If you are a discerning consumer and you have found that your commercially bought beauty products are just not delivering the promised results, then you might be thinking if there is an alternative.
Yes there is!
You can find everything you need for great skin in your nearest supermarket, green grocer or your own kitchen cupboards. Commonly used food items like honey, oatmeal, cream, green tea as well as various fruits contain nutrients that are not only good for your body, but great for your skin too!
Many of the most commonly occurring skin conditions can be improved and treated by using some of these natural ingredients. What skin condition do you suffer from most? Dry skin? Acne? Find a recipe for a face mask to treat your skin below:
Excessively Oily Skin (prone to breakouts)
This is a simple recipe for a face mask to treat oily skin. If you use this diligently a couple of times a week you will soon see a big difference as this mask deep cleans your pores, removing dirt and a buildup of dead skin and impurities. This all helps to prevent your skin from breaking out in the future.
You need the following:
- 1 ripe banana
- ¼ cup of finely ground oatmeal
- 1 tbsp of honey
- a few drops of lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients together into a paste and apply to clean skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with water or clean with a steamy warm face cloth.
Blackheads can be a very annoying skin problem. Try the following recipe for a face mask to help you get rid of them:
- 1 egg white
- Lemon juice
Just beat these two ingredients together till the egg whites are foamy. Spread it onto a clean face and leave for up to 15 minutes. Wash off.
Uneven skin or pigmentation
Whether this is due to hormones or the sun, uneven skin tone is a common problem. Try the following facemask to try and even out your complexion:
- 1 ripe tomato
- 2 tbsp of natural yogurt
- 2 tbsp of finely ground oatmeal
- lemon juice
Remove the seeds from the tomato and blend in a blender with the yogurt, oatmeal and lemon juice Spread this on a clean face and wait 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
Dry, flaky skin
Dry skin affects many people, especially during the cold winter months. Try this mask to protect your skin and help to ease dryness (also great for mature skin):
- ½ ripe Avocado
- 4 – 5 drops of Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon of Honey
Mash the avocado and add the honey and olive oil. Dab it onto a clean face and wash off after half an hour.
Exfoliating is the key to getting your skin glowing again. Try this great Indian face mask recipe:
What you need: n95 mask
- ½ cup of plain yogurt
- ½ tbsp of Turmeric
- ½ cup of finely ground oatmeal
Mix together till you have a nice paste and apply to a clean face using circular motions. Rinse off after 20 minutes to reveal glowing skin!
Great skincare combined with a healthy diet will always yield superior results to a quick fix solution So make sure you incorporate these face masks into your regular routine, eat your 5 fruits and veggies every day, drink enough water, get adequate exercise and enough sleep and you should be the picture of health!