Ten best natural skin care tips
You grandma was right. Mother Nature is the powerhouse of the most effective remedies to get your skin aglow. Innocuous home remedies and simple ingredients—and not those pricey potions in a jar—can guarantee a gorgeous complexion. Curious? Here goes!
This underrated, anti-inflammatory beauty multitasker is light enough to be used on your face to soothe sun baked or dry skin. This non-comedogenic oil is structurally very similar to your skin’s natural sebum, and provides a natural lip barrier without feeling heavy. Plus you can use it to remove makeup if you’ve run out of remover. Buy Soulflower Jojoba Carrier Oil – Coldpressed today!
If you’re looking for a natural skin care all-star, this is your cue to drink some green tea! Surfeit with anti-bacterial catechins that suppress acne-causing bacteria, regulate hormonal imbalances, reduce acne redness and inflammation and prevent premature aging. Try Lipton Green Tea or Konad Niju Green Tea Essence Mask.
Green tea face pack: Mix one tablespoon powdered green tea with one egg white and one teaspoon pure honey; Whip everything together and apply on your face for 30 minutes.
We all know the role friendly bacteria play in good digestion but did you know how they impact your skin? The skin, hair and nails are the last places to get nutrition therefore, gut imbalances first reflect on your skin. The best way to get your fill of probiotic bacteria is eating plenty of fermented foods like yogurt and idlis. It’s also a good idea to pop a daily probiotic like Inlife Pre & Probiotics (60 Caps).
Looking puffy? Eyes feeling tired and itchy? Reach for some cucumber. This refreshing, succulent salad must-have is your skin’s best friend. Lay a couple of slices of chilled cucumber on tired eyes. This veggie is a natural toner, rich in antioxidants and reduces inflammation and water retention. We love adding a few drops of Soulflower Cucumber Carrier Oil – Coldpressed on chilled tea bags and applying them on eyelids for an instant perk-me-up.
Skin lightening face mask: Mix three parts cucumber juice and one part lemon juice. Apply on face and neck for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Haldi has been part of Indian beautification routines for centuries. With powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric soothes many skin conditions including acne, scars, redness, eczema and blemishes. It’s also a good idea to pop a turmeric capsule like Organic India Turmeric Formula daily to keep infections and inflammation at bay.
Turmeric beautiful skin mask: Combine two teaspoon each of sandalwood powder and turmeric powder, ½ cup besan (chickpea flour) a dash of almond oil and water to make a thick paste. Apply all over your face and body for soft, glowing skin.
There are few beauty products that are miracle remedies but coconut oil is one of those cure all potions. It can remove even the most resistant waterproof mascara, works wonders on chapped lips, wards off stretch marks, fades under-eye circles and fine lines, and can even be used on your legs instead of shaving cream for silky smooth gams. We love Oriflame Nature Hair Oil With 100% Coconut Oil.
This succulent has potent plant steroids that soothe cuts, wounds, burns, abrasions, inflammations and skin breakage. It also contains salicylic acid and salicylates that work marvelously on acne breakouts, fight bacteria and regenerate damaged tissue. If your skin is prone to breakouts, Aloe Vera infused formula like Khadi Herbal Aloe Vera Face Wash With Scrub should be your first choice.
Not just is this beta carotene rich fruit a delicious breakfast treat, but it’s also your skin’s best friend! Thanks to its high Vitamin A and Papain content, papaya is an excellent exfoliator that de-tans and exfoliates. We like to use Nature's Essence Papaya Facial Kit Mini for instant glow.
Glowing skin guaranteed! Mash half a small, ripe papaya and add two spoons of honey. Apply all over face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes and then gently massage into skin before rinsing with cold water.
The perfect breakfast food that not just fills you up but reduces levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol, also happens to be one of Nature’s most perfect exfoliators and de-tanning foods. In fact, colloidal oatmeal (not the kind you can eat) is FDA approved to treat itchy, dry skin and eczema. We personally love Lotus Herbals White Glow Oatmeal & Yogurt Skin Whitening Scrub that works on skin discoloration, removes dirt, impurities and blackheads.
One of the best natural sources of Vitamin C, oranges and their peel improve skin texture and color by restoring collagen and preventing early signs of skin aging. Apply orange juice on your face to magically shrink open pores and restore a glow. After a day out in the sun, gently massage a cut orange on your face to remove tanning. Grated orange peels heal acne and fade scars. If it sounds messy, just use VLCC De - Pigmentation Serum - Orange Peel & Liquorice to get instantly fairer skin.