5 items you have in your kitchen that you can use for skin-care

There’s no need to spend a lot of money on expensive and manufactured skincare cosmetics. Here are some ideas that you can try at home to help rejuvenate your skin.

Aging, sun exposure, stress, and even your daily routine are just some of the factors that leave marks on your skin. In addition to a healthy diet, good hydration, and a good rest every night, you can help rejuvenate your skin with some DIY skincare products and facemasks.

It may seem like having shiny, soft, and healthy skin is only achievable through spending a lot of money on skincare products and cosmetics, but this couldn’t be less true! There are many natural treatments that are excellent and very effective to rejuvenate your skin, most of which you can try at home with everyday life ingredients!

Try using avocado in your skincare routine

1. Avocado Mask

This fruit (technically a berry!) has many nutrients that our skin can take advantage of. The carotenoids and vitamin E prevent the skin from free radical damage, and vitamin C contributes to collagen production. In this way, you can have the skin firm and smooth. The good news is that for this treatment you will only need an avocado.

Method: 

  1. Remove the peel and avocado seed.
  2. Use the paste as a mask. Spread it over your face and leave it between 10 and 12 minutes.
  3. You can use this mask weekly.
  4. Never forget to patch test any product (natural and otherwise) before applying it to your face.

2. Coconut milk

Coconut milk will help rejuvenate your skin in just a few minutes. 

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of coconut milk will help you refresh and rejuvenate your skin in just a few minutes. Coconut milk contains Vitamin C which helps maintain elasticity and flexibility of the skin. It also prevents wrinkles, saggy skin, and age spots. 

Method:

  1. Soak the cotton ball in coconut milk.

  2. Gently pat over the face.

  3. Rinse with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.

  4. You can repeat it 2 or 3 times a week!

Apricots are rich in iron, vitamins A, B & C, calcium, and magnesium

3. Apricot mask

This fruit is rich in iron, vitamins A, B & C, calcium, and magnesium. Its oil contents have also moisturizing properties and it’s easily absorbed by the skin. The apricot’s pulp is used to treat dryness, itching, and eczemas. As it's also a source of antioxidants, using an apricot mask will protect the skin from free radicals and reduce the signs of premature aging.

Method:

  1. Blend the apricot puree with its juice and 1 tablespoon of apricot kernel powder.
  2. Apply this mixture to your face while massaging for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Wait 10 minutes until it dries, then rinse with water.
The oatmeal mask has moisturizing and exfoliant properties

4. Oatmeal mask

Oatmeal is not only great for breakfasts: it’s also the perfect ingredient to include in several different skincare masks, thanks to its moisturizing and exfoliant properties. Oatmeal contains saponins, which are cleansing agents, and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Method:

  1. Mix 5 tablespoons of ground oatmeal with water or milk.
  2. Apply the oatmeal paste to your face.
  3. After 20 minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water.
Adding eggs to your face mask is a great way to prevent the development of saggy skin on your face and neck

5. Egg-based mask

Eggs are one of the most versatile gifts of nature. Apart from all the benefits that they provide to your diet, you can use them for skin rejuvenation too! Adding eggs to your face mask is a great way to prevent the development of saggy skin on your face and neck.

There are different ingredients that you can use together with egg whites to make an effective face mask. You can mix it with yogurt, Glycerin, honey, oatmeal, lemon juice, and many other foods or drinks. This one is just one way you can prepare your egg-based mask with natural ingredients from your pantry and fridge.

Method:

  1. Mix a spoonful of honey with one egg white.
  2. Apply the resulting paste to your face and leave it for about 15 minutes. 
  3. Rinse with cool water.

Have you ever tried any of these homemade natural skincare masks? Aren’t they amazing?

If you are interested in starting to incorporate a more natural skincare routine you may enjoy this article.

 

Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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