DIY care is always inexpensive and easier to follow, as it’s always found in our kitchen. Following are 5 super foods that can be turned into everyday skincare.
Do you have dry skin? Avocados are one of the best moisturizers out there as its rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. avocados help reduce redness and irritation. For a DIY face pack, mash an avocado and apply it evenly on your face and neck. Rinse with warm water after 20 minutes for smooth and supple results.
You don’t need an expensive store-bought facial scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. Everyday ingredients like sugar and uncooked ground rice from your kitchen cabinet can make great exfoliants. For instance, sugar has natural humectant properties. It can keep your skin naturally moist and hydrated. Mix two teaspoons of organic granulated sugar with one teaspoon of coconut oil. Gently rub onto your face and then wash with warm water.
De-puffing of eyes has become almost a part of our life due to tedious activities on computer and television. Tea bags in your kitchen cabinet aren’t just useful to make your morning cup of tea. They can also help relieve puffy eyes since tea has anti-irritant properties. Soak two tea bags in hot water for not more than three minutes and then cool them in the fridge. Place a tea bag on each eye and lie down for 10 minutes. Your eyes will feel fresher and less puffy.
Apple cider vinegar is a great weight loss tool. It is also beneficial to the skin — as a toner and acne buster. The acidic content of cider vinegar dries pimples out quickly. To make your own, mix one part apple cider vinegar with four parts water. Before you hit the bed at night, apply a light layer of this DIY facial toner with a cotton ball. For stubborn acne, increase the concentration, use three parts of water for one part of cider vinegar.
Moisturizing banana hair mask:
Bananas are high in natural oils and vitamins that help to soften the hair and prevent breakage, they help to improve the appearance of hair, and they balance the pH of your scalp, combating dandruff and flakiness. Olive oil is extremely hydrating for dry/damaged hair and it helps to protect your hair from damage which is an awesome benefit if you use a lot of heat on your hair. It’s also supposed to boost hair growth. If you wish, you can toss in a few drops of rosemary oil to help strengthen your hair, boost your dry scalp, and protect your skin from inflammation. Or add in lavender oil which treats conditions such as dandruff and itchy skin. Oh, and it’ll make your hair smell great too.