Natural Ways To Moisturize Skin

There are several different natural ways to moisturize  skin.  I want to share some of the ways with you all. These are the moisturizers that I deem vital or feel like that are a good addition to your skin care routine. Your skin naturally produces oil, called sebum. Sebum helps protect the skin from moisture loss, but everyday actions like forgetting to put on moisturizer and other daily things tend to strip natural oils from the skin. Those of us who do not suffer from acne can use oils can help restore skin’s sheen and protective barrier. Acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum.

Aloe Vera

Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel could be your new favorite moisturizer. It’s good for  a lot more than burns. If you are looking for a moisturizer that will not weigh your skin down then you should think about using aloe Vera gel. … Aloe Vera has a good reputation for improving acne and clearing up clogged pores.

Aloe Vera gel absorbs easily, which makes it really good for oily skin.  Sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad for your, or your skin in this case, so you do not want to get too happy with the gel because excessive use can dry the skin out.  There are no  special instructions written for Aloe Vera. As usual, ALWAYS do a skin patch test, if it starts to dry out your skin just scale back your usage until you have corrected the problem.

Avocado Mask

Benefits of Avocado

The avocado (Persea americana)  hails from south central Mexico  between 5,000 to 7,000 B.C.  Archaeologists in Peru found avocado seeds that date all the way back to the time of the Incas. Sir Hans Sloane is believed to be the one who coined the word “avocado” in 1696. The avocado is packed full of healthy benefits.

The fruit is jam-packed a bunch of rich nature goodness It is an excellent wellspring of twenty vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B, C, E and K, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and anti-ageing antioxidants.

Avocado face masks recipes

Because of its high healthy fat, vitamin and antioxidant properties that it possesses, using the avocado face mask can leave the skin feeling softer. Here are a few recipes to try out:

Avocado, honey, and yogurt

Honey and avocado have natural moisturizing  properties that are great for dry skin. The anti-ageing antioxidants in avocado make this an excellent mask for a more youthful appearance. The lactic acid in the yogurt restores the natural pH balance of the skin, and tightens the  pores.

  • Take a spoon and mash up half of an avocado and put it into a small bowl with some organic yogurt and honey.
  • Mix until it is blended well together and apply to the skin after first washing your face initially.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes, or until it has hardened
  • Thoroughly rinse off the mask with warm water. Ensure that you wash your face good because avocado is hard to get out of the eyebrows or facial hair (for guys) sometimes.

Repeat weekly for the best results.

Avocado, banana, egg yolk mask

This mask possesses high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C contained in bananas. They are great for maintaining the skin’s elasticity. Bananas contain vitamin A, this can leave the skin moisturized. Egg yolk contains fat that serves to plump up the skin, which leaves it more supple. Egg yolk also contains vitamin A it is also known as retinal and thus, is an excellent anti-ageing ingredient.

  • Mix half a ripe banana, egg yolk and half an avocado to form a paste and smear all over cleansed skin.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes or until mask has hardened some.

Avocado, egg white, and lemon mask

Lemon is antibacterial and contains vitamin C, these properties fight oily skin. The egg white helps to tighten the skin, it makes  a reputable natural remedy to fight acne.

  • Stir up the egg white until it is bubbly like the foam of a beer, combine with half an avocado, mashed up, and  a good amount ( use your own discretion) of freshly squeezed lemon juice to create a paste.
  • Apply the  paste to your skin and leave on till dry
  • Rinse off with warm water.
  • Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Due to the harshness of the lemon, do your best to avoid getting the mask near the eyes and rinse off if the mask starts to irritate. ( Avoid this mask if you have sensitive skin or if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients listed above.)

Homemade Oatmeal Honey Mask

Benefits of oatmeal

Oatmeal has 18 different amino acids, these little guys are essential to healthy skin. They act as building blocks for the body, helping to rebuild tissue and promote healing.

Oatmeal has skin-soothing properties and it is hypoallergenic.   These characteristics can also help alleviate rashes and allergic reactions, and other skin damage.

Oatmeal by itself will not moisturize your skin, it is a beneficial part in a moisturizing face mask. Oatmeal helps your skin retain moisture.

  • Mix 2 tbsp of oats with a tablespoon of honey and a dash of water.
  • Warm up the mixture, then rubbing it into your skin.
  • You can use it just to exfoliate and wash it off right away, or leave it on for 20 minutes.

Milk

Benefits of milk

Milk  is rich in B-vitamins, calcium and other potent antioxidants. It nourishes skin cells from deep within and keep skin moisturized all day.

Darker skin tones and hyper pigmentation can be rectified by applying raw milk on the trouble spots. The high lactic acid content not only has skin-lightening properties.

Beta hydroxy is a lactic acid, a form of alpha hydroxy acid found in raw milk. This potent alpha hydroxy acid mildly gets rid of  excess dead cells off the skin’s surface, revealing soft skin underneath.

  • Dip a cotton ball in some milk and dab gently all over your dry skin.
  • Let it to sit for 20 minutes.
  • When the mask is drying up, DO NOT move your face because  you may stretch the mask which will lead to fine lines.
  • Wash off with cool water.

Conclusion

There are plenty of natural ways to moisturize skin, honestly, too many to place in this article. I hope what I did write helps someone.  As I always say, you should aim to take care of your skin underneath the makeup you put on your face. The health of your skin is very important. Your face is the first thing people see when they approach you or you approach them. The examples I listed above are unisex, they can be used for males and females, I try not to leave anyone out when I am writing my posts.

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14 thoughts on “Natural Ways To Moisturize Skin

  1. Cathy says:

    I love this article! Way to go! I didn’t realize avocado was so beneficial. As for milk, should it be unpasteurized? I thought milk you get at a grocery store wouldn’t benefit, but I don’t know. Thanks for this information!

    • YeKeiseaya Fugerson says:

      Thank you so much. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to read my article. Goat’s milk is most beneficial because it is higher in butterfat than cow’s milk. Also, if you want to use a milk as an exfoliate you could use buttermilk. It contains more lactic acid than other milks.

  2. ccav66 says:

    I really liked the article. I am a hugh fan of aloe vera. Growing up in the south with the sun almost 365 days of the year we learned the benefits of aloe vera rather early on. Great for sunburns!!! I bookmarked your article as you have a few recipes for face masks that I would like to try out. I am not sure about the milk one but I have read before that avocado is great.

  3. coralie says:

    Excellent post full of amazing information.  Funny how when I was younger, I really never took very good care of my skin.  As I got a bit older, I realized how important masks, exfoliating and moisturizing is to healthy skin.

    Unfortunately for me, I was a bit of a sun worshipper when I was younger and now have a couple of dark spots on my face. Skin mask and anything face related is so expensive. I love that you have home masks that are easy to get and easy to apply.

    For me with my dark spots, I am going to try your milk mask.  I do have one question about the milk mask, how often could or should I do it?

    Thanks again and I really enjoyed reading your post. Great job.

  4. Ann says:

    Hi! Thank you for clarifying in your post that oatmeal by itself does not moisturize our skin. I had this discussion with a friend this morning and I’ll forward your post to her. I still am a huge fan of using oatmeal in a moisturizing face mask, because I know it retains moisture. I like to leave the mask on for 20 minutes, and will keep doing so.

    • YeKeiseaya Fugerson says:

      I am glad I could help. I have to push my friends in the right direction when it comes to beauty products from time to time.

  5. Paula says:

    Really great article on skincare. I’m allergic to avocados and bananas 🙁 but I could do the oatmeal or milk masks. I’m also interested in natural skincare products so I found this just in time. Thanks for providing great info for natural skincare products. I’ll be looking around more here.

  6. Juan Saladin says:

    As I’ve mentioned to you in one of the previous comments to another post of your blog, I personally dislike the oily type of textures over my skin. The avocado mask it’s definitely great, (even better when it’s very ripe and starting its natural process of oxidation).

    I love your first proposal: Avocado, honey, and yogurt.

    Oatmeal is one of the classic hipper beneficial meals in your pantry. Eating it is still a good idea 🙂 Even if you are not suffering from dry skin you should pay special attention to it if you get shaved frequently or get exposed to dust and pollution.

    Thanks a lot for your great recommendations! 

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