3 Homemade, Natural Skincare Recipes For Black Skin
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As people become more and more aware of the toxins and chemicals in traditional skincare, there has been a movement to green products and ingredients. People monitor the creation of their product as well as its contents to ensure it only holds the least damaging, and most wholesome parts. While this has proved to be helpful and much better than traditional methods, there are still some enthusiasts who seek total control over their products through the use of natural remedies.
For those of us who suffer from sensitive skin and systems, natural skincare creation is a way we can protect our bodies and customize our experience with skincare. Below are a couple of our favorite natural skin recipes from beloved bloggers!
Tropical Fruit Hair Smoothie
Hair smoothies are a great way to infuse moisture into the hair, adding softness and shine to damaged tresses. They work as a natural deep conditioner, soaking into the hair and scalp to hydrate and seal. You can customize smoothies to most blends of oil and fruit. However, we’ve provided our favorite recipe from blogger Jenell Stweart of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com. This recipe uses pineapple and mango. Both fruits are interchangeable with a variety of other types depending on the result you desire.
1 cup of Soy Milk
1/2 cup of strawberry and mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp Jojoba oil
1 Tbsp Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. The fewer chunks in your smoothie, the easier the rinsing process will be! For better application, make sure your hair is dry. Wet hair makes it more difficult for the mask to stick to the hair shaft. You can adjust the consistency by adding more fruit (frozen fruit makes a thicker smoothie than fresh fruit) or adding more milk to thin it out.
Whipped Hair And Skin Butter
Hair and skin butter is a perfect moisturizer and sealant for both dry and oily skin. The shea butter traps moisture and conditions leaving the skin soft and supple. It can also do double duty on the scalp, making this recipe for a whipped butter versatile and useful. Chelsea Fregis at Naturallycurly.com was nice enough to create a guide on how to make your butter! This guide is more helpful than a standard recipe because it gives you the ability to create your own customized recipe as you go.
Chelsea breaks the process down into three easy steps:
1. “Choose your Key Ingredients”
You can use shea, cocoa, or mango butter to start. These are firm or hard at room temperature and whip up to a perfect consistency. You will also need a liquid oil along with the butter. Jojoba, Grapeseed, and apricot oils are great additions for black hair and skin.