I am obsessed with skin care. And lately, I’ve become even more obsessed with natural ways to keep your skin healthy. These are five products that I absolutely could not live without for a healthy face. Not to mention, they are totally natural!
Raw honey is easily one of my favorite skin care remedies. It’s relatively inexpensive, and it works wonders. Raw honey is rich with antioxidants and as antimicrobial properties, so it kills bacteria on the skin while the stickiness of the honey picks up dirt and dust accumulated on your face throughout the day. Make sure it’s raw honey, though, because regular honey doesn’t have as many of the healthy properties as the raw stuff. You can mix different herbs and oils with this facemask, but I think it works best when you just slather on the raw honey as is. Leave it on for 30 minutes at a time and wash it off. Don’t worry, it comes off easily and you’ll see the results quickly. Plus it smells delicious! You can do this treatment every day if you like, or every few days if you’d rather.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar doesn’t smell as good as the honey, but it’s a perfect remedy for acne. Because it is so acidic it helps balance the pH levels on your skin. It helps control it from being too oily or dry. It also has antibacterial properties to it so it kills harmful bacteria on the skin. Because it smells so bad, I recommend using it before you go to bed. Apply organic apple cider vinegar to a cotton ball (make sure it’s organic, or it won’t work as well!) and dilute it with a little bit of water, otherwise it will sting. Apply to face once or twice a week. It is strong stuff, so I don’t recommend using it every day.
Coconut oil is a great moisturizer and can be used for many beauty regimens, including your hair and face. You can buy this at any grocery store for less than $10, and it’s great for cooking too! It also has antifungal properties. It’s amazing how much bacteria can accumulate on your face within a few hours, so you really can’t do enough cleansing. You can also put it over your makeup as a natural cheekbone highlighter, to give your skin a little natural sheen. Rub the organic coconut oil on your face in small circles and rinse off with your cleanser of choice. Do this as little or as much as you like, depending on the oiliness of your skin.
Raw sugar is a great tool in order to make a face scrub. Face scrubs are excellent because they naturally exfoliate the skin and they smell and taste really good. You can mix coconut oil, raw turbinado sugar, and your favorite essential oils (I like lavender) to make a delicious sugar scrub. Sugar is a natural humectant, so it absorbs moisture from the environment and help keeps your skin nice and moisturized. It also helps treat aging and sun damaged skin. I use mine every day in the shower. I store mine in a mason jar in a cool place. Easy and cheap!
Witch hazel is a toner I use every single day. I particularly use Thayers alcohol free rose petal witch hazel with aloe vera, which costs approx $10. It is a great product if your skin is feeling dirty during the day, you can swab a cotton ball and use it as many times a day as you’d like. The aloe is soothing, while the witch hazel functions as an astringent to remove excess oil from your face. It also is excellent if you spend a lot of time in the sun because it helps sooth sunburn and discomfort. This is a staple for me. It’s wonderful in those moments during the day when your face feels oily and you don’t want to wash your entire face. It’s an excellent toner and the rose petals make it have a soothing scent.
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