If you love your skin and want to keep it fresh and healthy without spending hundreds of dollars on the high-end skin care products, then you must look into your pantry. By using the simple do-it-yourself skin care treatments you can achieve results far better than any high-end cosmetic skin care product. The common natural ingredients can be effectively used as face washes, moisturisers, toners, cleansers and even for the treatment of acne. These ingredients are free from the harmful chemicals and can do wonders for your skin, if you use them on consistent basis. Here are some common ingredients which you can use for the benefit and health of your skin.
- Use raw honey
It’s not the common gold coloured honey which you see on your table in a bear-shaped bottle. So you must use ‘unfiltered’ or ‘unprocessed’ raw honey. This may be pricier, but it is‘gold’ for your skin. Since ancient times, raw honey has been used for the treatment of infected wounds verified by a research study. It has antimicrobial properties which combat bacteria. It has antioxidants and enzymes which help to lock moisture.
Take a small amount, and gently apply raw honey on your face, leaving it for 10-20 minutes. It will act as a facial cleanser and will moisturize your skin. Then wash face with warms water.
If you have acne tries this mask. Mix 3 tsp of raw honey with 1 tsp of ground cinnamon and spread it on your skin for at least an hour and then wash off with luke warm water.
- Olive oil as cleanser and moisturiser
Olive oil is great for inside as well as outside. You should keep it your makeup bag. You may feel it odd to use it on your face but it is non-comodogenic so it will not clog your pores. It has anti-oxidants such as Vitamin A and E that helps to fight ageing, repair and moisturises your skin.
For removal of makeup, dab little amount of olive oil on your fingertips or on cotton ball. Then gently move it on your eyes and face. After removing the makeup, wash off with warm water. If you have oil skin, you may not need to apply moisturiser.
- Baking soda as an exfoliant
Baking soda is an amazing skin exfoliant. It removes dead skin cells, calms down acne, and helps to balance the overactive oil strong.
Take 2 Tbsp of baking soda and mix it well with 1 tsp of normal tepid water to form a soft paste. Wet your face and apply this paste gently with fingertips on your face in circular motions. Leave it for 5 minutes for exfoliation, and then gently rub off the dried paste with fingertips. Rinse off your face using warm water. Use this once a week.
Before using baking soda, it is important to test small amount on your skin because it may cause reaction on skin for some people. Use it cautiously on dry and sensitive skin as it can over-dry the skin.
Yes you have heard it right. Sugar is bad for your waistline but is good for your skin. Sugar has glycolic acid which stimulates the skin cell turnover and can be used for treating sun damaged and ageing skin.
Take half cup of white or preferably brown sugar and mix it with ¼ cup of olive of coconut oil. Make a mixture and keep it in a bottle. Take small amount and rub it on your face, hands and feet to have a silky smooth skin. Then rinse it off with warm water. You can use it twice a week.
- Raw Coconut Oil
Switch your current cosmetic moisturiser with raw coconut oil as it deeply moisturizes skin and improve the function of skin barrier in patients suffering from eczema. It also helps in removing dead skin cells and provides strength to the skin tissues.
Take a little amount of coconut oil on your palm and apply it gently on your face until get absorbed into your skin. It may give a greasy feeling at first but will quickly absorbs afterwards.
- Tea bags
Green tea bags are great for treating under eye circles and puffiness. You can drink the green tea to keep your weight in control while chill the soaked tea bags in fridge or freezer. Use these at night when you go in bed. Place them on your eyes for 10 -15 minutes and it will help in reducing your dark circles and eye puffiness.
These simple and easy DIY tips with pantry available ingredients will save your hundreds of dollars spend on expensive skin care products while giving your glowing, young and radiant skin that you will love every day.
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