How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

by deborah on October 23, 2013 · 39 comments

in Beauty, Fit & Fab, natural beauty recipes

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Have you looked in the mirror lately and taken a good, close look at your skin?

Is you skin talking to you?

What is your skin saying about you?

Skin can tell a lot about a person.

Whether it is oily, dry, itchy or peeling, it could signify a problem on the inside.

Did you know?

Skin is the largest organ of the body.

And, it happens to be on the outside of it as well.

That thin layer of tissue acts as a natural protector from many environmental and infectious

organisms that would seek to gain entry to the body.

Like an insect has a hard exoskeleton, we have a soft one that is designed to do the same thing.

Skin can also reflect what is going on inside the body.

It has pores that allow for the exchange of air, water and oils.

When the body tries to get rid of harmful substances, the skin is one way to externalize them.

Have you seen whiteheads?

They are white because they are filled with oils and other substances the body is trying

to remove.

What Does Your Skin Look Like?

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

We all strive for normal healthy skin but can be affected by different skin conditions from

time to time.

The condition can depend on the environment, genes, stress, chemicals or something

entirely different.

Dry skin is a common ailment.

Every organ of the body needs moisture for growth and maintenance.

The body contains over 80 percent water.

But, some is lost through urination, sweat and respiration.

Replenishing that water is a daily need.

When you don’t skin can look dull, lifeless and become inflamed due to the lack of


Oily skin can be a problem especially on the face.

Even when it’s cold outside, your face is still shining from the excess oil being secreted

onto it.

Too much oil can clog pores leading to more severe skin conditions like acne, even

in adulthood.

Certain hormonal imbalances can also increase oil production in the skin.

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Do you feel like you will rub your skin raw?

Is the itching getting the better of you?

Itchy skin can be the result of allergies, contact dermatitis, chemicals, genes or the


Scratching with the fingernails can damage skin and leave it scarred.

Are you peeling your skin like you would peel an orange?

For an orange, it’s okay, but for your skin, it can compromise this protective barrier

allowing all sorts of invaders to gain access.

Peeling can be due to sunburns, wind, and chemicals.

The most common cause, however, is overexposure to the sun.

Is Your Skin Talking to You?

To improve the look and feel of your skin, try these home skin remedy to

soothe what ails you.

No matter what is bothering your skin, home remedies can be used as the first line

of treatment.

If skin issues persist or get increasingly worse, you may decide to consult a dermatologist.

But, since these are all-natural, it’s worth a go.

10 Natural Homemade  Skin Remedies

Have fun whipping up these natural, homemade skin remedies in your kitchen.

1. Drink More Fluids

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Because skin is on the outside of the body, it needs more hydration than most.

Water is the best liquid to drink, but you can have teas, juices and coffee.

For your skin’s sake, try to avoid caffeinated beverages, as caffeine can be a diuretic

and further sap your skin’s moisture.

2. Healing Aloe Vera

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

These beautiful green succulent plants have many uses.

If you own an aloe plant, break off a leaf tip and squeeze the juice on peeling skin that has

been sunburned.

Rub the gel on itching skin to begin the healing process of returning moisture to it.

3. Oatmeal Itchy Skin Relief

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Add some plain oatmeal to warm bath water to alleviate itchy skin.

It is often used for allergic skin conditions but will work for any other cause as well.

4. Natural Almond Scrub

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Mix finely ground almonds with honey and gently rub all over your face and rough skin spots.

Continue for about 15 minutes with a warm wash cloth and then rinse off.

This can help remove excess oil from the face.

5. Juniper Berries and Cloves

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Juniper berries have anti-inflammatory properties to fight itchy skin.

Cloves contain a substance called “eugenol” that has a numbing effect on nerves.

Create this remedy by melting beeswax and unsalted butter in two separate pans.

Then combining them together with ground juniper and ground cloves.

Apply the cool mixture to itchy skin.

Note: For a vegan version, substitute coconut or olive oil for the butter and use 

carnauba or candelilla wax in place of beeswax.

6. Fresh Mint Juice Facial

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Crush up some fresh mint leaves with a mortar and pestle until juice begins to form.

Spread the juice over the skin to provide hydration and prevent peeling and dryness.

7. Avocado Moisturizer

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Create a paste from fresh avocado (or use the oil) .

Apply to your skin to help restore some of the moisture to dry skin.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar Astringent

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Apple cider vinegar is acidic and can reduce the shine and the amount of oil on your

face when used as an astringent.

Pour some on a cotton ball and wipe all over the oily areas of your face.

9. Cool as a Cucumber

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Cucumbers can reduce swelling around the eyes and prevent peeling skin.

Or chop them up in a food processor and then smooth it on your sunburned skin for

cooling relief.

10. Baking Soda to the Rescue

How to Look Good Naturally: 10 DIY Natural Skin Care Remedies

Baking soda can help with many skin ailments.

For itchy skin, sprinkle it into a warm bath and enjoy a long soak.

Or mix with a little bit of water to create a paste and rub on itchy unbroken skin.

Pamper the Skin You are In, Naturally

Skin is an important part of the body and plays a crucial role in keeping our entire body healthy.

Natural home skin remedies can improve its look, feel, and integrity.

Look no further than your kitchen to get started.

In view of the fact that the average women is exposed to more 168 chemicals in commercial

cosmetics, skin, hair and body care products, it just makes sense to reduce our exposure to

harmful ingredients by making our own.

So when your skin talks to you, don’t panic.

Simply head to your kitchen and whip up some natural healing!

What are you favorite natural, homemade skin care treatments? Share your suggestions with us.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Alix October 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I love using ACV on my face! It’s amazing! Thanks for linking up at Wildcrafting Wednesdays!


deborah October 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Hi Alix,
I am so glad that you find ACV useful. The uses for ACV fill entire books. I really enjoy Wildcrafting Wednesdays. Thank you for hopping by and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.


Jess October 27, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Hi Deborah,

Just stopping by to say THANK YOU for bringing all of your lovely posts over to *Mostly* Homemade Monday again this past week. I always (always!) enjoy reading your posts. I particularly liked your eggplant post (great recipes and info!) and this skincare post. You probably know from visiting my site that I love to talk skincare. Excellent posts, once again.

Hope to see you again tomorrow,


deborah October 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Hi Jess,
I thoroughly love the ‘party’ at Mostly Homemade Monday! I enjoy reading your posts and it is so much fun to participate and hop from blog to blog. I am thrilled that you enjoyed my posts! Thank you so much for your support! I sincerely appreciate it!


Evie@ Revitol acne treatment cream October 29, 2013 at 6:32 am

Excellent information..!! I like these natural homemade remedies for our skin. Definitely I will pin these pics and use these natural ingredients in a same manner to take care of my skin.


deborah October 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Hi Evie,
I am so glad that you enjoyed these natural homemade skin care remedies. And I am thrilled that you are going to pin them! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking October 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Oh this are awesome tips!!


deborah October 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Hi Alicia,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts. I see we are both interested in ecofriendly living. I enjoyed reading your blog as well.I also visited Eco Natural and I absolutely love your products. Great job! I plan to visit again and shop! Thank you for your support. All the best to you.


Marla November 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

Love your DIY skin care recipes. I believe using or making your own product is so much safer and very economical too. Thanks for sharing your information. Visiting from Living Healthy Happy Green & Natural Blog Hop.


Shanda @ Health Niche January 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

It’s absolutely wonderful to see so many people taking control of their skin naturally – Not only is it better for us, but it’ll save us a TON of money in the long run! Thanks so much for the great information – I’ll be trying some of these tonight 🙂


deborah January 28, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Hi Shanda,
I am so glad that you are going to try some of these natural skin care remedies. I use them at home and love them! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.


Stella@Organic Skincare July 8, 2014 at 2:02 am

I loved the way you asked us about skincare using the message in the mirror. Awesome!!! I personally take care of my skin using natural skin care solutions and homemade remedies. I love to be natural and hence prefer natural ingredient based beauty cares.



deborah July 8, 2014 at 9:38 am

Hi Stella,
I am so glad you visited Urban Naturale and shared your thoughts with me. I visited My Organic World and I love it! I have subscribed and followed you on social media. These are just the kinds of natural, organic products I love to use.


Sandy July 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm

LOVE this info for the skin 🙂


Best Organic Hair Products August 22, 2014 at 4:20 am

I am first choice natural resources for skin care. Here i get some new idea for natural skincare. I will be trying some of these by today


Tatjana November 19, 2014 at 5:42 am

Deborah, this article is amazing – I really love to reat what you have to say about natural skin care remedies. A few weeks ago I tried out a recipe for a homemade, natural sugaring paste to remove my leg hair and I can highly recommend it. Smooth legs and that’s just cause of lemon juice, sugar and water! Incredible! I will definitely try out some of your skin care remmedies – can’t wait. Have a great week!
( If you are interested in my sugaring recipe feel free to have a look at my website: )


Jen December 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Thanks for sharing these awesome skin care tips! I have most of these ingredients on hand at any given time and with the harsh winter coming, I’ll be sure to use some of these to soothe and moisturize my skin.


Nancy Andres@ December 6, 2014 at 10:32 am

Thanks Deborah for your fantastic blog, 10 diy skin care remedies that appeared at the special holiday edition of HHGN blog Hop. I use jojoba oil for dry face and hands; I put it on for an hour or two. When I remove the oil with soft cloth, dirt is gone and dry flaky skin is moist again. Wishing you the very best holiday and a year that Sparkles with Light! Nancy Andres, Author of Colors of Joy: A Woman’s Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss.


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Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving June 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Thanks for the awesome blog! It’s great to see a someone highlight the importance of the skin as an organ and how it can reflect other possible issues within. These remedies provide great references for my knowledge bank.


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Mario - November 3, 2015 at 6:32 am

Wow, this is really complete info about skincare. I agree with you, natural healing is something fun! Apple cider vinegar is quite famous, and I personally had good experience with it, they work great with pimple too.


krystal November 21, 2016 at 3:15 pm

My skin gets really dry and itchy. Can’t wait to try the oatmeal. Thanks a bunch.


John Muller December 9, 2016 at 4:09 am

The mentioned home remedies are very useful to increase the health naturally.This will help you to live a little longer.


deborah October 31, 2013 at 2:08 am

Thank you so much for including “How to Look Good Naturally” in “Things I Loved in October”. I sincerely appreciate it!


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