The more the beauty industry expands the less and less we trust the skincare products being put out on the market.
This is why we go back to the traditional skin care products that have been available and in use for decades.
Why spend tons of money on skincare products that you may just get the same outcome from using ingredients that are within your home?
We shall look at 4 easily available ingredients that can be applied to your skin for amazing results.
First on my list is turmeric.
Want a homemade face mask? Turmeric is the right ingredient for that.
All you need to make a turmeric face mask is milk, honey (to give it the thickness), and turmeric powder.
Mix it to a paste and apply it to your face.
Let it sit for not more than half an hour and wash it off.
Be careful when using turmeric as a face mask as the longer it stays on your face, the more likely you’re going to be stained.
One of the known benefits of using turmeric masks is to reduce acne.
This is due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
It is also used for anti-aging as it prevents wrinkle formation and on top of that, It has some skin-lightening properties.
There are so many other uses of turmeric that could not fit the list.
Next on my list is cucumbers. Aside from making great salads and soups, cucumbers can also be integrated into your skincare routine as there are many ways to use cucumbers on your skin.
Cucumbers are rich in vitamin C and we all know the benefits of vitamin C to the skin.
They are commonly known for making good face masks. They leave a smooth, cool, and refreshing feel after application on the skin.
Cucumber is one of the most popular ingredients that has been used to make a variety of skincare products.
From toners to cleansers to moisturizers and lotions, eye cream, body creams.
If you would rather have an already made cucumber skincare product than make one yourself, I suggest that you take some time and read product reviews just to be sure you are getting a good quality product.
You may start by looking at Stylevana reviews and gauge whether it’s a store that’s worth purchasing from.
The list cannot be complete without looking at the benefits and uses of lemon on our skin.
There are a variety of ways we can use lemon on our skin, this will depend on the end benefit we are looking for.
Despite that, lemon generally is antifungal due to its acidic nature. The acidity also gives it lightening properties m
It is also known to be anti-aging. You should, however, be cautious when using lemon directly on your face as it is known to have some side effects.
Honey has been used for so many years in our kitchens to make delicious meals and tea.
When used on the skin, it also does not disappoint as it is proved to have many benefits.
Honey is known to have some antibacterial properties due to the presence of hydrogen peroxide in it, meaning that when applied to your skin, it helps kill harmful bacteria.
In cases of a wound or infection, its high viscosity provides enough coverage to inhibit bacteria.
Honey can also be used to exfoliate your skin. In exfoliating all you need to mix honey with lemon and/or sugar.
Apply the paste on your face and leave it for roughly 20 minutes then gently scrub and wash it away.
This is a perfect and easy-to-make exfoliator, if applied regularly, you will be able to achieve glowing skin.
Speaking of glowing skin, honey also has oxidation properties that help glow your skin by boosting collagen production.
We have looked at four ingredients that have some beneficial value when applied to your skin. The list is not conclusive as there are other ingredients not mentioned.
Regardless of what products or home ingredients you choose for your skincare routine, it is important that you keep a healthy diet to balance it all.
This is because maintaining a healthy diet prevents the formation of wrinkles, maintains the elasticity of your skin among other benefits.
It should not be an issue getting into a diet plan if you don’t already have one as there are a lot of healthy diet brands out there.