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Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin,
hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body
treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect
your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself
Hydrate moisture-deprived dry skin with this super-moisturizing homemade honey and
yogurt face mask recipe. A DIY organic facial mask that soothes and comforts chapped,
scaly dry skin with the natural healing properties of honey and yogurt.
Honey is well known as a natural humectant which attracts moisture and retains it
in the skin. If skin loses its ability to retain moisture, it will look wrinkled
and dry. Honey nourishes dry skin with its high nutrient content and helps erase
the effects of aging, leaving your complexion intensely moisturized, smooth and youthful
The lactic acid in yogurt helps soften and gently exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal
fresher, healthier skin cells beneath. This means rough and dry patches of flaky
skin are removed without irritation. Yogurt also lightens dark spots, freckles and
evens out skin tone over time.
Honey Yogurt Oatmeal Face Mask Recipe
2 tablespoons plain yogurt (use full fat unflavored yogurt)
1 tablespoon manuka honey
1-2 tablespoons oatmeal, cooked and cooled
How to make honey and yogurt face mask:
1. Combine yogurt, honey and oatmeal in a small bowl.
2. Mix all ingredients together until you get a smooth paste.
3. Spread honey yogurt facial mask over your clean face.
4. Lie down and relax, and leave the face mask on for about 10-15 minutes.
5. Wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Pat skin dry and apply your favorite
toner and moisturizer.
Yogurt Honey Aloe Vera Face Mask Recipe
Use this calming face mask recipe if your skin is dry and irritated. Also great to
replenish dry winter skin or soothe and cool sunburned face.
½ cup unflavored yogurt
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel (or aloe vera juice)
1 tablespoon honey
½ small cucumber, peeled
a few drops chamomile oil
How to make yogurt honey aloe vera facial mask:
1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds until a smooth paste
2. Apply on your face and throat. Leave on for about 10-15 minutes.
3. Rinse well with warm water to remove facial mask. Gently pat your skin dry with
a soft towel. Apply toner and moisturizer.
Now let’s talk more on dry facial skin. If you have dry skin that is prone to flaking
in cold weather, the most important thing you need to do is intensively hydrate your
skin from the inside out. Step up your daily consumption of omega 3 fats to protect
and strengthen your’s skin barrier so that it can retain moisture, leaving you with
plumper and line-free skin.
Oily fish such as trout, mackerel and salmon are particularly abundant in Omega 3.
If you are not so keen on fish, nibble on unsalted walnuts and pumpkin seeds, or
eat plenty of spinach and mustard greens, or add a sprinkling of flaxseeds to your
morning smoothies. These foods also contain loads of powerful skin-enhancing nutrients
that your body needs to stimulate collagen growth and improve skin elasticity.
You have to be very careful when it comes to exfoliation. Facial scrubs that have
nut shells – walnut, brazil nut, and almond – in them may be too harsh for sensitive
and dehydrated skin. What I suggest is gently rub a cut strawberry all over your
face for 1-2 minutes and rinse off. The naturally occurring AHA (alpha hydroxy acid)
in strawberry will gently buff away dead skin cells to reveal a bright and sparkly
complexion with a lovely rosy after-glow that last for days. Grapes will also work
the same way for moisture-starved facial skin.
It is common knowledge that dry skin needs maximum hydration to stay resilient and
keep wrinkles away. But what are the best skin care ingredients for dry skin? Look
for hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), glycerin, lanolin, lactic acid or glycolic
acid to hold moisture, and natural plant oils to trap water by preventing evaporation
– shea butter, mango butter, almond oil, and jojoba oil. Dimethicone, ceramides and
squalene are also helpful for dry skin.
Creams or lotions? Creams work best on very dry skin because they generally contain
more oil than lotions and therefore ease that taut feeling much better. Lotions have
more water so they are suitable for dry skin that breaks out easily.
If you have a big beauty budget, I highly recommend Relastin Ultra Emollient. This
super hydrating, quick-absorbing multitasking moisturizer comes with a multitude
of added vitamins, extracts and peptides that delivers astonishing results – plumper,
and more “lifted” younger looking complexion within weeks.
Looking for more affordable alternatives? Try L’Oréal Nutrissime Reactivating Dry
Skin Cream, or Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15.
Before I go, here’s something to keep in mind. Always apply the moisturizer after
anti-aging products so that it won’t prevent your skin from absorbing the ingredients
Looking for a rejuvenating, anti-aging honey facial that restores a baby soft feel
and glowing radiance to dry mature skin? Find out what kitchen ingredients work best
with manuka honey and make your skin complexion look years younger.