Aging is a normal process and it is usually manifested on our skin, especially the facial skin which starts to reveal the first wrinkles. Wrinkles are the biggest nightmare of every woman, so they will do everything that is in their power to prevent their occurrence.
There are many commercial products available on the market that promise great things for your skin, but most of them are packed with chemicals which can do more harm than good. Therefore, many people turn to the use of natural products which are safe for use, but as well as very effective. Moreover, they have always been present on our planet and the only thing that we need to do is to use them.
These products were used by our grandmothers, and in this article we shall present one of them which was used by a 37-year-old Korean lady, mother of two. She looks very beautiful and young and her beauty secret is based on a simple homemade scrub widely used in South France.
Natural beauty products are based on ecological products made of local raw materials. We can all prepare a homemade product as most of the needed ingredients we already have in our homes.
DIY Anti-Aging Scrub
For this amazing homemade beauty scrub we shall need honey, baking soda and lavender essential oil.
The benefits of the used ingredients:
Honey is known for its potent antibacterial properties and because of that in the past centuries was widely used in treating wounds and burns. It is extremely beneficial for the health of the skin. Its use will properly hydrate the skin due to the rich content of water. Plus, it is packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids which greatly contribute to the regeneration of the skin. However, make sure to use unpasteurized honey as this type of unprocessed homey contains all its valuable features.
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is an amazing product which offers a wide range of uses starting as a great household agent, medical agent to a remarkable cosmetic product. This versatile product is very effective against pimples due to its antibacterial properties. In addition to this, it is a great ingredient for the performance of skin exfoliation as its consistency effectively removes all impurities and dead cells which contribute to older appearance of our skin. Including baking soda in this homemade scrub will bring great benefits like well cleaned skin that is smooth and radiant.
Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil has been used for centuries due to its potent anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, healing and relaxing features. It reveals a pleasing and relaxing scent and because of that is used in modern aromatherapy. Thanks to its great smell it promotes muscular relaxation and at the same time improves the quality of sleep.
Lavender in Latin is “lavare” having the meaning of “to wash”. Namely, lavender was used in ancient Rome to perfume baths and clothes.
The essential oil of this plant provides the face with amazing skin benefits like preventing skin aging, removal of the dark areas on the face like the dark circles, and at the same time cleanses the skin. It contains camphor which enhances the circulatory activity and in that way helps in repairing skin cells and regenerating them providing the skin with a youthful and smooth appearance.
RECIPE OF A FACIAL SCRUB
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- Half a tablespoon of honey
- 1 drop of lavender essential oil
In a suitable container combine the baking soda with the honey. Mix till you obtain a paste and after that add a drop of lavender essential oil.
First put a warm, damp towel over your face, and keep it onto your face for a minute in order to open the pores. After that, use the mixture onto your face. Apply it by using a gentle massage with your fingers in small circular movements. Do this massage for 3 – 5 minutes in order to eliminate all dead skin from the face. After that, wash it off with lukewarm water.
Have in mind that this scrub or for that matter any scrub is done only once per week.
This is an alkaline scrub, therefore apply rose water to your face by using cotton soaked in it and then with it moisturize your skin.