From the Kitchen to the Bathroom: Homemade Skincare

Hi everyone,

I hope you have all had a happy New Year! If your ready for a new year, skincare shake up, this article is for you.

Skincare has become a massive industry with new products and brands popping up by the minute, promising all kinds of miracles (super model in a jar anyone??). Often accompanied with these skincare products are hefty price tags and a load of chemicals.

Choosing skincare products that are right for you can be a challenge!

But skincare doesn’t have to be pricey or difficult, in fact you can treat your skin simply from the products in your kitchen.

I’ve stumbled across some simple homemade treatments in my search for products to relieve my problem skin.

Sometimes products containing chemicals can do more harm to the skin so I’ve experimented with food from my kitchen instead.

Banana and Avocado Face Mask:

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This face mask is great for hydrating and relieving irritated skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Avocado
  • 4 teaspoons of rosehip/coconut or olive oil

*Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until it becomes a paste and apply to your face for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and apply moisturiser.

Coconut Oil:

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I use this Banaban organic Coconut Oil

I love this stuff! Not only is coconut oil great for cooking its also fantastic at removing make-up especially mascara. I often find that make-up remover products are too harsh for my skin, with the chemicals drying it out as well as irritating it.

The best thing about coconut oil is that its certified organic, contains no harsh chemicals and nourishes my skin!

Salt Scrub:

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Ordinary kitchen salt I found in my kitchen.

If your like me and you love the feeling of the salt water on your skin from the ocean, then you need to try the simplest at home body scrub.

Like most people you probably have some salt stashed away in your pantry. Put a small handful into a bowl and mix with your choice of oil. Apply this to the body and rub in circular motions and  then wash  it off in the shower. I don’t recommend using a salt scrub to exfoliate the face, as its quite abrasive for the delicate skin on the face.

Yogurt Face Mask:

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The only yogurt I buy, Farmers Union, Greek Style.

If you sometimes get irritated or inflamed skin (yep, it happens to the best of us) in my opinion the best treatment is cold plain Greek yogurt straight from the fridge.

Apply 3 teaspoons of the yogurt to the face and leave for 20 minutes, your skin will feel relieved and refreshed afterwards.

Green Tea to relieve tired eyes:

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Nerada Green Tea is the only green tea I drink!

I swear green tea is like magic! Not only is it extremely beneficial to your diet by drinking it, it also can be used in alliance with your beauty regime.

Simply brew two teabags, squeeze out the excess water and cool down, then apply underneath your eyes for 10 minutes. This is the perfect time to lay down, listen to some tunes and relax. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and is great for soothing tired eyes as well as reducing those pesky eye bags.

I hope I have inspired you to be more creative with your beauty treatments!

Love and Light

Ash x

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