Right there on the kitchen shelf of your home, you’ll find some of the most powerful natural ingredients for your daily beauty regimen. From a quick solution to long-term treatments, beauty care is so easily available to us. In fact, long before cosmetics were made, women often looked for home remedies to improve their beauty or to solve beauty problems.
Here are a few ideas …
Hair oil enriched with garlic: Garlic is a common ingredient that can be purchased at home. It is said to be very beneficial for the hair and can actually control hair loss and promote growth. Research has shown that garlic aids hair growth because it contains selenium and sulfur, which also reduce bald spots and strengthen hair. You can make hair oil at home that is garlic-infused. This can be achieved by cutting cloves of garlic into small pieces and adding them to warm pure coconut or olive oil. Keep it in a jar and store in a cool, dry place for seven to 10 days. Or you can mix chopped garlic with warm coconut oil and use it as a pre-wash oil. Leave it on your scalp for half an hour before shampooing.
Moisturizing honey face pack: Honey is one of the most powerful natural moisturizers. All of the properties of honey make it an ideal natural cosmetic ingredient. It is suitable for all skin types and cares for the skin when used externally. Mix half a teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of rose water and one teaspoon of powdered dry milk into a paste and apply to the face. After 20 minutes wash off with lukewarm water.
Moisturizing lotion for rose water: Oily skin sometimes suffers from dryness, especially when washing the face with soap. For a moisturizing lotion for normal to oily skin, take 100 ml of rose water and add a teaspoon of pure glycerin. Mix, shake well and store in a glass in the refrigerator. You can apply this to your face to relieve dryness.
Milk cleaner: Milk contains protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. To cleanse normal to dry skin, take half a cup of cold milk and five drops of vegetable oil such as olive, sesame or sunflower oil. Pour into a bottle and shake well. Use it to clean the skin with a cotton ball. Store the leftover mixture in the refrigerator.
Yogurt and Turmeric Face Pack: Yogurt is extremely nourishing for the skin. It contains lactic acid, which restores the skin’s pH balance. When applied to the skin, it relieves dryness and removes tan. It also has healing properties on acne. Take 2 teaspoons of yogurt and add a pinch of turmeric. Mix well and apply to face. Wash off after 20 minutes. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory properties. It softens the skin and brightens the skin color over a period of time.
Avocado face mask: For normal to dry skin, mix a ripe avocado with a teaspoon each of olive oil, quark and honey. Apply to face and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Washing up. Avocados are extremely beneficial for the skin. They contain vitamins and fatty acids that nourish the skin and improve its texture. Olive oil also nourishes the skin and acts as a natural emollient, making it perfect for dry winter months. Quark restores the normal pH balance of the skin, and honey moisturizes it.
Milk cream: Milk cream (Malai) is extremely nourishing for dry skin in winter. It softens the skin and makes it smooth and radiant. It is suitable for dry skin and also helps lighten the complexion over a period of time. Face masks and body scrubs can be added. When applied to the lips, it helps soften and lighten the color of dark lips.
Choker face pack: Mix three teaspoons of choker with one teaspoon each of ground almonds, honey, quark and egg white for all skin types. Apply to the face, avoiding the lips and the area around the eyes. Wash off after 20 minutes.
Saffron under-eye mask: Soak a few strands of saffron in milk for half an hour for the area around the eyes. Soak cotton pads and apply under the eyes or use as eye pads. This relieves dryness and dark circles.
With easy access to these ingredients, you don’t have to look further than your kitchen to begin your daily skincare routine and give your skin the nourishment it deserves!