Fact: foods give you gorgeous skin - but no, I'm not talking about the important foods you should eat to improve your complexion (although those are important!). Rather, these are the foods that you should topically apply to your skin to look gorgeous and glow naturally. What's so great about these is that you can find them in your kitchen and you know for sure they don't contain any animal ingredients or harmful chemicals. Here are some skincare recipes making use of kitchen ingredients.
- DIY Body Scrub
Mix together some sugar and olive oil, then gently rub it into your skin. You should do this once or twice a week to get rid of the dead surface layer of skin that can cause dryness and dullness. While the sugar scrubs away the dead skin cells, the olive oil hydrates and moisturizes your skin so it looks silky soft.
- DIY Face Moisturizing Mask
Mash an overripe banana and apply it to your face. Sit with it for 15 to 20 minutes, then wash it off. The softness of the banana and its Vitamin B content will help to renew your skin, giving it an instantly gorgeous glow!
- DIY Shaving Cream
Shaving cream can be expensive and if you use soap to shave it doesn't always offer enough protection against the harsh razor, resulting in red bumps and dryness on your skin. This is especially a concern if you have sensitive skin. Coconut oil is a much better, completely natural solution to shaving cream and soap! It is antimicrobial, smells good and keeps your skin looking beautifully moisturized.
- DIY Breakout Buster
To keep your skin looking healthy and clear, you need to keep breakouts under control. Baking soda can help with that! Make a paste by mixing baking soda with water, then gently apply it to the pimple on your face that's killing your mood. This is an easy and natural way to dry out pimples so that you can reclaim your radiance.