Seasons are changing again and it’s very important to be ahead of all the dryness and breakouts even before it happens. There are so many products out there that claim to answer all your skin problems. Ideally, this article gives you organic and sustainable ways to help your skin from having these problems… and they can all be found in your kitchen!
Olive oil can be a gentle agent when removing your make-up before using your favourite cleanser – one that is ideally meant for your skin type and condition. It is abundant with Vitamin E and polyphenols that help repair damaged skin and protect if from skin cancer. If you would like to do a little exfoliation, you can add a little sugar in your olive oil to take out those dead skin cells. Remember to massage your face in a circular and upward motion to prevent gravity from taking its toll .. at least for the meantime.
Apple cider vinegar is a good anti-bacterial agent that can be used as a toner. Toning brings back the skin’s natural ph levels (4.5-5.5) and re-activates its acid mantle which is the natural protective layer that prevents bacteria from entering the skin making your face look more flawless with your pores looking smaller and tighter. Apple cider vinegar also doubles up the skin’s protection from bacteria especially when mixed with another natural remedy – witch hazel.
Combined with lemon or comquat, apple cider vinegar can also be used to lighten unwanted dark spot. If you can’t tolerate the smell of the vinegar, you can dilute it with water but may also affect its efficacy. Combined with honey, it protects your skin from infection and protects open wounds.
Aside from olive oil, you can also use coconut oil in moisturizing your skin. It does not only lock in moisture in your skin to keep it hydrated, it’s fatty acids provide antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce skin irritation and heal the skin. May also be used as sunscreen though it can only provide 20% protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
Other natural products that can be found in your kitchen that you can use are turmeric, which can ease up on the inflammation caused by cystic acne – mixed with honey it helps clear out redness and brings down facial inflammation and matcha green tea which is a more potent cousin of green tea – applied to skin energizes it and de-puffing the skin which makes it look brighter and healthier.
Got a beauty itch you want to scratch, check out your kitchen and be amazed at what you can find there that’ll keep your skin healthy and glowing without going over your budget.