There are so many overrated and overpriced skin care products on the market these days.
Many people are under the impression that the more expensive something is, the better it works… WRONG!
Natural ingredients that can be found in the kitchen that cost next to nothing work just as well as these so called ‘must-have’ products… if not better!
Bananas, although they are amazing to eat and have a lot of health benefits, also have the right consistency to make a mask out of. Take one banana, crush it up and smear it on your face and after 10 minutes rinse. Bananas are very good at smoothing skin, soothing it of any irritation or soreness and moisturizing it. This mask is ideal for all skin types and is a one ingredient wonder.
Brown Sugar and Oil:
Brown sugar can be found in most kitchens and is amazing for making a luxurious brown sugar mask out of. This mask calls for two ingredients: brown sugar and oil. Mix together equal quantities of sugar and oil and rub into your skin. This recipe allows for things to be added to it such as rose water, lavender etc. The brown sugar exfoliates the skin and the oil moisturizes it and plumps it up, leaving you looking bright and feeling soft.
Oranges are one of the most common fruits in every kitchen. Not only do they taste and smell good, they are also great for brightening dark underarms, elbows, knees and giving a general glow and fresh smell to your skin. Oranges are also good for exfoliating and the acid within them is good for getting rid of dead and rough skin.
Honey is one of the simplest yet extremely versatile ingredients that lurk in every kitchen cupboard. Honey is the best natural moisturizer to use and can help to help to even out blotchy skin and improve the condition of every skin type. It is a good ache prevention method (and reducer) and is bursting with antioxidants that leave skin smooth and supple. Applying a simple layer of honey to your face for 10 to 15 minutes and rinsing off can soften skin instantly and leave it looking fresh and vibrant.
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