Skin Care Routine That Keeps You Looking Young
It’s a dream of every woman to have a beautiful young-looking skin, isn’t it? We see its proof from endless varieties of skin care products that manufacturers produce every year.
Whenever you go to the beauty section of a department store, you can see all sorts of creams, lotions, serums, face masks, spray and whatever… All promises to give special care for your skin. All swears that you will look at least 10 years younger if you use the product.
If you notice, all products require us to look after our skin regularly so that we can achieve what they promise. Common sense really. You can’t expect to have a blemish free and glowing skin after one or two times of using a skin care product. No matter how magical the promise is, in reality you can’t achieve that in just few days. Like all good things in life, I’m afraid you have to put effort and time to have a beautiful young-looking skin 😊.
I believe that consistency in doing your skin care routine is as important as to choose what type of product you use.
Skin Care With Natural Ingredients
I love natural products. And I grew up seeing my mom and her friends using natural ingredients from the kitchen for their skin care. Items like egg yolk, coconut oil, avocado, honey, etc. So now I copy them.
I find it quite practical as well to use such items for my skin care. Because I don’t really have to spend extra for them. Most of them are always in my kitchen cupboard or fridge. All I have to do is just mix and whip it up then apply to my skin. Easy peasy.
The nice thing is, now I see all those kitchen items as ingredients in many (if not all) skin care products. The last two decades have seen a popular trend of skin care that made of natural ingredients. Literally every brand claims that they only use ingredients that natural and even organic.
Skin care that made of milk, avocado, yogurt, honey and many more have become a trend. And the customers like to choose the stuff that have those natural mixture. Although in reality those natural ingredients have been processed and added with some other stuff so that the mixture will have long shelf life.
So really, if you’re after the benefits of those fabulous natural stuff for your skin, why don’t you just mix and whip it up yourself? It only takes few minutes to get it ready. And you don’t have to set a special budget for it. Because it’ll be in your shopping list anyway 😘.
Although there are many choices of kitchen ingredients that you can use for skin care, the following 10 items are my favorites. Because I will always have most of them, if not all, in my kitchen. So my skin care regime is kind of effortless and free 😊.
10 Natural items for skin care:
This delicious sweetener is well-known for its health benefits. Not only that, it’s also good for skin thanks to its properties of antibacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Because of these powerful properties, honey helps repairing damaged and dead cell tissues without harming healthy tissues. It also helps fighting infection to promote healing.
Just like other dairy products, yogurt is enriched with calcium and vitamin D which are important for our skin regeneration. It also has probiotic that can improve inflammatory and reduce signs of skin-aging.
But of all the goodness that yogurt has, Lactic Acid (Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid) is probably the most property you really want to get. This amazing AHA has been widely promoted by commercial products as well. Because it helps removing dead skin cells and clearing the pores that with regular use you can get a healthy glowing skin.
3. Egg Yolk
You want to use this egg yolk for one of your skin care regimes because it will make your skin soft and supple. Enriched with Protein, Vitamin B2 and B3, egg yolk improves skin condition by repairing dead skin cells, protecting it from harmful bacteria and free radicals. It also promotes skin elasticity and keeps it hydrate. And the Zinc in egg yolk keeps your skin away from the signs of aging.
This must-have spice item in Indian cuisine is enriched with iron, potassium, manganese, Vitamin C, fiber and magnesium.
This bright yellow spice has benefits as vibrant as its color. This spice offers lots of goodness for skin-care thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, and antiseptic properties. Turmeric also has lightening agent that helps reduce dark skin age spot and brighten the skin color.
5. Coconut Oil
This increasingly popular oil is not only delicious to use in your cooking, but it’s also beneficial for your skin-care regime. The oil has properties of moisturizing, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and Vitamin E. All this is fabulous for anti-aging skin care and keep your skin healthy and hydrate.
Avocado is yummy for guacamole. But it’s also amazing for our skin. It’s full of good stuff like Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Beta-Carotene, Lecithin, and essential fatty-acids. All this offers amazing benefits of anti-inflammatory from eczema and psoriasis, reduce signs of aging, nourishing, moisturizing, prevents and treats acne, help tissue regeneration and treats sunburned skin.
This tropical fruit is high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, minerals such as potassium and magnesium, Beta Carotene, Bioflavonoids, and anti-oxidants.
Regular use of this bright orange color fruit as your skin-care regime offers amazing benefits of brightening skin, promote skin regeneration, reduce age spots, and improve damaged skin.
There are numerous benefits of Oats for skin. Oats has emollient properties that makes it good moisturizer for sensitive skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that are beneficial to treat eczema and psoriasis by keeping the itch at bay. Not only that, Oats is good to calm the sunburned skin.
9. Rice Powder
Enriched with nutrients and minerals, rice powder has amazing benefits for our skins thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and sun protecting properties. It soothes the burned skin and helps brighten the tan skin.
You can use the rice powder as your skin care item on its own or mix it with other ingredients (see below tips). And you can make your own rice powder by soaking a handful of rice overnight then ground it.
We know that milk is full of Calcium and Vitamin D that good for our bones. But did you know that milk offers wonderful benefits for skin? Milk helps our skin hydrate, brighten dark skin, soothes sensitive skin, and improve skin regeneration by removing old damaged skin cells.
Face And Body Masks From The Kitchen
The mixture combos below can be used for both face and body masks. You can just double or triple the recipes according to the amount you need.
Yogurt and Honey
I love this mixture. Very easy to do and most calming on the skin. It’s good all year round. You only need one tablespoon of yogurt and one teaspoon of honey for this mixture.
Egg yolk and Honey
Lightly beat it and apply it to your skin. This mixture is very good when you need that quick fix before an important occasion such as party. It makes your skin feel very soft and supple with amazing glow. Just mix one egg yolk of a small egg with one teaspoon of honey.
Oats, Milk and Honey
Doesn’t this mix sound like a good breakfast combo? And it’s so good for your skin too. Soak a tablespoon of oats with two tablespoons of milk. When it’s softened, mash it a little bit and add one teaspoon of honey.
This mix is one of the choices you want to go to again and again. Because it really soothes your skin, and leaves it hydrate, soft and brightened.
Yogurt and Turmeric
Use this mix after you had a nice sunbathing day. This mix really calms your burned skin. But of course you can use it anytime. This face mask mix is a good for dull-free glowing skin. One tablespoon of yogurt and half teaspoon of turmeric powder is more than enough for your face mask.
Coconut Oil and Turmeric
I normally use this mix at the end of winter when the weather change leaves my skin dry and rough. The combo of coconut oil and turmeric helps my skin hydrate and improve skin regeneration in no time. Just mix one teaspoon of coconut oil and quarter teaspoon of turmeric, and let this mix do wonder to your skin.
Avocado and Yogurt
I normally don’t mix anything with avocado for my face mask. But if I want to use it as body mask as well, I would mix half of avocado with two tablespoons of yogurt. This mix really soothes and calms the skin leaving you feel rejuvenated.
Papaya and Honey
I used to use mashed papaya on its own for face and body mask. This fruit really does make your skin feel smooth, soft and radiant. But you can mix it with honey if you want to give more boost to your skin regeneration.
Rice Powder, Turmeric and Milk
Try this mix if you need to exfoliate your skin. You can mix one tablespoon of rice powder and a quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little bit of milk until you get a smooth paste. Apply it to your skin and gently massage it for few minutes before you leave the mixture as mask on your skin.
Oats, Milk and Turmeric
Leave to soak a tablespoon of oats, quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder and two tablespoon of milk. When the oats softened, mash the mixture as smooth as you can. This concoction will leave your skin hydrate, bright and radiant.
The combination of mixtures I shared above are only some of ideas for you to try. Now you know the benefits of those ten kitchen items, I personally think that you should try to mix and match yourself to find what suits you best. But obviously you have to make sure that you don’t have any allergies, reaction or intolerance to any of ingredients mentioned.
Let me know how you find the mixtures for your skin care. Make sure you do it regularly though. You’ll be surprised how soft and smooth your skin will be after a month or two.
All the best.
Disclaimer: the above post is based on self-experience and must not be used as health guidance. I am not responsible for any allergic reaction that you might get after trying any ingredients mentioned above. Check my policy for further info.