While we all want our skin to look healthy, youthful and flawless, achieving it can be immensely challenging due to the confluence of many factors such as skin type, genes and environmental irritants. Many skincare enthusiasts are willing to spend hundreds of dollars every month on beauty products to give the best care possible for their skin and complexion. But there are also those who rely on nature’s bountiful gifts and create their own DIY skin regimen and in the process save a lot of money. Here are some of the more popular homemade beauty brews you may want try…
Aloe Vera & Baking Soda
This is a plant which works wonders for the skin. Aloe vera has healing properties and hence is good in reducing skin scars and marks. It also increases blood flow to the skin. The gel of this plant is excellent in reducing acne, sores and ulcers. Aloe vera leaves should be sliced and its gel removed. The gel can then be directly applied on the face. For baking soda, mix it with water and apply it as a mask to reduce facial acne, breakouts and marks. The mask should be applied for about 20 minutes at a time, and then washed off with water.
Chamomile & Honey
Chamomile is a famed herb traditionally used to treat the more serious skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Its leaves are boiled for a tea brew, which can then be applied to the face with a soft cloth. Or, you can drink the chamomile tea to benefit from its powerhouse of antioxidants and protection of the skin from free-radical damage. Honey is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and healing compounds to provide skin and hair benefits. It can be used on its own or combined with other ingredients such as coconut oil to prevent skin imbalances and breakouts. You can also mix it with egg whites and apply to the face for 20 minutes to reduce whiteheads, improve and smooth skin and even its tone.
Lemon Juice & Green Tea
Rich in Vitamin C, lemon juice is the go-to source if you want radiant and glowing skin as it is great for reducing discoloration caused by scars, age spots and skin disorders. Apply at bedtime and leave the lemon juice on the skin overnight. Its citric acid content also makes the juice a natural exfoliant for removing the top layer of dead skin cells, resulting in a smooth complexion. Green tea is great for removing blackheads. Simply mix a little green tea with water to make a paste, gently rub it to affected areas and wash them off after a few minutes. There are many other natural home remedies like garlic and turmeric that can be used to cleanse the skin making it clear and spotless. But if you prefer the easy way out, check out our one-a-day skin supplements at ceramiracle.com.