Earth Day is here which means everyone’s thinking green.
So, we’ve rounded up 8 natural beauty ingredients products that we think are pretty amazing.
#1 Awesome Aloe Vera
This succulent plant offers myriad benefits for all skin types, especially dry, damaged, broken, sensitive and irritated skin. The gel has powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, moisturizing and soothing properties. The next time you scald your hand while cooking or come home red faced after a day in the sun, slice open an aloe leaf and generously apply the clear gel. Dry, chapped skin? No problem. Simply dab on some Aloe gel for instant soothing.
#2 Cool-As-A Cucumber
The crunch adds a bite to salads and sandwiches, but the juice works marvels for skin. Since the main component of the juice is water, it’s the perfect way to moisturize dehydrated summer skin. Grate a cucumber and squeeze. Pop the fibrous veggie into yogurt for a quick snack and apply the juice on your skin to calm it. Thanks to its manganese and potassium content, the juice also acts as a toner, fades scars and even reverses fine lines, restoring your glow.
#3 Tempting Tomato
It’s a given in curries but this lycopene-rich fruit is also perfect for fading tans and restoring your skin’s glow, especially with the sun beating down. Cut a tomato in half, scoop out the pulp and mash. If your skin’s feeling dry and dull, mix with thick yogurt and apply all over for a protein and Vitamin C packed facial. Or add some besan and gently massage into skin to remove surface dullness.
#4 Crazy For Charcoal
The world’s going crazy over the health and beauty benefits of charcoal and so should you! Charcoal has the amazing ability to draw out dirt and grime from pores, leaving your pores squeaky clean. It also combats oil and restores elasticity, so pores look smaller, and skin feels tighter and brighter.
#5 Pass The Papaya Please
Papaya pulp is choc-a-bloc with the enzyme papain and alpha hydroxy acids that act as a powerful exfoliator and dissolve inactive proteins and dead skin. Apply on damp skin and rinse off with cool water after 20 minutes for lighter, softer skin.
#6 Rose Water
For centuries, roses have been a symbol of love but did ya know the Vitamin C rich petals have powerful anti-aging and toning properties as well? It’s believed that Cleopatra's skin owed its glow to the rose water she splashed on daily. Roses are naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. So, go get your very own rose water face mist today to face summer with a smile.
#7 Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar
Besides controlling acid reflux, the acids in apple cider vinegar are perfect for regulating your skin’s pH level. Perfect for solving your oily skin and acne woes. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with six table spoons of rose water and dab all ovr your face. Let it work its magic for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. A clearer complexion awaits!
#8 Nifty Neem
An ingredient that’s been used for centuries in India to heal virtually every skin condition and blood disorder. The powerful disinfectant fights acne causing bacteria; while the oil extract has miraculous effects on easing pain caused my cramps and arthritis. Of course, the old wife’s remedy of swallowing a ball of neem paste to lower blood sugar is tried and tested.