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Homemade skincare is trending and there are lots of options right in your kitchen. Many foods are great for your skin in the same way they are good for your body – that is, they have nutrients and antioxidants your skin needs for good health. Here are some of the best options at your fingertips. Each is easy to use and will give you the results you crave in just a few days.
Olive oil is a great source of healthy fats, which your skin needs to stay healthy. It is also super hydrating and can be used to moisturize and soften the skin all over your body. Simply massage it in, allow it sit for several minutes, then rise.
Egg whites are great for shrinking pores, helping reduce breakouts and keeping the skin on your face looking tight and radiant. To use, whip egg whites until foamy, apply like a mask, then rinse once the egg whites dry.
Honey is packed with antioxidants, which help your skin fight the signs of aging and counteracts free radical damage. It also combats acne and has cleansing properties. Honey can be used alone or it can be combined with other foods on this list.
Known for its toning properties, lemon juice can also help lighten age spots and works great as an exfoliator. It should always be used diluted as straight lemon juice is too acidic for your skin and can lead to irritation. Lemon juice is perfect for use with honey.
Raw oats make a great exfoliator when mixed with olive oil or honey. The oats are also very soothing, which makes them great for skin conditions like eczema or a sunburn. You can use whole oats or grind them into a fine powder in your blender.
This may be one of your best bets when it comes to homemade skincare. Yogurt helps exfoliate dead skin cells and leaves your skin soft and glowing. Adding oats to yogurt gives you a natural face mask that you are going to love. Stick with plain versions of yogurt as fruity versions aren’t as effective and can be irritating to your skin.
Using avocado is great for your skin because it infuses it with healthy fats, which hydrate your skin and leave it glowing and fresh. All you have to do is apply mashed avocado to your skin and allow it soak in for about 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Eating sugary foods is actually quite bad for your skin, but white sugar makes a great topical exfoliator. Mix it with an equal amount of oil oil and gently rub it all over your body in the shower. The mixture removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is the perfect natural toner for your skin. You can dilute it with water or green tea and swipe it on your face. Undiluted apple cider vinegar can be dabbed on pimples to help speed the healing process.
The reason milk is so wonderful for your skin is that it is both soothing and offers a gentle exfoliation. It’s easy to use by simply soaking a cotton pad with milk and swiping it over your skin. Allow the milk to penetrate for several minutes, then rinse with warm water.