It can be so addictive to try new products, as scientists and dermatologists are constantly coming out with some new luxury for our skin. Testing new products and constantly growing in self-care to find the best thing for your face and skin is a healthy practice. Yet there are some items you may have in your kitchen right now that don’t cost much time or money but work like that $100 bottle you have on the medicine cabinet shelf. Here are 5 skin-saving products you probably have in your kitchen right now that are natural, easy and highly effective in giving your beautiful problem-free skin.
Whenever you have a breakout, the issue that is occurring is essentially inflammation on the surface of your skin. So many products are wonderful for topical application to kick to the issue out, but so much of our skin health starts on the inside. Used in India for cooking and medicinal purposes, turmeric is an all-natural spice that is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Whenever you have a breakout, redness or irritated skin, take some turmeric either in pill form or a high dose in your food to help ease your skin back to normal.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful astringent for your skin. It is all natural and works to prevent breakouts, and quickly zap zits. If you have an unexpected breakout, ACV is the first thing you should turn to. It works quickly and effectively because it restores your skin to the proper pH levels. It is also loaded with beta-carotene, which cures discoloration and blemishes such as acne scars and uneven skin tone.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a natural cleaner used for natural teeth whitener and household use. An often overlooked usage of it for whitening and brightening your skin. It has effective cleaning properties for deep cleansing and microbeads for exfoliation. Instead of spending high dollar on micro-dermabrasion you can use baking soda and water or lemon for a DIY job that works wonders for your skin.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is used for just about everything in cooking and as a great hair mask, but one coconut oil trick that I love is to use it as a makeup remover. It is all natural and non-comedogenic so it takes off dark eyeliner and stubborn waterproof mascara like a dream without having to harshly scrub. It is also effective for keeping your eyelashes growing and your eyebrows in place and as a natural highlighter for your cheekbones.
Lemons are a powerful natural anti-bacterial, so although the juice may sting if you have any open cuts, they are great for treating breakouts, and clearing your skin from blackheads. Because lemons are so rich in Vitamin C and citric acid, they are effective for brightening skin. Since lemon is so great for cleaning your skin, it is a great addition to coconut oil, baking soda or your regular cleanser for daily cleaning to develop brighter skin and a more even skin tone.