Great skin with natural skincare items from the kitchen… sounds like a dream right?
Our closets are usually loaded with heaps of cosmetics and toiletries, but let’s be honest, who doesn’t like quick fixes? Or something that saves you some money? Or merely something that acts as a cosmetic but also does wonders to your skin?
So after years of using makeup and trying different things on and off, I have discovered that there are 5 things from the kitchen that should be “staple” in your makeup closet. That’s right, kitchen things. It’s unbelievable how they help in achieving flawless skin, actually they kinda make you age… REVERSE.
I have normal-oily skin and these things worked really well for me but I am going to try my best and list down things that would benefit people with all kinds of skin.
Yes. Coconut oil has been acing the charts lately when it comes to effective skincare natural-s. It is by far the most versatile natural skincare item there is. As much as coconut adds to the taste in your curries and Pina coladas, it is a great makeup hack too. Here is SOME of what it does for your face:
- A great makeup remover
- Helps in eyelash growth
- Helps improve complexion
- Whiter teeth
- Tones your face
- Reduces lines wrinkles
Again, SOME of the many, MANY things coconut oil is known to do.
02-Apple Cider Vinegar
Just like the coconut oil, this product should be considered as a must-have. Why you ask? Why NOT I’d say. Apple cider vinegar is great for numerous natural skincare AND health benefits. Here is why it should be a staple in your makeup closet.
- Minimizes pores
- Improves skin texture
- Tightens skin
- Reduces age spots
- Minimizes lines and wrinkles
- Eliminates dandruff
- Makes hair shiny and strong
- Removes Toxins from your skin
I have included ACV in my natural skincare routine and religiously stuck to it for the past few months and i have not looked back since! My skin is incredibly oily and if not well-taken care of, I see clogged pores and breakouts first thing next morning. Apple Cider vinegar (granted, smells a little too much to take) keeps the oils at bay and balance the PH of my skin just right. I don’t worry about wearing makeup and breaking out anymore.
Honey… is anybody’s guess. It’s like magic in the real-life, natural skincare world. I mean, what is it that honey CAN’T fix? It’s been there to fulfill medicinal and beauty needs since the beginning of time. If I mentioned every single benefits that lies in honey, seasons would change. So ill just cut to the chase and list down some ways you should use honey for the good of your skin
- Apply bare honey on your skin
- Mix it with milk and apply it as a mask
- Mix it with egg and make a tightening mask
- Drink(1 tbsp. honey and a glass of water) in the morning
- Mix it with lemon and apply
Boom! Yes! Coffee. Coffee is a great pick me up and let’s admit that we can’t go on without a nice cup of coffee but guess what? You can put it in your mouth AND on your face.
- It can be used as a scrub. It’s really gentle on the skin and it thoroughly cleanses the skin from within. It also helps in cellulite. So rubbing it on affected areas on a regular basis would help you rid cellulite.
Mix it with coconut oil and sugar, and use it as a scrub for face and body. I swear by this and you will not regret this. I promise.
- Need a temp hair dye? A hair dye that is a gorgeous chocolate brown color and smells great too! Run to the kitchen and get that coffee jar.
- Soak some coffee in a bowl.
- Make sure the consistency is thick, just like a hair dye.
- Apply it on your hair and leave for about 15 minutes.
- Brew some coffee that’s enough for your hair, let it cool for a bit
- Pour it all over your hair
- Let it set for 15 minutes
The color lasts for about 2-3 washes.
Since Cleopatra until … well, the latest Disney princess, everyone has benefited from turmeric powder. And if someone hasn’t, they have surely used products that contain turmeric in any form. It’s another food ingredient-gone-skincare holy grail that deserves some space in your closet. It’s a great remedy to fight acne and dark complexion. There are a gazillion ways to use turmeric powder in a natural skincare ritual , but I going to list down top five.
P.S. turmeric is organic but under rare circumstances, some people may be sensitive to it.
- Replace your body wash/ bathing soap with turmeric powder. Mix it with water and rub it all over your body. But don’t overdo it. Mind you, it can leave a strange yellow color on your skin if you end up using too much.
- Mix (a small pinch of) Turmeric with milk to make a thin paste and use it as a lotion (only to rinse it off after 15 minutes). It lightens skin complexion like a dream and leaves the skin all nourished and smooth. [DO NOT try if your skin is sensitive]
- Mix about a ½ tbsp turmeric in a face pack before applying. Your skin would look a lot more radiant and fresh afterwards.
- Mix turmeric with water. Apply the paste on your face and rub it in circular motion, especially on parts where you have a lot of facial hair. Regular use of this little can help in hair thinning, even removal sometimes.
- Apply a mixture of turmeric powder, Fuller’s earth and water on your hands before manicure. It would instantly lighten the skin by a tone or two.
Bro tip: Drink a lot of Water. A.LOT.OF.WATER.
I hope this helps achieving the dream of the perfect skin y’all have always wanted. Let me know what you tried and how it worked out for you in the comments down below.