ TSP Organic Cinnamon
- ½ TSP Nutmeg
- Squeeze of Lemon
Mix all together into a thick paste and apply all over the face, leave to sit for 30 mins and note that it may feel a bit tingly, even warm against the skin for the first few mins. Rinse and follow with your skin care routine.
With these D.I.Y methods being natural based, regular use provides the best results. I would apply twice per week during times of heightened skin sensitivity and for me these worked wonders. What do you think? Would you give them a try?