With the summer sun beating down on us, this season can be a popular time to re-evaluate your skincare regimen. It is preferred to work with natural ingredients and develop beauty recipes with ingredients straight from your kitchen and garden. Instead of buying expensive creams and ointments, consider using these five natural treatments to enhance your beauty. Here are 5 skincare remedies for you to incorporate in your daily routine:
Cucumbers are a beauty insider’s secret weapon. Slice them into thin rounds and place directly on closed eyes to reduce puffiness. Additionally, they are soothing to the skin and the slices can be rubbed directly on the skin to help with hydration. When they are placed directly on the skin, but not rubbed, cucumbers will soothe a sunburn naturally.
These are one of the best finds from a garden. Tomatoes are healthy, but did you know they can also help in your beauty routine? Their juice is great at reducing the size of your pores and also assists in cooling a sunburn. Lightly dabbing a slice of tomato directly on the skin gives you a boost of vitamins from the fruit, giving your skin a little glow. Follow by dabbing your face with a cool washcloth to remove any seeds that stick to your cheeks.
The Western world has seen the turmeric trend rise in recent years. In traditional Ayurvedic practices, this bright yellow root has been used for over 4,500 years—infused in milk or added to food for its medicinal properties. Curcumin—the compound found in turmeric—found that it can help to reduce the effects of oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, and even anxiety. Turmeric is a good immune booster. It has also long been recognized for its healing properties. Turmeric has been used for centuries to treat wounds and infections.
One of the most versatile skin ingredients is coconut oil. Its benefits include: removing dead skin cells, protecting us from sunburns, and contains antifungal and antioxidant properties. Coconut oil is strong enough to fight chronic skin diseases characterized by defects in the epidermal barrier function. Use coconut oil on both your skin and hair to help cleanse, moisturize, remove makeup, heal wounds, and prevent razor burn. Coconut oil used internally is also beneficial for your looks. It contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, plus loads of healthy fats that help nourish your gut and increase immune function. Healthy skin is just like any other organ in your body: It continuously needs oxygen and nutrients to be brought to the cells, and toxins need to be washed away. Therefore, coconut oil helping with hormonal and digestive function is crucial for optimal skin health.
Raw honey is one of the best natural sources of nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, and skin-boosting acids. Benefits of raw honey include reducing breakouts, providing moisturizing properties, containing antiseptic qualities, encouraging wound healing, fighting allergies or rashes, and helping to reduce scars. Raw honey is unheated, unprocessed and unpasteurized unlike most kinds of honey available in grocery stores. Therefore, it is able to keep all of its nutrients intact as they’re not destroyed by processing. It has been considered very important for skincare.
Honey also makes a great homemade natural skin care product as an acne cure because it can be used in facial cleansers even on sensitive or mixed skin types. Take half a teaspoon, raw honey, warm between hands and spread on face gently, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
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