At Home Skin Care Treatments

At Home Skin Care Treatments

At Home Skin Care Treatments
Instead of getting skin care treatments at a spa, there are various exfoliators, moisturizers, face masks, toners and other do-it-yourself treatments that can be made at home. Whether you're fighting wrinkles or blemishes, there are natural options you can make with ingredients from your kitchen. While at-home treatments can help you save money, make sure you're aware of potential side effects from any product or ingredient you use. Learn more about ways to make your own skin care treatments with expert advice from Sharecare.

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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered

    Sugar scrubs are gentler than other scrubs, and they exfoliate without damaging your skin -- keeping it smooth and moisturized.

    Skin Exfoliating Scrub

    Ingredients:
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/3 cup almond oil
    1 tsp liquid vitamin E
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Directions: Combine ingredients, adding sugar last. Use in the shower and apply in a circular motion.


    This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
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    Flakey skin can be the result of dry skin, eczema and even psoriasis. Mash the fruit of an avocado with one tablespoon of honey. (Taste it! Amazingly good.) When it is a paste-like consistency, spread over the dry, flakey areas and cover with the cool washcloth pre-soaked with green tea. If you are very flakey, you can crush a baby aspirin into a powder and mix this into the avocado and honey paste. The avocado is lush with fatty oils that will seal the skin surface and begin the healing process. Honey, especially unprocessed, will exfoliate away the dead skin, protect against bacterial infections, and reduce inflammation. Leave this on for 10-20 minutes and wipe off gently. You can gently cleanse with an alcohol-free baby wipe, but don't wash with soap for a few hours so your skin can stay moisturized. You will feel the difference instantly. Try to do this mask every day when you are having a flare up of flakey skin. Avoid harsh soaps because they will destroy all of your progress!
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    Avocados are good for the skin. They can be used an internal lubricant or applied to the skin as a moisturizer. Many skin care products now contain avocado and avocado oil. Avocado has lots of Vitamin E which is an antioxidant that keeps the skin oxygenated.

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    Sweet potatoes are a brilliant source of so many good things. They are super high in vitamin A, which boosts collagen. They are a surprising source of minerals such as copper (providing you with up to a 50% daily value), which helps the formation of new collagen to reduce wrinkles. They are rich in selenium, and diminish the wrinkles. Boil the sweet potato (skin on) for 20-30 minutes; make a few cuts in the skin from end to end and then rub the skin off the sweet potato; mash with a fork or potato masher; stir in a quarter cup of full-fat plain yogurt; cool until comfortable to touch. The yogurt will exfoliate, calm and moisturize. Together, the sweet potato and yogurt will smooth and moisturize the skin, and the crow's feet will look better right away. This is safe to use on your hands and neck as well.
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    Dr. Jennifer Ashton - How can I make a wrinkle-fighting cleanser out of sugar?

    Obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains how you can make an at-home wrinkle-fighting sugar cleanser with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Watch Dr. Jennifer Ashton's video for tips and information on women's health.


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    A sandalwood face mask -- an ayurvedic (the traditional medical system of India) beauty treatment -- will give your face an instant lift, the natural way. Sandalwood detoxifies the skin by removing impurities directly as it dries on the skin. It also removes toxins by increasing circulation in the skin, leaving it glowing and feeling tighter.
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    Mulberry extract is a botanical with both astringent (skin tightening) and antibacterial properties.
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    Using everyday ingredients, each of these at-home facial treatments will smooth, tighten, and plump up your face to give you the youthful look that some people pay thousands for.

    Smoothing Exfoliator

    1 tbsp brown sugar
    1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

    Mix together the brown sugar and olive oil to create a paste. Apply to face and massage for a few minutes. Rinse off with warm water. The brown sugar will smooth out skin while the olive oil moisturizes.

    Tightening Toner

    1 cup rose water
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1 tsp witch hazel
    5 drops almond essential oil

    Combine the ingredients together and mix well. Dab the mixture on your face with a cotton ball and wait for it to dry. Both the witch hazel and rosewater are astringents, which tighten and shrink pores. The almond oil has antioxidants that help skin with building new cells.

    Plumping Moisturizing Facial Mask

    2 tbsp of your favorite moisturizer
    1 egg white
    2 pinches turmeric
    1 tsp Manuka honey

    Mix the moisturizer, egg white, turmeric, and honey together to make a paste. Apply to the face evenly, avoiding the eyes, and leave the mask on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. The egg white tightens, while the turmeric and honey stimulates the skin and plumps it up, helping to build collagen to create a smoother look.
    This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
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    To improve a tired appearance, try kiwis. Kiwi is loaded with vitamin K, which is know to reduce puffiness and dark circles around your eyes. Place chilled slices of kiwi on your eyes for 15 minutes.
    This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
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    Dr. Oz - brown spots

    Shalina Vadhera, author of Passport to Beauty and Dr. Oz guest, says women in Korea have been using a rice water face wash to reduce brown spots for centuries. Learn how to make it by watching this video.