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Exfoliating your face with a face scrub on a daily basis helps a great deal in rejuvenating and improving dead skin tones. Gone are the days when we only worry about our skin once we hit our 40’s. Stress levels, pollution, unhealthy eating habits, and harmful exposure to UV rays can set our skin into premature ageing. While going to the spa to indulge in some skin therapy is extremely good, it’s a rather pricey affair as you may eventually break the bank for those expensive treatments. In your quest to get flawless skin, you’ve probably tried just about every product out there – perhaps some worked, while others didn’t. The best remedies for healthy skin do not necessarily have to come from chemical products found in the store. What’s holding you back from your goal of getting that radiant skin could be the fact you’ve been trying the wrong things. What you need might just be in the kitchen! Natural masks can be easily made using common homemade ingredients and help maintain that soft glowing skin. Pamper your face with some of these brilliant face mask recipes you can try at home. These 3 simple DIY recipes are remarkable face scrubs that will give you a more lasting ‘all natural’ exotic glow, eliminate your skin troubles by reducing blackheads, acne, and even your skin tone.

Lemon and Honey face scrub

honey and lemonLemon has deeply nourishing ingredients that are effective for rejuvenating skin tones. It exfoliates the skin and helps remove dead cells that can also contribute to breakouts. Lemon juice will also help to lighten dark spots ab fade scars. Honey is a natural moisturizer, which help skin to be supple. What you need: ½ teaspoon of lemon juice 2 teaspoon of honey Procedure: Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with the teaspoon of lemon juice. Gently apply the mixture on your face and let it dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and towel dry. The more you do this, you will notice that your face looks brighter and feels very soft.

Oatmeal and Cocoa face scrub

Oatmeal and cocoa make for excellent face masks. Cocoa is loaded with antioxidants that help fight free radical damage, therefore, preventing premature ageing. Oatmeal, on the hand, gently exfoliates and cleanses the skin. What you need: 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder in a bowl ½ tablespoon of ground oatmeal 1 tablespoon of honey and 1½ tablespoon of coconut oil Procedure: Blend the ingredients thoroughly to form a consistent paste. Wash your face to remove any makeup. Wet your face a little and rub the mask gently on your face, or use a clean applicator brush and apply a thin, even layer of the mask on your entire face. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, and then rinse your face with lukewarm water. Pat dry. Repeat application twice weekly to get a supple and glowing skin.

Turmeric, honey and milk face mask

turmericThe antioxidants present in turmeric have strong anti-aging benefits which will help lighten and flatter your skin complexion. Mixing in honey and milk will equally make an amazing face scrub for skin that literally glows. Turmeric helps in getting rid of acne and pimples; honey will keep the skin hydrated, plus its antibacterial properties prevent breakouts; while the lactic acid in milk will work as a natural cleanser. What you need: 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder 1 tablespoon of honey 1 teaspoon of milk 2 tablespoon of flour Procedure: Mix turmeric, honey, milk and flour to make a paste. Clean your face with a mild cleanser or wash face and pat dry. Apply the prepared mask all over your face and neck. Let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes tops, then rinse with cool water. Apply this mask twice weekly to get a healthy and glowing skin. If you’re worried about the yellow stains the turmeric may leave on your face, apply a little olive oil or avocado oil and wipe clean with a towel.   Feature image photo credit: 

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This article was first published on 28th February 2018


Becky Onoise is a psychologist, chocolate junkie, and puppy lover. A writer who is sorry... not sorry about correcting your grammar. She's a word enthusiast and aims to achieve her goals. Instagram handle @mz_berkey

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