Natural products right from the kitchen are always a better alternative to those sold in the market. Making your own beauty products means customized products that meet your personal needs. Homemade beauty products require fewer ingredients and tend to last longer than store bought.
According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), only 11 percent of cosmetic ingredients have been tested for safety by the cosmetic industry. That is just scary.
Many commercial skin– and hair-care products touted as “natural” contain synthetic, potentially harmful ingredients, including preservatives and surfactants. Leaving you with an option to try out products right from your kitchen
The use of oats in skincare has been documented as far back as 2000 BC, and oatmeal is one of the few natural ingredients to receive recognition from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Oatmeal contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e sunburns, eczema and poison ivy). According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “itchy, dry skin often has a high pH level, but oatmeal can help normalize your skin’s pH, which can relieve itchy, uncomfortable skin. Oatmeal baths also soften and moisturize your skin, which helps lock in moisture and protect skin from exterior irritants.” Blend colloidal oatmeal, coconut oil, brown sugar and lukewarm water to exfoliate your skin.
This contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, that dissolves dead skin cells. This gentle exfoliation helps to create a natural glow and prevent breakouts. It also diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When topically applied to the skin, a velvety yogurt face mask helps to moisturize, fight acne, prevent premature aging, relieve sunburn, and reduce discoloration. It’s an all-around beauty multitasker. A velvety yogurt face mask will help moisturize, fight acne, prevent premature aging, relieve sunburn, and reduce discoloration. It’s an all-around beauty multitasker.
According to a new study published in Microbiolog provide evidence for the clinical use of manuka honey to treat bacterial infections in the face of growing antibiotic resistance. Honey possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Modern science has managed to find useful applications of honey in chronic wound management. Honey acts as a great anti-aging agent and moisturizer. It is rich in natural antioxidants that have antimicrobial properties. They help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and facilitate the skin’s ability to rejuvenate. Honey also has the ability to absorb and retain moisture, and this helps in keeping the skin well hydrated, fresh and supple. It is known that ancient women used honey and milk to keep the skin youthful, radiant and smooth.
If you are in the look out for an alternative treatment for painful, sunburnt skin patches, spread some mayo on the affected area, for a cool and soothing effect, that moisturizes your skin.
Dry and flaky skin at the elbows and feet can be banished with some mayonnaise. Rub some mayo over a rough patch of skin, leave it to soak in for 5-10 minutes and then wipe with a damp cloth.
If you want that facial glow just pull out old mayo from the fridge! You can use mayonnaise as a cleansing product for your face. Apply some over your face, spread it uniformly and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then wipe off and rinse, to feel smooth and soft on your face. For cute cuticles and preventing cracked or bruised fingernails, dip them into some mayonnaise for a little while, then rinse. Looking for a natural hair conditioner, after applying and rinsing off regular shampoo, use a tablespoon of mayo in your hair. Massage it in deep, from the scalp to the tip of each hair strands. Leave it on for 1 hour and then rinse it off. Wash your hair again with shampoo, to get rid of any odor. Mayonnaise can turn your hair silkier and softer, with a sheen to it.
Egg whites are well known for tightening the skin and you can experience this effect when you put on an egg white face mask as it dries up on your face. It is effective in lifting up sagging cheeks and crinkly skin around the eyes. Gently apply a thin layer of egg white using a clean brush and rinse off after it has dried. Tighten and close up large pores using egg whites! Egg whites have astringent properties that help shrink pores by tightening the skin. The Egg white has astringent properties that help shrink pores by tightening the skin. Egg whites can amazingly draw out sebum and pull out the gunk stuck deep within pores. It tightens the pores which helps naturally squeeze out the black heads by bringing them out of the skin’s surface. It is excellent facial hair remover.
Your skin and hair love lemon for its amazing beauty benefits. It may sound too good to be true, but because lemons are antibacterial, they can help treat acne. Just slice a lemon, and squeeze the juice on your face. Your blackheads will start to fade before you know it. Also rubbing your elbows and knees with a slice of lemon will help in rubbing away appear dark elbows and knees. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production, that means it can help lighten age spots, dark spots, or a fake tan gone wrong. Remember to wear SPF when using lemon juice on your skin, though, since the citrus fruit can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays. Drinking lemon juice mixed with water and honey brings a healthy glow to the skin.
For a healthy and glowing complexion, drink a cup of avocado juice a day and it will nourish and protect your skin from the inside out. Benefits of avocado include anti-aging. Avocado is an amazing treatment that helps reduce wrinkles. Not only you can apply mashed avocado flesh to your skin as a facial mask, but also, when you eat avocado, it will help fight aging process from within. Avocados contain poly- and monounsaturated fatty acids, which protect your skin. Monounsaturated fats keep the top layer of your skin moist so it’s soft and healthy looking. Polyunsaturated fatty acids guard skin from sun damage and protect against symptoms of skin sensitivity and inflammation, according to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Avocadoes are known for stimulating hair growth and controlling hair loss. This fruit as a moisturizer improves the hair condition to a good extent.
Naturally, apple cider vinegar (which is the best choice for topical applications) is an antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last longer, but that’s just the beginning. Since the pH level of apple cider vinegar is similar to the pH level of the protective acid mantle layer of our skin, this soak will help restore balance. Apple cider vinegar’s anti-inflammatory properties calm injured skin, and its acetic acid increases circulation and healing.
9. Almond Oil:
Sweet or pure almond oil for face or skin works as great lubricant during a massage therapy. It acts as an emollient and is good for dry, flaky, irritated skin and for preventing skin spots. Pure almond oil keeps your skin moisturized. Being noncomedogenic, and medium-light non greasy lubricant, it gets into your skin easily without blocking skin pores. Massage it into cuticles daily, this helps nourish your nails keeps them tidy, adding a shine, while the massage action will cause them to grow strong and healthy. Apply a very small amount to eyelashes (use a cotton tip) and eyebrows nightly, this will nourish, strengthen, and help them grow.
Fatty acids, namely, Capric /Caprylic/Lauric acid found in coconut have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. As a result, when applied on the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores. This microbial action can be experienced even if coconut oil is taken internally, as the fatty acids boost the immunity when converted to monocaprins and monolaurins. It is essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear on the skin, keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties. 100 grams of coconut oil has about 0.1 mg of vitamin E, thus enhancing it skin-nourishing properties. Many of you tend to suffer from dry skin condition time and again irrespective of summer or winter, try applying cotton balls dipped in coconut water regularly and see the change. It’s the most natural moisturizer nature has to offer. Cleaning the face with coconut water helps get rid of the dirt and impurities that get accumulated every time you go out of the house. It can work as your make up remover as well. Coconut milk, is often considered a ‘miracle liquid’ as it may help protect the body from infections.
Using natural products is the best way to control the quality and save some money in the process.