Whether you are battling acne, dry skin or the aging process, facial skin care is certainly a topic which often crosses your mind. You read all sorts of articles which suggest visits to the dermatologist, expensive medications and generic face washes, but none of these options really appeal to you. In some cases, a visit to a dermatologist may really be the only solution to your problem. However, many people will find that with a little creativity, they can treat their skin condition in an affordable, natural fashion.
Here is one recipe for a simple face wash which can be used to treat most light skin conditions:
¼ cup of honey,
¼ cup of plain yogurt
2 teaspoons of lemon/orange juice
3-4 fresh strawberries
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Apply to face (or body) in a circular motion, and let sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing in lukewarm water. The remaining wash can be stored in a refrigerator for future use.
There are many other natural substances which you can use in the place of some of the ingredients listed here. For example, you may want to add crushed aspirin or baking soda if you have dry or acne-prone skin, for they are both excellent exfoliants which gently remove dead skin cells, and the aspirin is an anti-inflammatory as well. Also, for dry skin, you may want to substitute green tea for the citrus juice.