Skin care is a crucial step you should never skip because the consequences affect your appearance immediately. Sensitive skin or not, homemade concoctions for skin care are safer and gentler for your skin while also giving you excellent results.

Using homemade skin care recipes allows you to adjust them to your personal needs and target the problem areas you have. Here are some indigenous skin care recipes you can use, and adjust them to meet your skin care needs.

1. Turmeric for radiance

Make a thin paste of turmeric with water if you have oily skin, or milk if you have dry skin. Apply this paste to darker areas of the face such as near the mouth or on the forehead to eliminate tanning, or apply all over the face for an overall glow.

2. Honey for dry skin

To bring in moisture into dry skin, use honey straight from the jar. Ensure you are using organic honey for this purpose. Not only is honey great for moisturizing purposes but it also contains minerals which help retain moisture in your skin for a long time.

3. Potato for dark spots

Potato has a huge amount of starch, and this makes it very effective for treating dark spots. You can grate a potato and use squeezed juice all over your face to help reduce dark spots. Alternatively, you can also place thin slices of potato over your skin where it needs lightening.

4. Acne control with gram flour

Acne is a result of many factors and prolonged acne requires medical attention. However, with minor cases of few breakouts, one can avoid it by using gram flour mixed with milk or water and applying it over the face as this helps unclog pores and reduce bacterial growth.

5. Detox with lemon

After using make-up and chemical based products for a few days, your skin can start looking dull due to the composition of these products. To revive your skin and bring back its freshness, you can use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Lemon juice also works well on dry and darkened patches and helps brighten the complexion. It is important to avoid putting lemon juice around pimples, open faced breakouts, and any cuts or rashes as it can irritate your skin really badly.

6. Scrub away dead skin with wheat flour

Every few days you should scrub away the gunk and dead skin that gathers over your face, and the best natural recipe to use is whole wheat flour mixed with water or milk. Make sure to make a viscous paste that you can use to scrub your skin properly, and then wash your face in cold water.

7. Deep moisturizing with cream, honey, and cocoa

Deep condition your skin with a thin mixture of cream and honey which are very hydrating. In case of oily or pimple-prone skin, replace cream with milk. Add cocoa powder to the mix as it has antioxidants, and smells great which is important for any face pack.

Using the right ingredients, you can find solutions to all your skincare needs with what you have in your kitchen and see the great results of these in real time.

Ritika Tiwari
Freelance Writer/ Blogger/ Content Strategist