Whether it’s honey, aloe vera, lemon or eggs, organic products have been a surefire way of taking good care of your skin. Some of us caught on much later, but a lot of us who grew up in African homes, saw our moms use palm oil, coconut oil, aloe vera and many other items on theirs and our skin, some we used all over our bodies and others for specific areas like our faces and hands or even feet.
There are those who can spend loads of money to purchase designer creams and oils that cost an arm and a leg, but for the majority who can’t or won’t, they have discovered ways to make up in these organic products to achieve similar results with only the cost of shopping at your local grocery store or market.
If you have never bothered to try, we give you 6 extremely simple skin remedies which only need a combination of 2 ingredients. Why? Because sometimes, a mixture of too many items has a tendency to confuse or over extend it’s possibilities.
So whether it’s skin tightening, anti wrinkle, lightening, working against acne and spots or moisturizing, which by the way, is important for the climate we live in, there’s something for you:
1. Honey & Lemon:
Tried and tested, for the face, the combination is a good skin lightener and brightener, good for acne and spots and gives a soft smooth feel to the face.
Apply the mask to freshly cleansed face, Let the mask sit for about 20 minutes, and try not to talk. Rinse off with cold water (helps close pores) and pat dry your face.
2. Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Oil:
A combination of 1 Table spoon of Coconut oil and 2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil is a simple yet perfect overnight mask for the face.
Although we haven’t tried it yet at SBM, we know that the use of coconut oil is a good moisturizer. This combination makes for a good answer to acne problems.
3. Tumeric and Lemon Mix:
This is an awesome lightener especially for your face. Great for clear, bright and acne free and oil free skin.
Just take ½ tsp turmeric powder and add 2 tsp fresh lemon juice to it. Mix well to make a fine paste. Apply it on all over your face and neck area.
4. Lemon Juice and Egg White :
Being rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs),Lemon juice can keep our skin clean by eliminating blackheads as well as other impurities, while egg white speeds up the process by tightening the skin pores also tightening the face.
- With 1 Egg white
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
- Beat the egg and keep the white portion in a small bowl by separating it from the yolk.
- Add the lemon juice to it and blend well till it becomes foamy to prepare a good mixture. Now, cleanse your face properly so that the mask sticks to your skin better.
- Apply it all over your face skipping the eye areas. Leave for 25 to 30 minutes. As soon as it gets dry and stiff, peel it away slowly starting from the forehead. Finally, rinse off the residue with a mild facial Cleanser or cold water.
5. Tomatoes and Milk:
Great for over night whitening of your skin and getting rid of pimples and blemishes.
Mix 2 tablespoons of milk along with one tomato.
Massage onto your face, leave on for 10-15 minutes with cool water.
6. Yoghurt and Tumeric:
Due to lactic acid present in yoghurt, it helps to whiten your skin naturally. Plus yoghurt also contains bleaching property which helps to lighten your skin naturally. The best part about yoghurt is that it is suitable for all types of skin and does not leave you with any infections or facial problems. Also found it’s good for removing stretch marks.
– You can take 2 teaspoon of yoghurt and add a pinch of turmeric to it.
– Now apply this on your face and wash off after some time.
We love that nature has given us such safe and easy solutions to skin problems! Instead of spending plenty of money on a little cup of expensive skin product, why don’t you give one of these a try?
Let us know which one worked for you ok?
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