6 Skin Treatments to Try at Home
Skin care cannot be overemphasized. When it comes to an indulgent face care routine, most women reserve it for big events–parties, girls’ night outs or date night. However, skincare treatments ought to be a part of your regular body care regimen. Your kitchen at home can be a wondrous world of skincare goodness, if you want to explore various all-natural skin care products. Using masks and treatments that are formulated to address your specific skin concerns and needs helps your skin glow with health. Your daily skin regime should include the big three:
Skin treatments like facial masks do not need to be done every day, but applying them at least once a week can help you achieve that next-level glow. In this article we share some effective skin treatments to try at home.
Deep Pore Cleansing Clay Masks
For Oily, Combination, or Acne-prone Skin
Women with oily, combination (dry everywhere except the T-zone), or acne-prone skin are no strangers to clogged pores. Keeping your skin clear and matte is a daily struggle. Along with your regular skin care routine, a natural clay mask applied once or twice a week can be an effective as well as soothing solution to your skincare woes.
Clay masks that contain Dead Sea mud, kaolin, French, Indian, or red clay, and bentonite are just what your esthetician in Rockaway Beach would order. Clay clears clogged pores or comedones, and prevents the production of excess oil. If you would rather make a clay mask at home, make sure you use quality organic ingredients. Make a paste of a tablespoon of your chosen clay with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or distilled water, and a couple of drops of Vitamin E oil. Apply the mask evenly, and let it dry for 10 minutes before you wash it off with warm water.
DIY Yogurt and Honey Skin Treatment
For Sensitive Skin
Those with sensitive skin often have trouble finding products that do not cause redness and irritation. If you find yourself in a fix like this, consider going all natural with cooling ingredients like yogurt and honey. While yogurt soothes your skin and gives it a generous dose of vitamins, zinc, calcium, and lactic acid, raw honey with no added sugars has prominent antibacterial properties. When used together, the results often produce naturally glowing skin that is free from acne.
To make your own yogurt and honey skin treatment simply mix two tablespoons of plain yogurt with a tablespoon of Manuka or raw honey. Apply evenly to your face, and leave the mask on for at least 15-20 minutes before you wipe it off with a warm, clean cloth.
For Dry Skin
Dry skin requires all the help it can get. Finding a mask or skin treatment that hydrates your skin cells at deep levels is the key to getting rid of flakiness and cracked dry skin. Both cream and gel masks are recommended and used by our experienced estheticians in Rockaway Beach.
For DIY masks, consider using ingredients like avocado oil which balances the moisture levels of your skin and give it a dose of antioxidant vitamins, honey which moisturizes and prevents acne. Bananas are also great moisturizers. For extremely dry skin add hyaluronic acid and glycerin because they are known as humectants which help your skin retain water even after you have washed it off.
To make a hydrating masks as home begin by preparing a mix with a mashed banana, two tablespoons of honey, and a quarter cup of plain yogurt. Apply and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with cool water.
Anti-aging Skin Treatments
For Hydration and Protection
Giving your skin the nutrients it needs to fight off wrinkles and fine lines is a process that you should begin by your late-twenties, if not earlier. Fruits like bananas, pomegranate, and papayas can help protect your skin cells from free radical damage.
If you are looking to make an anti-aging skin treatment at home, smash a small portion of papaya fruit, add a tablespoon of lemon juice, and apply the mix to your face and neck. Not only does this mask protect your skin from free radical damage, it also gets rid of dead skin cells, boost the creation of new cells, and improves skin elasticity.
For an ever deeper treatment pair a mashed banana with a teaspoon of rose water for a facial mask that reduces pigmentation, evens skin tone, heals deeply, and makes your skin glow, thanks to its Vitamin A and E content.
Exfoliating Coffee Mask
For Deep Cleansing
Another great skin-friendly ingredient that can be found in pretty much every home is coffee. Mix a tablespoon of coffee powder with a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Let the mask dry for 15-30 minutes before you begin exfoliating it gently. Other than removing dead cells, this mask smoothens the skin, and prevents and reduces fine lines.
Steam Facial Treatment
One of the best ways to clean out your pores and promote clear skin is getting a steam facial. When you are trying this at home, ensure that the boiled water is allowed to cool a little so that the steam does not burn your skin. Depending on your needs, add a few drops of essential oil, then cover your head and face with a towel as you lean over the bowl of water to allow the steam to saturate your skin. For skin that is prone to acne, use tea-tree oil. Oily skin would benefit from lavender essential oil, while rosehip oil moisturizes dry skin.
Use an appropriate facial mask once or twice a week to keep your skin happy and healthy. Our founder, Licensed Esthetician in Rockaway Beach, Pat Rorke believes that holistic treatments that address the causes of unhealthy facial skin deliver much better results than any quick fix. Her acclaimed Skin Fitness Facial Program combines natural skincare ingredients, non-invasive treatments, and facial exercises to systematically rebuild your skin and give you long-term glowing results. At Rorke’s Spa Rockaway in NY, your skincare is top priority – make it important at home, too.