Five DIY Care Treatments for Skin

Do you know that you need not go far to have great skin? Yes, the very ingredients you need to achieve such goal can be found right in your kitchen so before you go head out and splurge on some skin care products or treatment, stop by your pantry first and see what nature’s abundance has in store for you!

1. Coconut Oil

Throughout the centuries, cooking oil has been used in the Asia and Pacific Islands as a remedy for practically every skin problem. This natural oil is loaded with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-aging properties; hence, it’s a good protector of skin from free radicals. Rich in antioxidants, it helps to promote softening and healing of skin.

To moisturize naturally, simply spread coconut oil directly to both your face and body. Feel the oil dry quickly and make your skin smell literally yummy.

2. Sugar

We’ve all read that exfoliation keeps our skin looking young. A natural exfoliant that’s high in glycolic acid and would do wonders in removing dead skin cells and aid in its regrowth is none other than raw sugar.

Mix raw sugar with water and try scrubbing your dead skin cells with it. If you have sensitive skin though, it’s recommended that you test it on a small patch of your skin first as you may end up having irritation.

3. Coffee Grounds

If you want rid yourself of cellulite and have firm skin, you’d be surprised that coffee grounds can actually help! So long as it’s not decaf, its caffeine ingredient raises circulation and aids in far burning as well as tightening of skin. It likewise serves as a good exfoliant that can keep your skin glowing and healthy.

To scrub yourself with coffee, mix one half cup of caffeinated coffee with a little olive oil. Apply this onto your skin then wash away after a duration of ten minutes. Be warned that this can be a messy procedure so if you don’t want to get dirty, do this in the shower or lay some newspapers around your floor before doing the application.

4. Avocado

Avocado is healthy for both your internal body and skin. As they are a rich source of vitamins A, C and E, they work great in moisturizing your skin and smoothing both lines and wrinkles. Regular use aids reducing aging signs and may even be able to reverse damaging effects of the sun.

To make an avocado facial mask, spread a mashed-up avocado on your face. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes then wash with water that’s warm.

5. Oatmeal

We are used to having breakfast with oatmeal but do you know that it’s also a good way to fight off wrinkles? One of the key ingredients of most skin care products is oat kernel which is known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that aids in reducing both irritation and inflammation as well as a good agent of healing skin that’s damaged from exposure to sun.

To make an oatmeal facial mask, mix two tablespoons of oatmeal with one teaspoon of baking soda. To make a paste, add water then apply to both face and body by rubbing gently. Rinse with warm water.

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