Simply DIY

Banana Facial Mask

Banana is also wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy.  Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold.
Gently pat dry.
Carrot Facial Mask
Carrots make a very good skin mask for acne and blemishes.
Apply raw, grated carrots to the face while lying down, a little lemon juice may also be added.
For a cooked carrot mask: Boil three large carrots and mash them, or process in a food processor. Add 5 tablespoons of honey or yogurt (optional).
Apply gently, in an upward motion. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Finish with a final rinse of witch hazel.

Cucumber Yogurt Facial Mask

1/2 cucumber
1 Tbsp plain yogurt
Puree cucumber in blender. Mix in yogurt, apply to face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse well.

Lemon And Egg Facial Mask

Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Apply to face avoiding the area around the eyes.
Leave on your face overnight or if during the day, for about 15 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.

 Homemade Cleansing Scrubs

Honey Almond Scrub
  • 2 Tbsp almonds
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp honey
Grind almonds in a blender. Add milk, flour and honey, mixing until a thick paste is formed. Rub into skin, rinse with warm water followed by the pH balancer.
Honey and Oats Scrub
  • 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground almonds
Moisten face with a warm washcloth then apply mixture to face avoiding the sensitive area around the eyes. Let mixture dry, then remove with a warm, damp washcloth.
Peppermint Patty Scrub: (For Oily Skin)
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 tsp dried lavender
  • 2 tsp dried peppermint
  • 2 cup white cosmetic clay
Grind oats, almonds and herbs to a very fine powder in blender or with a mortar and pestle. Mix ground herbs with clay, store in covered container. To use: mix 1 heaping tsp of mixture with water to make a paste. Massage into skin then rinse well with warm water.


Homemade Eye Care Recipes

* For puffy and swollen eyes, make a wet compress of 4 Tbsp. freshly grated raw potato. Place on the eyes for about 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
* To reduce swelling and for bags under the eyes, brew a cup of strong rosehip tea. Soak 2 cotton balls in the tea or use 2 tea bags, lie down and place over the eyes.
* For dark circles under eyes, cut a fresh fig in half, place a half over each eye.
Or wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
* To soothe tired, irritated eyes, cut the end of a cumber into 1/4 in thick slices. Apply a cool slice to each eye.
* Raw potato slices laid on sore eyes reduces heat and redness.
* For eye puffiness, any tea bag (herbal is better, especially eyebright), slightly cooled, placed on the eyes while you rest.
* For tired or bloodshot eyes, soak sterile cotton balls or soft cloth in cold skim milk. Place over eyes for 10 minutes. Rinse entire face in warm, then cool, water. 

Homemade Makeup Remover

Makeup Remover 1
Apply milk or plain yogurt to face with a cotton ball, then rinse.
Eye Makeup Remover
  • 1 Tbsp castor oil
  • 1 Tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 tsp Canola oil
Blend all ingredients together. Apply with tissue or cotton ball to remove makeup on and around the eyes.

Banana Hand & Foot Cream Recipe

Your dry hands and feet will become smooth and soft overnight if you mix these:
  • Banana
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Natural margarine
Smear on hands and wear white gloves to bed. Wash off in the morning.
For dry feet, smear the mixture on and wear heavy socks to bed and wash off in the morning.


Homemade Oily Skin Recipes

Recipe 1
Make a puree of fresh tomatoes, apply to the skin
Recipe 2
Beat together 1 egg white, 1 tsp spirits of camphor, 1 heaping Tbsp skim milk powder and a scant drop of essential oil of mint. First apply a thin film of odorless castor oil to the skin , then apply a thick layer of the egg white mask. Lie back for about 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water, then rinse with an apple cider vinegar and water solution or witch hazel.

Oatmeal Facial Mask

Make a creamy paste of oatmeal and water. Apply to face and let dry completely.
Remove by very gently rubbing off with your fingers.

Papaya Facial Mask

A fresh mashed papaya applied as a face mask removes dead, flaky skin.

Homemade Skin Toner Recipes

Eggwhite Toner
Clean face thoroughly using any natural cleanser. Apply raw eggwhites to the skin and leave on for at least 15 minutes. Wash off with tepid water.
Lecithin Toner
Dissolve lecithing granules in jojoba or almond oil. Apply to face and throat as a day or night cream.
Lemon Toner
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 2/3 cup witch hazel
Combine all ingredients. Pour into a clean bottle or decorative cosmetics container. Shake well before using. Apply with a clean cotton ball.
Protein Toner
Beat together 1 Tbsp milk, 1 tsp honey and 1 egg. Apply to face and neck. Leave on as long as desired. Rinse off with warm water followed by a splash of cold.