It is always better to use the natural ingredients rather than the readymade cosmetic products for skin and hair care. India is a country rich in natural herbs and plants with medicinal properties which can be used for skin care. In this article, we have brought for you some of the natural remedies which can be followed at home without much cost using the easily available remedies.
- ACV Toner
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a toner to balance out the skin’s pH while clearing out the acne causing bacteria. Take three tablespoon of ACV and mix it with a cup of water and store it in a spray bottle or regular bottle. Use the toner on clear skin.
It is always better to go for natural ingredients and treatment for hair and skin care. The use of chemicals poses a great harm to the skin. There are many eco-friendly cosmetic and skin care brands like Amanda Jo, Organic Bunny and many more are readily available in the market.
- Natural salicylic acid
Salicylic acid is a very good skin exfoliator and is helpful in treating acne, removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores. Grapefruits have salicylic acid. Take its membrane and use it as a scrub for getting rid of acne.
- Coconut oil massage
Coconut oil is very beneficial for hair and skin. Massage your skin with coconut oil regularly before bathing to protect it from dryness. This is also helpful in relieving your body from muscle and joint pain.
- Baking soda cleanse
Baking soda has very good cleansing properties. Add half teaspoon to your face wash for better results. Similarly if you add it to your shampoo, it will lather much better and cleanse the scalp thoroughly. Apply conditioner after washing.
- Tea tree oil infused moisturizer
Tea tree oil can really help you fight acne. Add a drop of it to your moisturizer, mix it with your finger and apply it on your face. You will soon see the result.
- Sea salt hair scrub
Sea salt is especially helpful if you are suffering from dandruff problem. It exfoliates dandruff and flakes on the scalp and soothes it. The minerals present in the sea salt are good for the scalp. Part hairs and Sprinkle Sea salt on the exposed areas of the scalp. Massage the salt with damp fingers; afterwards wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner.
- Coffee face pack
Coffee powder has numerous benefits for the skin. It exfoliates, brightens and tightens the skin. Prepare a face pack made from coffee powder which will help prevent breakouts, clear dark spots and nourish your skin bringing a uniform glow. Mix one tablespoon coffee powder, half teaspoon turmeric powder and one tablespoon yoghurt in a bowl. Apply the paste on the face and rinse off after 30 minutes. You’ll see a natural glow on your face.
- Beetroot cheek scrub
Beetroot scrub stimulates blood circulation and will give you naturally blushed cheeks. To prepare the scrub, grate half of beetroot and mix it with a tablespoon of sugar. Apply this on your cheeks by scrubbing in circular motion for a minute. Keep it for a minute and rinse with water.
- Chia seed gel face mask
Chia seed face packs hydrate skin, clear acne, soothe inflammation and reduce the signs of ageing. To prepare face pack, take two tablespoon chia seeds, four tablespoon coconut oil and one tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl and soak them for 30 minutes. After half an hour, the ingredients will combine and form a gel consistency. Apply the pack all over your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Wash the face with water by massaging in circular motions.
- Shea butter balm for eczema
Mix five tablespoons of organic coconut oil, two tablespoons of almond oil, and three tablespoons of shea butter and two tablespoons of beeswax to a glass bowl. Heat the mixture to melt it. Now after it cools down, add two tablespoon of organic honey and 20 to 25 drops of essential oil like lavender or geranium to the bowl. Stir everything well to combine them and transfer the mixture to a glass jar or cosmetic tin. Apply the mixture on clear skin.