I love trying out different beauty regimens that are not only benefiting my skin more but, completely natural makes it even better. I decided to look around my kitchen, find some natural ingredients that can improve my skin and I also did some research on these ingredients. These ingredients are great for your body inside and out.
Salt is perfect to use as an exfoliator. All you need is a small amount, rub it around onto the skin and it removes the dirt thats been carried inside the pores all day and it also leaves the skin soft & smooth. Not only is salt beneficial for the skin but it also is strengthens nails & softens the cuticles. All you have to do is apply salt to warm water and dip your feet/nails in it for about 5-10 minutes. It will improve the overall strength of your nails and skin.
If you wake up in the morning with your under eye circles puffed up a bit, ice helps to reduce it. Or even if you have redness around the area of your face just apply a couple of ice cubes for 30 seconds to 1 minute and you will notice how it diminishes puffiness/ redness.
I absolutely love using baking soda when I ever decide to make facials. Not only is baking soda great for the skin it also is a perfect substitute for dry shampoo. Just apply a small amount on the oily roots of your hair and you will be good to go. Baking soda also helps whiten teeth by mixing a small amount with water and brushing it onto your teeth after you brush your teeth with toothpaste.
Similar to using ice, cucumbers are also great to reduce swelling, puffiness, dark circles and brightens the skin by just applying a slice of cucumbers on each eyelid. Plus, if you ever get a really bad sunburn, cucumbers reduces redness, itchiness and adds a cooling sensation to help the pain.
Lemons are another one of my favorite natural ingredients to use on my skin. Lemons contain vitamin C and has fruit acids that helps to brighten the skin and evens the tone of your skin. If you have really bad acne scars or just un-even discoloration on the skin by using lemon juice with a bit of water improves your skin. Lemon can also be applied to the hair and scalp for dandruff relief.
5. COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil is probably the ultimate ingredient that can be used for any type of beauty purposes. It can be used as makeup remover, ward off stretch marks, rub around the cuticles, or just simply applying it on your skin .
Oatmeal is perfect to use as an exfoliating scrub, you can relieve itchy or dry skin by scrubbing it where needed. If you also want glowing smooth skin, apply a cup of ground oats into warm bath water and soak in it for 15 minutes and it will leave your skin incredible.
If you have dry skin, avocados help nourish the skin such as the elbows or knees helps to rejuvenate the skin. Avocados contain natural oils and healthy fatty acids that are great for using it as a facial and for your hair. Applying avocados to the hair and scalp for hydration and frizz control.
Eggs are perfect to use as an all natural beauty remedy. By applying egg whites on your eyelashes they make them fuller and longer. By applying egg yolks onto your nails it strengthens them and prevents them from splitting/cracking. Also using the shell of an egg is great for the skin. If you crash them into a sandy texture, and then exfoliate your body from head to toe.
Sugar is also a great use to help exfoliate the skin. It’s a great lip scrub to exfoliate and heal chapped lips. If you have really embarrassing tan lines that you want to get rid of simply scrub your body with sugar to remove the excess of the tan lines and leaving you with healthy glowing skin.
10. ALMOND OIL
Another natural oil that is great for your skin is almond oil. Almond oil contains vitamin E that helps fight fine lines and wrinkles on your skin that helps to rebuild the collagen in your skin. After applying the almond oil on your skin, it will begin to look brighter and more youthful.