A simple homemade natural skincare is all you need when you want a quick mood uplifting self-care. It’s easy, simple, and mostly free. But the benefits are amazing.
Homemade natural skin care items
I love natural products. And I grew up seeing my mom and her friends using natural ingredients from the kitchen for their skincare. Items like egg yolk, coconut oil, avocado, honey, etc. So now I copy them.
I find it quite practical as well to use such items for my skincare. Not only I don’t have to spend extra for them, but most of the items are also almost always in my kitchen cupboard or fridge. All I need to do is just mix and whip it up then apply it to my skin. Easy peasy.
The nice thing is, now I see all those items as ingredients in many (if not all) skincare products.
The last two decades have seen a popular trend of skincare that made of natural ingredients. Literally, every brand claims that they only use ingredients that natural and even organic.
Skincare that made of milk, avocado, yogurt, honey, and many more have become a trend. And the customers like to choose the stuff that has those natural mixtures. Although in reality those natural ingredients have been processed and added with some other stuff so that the mixture will have a long shelf life.
So really, if you’re after the benefits of that fabulous natural stuff for your skin, why don’t you just mix and whip it up yourself? It only takes a few minutes to get it ready. And you don’t have to set a special budget for it. Because it’ll be on your shopping list anyway ?.
Although there are many choices of kitchen ingredients that you can use for skincare, the following 10 items are my favorites.
This delicious natural sweetener is well-known for its health benefits. Not only that, but it’s also good for skin thanks to its properties of antibacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Because of these powerful properties, honey helps to repair damaged and dead cell tissues without harming healthy tissues. It also helps fighting infection to promote healing.
Just like other dairy products, yogurt is enriched with calcium and vitamin D which are important for our skin regeneration. It also has probiotics that can improve inflammatory and reduce signs of skin-aging.
But of all the goodness that yogurt has, Lactic Acid (Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid) is probably the most property you really want to get. This amazing AHA has been widely promoted by commercial products as well. Because it helps to remove dead skin cells and clearing the pores that with regular use you can get healthy glowing skin.
3. Egg Yolk
You want to use this egg yolk for one of your skincare regimes because it will make your skin soft and supple. Enriched with Protein, Vitamin B2, and B3, egg yolk improves skin condition by repairing dead skin cells, protecting it from harmful bacteria and free radicals. It also promotes skin elasticity and keeps it hydrated. And the Zinc in egg yolk keeps your skin away from the signs of aging.
This spice has become more and more popular for its health benefits. Enriched with iron, potassium, manganese, Vitamin C, fiber and magnesium, this bright yellow spice has benefits as vibrant as its color.
It offers lots of goodness for skincare thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, and antiseptic properties.
Turmeric also has a lightening agent that helps reduce dark skin age spots and brighten skin color.
5. Coconut Oil
This increasingly popular oil is not only delicious to use in your cooking, but it’s also beneficial for your skin-care regime. The oil has properties of moisturizing, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and Vitamin E. All this is fabulous for anti-aging skincare and keeps your skin healthy and hydrated.
Avocado is not only yummy for guacamole. But it’s also amazing for our skin. It’s full of good stuff like Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Beta-Carotene, Lecithin, and essential fatty acids. They offer amazing benefits of anti-inflammatory from eczema and psoriasis.
The goodness of avocado can reduce signs of aging, nourish, moisturize, prevent and treat acne. It also helps tissue regeneration and treats sunburned skin.
This tropical fruit is high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, minerals such as potassium and magnesium, Beta Carotene, Bioflavonoids, and anti-oxidants.
Regular use of this bright orange color fruit as your skincare regime offers amazing benefits of brightening skin, promote skin regeneration, reduce age spots, and improve damaged skin.
There are numerous benefits of Oats for the skin. Oats have emollient properties that make it a good moisturizer for sensitive skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that are beneficial to treat eczema and psoriasis by keeping the itch at bay. Not only that, but Oats is also good to calm the sunburned skin.
9. Rice Powder
Enriched with nutrients and minerals, rice powder has amazing benefits for our skins thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and sun protecting properties. It soothes the burned skin and helps brighten the tan skin.
You can use the rice powder as your skincare item on its own or mix it with other ingredients (see below tips). And you can make your own rice powder by soaking a handful of rice overnight then ground it.
We know that milk is full of Calcium and Vitamin D that good for our bones. But did you know that milk offers wonderful benefits for the skin? Milk helps our skin hydrate, brighten dark skin, soothes sensitive skin, and improves skin regeneration by removing old damaged skin cells.
Homemade natural skincare combination
The mixture combos below can be used for both face and body masks. You can just double or triple the recipes according to the amount you need.
Yogurt and Honey
I love this mixture. Very easy to do and most calming on the skin. It’s good all year round. You only need one tablespoon of yogurt and one teaspoon of honey for this mixture.
Egg yolk and Honey
Lightly beat it and apply it to your skin. This mixture is very good when you need that quick fix before an important occasion such as a party. It makes your skin feel very soft and supple with an amazing glow. Just mix one egg yolk of a small egg with one teaspoon of honey.
Oats, Milk, and Honey
Doesn’t this mix sound like a good breakfast combo? And it’s so good for your skin too. Soak a tablespoon of oats with two tablespoons of milk. When it’s softened, mash it a little bit and add one teaspoon of honey.
This mix is one of the choices you want to go to again and again. Because it really soothes your skin, and leaves it to hydrate, soft and brightened.
Yogurt and Turmeric
Use this mix after you had a nice sunbathing day. This mix really calms your burned skin. But of course, you can use it anytime. This face mask mix is good for dull-free glowing skin. One tablespoon of yogurt and half teaspoon of turmeric powder is more than enough for your face mask.
Coconut Oil and Turmeric
I normally use this mix at the end of winter when the weather change leaves my skin dry and rough. The combo of coconut oil and turmeric helps my skin hydrate and improve skin regeneration in no time. Just mix one teaspoon of coconut oil and a quarter teaspoon of turmeric, and let this mix do wonder to your skin.
Avocado and Yogurt
I normally don’t mix anything with avocado for my face mask. But if I want to use it as a body mask as well, I would mix half of the avocado with two tablespoons of yogurt. This mix really soothes and calms the skin leaving you to feel rejuvenated.
Papaya and Honey
I used to use mashed papaya on its own for face and body mask. This fruit really does make your skin feel smooth, soft and radiant. But you can mix it with honey if you want to give more boost to your skin regeneration.
Rice Powder, Turmeric and Milk
Try this mix if you need to exfoliate your skin. You can mix one tablespoon of rice powder and a quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little bit of milk until you get a smooth paste. Apply it to your skin and gently massage it for a few minutes before you leave the mixture as a mask on your skin.
Oats, Milk, and Turmeric
Leave to soak a tablespoon of oats, a quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder and two tablespoons of milk. When the oats softened, mash the mixture as smooth as you can. This concoction will leave your skin hydrated, bright and radiant.
Conclusion on homemade natural skincare
Sometimes you need a bit of self-care that is easy and practical. You may want to have a body and face treatment, but time and situation may not fit you.
So instead, you can be more creative in giving yourself mood-uplifting skincare and use any natural ingredients you can find at home.
At the end of the day, it’s the regularity that matters.
The combination of mixtures I shared above is only some of the ideas for you to try. Make sure you don’t have any allergies, reactions, or intolerance to any of the ingredients mentioned.
Let me know how you find the mixtures for your skincare. If you do it regularly, you’ll be surprised by how soft and smooth your skin will be after a month or two.
Disclaimer: The above post is based on self-experience and must not be used as health guidance. I am not responsible for any allergic reaction that you might get after trying any ingredients mentioned above. Check my disclaimer policy for further info.