FIVE Natural Ways to Give Yourself Facial Treatments
FIVE Natural Goodness.
Often we try so hard to find products that work for us, only to be disappointed because they don’t perform as well as how we imagined them would be. Kudos to those who have found their HGs, you know “Holy Grail” products. However, I have five humble things that may be lurking in your house, that you could perhaps incorporate into your skincare routine every now and then. They are natural and unprocessed. This is also an excellent alternative when you have run out of some things and have not managed to hit the shops to get a backup.
The quick oats that you get from the supermarkets (I simply get the unbranded ones because they are not as finely milled as Quaker or Uncle Toby’s)
o Very inexpensive – yes, cheap.
o What about it? It actually does work in calming redness or any irritation.
o It also work wonders in softening the skin.
o The oats work as a gentle exfoliator without being too harsh.
o Smell delicious – unless you hate oats.
Directions: Grab a small handful, clench it inside your palm, run water through your clenched fist to soften the oats and when it turns to paste – give it a little rub, and massage all over the face. Then rinse.
o Hydrating and brightening.
o Not only it decreases the risk of cancer and osteoporosis (ScienceDaily) it contains a powerful antioxidant.
o Protects and reduces skin cell damages caused by environmental factors such as pollution and sun.
o Improves cells metabolism which result in better skin texture – softer and healthier skin.
o Its powerful antioxidant can strengthen the skin by increasing collagen production which keeps the skin looking young.
Directions: Slice a whole tomato and place them all over the face as a mask. Leave for 10-15 minutes and remove. Rinse well with water and pat dry.
o This makes a great mask for those with oily or congested skin.
o It gives you a temporary face lift and tightens pores.
o Best for acne prone and oily skin types.
o Low in cholesterol, high in calcium among other benefits.
Directions: Separate the egg white from the egg yolk, place it into a bowl. Apply it and spread it all over the areas on your face that you feel congested or oily. Leave for 5 minutes. Rinse.
o Honey soothes irritated skin due to it being antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
o Highly nourishing.
o Heals cuts as it helps in tissue healing and helps reduce inflammation and infection.
Directions: Pour some onto a bowl and you can add in other ingredients if you like (for instance, aloe vera gel or egg white or leave as is). Using your fingers or a brush, spread it on the face and neck, and leave on for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
o Who would have thought, right? Did you know champagne contains lightening tartaric acid that helps to even out skin tone?
o It also contains antibacterial properties to help reduce breakouts.
Directions: Use cotton ball to soak up some leftover champagne. After cleansing, use it like a toner all over your face (avoiding the eyes, please), neck and décolletage. You will feel refreshed and a skin that is clean and clear.
What other natural skincare have you tried?
I'm inspired by nature and the amazing benefits we gather from them to maintain good healthy clear skin.
About the author:
Age 23. Born in Indonesia, a third culture kid. Currently a student in Brisbane, Australia, created the blog purely to document her interest in beauty and skincare, that perhaps a little on the addictive obsessive overly enthusiastic side. Now the blog is also sometimes used as a platform of documenting the little randomness in life. Simply after radiant clear skin and perfecting that skincare smoothie recipe. Visit her blog at: www.blushfully.com
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