Skincare is the most important factor when it comes to achieving a youthful complexion. As many of us might already know, sometimes taking care of your skin might be expensive especially if you’re on a budget and don’t wanna spend hundreds of dollars on a face mask. In this article, here are top 5 go-to home skincare remedies which can be made using ingredients most of us have in our kitchen. They’ve all been personally tested and approved by and can be made using the ingredients most of us already have in our kitchen.
1.) Cinnamon & Egg For Acne:
With all the antibacterial, cinnamon helps clear acne and unclog pores relaxing your skin while egg tightens your skin helping you stay young. The mask might burn a little or feel tight in your skin but that’s normal. It helps dry out acne and get smooth skin if done once or twice a week. I would recommend applying moisturizer afterward. This mask might cause temporary inflammation as it stimulates blood circulation. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen before going out as your skin might be sensitive.
*Do not do this mask if you have sensitive skin as it might cause inflammation*
Mix a tablespoon ground cinnamon with just enough egg white (1/2 egg should work just fine) to get a paste-like texture. Save the yolk for future use. Apply to your skin and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and apply moisturizer. Wear sunscreen when going out.
2.) Baking Soda & Lemon Juice For Blackheads:
Exfoliating is crucial when it comes to getting rid of blackheads. Baking soda is a natural exfoliator and does wonder for your skin dealing with blackheads. This combination of baking soda and lemon eliminates bacteria and unclogs the pores leaving your skin softer than ever.
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a couple drops of lemon and gently rub it in your skin with a toothbrush to remove the blackheads and cleanse your pores. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
3.) Lemon & Baking Soda For Scars:
When combined with baking soda, the vitamin C in lemon juice acts as a natural skin lightener to get rid of sunspots and dark scars. Baking soda helps remove the pigmentation while lemon gives a natural glow. The acidic nature of lemon also helps with acne.
*Apply moisturizer after this mask as lemon has a drying effect.*
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a couple drops of lemon and rub it in your skin to reduce acne scars and even out the skin tone. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
4.) Banana & Honey For Wrinkles:
While banana helps control the excess oil without leaving the skin too dry, honey acts as a natural moisturizer to fight against wrinkles. This mask is really effective for dry skin and you’ll see some results within the first use. Leaving your skin as soft as baby skin, this mask eliminates moisturizer from your skincare routine. It also helps soothing acne. Definitely worth giving a try.
Mash 1/4 a banana and mix with a teaspoon of honey. Apply it to your face as a regular face mask and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer after.
5.) Sugar & Honey Scrub:
Sugar is a natural exfoliator shedding all the dead skin cells to promote cell turnover for a healthier complexion and honey is a natural moisturizer keeping the skin soft enough without any excess oil. If you don’t wanna spend hundreds on body scrub, this homemade natural face and body scrub is so easy to make. Works even better than a store-bought scrub, if not has the same effect.
Mix a teaspoon of sugar ( I use brown sugar ) and honey to make a scrub. Gently rub it on your face, lips, and body to exfoliate and get rid of the dead skin.