These beauty boosting ingredients are full of minerals, antioxidants and all things good.. and have been passed along as beauty treatments from generation to generation.
As much as we love hearing about new and revolutionary ingredients that take the world by storm, it makes it increasingly difficult to work out which ingredients are really worth the hype. But who knew the best, most reliable ingredients are to be found in your pantry, and not a high end beauty store?
Everyone’s skin is unique, but you can’t go wrong when you introduce these benefit-packed ingredients into your regular skincare routine. Keep scrolling to find out the beauty big shots that have been tried and tested, and will cost absolutely nothing!
Honey, as a skin care ingredient, is actually amazing. You must have witnessed bloggers posting all over the internet, about how they washed their face with honey and their skin became amazing. It is an anti-bacterial, which means its great for acne, and leaves skin supple and soft. Its moisturizing capabilities have been discussed at great length, and the consensus is that it is a miracle ointment for skin as it helps with so many skin problems.
Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to honey and apply this mixture on your face to lighten dark spots. Regular usage will show miraculous results!
Turmeric is an anti-aging and antibacterial powerhouse. It also has oil controlling properties that help reduce excess sebum, and regulate oil production. It’s great for brightening, helping to leave your complexion super radiant.
Mix 2 tablespoons of turmeric with 3 tablespoons of milk till it forms a paste. Then add a few drops of honey. Once combined, apply to your face with a brush, leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water. This face mask will give you the glow of your dreams, and significantly brighten your complexion.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is without a doubt one of our favourite secret skincare weapons, that can be ingested or applied topically. It’s a powerful antibacterial and antifungal treatment, keeps acne at bay, balances your pH level and regulates oil production. Yes, we know it smells awful, but that’s not a great price to pay for amazing skin, is it?
Got a pimple on your face that’s just ready to pop? A quick way to treat it is by using ACV as a spot treatment. To make your blemish run disappear, simply dab a small amount onto it with a soaked cotton swab or cotton ball. Because apple cider vinegar is an antibacterial, it may help to prevent those pesky pimples from fully forming.
This is a popular plant extract that is known for its soothing and hydrating qualities. Aloe is known to have refreshing effects for irritated or sunburnt skin. It also moisturizes skin like a boss and heals acne spots.
Any day you think your skin is looking too oily, get your hands on aloe vera gel and apply it on your face. It will feel so soothing and will refresh you in an instant!
Rose water has been around for ages, and for a reason. It is naturally antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial, and is one of those ultimate beauty powerhouses.
The best way to use rose water is as a facial mist. During the terrible heat wave in the summers, there is absolutely nothing that beats a cool rose water mist, especially one that is kept in the refrigerator. It not only moisturises your skin, it protects it from all kinds of trouble!
What natural skin care ingredient is your holy grail? Comment below and share your favourite DIY recipes with us!