Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in the human body? If this is the case, why do we neglect our skin as we do? Our skin needs to be taken care of properly and effectively. There are millions of products available in the market, claiming to be the best for skin care. However, most of them may not be suitable for most of us.
Nature has a solution for everything. You can make a great skincare routine using simple everyday products readily available in the kitchen pantry and the medicine box.
Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties along with its healing effect. Try it on a small patch of your skin and to see if it irritates or not. If it suits you, use it for removing makeup, soothe the skin, and promote a healthy outer layer of the skin. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer but apply it for a short time and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera has the potential to stimulate cell growth and heal the skin. Aloe Vera can be used for cleaning and moisturizing the face. Take the pulp of aloe Vera and turn it into a foamy mixture and apply it thoroughly on the face. Make sure to know you are not allergic to aloe Vera before applying it.
Turmeric is well known for its healing effect. It is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, helping remove harmful toxins and free radicals from the skin. Curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric, can heal the damaged skin. Use turmeric with gram flour and cleanse your skin with it once in a week.
Exfoliation is necessary to neutralize the pH of the skin and remove dead skin cells. Baking soda has antimicrobial properties that can help in preventing infection. Use baking soda with honey and extra virgin olive oil. Apply it for about 10 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
Lemon is a rich source of vitamin c which works to make the skin brighter and radiant. If used with sugar, it can also help in exfoliating skin. Vitamin c in the lemon juice can help heal the skin and prevent cell damage.
Papaya contains an exfoliating enzyme called papain. It can remove the top layer of the dead skin cells. It can also cleanse the pores and remove excess oil and sebum that could cause an acne breakout. Make a mask of honey and papaya and apply it to hydrate the skin and reduce blemishes.
Olive oil is a moisturizer full of antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols. These chemical compounds can help in preventing skin damage caused by free radicals and environmental toxins. It makes the skin glowing and healthy.
Carrots contain beta carotenes, vitamin A and antioxidants. It can help the skin in healing and gives it a glowing look. Make a thick paste and apply it on your face for about 30 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.