Looking to switch up your skin care routine? Look no further than your kitchen cabinets. Many foods you have in your refrigerator and pantry are perfect for brightening, tightening and moisturizing skin.
Step 1: Use olive oil for moisturizing
Moisturizing is the No. 1 most important part of a daily face routine. Doctors say that starting to moisturize the skin while young is vital if women want to age gracefully. Doing it twice a day — morning and night — is key for a fresh face.
Olive oil can be found in a lot of very pricey skin care products. Cut the cost and use the real thing! Extra-virgin olive oil is rich in vitamin E and is perfect for night time application. Massage half a teaspoon into your face for soft skin and a healthy glow.
Step 2: Try Greek yogurt for acne-prone skin
Acne-prone skin can be a real issue for a lot of women across the board. Acne does not discriminate based on age, gender or ethnicity. We’ve all been there!
Are you looking to achieve the skin of a Greek goddess? Look no further than your favorite breakfast item. Adding dabs of full-fat Greek yogurt can unclog large pores and reduce redness. This can be used to help prevent acne and also works on acne that has already reached the surface of the skin. The lactic acid in the yogurt will loosen dead skin and the full fat helps hydrate.
Also think about combining yogurt with ground-up oatmeal for a refreshing face mask or combining yogurt and lemon help soften acne marks.
Step 3: Make an exfoliating serum with sugar and lemon
Want to remove dead skin for a youthful glow? Exfoliation is necessary to reveal new, radiant skin and should become habit.
Squeezing a lemon into a quarter-cup of sugar is all you need to do the trick. The acidic, grainy mixture will rid facial skin of dead cells in a matter of minutes, acting almost like a peel or skin lightener. Just massage it gently in a circular manner. Rinse with warm water and pat with a washcloth afterwards.
Step 4: Remove blackheads with baking soda
Stubborn nasal blackheads are quite possibly the most annoying facial problem. If you’re tired of using pore strip after pore strip, try this mixture instead.
Make a thick paste using only two simple ingredients: water and baking soda. Apply to stubborn blackhead areas like the nose and forehead. Let it sit on the skin for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. The baking soda helps rid the skin of debris and dirt while shrinking pore size. Think about using this mask three times a week for best results.