Most of the beauty fixes your skin needs may actually just be in your kitchen cupboard. Old-school homemade beauty remedies have been around for a long time for a reason and that is because they are actually effective. Here are a few of them.
Beauty Remedies You Can Make at Home
Oatmeal for Moisturized Skin
Oatmeal is not just a tasty breakfast. It is also great for the skin. Oatmeal has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. On top of this, it also contains a soluble fiber called beta glucan. Beta glucan is what makes oatmeal an effective skin moisturizer as it creates a thin film on the skin’s surface. This film helps retain moisture.
So how do you use oatmeal to moisturize the skin? Grab a clean washcloth and pour in a handful of whole oats in it. Secure the oats by tying the cloth with a piece of string or rubber band. Fill the sink with warm water and immerse the oatmeal in it squeezing the bag four or five times. As soon as you see the water get cloudy, splash it on your face. You can air dry or just pat your face with a clean towel to dry.
Walnuts, Argan Oil and Honey
If you love munching on walnuts spare some to concoct a good moisturizing scrub. Walnuts are packed with essential fatty acids which are great for moisturizing the skin. Argan oil is also rich in moisturizing nutrients such as Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. You can also use olive oil instead. Honey is a natural humectant which means that it draws in moisture to the skin and lock it in.
So how do you make this moisturizing scrub? Put in a quarter cup of shelled walnuts, half a cup of Argan oil and 1 tablespoon of honey in a food processor or blender. Set your processor on slow speed and allow the walnuts to be turned into fine particles. Scrub the mixture over your skin and then rinse using warm water.
Oranges to Moisturize Dry Skin
The acid from oranges helps loosen dead skin cells therefore allowing new skin to come to the surface. You can actually make a moisturizing scrub using oranges and sugar. You’ll need a piece of orange, granulated sugar and Argan oil or olive oil.
How do you make this scrub? Slice the orange in half. Get one half of the orange and squeeze its juice out into a bowl. Add in a quarter cup of granulated sugar and a quarter cup of either Argan oil or olive oil and blend well. Hope you didn’t throw away the other half of the orange. Rub the orange on dry areas of your skin such as the elbows, knees and heels. Rub the mixture you just created over your skin to slough off dead skin cells then rinse it away with warm water. Use a clean towel to pat dry.
Try out these homemade beauty remedies for the skin and let us know the results!
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