Did you think that honey and sugar were just sweeteners, and that oatmeal was simply an ingredient for a healthy meal? Well, think again! These products are not only good to eat, but they are good for your skin too. Below is a list of the best DIY skin care products that will allow you to not only clean out your kitchen cupboard, but also naturally nourish and improve your skin.
Oatmeal for Cleanser:
Grind a tablespoon each of oats and sunflower seeds in a blender. Combine the mixture with two tablespoons of yogurt and one tablespoon of warm honey. Gently scrub it onto your face, neck, or chest, and leave on for three minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Sugar for Glowing Skin:
Just mix one part olive or coconut oil with two parts sugar, adding a few drops of yummy-smelling essential oil if you’d like. You can make a more therapeutic sugar scrub by adding ground oats and honey for additional hydration and calming.
Green Tea Mist for Peely, Red Skin:
Steep two bags of green tea in half a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Take the tea bags out and mix in half a cup of rose water. Pour in a spray bottle to apply, and refrigerate the leftovers in a sealed jar.
Milk for Irritated Skin:
Soak a gauze or washcloth with milk, then wring it out and lay it on the problem area to calm down your irritation.
Egg Whites for Clean Pores:
Blend an egg white and a tablespoon of yogurt with half an avocado. Leave the mixture on for ten minutes, then rinse off.
Yogurt for Dry Skin:
Mix together two tablespoons of powdered milk, ¼ cup of yogurt, and ½ teaspoon of honey. Leave the mixture on your face, neck, or chest for 15 minutes, then rinse off with room-temperature water.
Honey for Acne:
Mix nutmeg with honey and milk. Apply it on your face. After 30 minutes, rinse off with cold water and pat dry.
Tumeric for Oily Skin:
Mix gram flour with yogurt and tumeric to make a smooth paste. Now apply this paste on your face and neck for 30 minutes.
Aloe Vera for Wrinkles:
Mix pure aloe vera gel, honey, and coconut oil. Apply the mixture and leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Banana for Dry Skin:
Mash one banana and add a little honey. Apply the mask evenly on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes.
Potato for Pigmentation:
Grate a raw potato finely and then add powdered oats and honey. Mix well and apply for 30 minutes.