You don’t have to spend tons and tons of money on various types of skincare creams or treatments found in salons or beauty stores. There are probably some natural moisturizers already sitting in your home. Why use a product that has unknown ingredients when you can have an all natural product that will pamper and moisturize your skin? As with any type of skincare regiment, it is always best to wash and cleanse your face before applying any moisturizers or treatments. Here are some natural moisturizers for your skin and face.
- Malai. This is a cooking ingredient often used in Indian cuisine. There is lactic acid in it so it will act as an natural exfoliator and remove any dead skin cells from your face. All you need to do is apply some malai alone or with a tablespoon of lemon juice. Leave this mixture on your face for about 15 minutes and then rinse the malai off with lukewarm water.
- Honey. Not only does it taste good, it also contains great antioxidants and also is known for its anti-microbial benefits as well. Apply about a tablespoon of honey or so onto the face and let it sit on your face for 15 minutes. Rinse and enjoy the smoothness of your skin.
- Yogurt facial mask with papaya. Rich with antioxidants and also nutrients such as vitamin C and E, this mask will relieve dry skin and also soothe it as well. Add papaya or any nutrient dense fruit and you will notice a difference in your skin. Mix about half cup of yogurt with about three to four tablespoons of papaya that has been mashed. Then you can add lemon juice and honey for extra brightening and moisturizing properties. Apply it to your face and then leave it for about 10 minutes. Rinse away with tepid or cold water. Make sure to do this one to two times during the week depending how dry your skin is.
- Strawberry curd/cream mask. This mask will not only moisturize skin, it will also be a soothing facial scrub that can help you remove any dry dead skin. Mash a few strawberries and then add a tablespoon lemon juice, about half cup of cream or curd. Mix together and let the mask cool in your fridge for at least a half hour. Then apply the mask to your face and decolletage for let it sit for at least 20 minutes. When rinsing the mixture off, use a scrubbing motion to remove dead skin cells.
- Banana mask. If you have overripe or just ripe bananas, don’t throw them out! Use them as a face mask. Bananas are great to help moisturize aging skin and also remove dead or flaking skin cells. Just mash up two bananas, add some honey, and about a tablespoon of yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and neck and rinse after 20 minutes.
- Egg and olive oil mask. This mask is not only meant for the face, but also any place of your body that is dry like your kneed and elbows. Mix in some raw honey with one yolk of an egg and some olive oil. Stir to mix. Apply it your face or whatever dry are or your body. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.