Natural skin care products are often even more effective than the chemicals packed store bought ones. So let’s take a look at some very useful beauty tips that might help you find out how you can use natural ingredients that are hiding in your kitchen.
1. Brighten skin with turmeric
You can choose to use natural products on your skin, and they are a lot more cost effective and much kinder to your skin than store bought treatments are. Turmeric, for example, is a great antiseptic that will reduce scars and blemishes and lighten the tone of your skin. To use this age old natural skin treatment, mix some turmeric powder into a fine paste with some fresh pineapple juice. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on until it has dried, and it will fight infection, reduce inflammation, and fade any marks or scars you might have.
2. Tone your skin with cucumber
Cucumber is one of the most simple, yet amazing homemade beauty treatments, it has astringent and hydrating properties, all in one neat natural product. You can improve the overall appearance of your skin by simply rubbing your face with thickly cut slices of cucumber. It will rehydrate the skin, remove some of the dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling fresh and looking great.
3. Use teabags to get rid of puffy eyes
When you’ve had a late night, then teabags are the fastest away to reduce puffiness around the eyes and lighten dark circles. Save the teabags when you next have a cup of green tea and chill them in fridge. The caffeine and tannin in teabags act to tighten the skin around the eyes and reduce swelling. Just hold the cooled down teabags over your eyes for ten minutes and your eyes will look wide awake and fresh again.
4. Use olive oil to remove makeup
Olive oil is another one of great homemade beauty treatments, it is just great for removing makeup and it does your skin the world of good too. Just put a few drops of olive oil on some cotton wool and then wipe away your makeup at the end of the day. It won’t clog your pores, it will nourish your skin, and it also contains vitamins A, E and other antioxidants that will help keep your skin looking younger for longer.
5. Try an avocado face mask
The healthy fats in avocado make an ideal skin treatment and celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian are said be regular users of homemade avocado face masks. Mash up the flesh of an avocado and then apply a thin layer all over your face and leave it on for fifteen minutes. If you don’t use it all and you want to keep it in the refrigerator for later, just mix in a teaspoon of lemon juice and that will stop the avocado turning brown.
6. Exfoliate with baking soda
Baking soda is a great product for removing dead skin cells, and soothing acne. It gently exfoliates the skin and helps balance out the production of the natural oils. Make up a paste of baking soda and lukewarm water and then gently massage it into your skin. Baking soda can be a bit harsh for some people who have very sensitive skin, so try it on a small area of skin first, just to make sure that you don’t get a reaction to it.
7. Treat acne with aloe vera
Aloe vera can be used as one of wonderful, natural, homemade beauty treatments, it has really amazing properties and that’s why you see it as an ingredient in so many store bought products. You can use it as an effective treatment for acne, because it has antibacterial properties, which will kill the bacteria that can cause breakouts, and it soothes irritated skin and reduces inflammation. For the best results, take aloe vera gel directly from an aloe vera leaf. You can’t get much more natural than that!
8. Moisturise with raw honey
The best honey to use on your skin is the real, unfiltered, raw honey. It’s a bit more expensive than the runny, light coloured honey that you might usually buy, but raw honey is superb for your skin with all its enzymes and antioxidants. To give your skin a real treat, smooth some honey on your skin and then leave it on for fifteen minutes. That will give it time for the antimicrobial properties to work and it will leave your skin wonderfully smooth and soft.
9. Refresh your skin with lemon juice
Fresh lemon juice is a brilliant natural ingredient for clear skin and it can be added as an ingredient in many natural, homemade beauty treatments. It has citric acid, which exfoliates the skin, and it has plenty of Vitamin C, which helps new skin cells to form and it also lightens any dark patches on the skin. Apply fresh lemon juice to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and then you can use some cucumber slices to soothe the skin and moisturise it.
10. Use witch hazel as a daily toner
Witch hazel is a natural ingredient that is found in many different types of skin products, but there is no reason why you can’t use it at home as a home daily skin toner. It soothes inflammation, fights oily skin, and it will help to fight pimples and acne too. Apply alcohol free witch hazel to your face with cotton wool every day and watch complexion improve.