Proper nourishment is definitely the key to glowing skin, but expensive products don’t always have to be the solution. Why not look around your kitchen? There might be some natural moisturizers you never thought of using as beauty products.
Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties and is an effective acne treatment. It also helps unclog pores and is a great cleanser. Delicious as it may be, it is also full of antioxidants, making it a potent fighter of wrinkles, aging skin, irritation and blemishes. If that’s not enough, it also leaves a lovely afterglow.
To use: Mix two tablespoons of honey with eight tablespoons of water until a paste forms. Apply to skin and allow it to dry, then gently wash off with warm water.
Olive oil has been used for centuries as a moisturizer. Its antioxidants and natural acids help strengthen the skin to create a natural barrier against the harmful effects of the sun.
To use: Add a few tablespoons of olive oil and two drops of lavender essential oil to a bath for a moisturizing and refreshing effect.
Full of collagen-supporting lauric acid, coconut oil is easily absorbed deep into the skin for wonderful moisturizing without leaving you feeling greasy.
To use: Find raw, unrefined, virgin organic coconut oil, heat it between your hands to liquify and rub into your skin.
When applied to dry skin, avocados help lubricate every layer of your skin. Their high levels of fats and vitamins like A, D and E help skin retain moisture and and work as anti-agers.
To use: Eat a ripe avocado and then rub the inner side of the peel lightly on your face. Let the avocado residue sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
Cucumbers are an excellent source of water for your body, both inside and out. Packed with nutrients like magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and E, cucumbers promote blood circulation and healing, both of which benefit skin, bones and nails. The vegetable also helps to reduce wrinkles and promotes a glowing complexion, and can treat puffiness around the eyes because of their high water content.
To use: Start small and simply place slices of cucumber over your eyes for an easy de-puffer. You can also puree a cucumber and add a few drops of honey to make a soothing, hydrating mask.