Instead of spending a lot money on store-bought beauty remedies, head for your kitchen and take advantage of all the goodies stored. From yogurt and oatmeal to lemon and olive oil, use these natural ingredients in your skin care regimen.
Grab some oatmeal and yogurt and mix up a facial mask. With its fat, yogurt is an excellent moisturizer while the oatmeal will act as an exfoliant. It’s a double whammy with an oatmeal and yogurt facial mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes, wipe off with a damp cloth and rejuvenate the skin.
Create a brown sugar facial scrub with some brown sugar, honey and olive oil. It will leave the skin glowing and smooth. Just use lukewarm water to scrub it on and rinse it off. Tea bags work well for dark and puffy under-eye circles. Its tannins and caffeine will make tired eyes look refreshed. Steep two tea bags in boiling water, cool it in the fridge and place a bag over each eye for 10 minutes.
Turn to garlic to ward off unfriendly visitors like pimples. Its antioxidant properties help heal pimples and prevent new ones from forming. Squeeze some garlic juice from a clove and apply directly to pimples. And if the smell bothers you, just soak the garlic clove in milk for an hour.
Got age spots? Turn to the superfood of avocados. Mash up the avocado for a mask and rub it on the skin. It helps lighten age spots. Plus, avocados are an intense moisturizer for the skin. Grab some sour cream for a healthy, glowing complexion. It has lactic acid to smooth and nourish the skin gently. Just apply a tablespoon of sour cream and leave it on for 20 minutes.
For an oily complexion, use some cornstarch. Pat it on like a facial powder. Cornstarch will keep the complexion matte and shine free all day long. It only takes a few swipes to get the job done.
These are just a few of the beauty ingredient hidden in a kitchen. Others include cucumbers, baking soda and onions. Save money and use these beauty ingredients right from the kitchen.