Following from our blog about DIY Skin Care Solutions to Avoid Like the Plague, now that you know what ingredients to avoid in your natural DIY skin care routine, you may be wondering what is safe to use. Here are four healthy options to try instead.

Proven Skin Care Solutions

  1. Honey

Honey is sweet for your taste buds and for your skin. It works well as a breathable barrier to the elements, and it offers healing for all kinds of skin irritations.

Look for DIY facial recipes for mask and scrubs that include honey to treat acne and eye area puffiness and to use as exfoliating scrubs. Honey also is useful in treating eczema.

  1. Tea

You may have read about the benefits of certain teas for the inside of your body, but tea is also good for the outside of your body.

Placing steeped tea bags on your closed eyelids, for example, can decrease puffiness. Additionally, the antioxidants in the tea encourage cellular healing, which can slow certain signs of premature aging such as age spots and wrinkles.

Tannins in green tea act as an astringent, which can shrink pores and remove excess oil.  Green tea’s anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant and astringent properties also can help fight acne and blackhead breakouts.

  1. Coconut Oil

In addition to serving as a healthy and nutritional cooking and baking oil, coconut oil is great for your skin.

Solid at room temperature, this natural, edible oil melts on your skin as you apply it. As it seeps into your pores, it does not leave a sticky or oily residue of any kind.

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer, and it works well as a natural makeup remover and as a gentle, facial cleanser. Coconut oil’s antibacterial properties help protect the skin from germs and from the breakout of acne and blackheads.

For those with naturally oily skin, swap out coconut oil for Jojoba oil – it’s non comedogenic and helps to hydrate the skin.

Skin Care Specialists

Before using a DIY home regimen, it is a good idea to find out more about your skin, its condition and its needs. A skin care specialist can provide you with valuable information that can help you keep your skin looking its best.

If you are in the Denver area, come visit Grand Salon for a complete skin care evaluation. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians will help you to evaluate your skin’s condition and discuss the best treatment options for bringing out your inner beauty. (Team photo below)

Taking care of your skin – especially your face – should be a top priority. However, don’t be fooled by DIY recipes on sites like Pinterest that promote natural ingredients from your pantry for your face. Not all natural ingredients are right for your delicate facial skin.

Use Pinterest for its great home, fashion and gift ideas, and consult your skin care specialist about what is best for your beautiful skin.

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