Did you know that the most efficient skin care products are lying in your kitchen right now? You can use them for literally zero additional cost for a beautiful and radiant skin.
It is important to take care of ourselves from all perspectives:
- Physically (body, skin and hair care)
When we talk about physical care, I don’t believe much in commercially available beauty products. I just don’t want to expose my skin to more chemicals than I do with makeup.
Earlier on Organic Radiance, I talked about Why I Prefer Natural Skin & Hair Care, My 7 Favorite Natural Products, My Tried Out Natural Solutions and Natural Haircare. Today we’re talking about some solutions which are ready for you in your kitchen right now.
I believe in natural beauty.- Esha Gupta
I am excited to announce that in today’s post, we are covering the following natural solutions:
- Coconut oil
- Honey masks
Read about their brief benefits below so you can get motivated to use them for a naturally radiant skin.
Natural beauty products are a must! I use coconut oil a lot and I slather
almond oil on my hands to soak while I watch a movie – Phoebe Tonkin
On its own, honey has amazing powers. Try honey on your face for an extra-moisturizing, antioxidant mask.
- Mix it with a little rose water and apply on the skin.
- Honey and lemon face mask is known for its cleansing properties. It’s also a great cure for pimples & acne.
- You can also mix honey and oatmeal to make a mask.
Apply it on your face and neck in gentle circular strokes and wash it off after half an hour. These masks are known to deep cleanse your pores without drying the skin. They exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells and reveal healthy and glowing skin. If applied to a burn, honey it can decrease the pain, while helping you to heal without scarring.
I have noticed that if I have any pimples or spots, honey makes them disappear in a day.
Honey is good to apply directly on to the hair and scalp by mixing it with water alone. Apply it as if you apply shampoo to damp hair. Honey can also be mixed with only vinegar or to only olive or coconut oil and applied directly. These masks give the hair extra moisture and conditioning. You can simply make the solution in a bowl and apply it on your hair using a hair dye brush. You can wear a shower cap for about 15-30 mins for maximum benefit and then take a shower.
Oatmeal cleanses your skin and locks the moisture in.
Other items from your fridge
If you consume tomato and tomato products abundantly, the lycopene content in your skin will increase and naturally, your skin will naturally be like a baby’s skin. Moreover, skin with high lycopene content is not affected by the harmful rays of the sun. The common view of the nutritional experts is that tomato protects your skin against ultraviolet lights. Tomatoes enable your skin to take in oxygen, delaying aging and wrinkling. Consuming minimum 200 g of a cooked tomato a day ensures your skin to look young at all times.
Applying tomato on the face, removes tan, clears the skin, combats acne, lightens dark patches on the skin. It can also be mixed with either honey or lime. Mixing honey and tomato juice and applying on the face will result in a glowing skin. Mixing lemon juice with tomato juice and applying it on the face will make your pores shrink thus minimizing the chance of dirt in pores.
It moisturizes the skin, improves skin texture and makes it soft and supple.
Papaya contains many healthy components that are good for skin and makes your skin glowing and healthy.
Papaya is the only fruit that is available all through the year. Papaya is a wholesome fruit that offers many benefits for your skin. Papaya is also called as “The Fruit of the Angels” as it is liked by one and all because of its delicious taste, texture and the health benefits provided by it.
Along with the Papain enzymes, it is a good source of antioxidants and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B, carotenes, and flavonoids, fiber and minerals like magnesium and potassium. Papaya’s pulp is used as a fundamental constituent of many shampoos and facial creams. It is an inexpensive fruit that is available to the common man and is useful in many ways.
Its main benefits are the removal of dead skin cells, skin hydration, pimple, acne & blemish reduction, soft & supple skin by applying directly or by eating it. The skin shines everlastingly with the application or consumption of papaya on a regular basis. Mashed papaya can also be used to treat cracked and painful heels.
It acts as skin exfoliator, that cleans the skin and makes it healthy. It helps your skin discoloration, with the application of papaya on a regular basis. Papaya peel can not only whiten the face but also helps in whitening the arms and legs. It also helps you in reducing the signs of aging on the face.
- Boosting hair strength and growth
- Controlling and preventing dandruff
- Reduce hair thinning by adding papaya to your regular diet
- Removes excess oil, chemical buildup and dirt from your hair naturally
- Strong, thick and shiny hair by applying a papaya hair mask
Working out a routine
Most of us don’t have any doubt about the good capabilities of these natural products but the only thing that keeps us away from applying them is that we don’t set a proper system for them. Following are some ideas to make it work:
- Keep a face brush and a bowl in the kitchen cabinet only for applying natural products on the face. This will help you quickly make face masks and give you more motivation to apply them e.g., oatmeal, honey, lemon, Ubtan, rosewater and Sandlewood powder.
- The best time to apply natural products on skin and hair is before a shower. So time it in advance so you apply your natural face mask 15-20 mins before a shower. After application, complete cleaning or tidying up till your shower.
Do you prefer natural skincare instead of commercial facemasks too?