Are you sick of chemicals wreaking havoc on your skin and hair? Ditch the expensive artificial products and turn to these natural ones that you can easily find in your kitchen. Compiled from Marie Claire, these seven natural products will help overcome the barriers to healthy and radiant skin.
Greek yogurt for blemishes
Yogurt is excellent for healing your skin. Applying full-fat Greek yogurt to your blemishes will work wonders and reduce redness, balance bacteria and loosen clogged pores. Yogurt also loosens dead skin cells due to the lactic acid present in it and hydrates the skin with its fat content, making your skin glow with ease.
Orange peels for white teeth
If you want whiter teeth, scrub them with orange peel and rinse well with water. Orange peel contains citric acid that breaks down plaque and stains. Make sure you don’t brush your teeth for at least an hour after scrubbing because the enamel weakens with acid and it might erode.
Apple cider vinegar for acne
Is your skin breaking out? Cleanse your face and dab some apple cider vinegar with a cotton pad. It kills bacteria and tightens pores, helping you overcome breakouts.
Honey for dry skin
Honey retains moisture and hydrates your skin thoroughly. Apply honey directly like a face mask or add it to your moisturiser for an extra dose of hydration.
Beetroot for natural flush and rosy lips
Cut a fresh slice of beetroot and rub it on your lips and cheeks for a natural blush and lip stain. If you don’t want to rub it on your face, you can dab a cotton swab in some coconut oil, rub it on the beetroot and then apply the swab on your cheeks and lips.
If you have dull hair, add one teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo before applying it to your hair. It will help remove dirt and product residue, revealing cleaner hair. However, limit this to once a week as it may damage your strands.
Oatmeal for sensitive skin
Make an oatmeal facial scrub for a thorough cleanse, especially if you have sensitive skin. You can grind and add it to your cleanser immediately before applying it to your skin. Avoiding the eye area, gently massage and rinse for clean and glowing skin.