Having clean, fresh and gorgeous looking skin is always an asset wherever you go. It reflects on your hygiene, how you take care of yourself and the food that you eat. Yes, the healthier your food choices are, the more positive effects it can give to your body and your skin. Apparently, some types of food can not only be eaten to help make your skin gorgeous. There are also types of food, fruits and oils that you can formulate into substances that you can use to treat your skin.
Healthy food has plenty of vitamins and minerals in it that you can apply to your skin to keep it looking young and fresh. It is a great alternative to chemical substances that some people opt to use in treating the skin.
The truth is, these creams and scrubs might do what they promise they would, but the chemicals counteract the benefits.
In some cases, if you stop using these products, or if you expose yourself to the sun or to pollution, you’ll get the exact opposite effect.
It could even lead to skin problems, which will make you invest more in these chemical-induced products. It becomes a vicious cycle for many people.
So the easy, cheap and most natural way to give yourself gorgeous skin is by going green. Here are 13 natural home treatments for healthy, wonderful skin.
1. Sweet Honey
You can add honey to your tea or oats for sweetening, but did you know that you can apply honey to your skin to make it soft and beautiful?
Honey is a natural anti-bacterial substance that you can use to cleanse away bacteria from your skin and face.
A tablespoon of honey can be enough. Use your fingertips to spread the raw honey all over your face and leave it there for five to 10 minutes. Wash it off with water to feel your skin turn soft and smooth. Do this once or twice every week to get the best results.
2. Cool Cucumbers
Cucumbers are not only a tasty addition to your green salads. You can also use cucumber to keep your eyes eye-bag free and fresh looking. Cut two slices and put them over your eyes while you sleep.
You will see the results in the morning in the form of fresh and vibrant looking eyes. They say eyes are windows to your soul? Well, cucumbers can make them as pretty as Victorian-era windows.
When you add a few drops of lemon juice, cucumber can be used as a facial mask, which can reduce freckles, pimples and improve your complexion.
3. Sassy Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is not just for your healthy green salads. It has many other uses that can treat and keep your skin and hair healthy.
A mixture of a quarter cup of apple cider and a cup of water can be an alternative to your commercial, chemical-based conditioners. The effects can be the same, or even better because it’s natural – smooth and tangle-free hair.
Apple cider vinegar also works as a sunburn reliever and a skin soother. The pH level of apple cider is the same as what the skin needs to help its rejuvenation. Soaking your skin with apple cider vinegar mixed with water for 10 minutes will help keep your skin fresh.
4. Smooth Olive Oil
Olive oil is not just a healthy oil choice for cooking. You can apply olive oil to the skin, and it has its benefits, as well. Mixed with salt, olive oil is useful as a natural body scrub.
The natural minerals of the oil combined with the salt can help rid your skin of the dead skin cells and even replenish them.
Commercial body scrubs are a lot more expensive than this mixture. Plus, this is a natural source of vitamins and minerals to make the skin a lot healthier, while ridding your of dead skin.
5. Classic Coconut Oil
Coconut as the tree of life is not a myth. Every single part and every product derived from it has its uses and benefits.
Yes, coconut oil has benefits, too. Coconut oil, aside from being a cooking oil, also has other skin and hair benefits when you apply it to your skin.
For one thing, you can rub coconut oil into to the scalp to prevent or treat dandruff. You can also use it as a hot oil treatment to make your hair smooth and shiny.
You can use coconut oil as an alternative for shaving cream. The natural nutrients you can get from the oil will not only make shaving easy, it would also keep your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated, too.
6. Rich Milk
Milk is known to be rich in calcium to keep the bones strong. Milk applied externally also has great benefits for the skin.
Heat milk just enough for the skin to tolerate and submerge your hands. This is done to treat rough hands and make them smoother. Calluses can also be prevented and treated with milk.
A milk bath may be a little expensive, as it would require a tub filled with milk to soak yourself in, but the purpose of this process is to soften the skin, remove the dead skin and replenish it. Instead of a tub, use a small bowl instead.
7. Fresh Baking Soda
Baking soda has plenty of beauty benefits for the hair and the skin. A mixture of baking soda and honey applied to the skin can help prevent or treat acne.
For the hair, you can use it as a substitute for shampoo that can help prevent dry and tangled hair. It can also help reduce or prevent oiliness of the hair.
Mixed with lemon juice, baking soda is great for teeth whitening. Mix it with water in the form of paste as a substitute for your expensive, chemical-laden facial scrub.
8. Bright Oranges
Oranges are not just a sweet and juicy fruit. It is also an antioxidant and it can help exfoliate and brighten the skin.
Rub a slice of orange on any part of your body that is relatively dark compared to the other parts – like the elbows or the knees – and leave it there for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse it off thoroughly with water.
9. Gorgeous Grapes
Grapes are natural antioxidants when you consume them. They can be the same when used externally. Cut a grape in half and rub the surface on your skin.
The nutrients in the grape juice will cleanse your skin and replenish the dead cells, making your skin look vibrant and fresh. Plus, it smells good. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse it off with water.
10. Skin Care Champions:Carrots
Carrots are rich in beta carotene and are champions for skin care whether taken in or used on the surface of your skin.
Carrots are antioxidants that help in reducing inflammation and protecting the skin protein to maintain its health.
Grate carrots and mix them with honey. Apply the substance to the skin and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Do this once or twice a week to see the best results for your skin.
11. Face Lifting Garlic And Onions
Sulphur-rich foods are known as the “face lift nutrients” and they can also prevent acne. Garlic and onions, when you add them to as many meals as possible can help attain this effect.
Some people believe that a cut onion,when left in an open room overnight, will also absorb any bacteria circulating throughout the room. This is good in keeping the room clean and preventing bacteria from attacking your body.
12. Beautiful Berries
Berries have always been known as the top antioxidants. They give the skin enough vitamin C to prevent damage or scarring from wounds or burns.
Berries can help brighten the skin and make it look fresh and vibrant. They can also be used as a detox agent.
Mix blueberry juice with lemon and cucumber juice, and then spread the mixture on your face and skin. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes and gently rinse off with water. The substance will help keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated.
13. Wonderful Water
Of course, the most basic and most important component in keeping the skin healthy and clean is water. If you noticed, all the mixtures listed here should be cleansed off with water.
Water is the basic cleansing agent and it is important to keep the body hydrated. Hydration is important to prevent dryness of the skin, itchiness and other skin problems caused by too much heat or dryness.
Once or twice a day, make sure you wash your face and body with water to clean off any dirt and bacteria that may cause some skin problems and diseases. And, drink six to eight glasses of water every day. It plumps your skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Going natural is always a better option than choosing chemicals to treat your skin. Especially when skin treatment is the case, chemicals are more of just a band aid solution. If you want to maintain healthy, gorgeous and fresh looking skin, the best way to do it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and use green home treatments. This way, you can have beautiful skin naturally, you start healthy habits and in your own way, you can help save the planet.
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