Your skin is literally the biggest organ of your body. It protects your inner organs from dangers such as pollution, sunlight, burns, scars, etc… But of course, in order to do its job, your skin has to stay healthy, and let’s face it who doesn’t like a good looking, glowy, shiny skin? However, skincare products can be both harmful for you and expensive. And natural skincare products can be difficult to find especially if your skin has special needs!
But haven’t you noticed that most of the ingredients present in skin care products can be also found in your kitchen or local market?
Here are for you, natural ingredients you can add in your skincare routine and can find right next to you!
– Argan oil
Argan oil, also known as the golden liquid, is an oil essentially found in Morocco and extracted from Argan nuts. This oil is very rich in vitamin E. And you may ask, but what does vitamin E do to my skin?
Well Vitamin E helps to prevent signs of ageing. Since it acts up as a protective barrier for the skin from air pollution and Uv exposure. And actually absorbs them ( Uvs) acting thus like a sunscreen. Also, Argan oil is a great moisturizer for your skin and lips. And can be added in your daily creams to have more significant results!
It also has been used for ages to reduce stretch marks from pregnancies and heal burns and eczema. Also, you can get tanned if you put it directly on your skin and get exposed to the sunlight. ( not for a long time though).
Rosewater is a centuries-old natural skincare product! From Cleopatra to the Mayans, it has always been known for its benefits for the skin!
It regulates the skin’s Ph as well as get rid of excess oils on it. Also, rosewater helps keep the skin fresh and moisturize. And you can also use rosewater as a cleanser since it has antibacterial benefits and help heal wounds and burns!
Rosewater helps tighten the skin thanks to its anti-ageing nutrients! It also gives it this very sweet rose scent that makes you feel fresh! You can also use it to reduce the puffiness of your face in the morning or after crying after watching Me before you for example.
If you want a quick easy face scrub, take 4 tablespoons of rosewater and 3 tablespoons of rice powder. Massage your face gently with the mixture for 3 minutes and rinse it. Then apply your daily moisturizer, Argan oil for instance!
– Aloe Vera
How can we mention skincare without bringing out the good old aloe vera! One of the main benefits of this plant is that it is so refreshing. It can easily heal sunburns ( of course using its gel, not the leaves). And can also prevent dark spots!
65% of Aloe vera is water! Which means that using it for your skin will help it gain its hydration! Especially if you have been suffering from dull skin! Considered as the “Plant of Eternity” in Ancient Egypt. Aloe vera is known for its anti-ageing benefits and skin tightening effects ( thank you, Cleopatra).
It also helps with acne. Since it reduces inflammations on the skin and cools it down and stops any excess sebum from being produced.
With its sticky texture and the amount of antioxidants presents in it. Honey is probably one of the best pore cleanser you can find!
Also, if you take a look at the components of some skincare products. You will find out that most of them use honey as a base ingredient since it has enzymes that help moisturize the skin deeply and condition it more efficiently. Honey also gives your skin a beautiful glow and shine once you apply it. ( of course, do not apply honey directly on your skin when it comes to moisturizing.
Try to mix it with some olive oil for better effect and results!
Now that you have been enlightened,
You can set a new skincare routine for this summer with natural products!