Camille Styles

6 Recipes for Beautiful Skin

March 10th, 2015

Whether you’ve been struggling with skin problems for years, or are just trying to get a leg up on aging, there’s no doubt that most of us spend more time (and money!) on our skincare regimens than we care to admit. After my own decade-and-a-half long battle, my complexion finally mellowed out — and the answer wasn’t sitting behind a pharmaceutical counter. Instead, all it took was quitting makeup (crazy, I know) and switching to organic, gentle products to give new life to my face, and I’ve been singing the praises of all-natural skincare ever since. For that reason, I couldn’t wait to introduce you all to our guest today: Adina Grigore is an all-natural skincare expert and the founder of a thriving organic skincare line, and she joins us today to share 6 wholesome recipes for making healthy skincare products in your own kitchen. Take it away, Adina…

I know we’ve just met – but I have some questions for you. Do you read food labels? Are you conscious of what you put in your body? Do artificial colorants, synthetic flavors, and lengthy ingredient lists freak you out?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, I now want you to think about the skincare products you’re using, and ask yourself the same questions. Do your answers look the same? I hope they do.

I believe the ingredients for healthy skin are the exact same ones that we use to feed a healthy body. It’s a belief that’s core to my bookSkin Cleanse, plus informs the philosophy of my all-natural, five-ingredient-or-less skincare company, S.W. Basics. While most beauty marketers might suggest otherwise, I’m telling you this: The elements for glowing skin aren’t found solely in a chemical-laden, $75 bottle of “miracle” cream. They’re found in your kitchen; they’re simple, whole, and totally nutritious, and your skin loves them just as much as your body does. Keep reading to find six recipes from Skin Cleanse that utilize kitchen staples to create truly effective and gentle natural skin treatments. Bonus? All of them have ingredients you can actually pronounce. Bon appetit!

*photography by Chant Vaughn

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  1. I love this post! I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my skin from going makeup-free and using minimal products. As someone who had thyroid cancer and acne-prone skin, I love that you can make these masks and toners at home with ingredients from your kitchen. An added bonus is that these masks seem easy to make! Thank you for sharing these recipes.

  2. LOVING this post! I’ve heard of using cinnamon in face masks but I had no idea that cocoa powder helped too. My face could definitely use some pampering, haha. I’m definitely going to give this one a try.

  3. Fresh Aloe is AMAZING! I’ve been a big believer in it ever since I was a kid!

  4. These sound amazing. Excited to try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I notice the one recipe called for “cocoa”- would raw cacao be just as fine to use?

  6. I live by aloe. I have a plant in my kitchen that I have had for at least 3 months! Whenever I need it, I just break a piece of the leaf and apply it to my face!

  7. Courtney says:

    Love all of the different types of DIY face masks!

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