Don’t know if it’s just me but I totally dread using chemical products. One voice in my head keeps saying stuff like “Skin Cancer!”, “Sun burn!”, “Stretch Marks!” and a whole lot of other evil words.
LOL. It’s not that bad. But I try to avoid them as much as I can.
Being someone who has a really oily and sensitive face and who has suffered the pain of using chemical products faithfully for months only to see no result at the end *insert heartbreak here*, I have decided to switch lanes. I’m totally a believer of natural products now. Not saying I don’t use other stuff, but I’m more open to trying natural products because there’s way less risk of side effects and of course… they are way more affordable. And, you should too.
So, here are a few beauty tips for a clear face using readily-available (to-buy) gifts of nature. (Emphasis on to buy *side eye* before you expect to see oxygen in the list.)
Tip 1: LEMON JUICE SCRUB
Mix Lemon juice mixed with pure honey and granulated sugar. Use your clean fingers or a cotton wool and apply it on your face in a circular motion.
This natural scrub will remove dead cells from your face giving a radiant glow. This mixture can also be used as a general body scrub and for your lips too 😉
Tip 2: CUCUMBER
Improve your complexion by applying a paste of cucumber(remove the green skin, cut into smaller pieces and mash with a fork) mixed with raw milk. Leave it on your skin for about 15mins, then wash off with fresh water. It also helps in soothing and softening your skin.
Tip 3: TOMATOES
Tomatoes are great anti-oxidants. For wrinkle-free skin, mash two large tomatoes and apply it evenly on your face. Rinse off after 20 minutes with cold water.
Tomatoes are also great for oily skin. They are great for the skin as they have cooling and astringent properties. They are naturally acidic thereby helping to balance the skin and get rid of excessive oil. Evenly apply tomato pulp on your face. Let it dry for 15 minutes and wash your face with warm water.
Tip 4: CUCUMBER AND LEMON TO REMOVE BLEMISHES
Now you can stay away from painful blackhead extraction during facials that often injure your skin and leave dark scars. For natural blackheads removal and fairer skin tone, prepare a paste (use a blender or use a small mortar or just a fork) with equal amounts of cucumber juice and lemon juice.
Apply this paste on your face and neck before taking bath. Let your skin absorb it for at least ten minutes. With regular use you will notice less blackheads and a fairer skin tone.
Tip 5: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BASICS
Water and good Sleep are natural facial beauty enhancers. 10-12 glasses of water per day and six to eight hours of sleep every day is essential for your skin to revitalize and repair damaged tissue. Find time to do things you enjoy to relieve you of stress and reduce the likelihood of having stress induced acne breakout.
Note here that to have deeper penetration, you can consider DIY steaming at home. Place your face over a bowl of boiled water. Keep a safe distance from the bowl. Cover your head with a towel to keep the steam from escaping. Our aim is to steam your face with the steam from the bowl before the water gets cold. Stay in that position for about 15mins.
Your pores are now open. And whatever comes on to your face now will penetrate deep. So also will bacteria if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly before hand.
The natural products can now be applied following the processes above.
TO CLOSE YOUR PORES; Slice an apple into thin slices. Place these on the face and leave for 15 minutes. These soak up the extra oil and help to close pores.
You may even make paste of apple peel, honey and vinegar Apply for 30 minutes and rinse off with rose water. Your skin will visibly tighten and will develop a healthy, radiant glow.
Restricting your consumption of oily and fatty food besides taking help of above mentioned beauty tips would further ensure naturally gorgeous complexion and spotless facial skin.
What has your beauty routine been like? Do you think you would like to try the tips mentioned above? I’d like to read your comments.