Treat Your Face Naturally

In between visits to your skin care therapist, it’s always good to follow a healthy skin care routine at home. Here are some easy-to-use skin care recipes you can make yourself.

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil contains some of the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids, and calms skin that is raw and irritated due to conditions like eczema or psoriasis. It helps repair skin cells and hydrates even the driest skin.

Flaxseed Gel Mask

Flaxseeds, when boiled and cooled, make gel. This gel can be used alone as a compress, or other ingredients can be added to it for a customized treatment.

Ingredients

One-third cup whole flaxseeds; 2 cups filtered water or cucumber juice; 4 ounces of aloe vera gel (optional); One-half teaspoon of honey (optional); One-half teaspoon of sunflower seed oil (optional) Bring water to a boil. Stir in flaxseeds and immediately reduce heat. Stir and simmer until the gel forms (about 10 minutes). Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth and then transfer to a sterilized container. Apply to face and decollete with a fan brush for 5-10 minutes. Remove with a warm towel. Flaxseed gel can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Healthy Probiotics

Probiotics–the live cultures in yogurt–exhibit antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial benefits when used on skin. Probiotics increase ceramide production, which boosts skin protection against the bacteria that causes acne.

Creamy Yogurt Facial Treatment

Use this recipe on skin with acne.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons Greek yogurt; 1 tablespoon sunflower seed oilaor rice bran oil; 1 tablespoon honey (optional); Crushed mint leaves (optional; remove before applying). Combine the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply mixture with a fan brush to face and decollete for 5-10 minutes. Remove with a warm towel

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