Todays beauty standards are very high and cosmetics are rudely expensive. It’s up to us to go back to our roots and ask our grandmas about the natural ingredients that can give us perfect skin. Luckily, mother nature is always with us, and she bares gifts- yes, many gifts, just in disguise! There are many fruit and oils on natural base which can help you with acne, redness, dryness, oily skin, spots, tan difference and many other problems. We (and mother nature) got you covered! So, sit back and dive into our text of revealing secrets.
Apple cider vinegar
Let’s hit it off with my personal favorite- apple cider vinegar. You can get it in almost every store, plus it doesn’t cost much. It does wonders for your skin. I, myself, used it many times and it really helped me a lot. Apple cider vinegar contains acids called alpha hydroxy that will remove dead skin and reveal new, healthier skin. It has the perfect acidity to get you to that sweet spot, in the middle of dry and oily skin. These acids also get rid of any pores and wrinkles. Just keep in mind, all you sensitive skin users, dilute it with water, so it doesn’t burn. Also, if you tend to be on the sensitive side, use the apple cider vinegar only 2-3 times a week, so you get unwanted effect or dryness and redness.
Another trick in our hat, is banana peel. The antioxidants and nutrients in the peels help your skin in many ways. Not only does the inner side of a banana peel brighten your teeth, it can also brightens and softens your skin, fades wrinkles, removes warts, gets rid of acne, lightens scars, and fades bruises. You just put a piece of banana peel, inner side on your skin or area you want to tend, leave it a couple of minutes, until the skin goes brown. Then wash away the remaining.
Because it October- the spooky month at the end of the year, many pumpkins are being used, but regardless to that the pumpkin seeds are being thrown out. If you’re throwing them out or only eating them during October, you’re missing out on so much! They are full of zinc, vitamin E, omega-3 oils. These seeds help, nourish and repair blemish marks. Eat them when ever you have the chance! Add them to your meals or eat them as a snack.
Natures little pick-me-up of energy. Old hormones and fat soluble toxins, as we know, cause those unwanted and pestering breakouts. Well, lemon juice can get rid of this old meanies! Not only does it help with your digestion, it also has flavonoid limonoid- a substance which kills bacteria in your mouth and intestines, meaning it gets rid of any bacteria-based acne. It no secret that lemons are the favorite friend in the beauty world, so start your day with a cup of warm water and lemon juice. It will give you the kick you need for the day.
Mother natures melted gold- honey. Honey is used for many things- it’s great for your body. But not many know you can achieve simply beautiful skin. If you have a problem with acne, simply apply raw honey to the area, cover it with a bandage and leave it over night. Put some on your lips too, it will soften them. The next morning wash your face and be amazed with the results. Honey does not only hydrate your skin, it also contains antioxidants that will repair skin and protect it against oxidative and environmental damage. If you have chapped and dry lips, split ends, blackheads, dry skin- then your best friend should be honey! It’s great for your skin, nails, hair, and body.
Here are a couple of tips on how you can use it. Try any of them, and I’m sure you’ll have simply beautiful skin.
- For glowing skin– mix one part of raw honey with two parts pure aloe vera gel. Apply this to your face before you go to bed.
- For lighten hair– mix honey with chamomile tea. Spray the mixture on your hair, and use a shower cap to cover your hair. Let it sit overnight.
- For blackheads– mix honey with lemon juice, and apply it to affected areas at bedtime.
- As a peeling- mix honey and cinnamon. Apply it to your face, rub it in and let it be for 30 minutes. Then wash off.
Threat yourself as a Egyptian queen and worship olive oil, just like Cleopatra. Olive oil is rich with antioxidants that might help prevent or reverse damage from cancer, with vitamins- A, D, K, as well as E vitamin. If you have a problem with acne, use a soap made from olive oil- it will decrease your acne by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne. Olive oil is also known to moisturize and hydrate your skin.
The vegetable you should eat as often as you can, especially during summer, is cucumber. Cucumbers are rich in vitamins such as C, K and B, they are high in fiber and low in calories. The perfect summer snack! It keeps you hydrated and healthy. They are cheap and easy to include your meals, and most of all, they are a great ingredient to your beauty treatment.
If you mix cucumber, green tea, witch hazel you’ll get an amazing mask. Blend the cucumber and the lemon, pour the cucumber in a colander. Fold up the cheesecloth and squeeze the cucumber mixture into the bowl. Next add the witch hazel and the green tea and store in an air-tight container.
So there you have it. An inexpensive way to simply beautiful and perfect skin. Beauty doesn’t have to come at a cost. Everything is already there, we are just finding new ways to include them to our daily routine. Try any one of these easy and cheap beauty ingredients, you have nothing to lose!