While treating yourself to a facial or chemical peel at your skin care specialist's office can be a relaxing, rejuvenating experience, giving yourself skin treatments at home can be rewarding for your skin and wallet. There are plenty of reasons why at-home skin treatments are a great choice for many individuals.

Natural, Known Ingredients

Health-conscious people know that many skin care products and treatments can expose the skin to artificial preservatives and chemicals. Creating your own skin care treatments at home with natural ingredients can help you avoid allergic reactions and ensure that your skin gets only the best. Educating yourself about the different ingredients you can use and the results they deliver will help you design the best treatment for your skin's unique needs.

Inexpensive Options

Many at-home skin treatment recipes call for ingredients you may already have in your refrigerator. These ingredients can often be used in a variety of recipes, applicable to many different areas of the body. Choosing home treatments for your skin care can help your stay within a budget, or save up for more high-end treatments with your skin care specialist.

Effective and Diverse

Recipes exist for a variety of skin care treatments, including facial masks, body masks, treatments to target dark under-eye circles, toners, moisturizers, and more. These treatments can be created using herbs and natural ingredients help improve skin concerns and detoxify. Some common ingredients and their uses are:

  • Aloe gel. This is often used as a natural remedy for burns.
  • Avocado. A good source of vitamin E and natural oils, avocado acts as rich, natural moisturizer.
  • Coconut Milk. Helps to smooth skin.
  • Cucumber. Famously used on the eye area to address dark circles, wrinkles, and puffiness.
  • Milk. Naturally nourishes and moisturizes skin.
  • Nuts. Frequently ground and used as an exfoliant in scrubs, nuts help open skin pores and remove blackheads.
  • Citrus Fruit: These acidic fruits are natural astringents, they soften the skin, and can be used as skin or fingernail bleach.

There are many resources available for recipes and more information about the results possible with at-home skin care treatments. Be sure to discuss any skin treatments with your skin care specialist before trying them.