Want to learn how to use dandelion for skin? Discover 6 amazing DIY skincare recipes with dandelion leaves for all skin types.
Dandelion is one of the most amazing plants for natural skin care that you can safely use at home. We’re talking about the healing dandelion leaves that you can use to make amazing natural skincare recipes for all skin types. Without further ado, here is how to use dandelion for skin with 6 simple skincare recipes with dandelion leaves.
How to Use Dandelion for Skin – 7 Recipes with Dandelion Leaves
1. Dandelion for Skin Whitening DIY
Simmer 4 tablespoons of chopped dandelion leaves in 200 ml (1 cup) of water for 2-3 minutes. Leave to cool, then strain. Use this decoction to pad the irritated, reddened, or stained skin, in the morning and evening. Or use it to make skin compresses that you keep on for 10-15 minutes. To reduce brown spots and freckles, and whiten skin, in addition to applying the dandelion infusion, anoint these spots with the white juice that comes out when you break the dandelion steam. Repeat 2-3 times a day until the spots on your skin are barely visible.
2. Dandelion Skin Toner DIY
Soak two handfuls of fresh and chopped dandelion leaves in 500 ml (2 cups) of water for 12 hours. Use the resulting dandelion skin toner daily to tone and refresh tired and aging skin. To use it, wipe your skin with a pad soaked in the maceration and let it dry on your face. Then you can apply a natural moisturizing cream.
3. Dandelion Skin Toner for Oily Skin DIY
For the dandelion skin toner recipe, you need apple cider vinegar, fresh dandelion leaves, and a concentrated infusion of calendula flowers or St. John’s wort. Fill a 500-gram jar (17 oz) with fresh and chopped dandelion leaves, without stuffing them. Pour the apple cider vinegar over the chopped leaves, until they are fully covered. Seal the jar and leave to macerate for a week.
Strain and mix the resulting dandelion vinegar with an equal amount of concentrated calendula or St. John’s wort infusion (4 tsp/cup of water). Apply the tonic lotion in the evening, on oily or acne-prone skin. You can keep the dandelion skin toner in the fridge and use it over the course of a week. This is one of the best uses of dandelion leaves.
4. Dandelion Face Mask for Tired Skin DIY
Prepare a concentrated dandelion infusion by steeping 4 tbsp of dandelion leaf in 1/2 cup of boiling water. Combine 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of wheat bran and the strained dandelion infusion, until you have a soft paste. Apply this dandelion mask to your face and neck area. After 20-25 minutes, wash the dandelion mask off.
5. Dandelion Face Mask for Oily Skin DIY
To prepare the dandelion face mask for oily skin, you need 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh dandelion leaves, 2 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast (cake yeast) and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Combine the ingredients until homogeneous, then spread the resulting paste over your face. After 25 minutes, wash the mask off with cold water. In addition to cleansing oily skin, this mask also whitens the skin tone.
6. Dandelion Decolletage Mask DIY
For the dandelion decolletage mask you need 4 tablespoons of powdered milk, 3 tablespoons of flour, one egg yolk, 3 tablespoons of fresh dandelion leaf juice or concentrated dandelion tea. Combine the powdered milk, flour and egg yolk, with the juice or dandelion tea, until it you have a thick paste. Spread the mask over your bust and decolletage, and allow it to sit for half an hour. Wash the mask off well with lukewarm water, and then rinse with cold water.
Read Also: 5 Health Benefits of Dandelion Leaf Tea & How to Make It
Now you know how to use dandelion for skin and beauty. Double the effects of these natural skincare recipes with dandelion leaf tea, and by eating a fresh dandelion salad every day, as this healing herb is in season. This way, you work from inside out, as you know what they say, that beauty comes from within. Find amazing dandelion recipes and ways to use it here. And if you’ve enjoyed this article on how to use dandelion for skin, please share it with others. Stay beautiful, naturally!
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