SKINCARE FROM YOUR KITCHEN: Take a Break From the Chemical-laden Cosmetics

Loretta Etse

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Did you know that everyday foods from your kitchen offer beauty-boosting benefits without any harmful ingredients? Forget about the fortune you spend on chemical-laden cosmetics. Remember that Cleopatra bathed in milk, Japanese geishas washed their faces with rice water, and the Romans slathered themselves with olive oil?

   Today we’re helping you step up your skincare game with basic, nutrient-rich ingredients straight from your kitchen. These simple skincare recipes will nourish and pamper your skin. Bonus: They’re incredibly inexpensive! *winks*skinfidence

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is an excellent natural scrub and is easily available in the kitchen. It helps in removing dead cells from the face, imparting a fresh look.

To prepare an oatmeal pack, mix ½ cup of oatmeal with ½ cup milk and make a paste.

Clean your face with normal water and then apply the pack evenly on your face.

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Oatmeal

Allow the pack to rest for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water while scrubbing your face with the pack in circular motions.

Sugar

Sugar works as a great exfoliator.

Mix it with some gram flour and rose water and use it as a scrub on your face to get rid of dead and dry skin.

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Another way to use it is to mix honey and sugar together to use as a great (and yummy) lip exfoliator.

Turmeric

This yellowish spice not only works as a great anti septic but is also great for fading skin discolorations and post-acne scarring.

Mix it with just enough lime juice to make a medium-thickness paste, and dab onto discoloured skin only.

Leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

The area treated may take on a temporary yellow tint that should fade with another washing or two.

Regular usage of turmeric not only helps with discoloration but also helps in getting an acne free healthy skin.

We shall bring to you the other kitchen items you can use for skincare in the continuation of this piece. Watch out for these excellent kitchen foods.

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