If you’re looking after your skin correctly, you’ll be applying various creams and serums every day. They can all work wonders on your skin, but they sure are packed full of chemicals. Sometimes it is best to stick to natural alternatives. Intrigued by using natural treatments for healthy skin? Here are some of the best ingredients to use.
Cucumbers are excellent when used on the skin around the eyes. Lots of people tend just to place slices over their eyes for a few minutes. All the nutrients soak into the skin and leave the eyes looking revitalized and wide awake. But cucumber pulp is also effective when pulped and rubbed into the skin. Use it as an ingredient in a homemade face mask. A cucumber is 95% water, so the pulp adds a great moisturizing property to your natural face masks.
Well, any orange vegetables are great for your skin, actually! And that’s because they contain high levels of beta-carotene. This naturally occurring chemical helps the skin heal from sun damage. It also speeds up the healing process for wounds and cuts. Not only that but it also has antioxidant properties. How to get the most of all the beta-carotene in orange veggies? Mash them up and add them to your homemade face mask.
You might have thought oats were just good for oatmeal. So may be surprised to hear that they are also healthy skin solutions. Oats act as a natural cleanser and, as a result, are a great way to fight against dry and patchy skin. Their gritty texture also makes them a great exfoliant. And their benefits don’t end there. They have some antioxidant properties which can help your sun heal after sun damage and being exposed to pollution.
If you make homemade face masks already, you will probably add honey because it is great at making the mixture stick to your face. But it also has lots of other excellent benefits. All the enzymes in it can work their magic inside your pores and give them a thorough cleanse. It can also reduce the appearance of acne and blemishes. If you don’t want your face to get too sticky, you can add a couple of teaspoons to your next bath. Soaking in the honey water will cleanse your skin thoroughly.
Avocado is possibly the best natural ingredient there is for your skin! If you look up a recipe for a face mask online, chances are it will include avocado. It contains carotenoids which are an antioxidant that protect the skin from environmental damage. Getting enough carotenoids can thicken your skin, making it appear plumper and younger. Avocados also have high levels of Vitamins C and E as well as Omega 3 fatty acids. All of these are super beneficial to your skin.
If you mix up all these awesome ingredients into a face mask, your skin will instantly benefit from all their healthy properties! Check online for even more ingredients you can add.