Fresh Face: Six Organic DIY Skin Care Remedies

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive products to find safe, gentle organic skin care.

In fact, common skin issues like dryness and acne can be effectively treated.

Just use natural products you probably already have at home.

Get started with our six favorite DIY skin care remedies using only organic ingredients!


1.   Avocado-Honey Moisturizer

For this easy recipe from Reader’s Digest, blend the flesh of a quarter avocado with three tablespoons of fresh cream and a tablespoon of honey to create a hydrating mask. When it’s smooth, apply to your face and leave for up to an hour before rinsing. If you suffer from dry skin, eczema, or flakiness, this mask is sure to help with hydration and smoothness.

2. Coconut Oil

The benefits of caring for your skin with coconut oil can’t be overstated. You can use it for everything from moisturizer to makeup removal, to treating rashes such as razor burn. Use it for dermatitis, sunburn, and even minor injuries. If you have young children, try it as a natural replacement for diaper rash cream.

3. Shea Butter

Like coconut oil, this natural substance has plenty of uses that keep your skin looking its best. Shea butter can be used to moisturize, prevent stretch marks in pregnancy, treat symptoms of eczema and other rashes, promote healing, and provide sun protection. It also has anti-aging properties that help skin stay young and firm.

4. Cocoa Mask

Good Housekeeping recommends this remedy for intense hydration and exfoliation, noting that it’s especially effective for aging skin. Combine a tablespoon each of sour cream, honey, and cocoa powder with one egg white, then let dry before rinsing off for a moisturizing experience that also tightens and firms.

5. Natural Acne Spot Treatment

Have a blemish right before a big date or important meeting? Try this combination of brewer’s yeast with a squeeze of lemon juice, mixed with enough water to create a pasty consistency. Spread it on the offending spot and cover with a bandage for 10 minutes before cleansing; repeat as needed.

6. Tea Tree Oil

This common essential oil derived from native Australian plant species provides natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties that make it effective for a range of skin care issues. Dab tea tree oil on acne, rashes, blemishes, and injuries for relief without unwanted chemical side effects.

While you’re experimenting with DIY natural skin care, don’t forget to incorporate a drop or two of your favorite organic essential oil. Not only do these smell great, they also provide the stress-relieving benefits of aromatherapy.

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