When you whip out your beauty products, do you think about how they could be harming the planet? Many skincare and makeup products contain chemicals that not only hurt the environment but also your health. It’s time to get glamorous in a greener way!
Here are natural beauty treatments to reveal your prettiest face to the world.
Deal with Dryness
Dry skin isn’t a simple nuisance - it can lead to bigger problems down the road, like exzema, rashes, and it even makes you more prone to wrinkles.
1. Got Milk? Since it contains lactic acid, milk sloughs away dead skin cells and helps your skin absorb moisture. Soak a cloth in cold milk and place it onto dry areas of your skin for a few minutes before rinsing it off.
2. Coconut oil makes your skin smoother because it contains moisturizing fatty acids. You can leave coconut oil on your skin overnight so that it can be absorbed.
Skin Redness and Rosacea
Sometimes what you call redness could actually be rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition. Since they have soothing properties, cucumber and chamomile can reduce inflammation and redness.
1. Cucumber Face Mask
Fresh cucumber that has been blended can be applied to your face to soothe rosacea symptoms. Leave it on for approximately half an hour then rinse with cool water. Cucumber also hydrates skin, thanks to its high water content.
2. Chamomile Compress
Drinking chamomile tea can alleviate facial redness, but you can also use it topically as a compress. Steep a few chamomile tea bags in hot water then allow the mixture to cool in the fridge. Whenever you experience a rosacea flare-up, dip a cloth into the liquid and place it on your face for about 20 minutes.
DIY Acne Treatments
If you suffer from acne, you’ll know how it can slash your self-confidence. Treat it naturally with:
Since they contain citric acid, lemons destroy bacteria that can cause acne. Simply cut a lemon in half and rub its fleshy side onto pimples.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is less irritating to skin than benzoyl peroxide, plus it has antiseptic qualities. When searching for tea tree oil in skin solutions, look for a minimum concentration of 5 per cent, or higher if you suffer from severe outbreaks.
Fight Acne Scars
Sometimes acne leaves scars, but tomatoes are one of the ways in which to eradicate them. This is because tomatoes contain antioxidants, Vitamin A and carotenes that repair skin tissue. Simply rub tomato slices all over your acne scars.
It could also help to lighten acne scars. Lemon and honey can do the trick. Apply lemon juice to your face for about five minutes, then rinse it off and rub organic honey into your skin, leaving it on for 20 minutes.
Your skin should be bright and healthy, not dull! Perk it up with natural foods.
Oats are great for soothing skin, but they become more powerful when you add other ingredients to them. Mix an egg with three tablespoons of powdered oats and two tablespoons of honey. Stir it into a thick paste and apply to your skin. Do this twice a week for a brighter skin!
Dead skin cells can cause dullness, so exfoliating regularly is important. Mix two tablespoons of sugar with water to make a paste. Rub it into your skin, allowing the beads to get to work.
Be Green with Beauty
Fancy a bit of a more natural beauty regime? Here are some ideas to try.
You can make a gorgeous lip stain that lasts with beetroot! Simply wash a beetroot and cut off its head and roots. Next, pop the beet into a juicer and blend it. Add lemon drops and almond (or Vitamin E) oil to the mixture.
By choosing natural glamour, you ensure a healthier look while blowing a kiss to the planet!