Gone are the days where you have to spend a fortune on the latest skincare products. With a recent boost in natural skincare in the last few years, it’s easy to see why more and more people are raiding their kitchen cupboards in favour of natural substitutes. Take a look at some of the nature inspired ingredients that actually do work.
Use jojoba oil to remove stubborn eye makeup. It will instantly dissolve even the most waterproof mascaras while gently exfoliating and moisturising the delicate eye area. Use fingers to very gently massage eyes before using cotton pads to wipe the excess off. Once you have cleansed your face thoroughly, try leaving some on overnight for even smooth, bright looking skin. Use continuously to even out skin tone. Also a great ingredient for homemade scrubs.
Raw honey is one of the best natural sources of nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and skin-boosting acids. It helps to reduce breakouts, provides moisture, contains antiseptic qualities, encourages wounds to heal, fights allergies, rashes, and helps to reduce scars. Raw honey is unheated, unprocessed and unpasteurised unlike most that are available in store. Therefore, it is able to keep all of its nutrients intact, as they’re not destroyed by processing.
Himalayan salt is full of minerals and nutrients like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium that is absorbed from seawater where it is produced. Many of these minerals are the same ones found in our skin cells and within our bodies. This is why real sea salt can help balance, protect and restore the skin. Himalayan salts are perfect for homemade facial masks, toners and scrubs with other skin-boosting ingredients like coconut oil, your choice of essential oil and raw honey. Salt contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts, remove dead skin cells and irritation, balance oil production, and help the skin retain moisture levels.
An ultra moisturising fruit which contains essential fats. They include vitamins A, D and E, all able to penetrate the skin. Benefits include boosting collagen production reducing age spots and soothing irritated skin. It also helps to reduce inflammation of the skin when applied topically and can do the same internally when eaten.
Avocado and Tea Tree Acne Mask
1. Mash ½ an Avocado
2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of Honey
3. Add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil
4. Apply to your face and let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes.
5. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Himalayan Salt and Honey Body Scrub
1. Mix two teaspoons of Himalayan salt with four teaspoons raw honey.
2. Apply the mix evenly to clean skin, rub in gently.
3. Stand for 15 minutes and rinse.
4. Use several times per week to prevent clogged pores and help with cell turnover and renewal.
Coconut & Himalayan Salt Body Scrub
1. Pour ½ cup of himalayan salt into a container with a lid. Add ¼ coconut oil.
2. Add 10 drops of your favourite essential oil into the container.
3. Mix the ingredients thoroughly with a spoon.
4. Scrub away.