This article is for all those who are sick and tired of store bought chemicals, freaked out from all the horrific rumors on social media about the damaging ingredients in brands we thought were safe, or just on a tight budget. Not only are we going to teach you how to use everyday ingredients from your kitchen for glowing skin, treating acne spots or wrinkle prone skin, most of the methods need less than 5 mins prep. Save yourself time and money and best of all stop worrying about what’s in that very expensive jar you bought from the pharmacy.
Lemon is one of the best natural cleansers and also helps to fade out acne spots. It’s a bit harsh to use on its own though. Here’s 3 ways to use lemon as a cleanser:
- Add two tablespoons of milk in a small bowl. Slice a medium size lemon in half. Dip the lemon in the milk before applying in small circular motions all over the face and neck (can be used all over the body if required). Rinse with lukewarm water.
- Squeeze half a lemon in one fourth cup of milk. Stir lightly and let the mixture stay for 5 mins. The milk will curdle. You can now use the lemon peel or a cotton ball to apply the mixture on your face before rinsing off.
- Try the same thing with yoghurt for refreshing whitening and cleansing experience. Squeeze enough lemon juice into one fourth cup yoghurt and apply on face as a mask. I like to leave the mixture in the fridge for a bit for an instant wake-me-up!
- Rosewater is one of the best natural toners and smells great to boot! You can use all-natural store bought rose water but it’s really easy to make at home. Pour hot (not boiling) water over a handful of dried rose petals in a jar. Close the jar and let it steep till it cools down. Pour through a seize to get rid of the rose petals and keep the rose water in the fridge for up to 7 days. For an instant refresher throughout the day keep some in your purse as in a mini spray bottle!
- Pour one cup boiling water onto 3 tablespoons of dried basil leaves. Strain the mixture once it cools and apply to face using cotton balls or use as a spritzer.
- Mix half cup of ground almonds, half cup brown sugar, one cup white sugar, 3 tablespoons cream and 2 tablespoons in a jar. Refrigerate and use as an exfoliant on the face or all over the body.
- If the one above is too harsh for your skin, mix half cup of ground almonds with enough yoghurt to give it a nice thick texture. Add a few spoons of honey and you have a much softer exfoliating scrub!