This homemade facial recipe, made of 3 simple, everyday ingredients, helps to reduce acne and wrinkles while improving your skin’s elasticity and shine.
Homemade Facial and Other Tips
Note: you should also check out our homemade face wash.
Healthier Diet = Healthier Skin
Before we get into the homemade facial recipe, let’s talk about what we eat.
I would never have imagined that at 36 years old women of different ages and ethnicities would stop me to ask what I use on my skin. But over the last few years, it happens more and more. Once while standing next to the Proactiv acne booth!
You see, most of my life I didn’t have the skin I have today. I mean I’m getting older, which typically equals wrinkled skin, right? Well, I thought so, until recently.
In addition to using this homemade facial, about 15 months ago I changed my eating habits. I wasn’t intending to improve my complexion, just my general health. Turns out diet improvements worked out many of the bad skin issues that plagued me most of my life. My skin problems mirror those of most people who eat a typical American diet. I wouldn’t say I had bad acne, but when is acne really good? The embarrassing issue with my skin was the constant redness, aka rosacea. On top of that my skin is very fair and sensitive. Mix that with years of high salt, fat, and sugar intake and I ended up in a dermatologist office. And that leads to one thing, prescription drugs, and all their side effects.
Treating The Root of The Problem
I quickly tire of solutions that only deal with the symptoms of bad skin. And was ready for a safer, healthier, less expensive option that makes more sense. Sound familiar?
So yes, eating habits will be reflected through the skin. For example, my rosacea went away and I haven’t had a pimple in over a year. I do, however, still like to do treat myself to this homemade facial because I love how it makes my skin feels. Also, I believe in pampering myself.
Lastly, even if we eat healthily our skin is exposed to environmental factors every day and can benefit from special treatment.
My Skin Regiment
I devised my own skin regiment and am excited to share my homemade facial with you now. I only use simple, yet powerful, ingredients. Further, they are found in most kitchens and are healthier and cheaper than store-bought products.
I encourage you to use my formula, but if you’d rather use store-bought products to cleanse, moisturize and treat your skin use this website to research the products and their ingredients. This way you still have the nitty gritty on what you’re using.
Homemade Facial Recipe
- Mix the ingredients together and rub the homemade facial mixture all over your face.
- Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, step into the shower and rinse it all off. (It usually takes a little scrubbing with a washcloth to remove everything.) What you're left with is skin that feels amazing! I like to imagine it's similar to how a snake feels after shedding his skin.
Just three applications of this homemade facial per week will transform your skin's appearance and elasticity. Some of my prior wrinkles have disappeared and we all know losing wrinkles rather than gaining them helps defy signs of aging we thought we had no control over.
Why This Homemade Facial Works
Lemons are high in Vitamin C – the most widely used ingredient in skin care products – which is essential for the synthesis of collagen. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that helps reduce skin damage caused by free radicals. Lemon also works as a toner which is great for oily skin, reducing blackheads, and promoting skin elasticity.
The honey in this homemade facial is an antioxidant and also an anti-irritant. If you are prone to oily skin honey will attract and retain moisture without oiliness. If your skin is dry it will hydrate and promote elasticity for smoother softer skin. Honey’s antibacterial nature cleanses the surface of the skin and tightens the outer skin. It is said Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey to keep her skin looking younger. Honey jars have been found in Egyptian tombs and are said to still taste great.
Olive oil isn’t just great for the kitchen, it has been used for skin care since biblical times. It’s high in antioxidants, Vitamin E, and beta-carotene. Perfect for a homemade facial! It contains at least 9 different categories of polyphenols – which have anti-inflammatory properties. Your body’s cells incorporate the fatty acids from the oil making the skin more lustrous. I use it so much in cooking and topically on my skin that I laugh and say to people, I think olive oil flows through my body in place of blood these days.
When asked by other women what I do to make my skin glow I often tell them that I live a healthy lifestyle. When they want more details I usually indulge them with the same recipe I just shared with you. Many women even get out pen and paper to record my advice in the grocery aisle. Of course, I’m extremely flattered by their interest and it reassures me that what I’m doing works.
Never forget that nature provides us with everything we need in its most pure form and that’s how it was intended for use. It seems very simple and basic but it works and is a fraction of the cost of “professional” products. Lastly, who doesn’t want to save money these days, right?
Did you try this homemade facial? What were your thoughts?