Taking care of your skin doesn’t mean that you will have to spend hundreds of dollars just to keep it looking young and fresh. Most of the products that we see in stores these days do promise that they will be able to fight off signs of aging, but if you take a closer look at their list of ingredients, you will find that they are usually filled with harsh chemicals, artificial scents, and other toxic substances that can be dangerous to your skin when used all the time. What can you do then?

If you don’t want your skin to be exposed to harsh chemicals that can damage your skin further, why not try to look for safer and more natural alternatives? As a matter of fact, here are DIY skin care recipes that you should try.

Facial scrub

Facial scrubs help with removing layers of dead skin cells as well as any buildup of dirt, sweat, and oil on our skin. But if you want to save your skin from constant exposure to chemical-laden products, try this recipe out. You will need a tablespoon of baking soda, 1 to 2 drops of lavender essential oil, 1 to 2 drops of frankincense essential oil, and water. Mix all the ingredients and store it in a small jar. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of it at a time when mixing with water to create a paste. Massage the paste lightly on your skin to help exfoliate it. Do this for a few minutes then rinse it off afterwards.

Face mask

If you are constantly dealing with inflammation and redness on your skin, you’re probably wishing that there is something you can do to manage this problem. Well, you only need three ingredients and that are a tablespoon each of raw organic honey and unsweetened yogurt plus half a teaspoon of organic turmeric powder. Mix all of the ingredients together until you create a paste then apply it on your clean and damp skin. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it off afterwards then don’t forget to apply moisturizer. You’ll notice that your skin looks and feels better afterwards. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants, true, but it can also make your skin have this yellowish hue to it. If you are going to use this recipe, do it at night.

Facial toner

After cleansing your skin, applying toner is the next step, right? But when your own toner is making your skin feel dry and irritated, the logical step is to make your own to ensure that there are no harsh ingredients in it. With that being said, here’s a facial toner recipe that you are sure to love. To make this toner, you will need filtered water, lavender essential, raw apple cider vinegar, and frankincense essential oil. If you have normal to dry skin, you will need to combine 1/3 part vinegar with 2/3 part filtered water. Follow this with a few drops (5 to 10 drops) of either Lavender or your Frankincense oil. On the other hand, if your skin is between oily and acne-prone, you should mix ½ part of vinegar to ½ part of filtered water. Add a few drops of your choice of essential oil. Store your toner mixture in a small glass bottle and just store in room temperature. You should use your toner twice, once in the morning, and once in the evening.

As you can see, these DIY recipes are sure to make your skin feel loved and well taken care of since there are no harsh chemicals for you to deal with.

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