Natural skin products are as close as your pantry and refrigerator! If you are at all concerned about the chemical additives present in commercial skin care lines, you can easily and affordably make your own skin care products with ingredients you likely already have on hand. This way, you can avoid all the cheap chemical fillers and preservatives present in most retail products, and save money, too.
Natural skin products such as scrubs, lotions, bath products and more are not at all difficult to make. The most difficult aspect about making many of these products is the ability to melt some natural oils and waxes over a bowl of hot water. Of course, you will need to stir your ingredients together well, which is why a stick blender is an indispensable piece of equipment when making skin care items. You don’t even need to go to the bother of buying a new blender. You can easily find stick blenders in many thrift stores. If you wash them well, and sanitize them in a bleach solution before using, they can be wonderful additions to making homemade beauty products.
The best thing about many natural skin products is that you can use them straight out of the fridge. For example, did you know that yogurt and sour cream are wonderful products to soften and exfoliate the skin because of the lactic acid they contain? You can make a beautiful, simple mask made out of yogurt and honey that will equal the effect of most any commercial skin treatment.You can make a wonderful scrub from olive oil and either sugar or salt, that will exfoliate dry skin and leave it feeling soft and moisturized.
As well as avoiding detrimental chemicals when you chose to make your own natural skin products, you will save a lot of money by making your own skin care items. Instead of paying for expensive acne treatments in the drug store, you can make a very effective acne scrub with aspirin tablets and oranges for much less than $1.00. This treatment has the benefit of being rich in Vitamin C, an antioxidant and alpha- and beta hydroxy acids which are known as powerful exfoliants to clear clogged pores and stimulate skin cell turnover.
So don’t pay for fancy packaging and expensive advertising campaigns! Make your own natural skin products to save money and get beautiful, glowing skin.