It was May late last year that we got into this dreadful time when my sister was diagnosed with cancer. Though it was in its initial stages, still my sister and I and all our family went through a very hard time. One of the worst parts that my sister went through during her chemotherapy was that after the chemo sessions, her skin would become incredibly dry. She was not allowed to use any kind of cosmetics, so I and my mom started to prepare gels at home with all-natural ingredients. Me and my sister, we both experienced great results and that is the reason why I permanently said “good-bye” to all cosmetic and chemical-based beauty products.
The effectiveness of natural and home-made skincare supplements is un-matchable. Being someone who has experienced the results first-handed, I can comfortably say that, natural home-made skincare supplements bring dozens of benefits for skin without any fear of side effects. Most of all, cosmetic products are also expensive and they can certainly take a toll on your budget. Whereas, natural skincare products are cheap and help you save that huge chunk of money that you spend on cosmetic beauty products.
In the following article, I am going to share with you 5 simple and easy to incorporate, skincare products that are already in your home, right in your kitchen pantry that you must use for better skin. Incorporating these natural supplements in your daily skin-care regimen will help you beautify your skin within weeks.
- Honey and Lemon Massage
Honey is something that is an important and integral part of our daily lives. Whether you consume it orally or apply it directly on your face, it works wonders. The benefits that honey offers for your overall health and well being are virtually innumerable, but if you want the best out of honey for your skin, I recommend you to try honey and lemon massage.
The recipe is simple. Take around a half of lemon and squeeze its juice in a bowl and add a few drops of honey in it. Careful mix the two until the solution takes the shape like that of cough syrup. Apply the mixture on your face with clean gentle mixture and let it sit for like 20 minutes. Rinse off the mask with cold water and dry your face with a clean towel.
- Olive Oil Massage
Ever heard of “Liquid Gold”- well; its olive oil. Olive oil is one of the most prominent and widely used oils for skincare. Though the benefits of olive of skin are innumerable and when applied on skin, olive oil suppresses the signs of aging, stimulates exfoliation as well as protects skin in dry weather.
If you have dry skin issues, you must try olive oil massage. Just take one to two teaspoons of oil and rub it around your face and neck with clean gentle fingers. Apply the oil before going to bed so that your skin absorbs the oil while you sleep.
- Cucumber Juice Face Mask
The use of cucumbers of skin betterment is no secret. Owing to its cooling effects, cucumber helps your skin to relax and the anti-inflammatory ingredients in cucumber can help your skin fight acne and other skin disorders making your skin soft, supple and fresh all day long. Most people directly apply sliced pieces of fresh cucumber on the face, but I will recommend you to try cucumber mash face mask.
Take almost a quarter of unpeeled cucumber mash it using a blender until it becomes slightly chunky. Thoroughly wash your face with Luke-warm water and carefully apply the mash on your face, neck and decollete and let it sit for almost 15 minutes. Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water and use a soft towel to pat yourself dry.
- Black Cumin Seed Oil
Black seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the Sativa plant. Owing to its powerful healing properties, the oil is often referred to as “the seed of the blessing”. The oil has long been used as a cure for several chronic diseases and offers a myriad of benefits for skin. The oil is effective against acne, clogged pores and also fills fine lines caused by wrinkles.
Black seed oil benefits for reaped either by directly applying to your skin or by including it in your foods. The oil is used in various middle eastern cuisines. When applying it on your face, dilute the oil with water and apply the solution on your skin and wait for about 10 minutes to let your skin absorb the oil. Use a clean warm towel to open the pores.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Face wash
We all have apple cider vinegar in our homes all the time. Apple cider vinegar is an effective skincare supplement as it effectively fights bacteria and cleanses the skin. Apple cider vinegar also stimulates skin exfoliation and improves skin textures.
If you want to make your own ACV face wash, take 1 teaspoon of ACV and a quarter of liquid Castile. Apple cider vinegar enhances the power of castile soap and improves your skin tone without the use of any harsh chemicals.