If your kitchen pantry is regularly well stocked, then you are set to discover the joy of creating your own homemade skincare using ingredients in their rawest form! We’ve put together our top 5 favourite natural ingredients for an alternative home skincare treatment. Easy to make and super affordable, these alternative natural options will take you seconds to put together, but leave your skin looking flawless.
Honey is naturally antibacterial and ant-inflammatory. This means not only is it good for preventing pimples, but it also helps calm any breakouts you might have.
To help with combatting those pesky spots, apply as a direct spot treatment. Take a small amount of honey and dab it on your pimples and leave overnight. By morning your skin will have thanked you.
If you suffer with larger breakouts then apply honey like a mask to the problem areas of your face and leave for 10-15 mins before washing off. This will help to unclog your pores as well as easing the redness.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is one of our all-time favourite homemade skincare treatments. Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) has been a long time praised ingredient in skincare as it acts as a chemical exfoliant. This means it helps to remove dead skin without the need for scrubbing harsh exfoliators onto your precious face.
Well, great news, apple cider vinegar contains AHA naturally! However, on it’s own it’s quite harsh so we recommend diluting with water in a 1:1 ratio. You may need to adjust this to contain more water if you have particularly sensitive skin.
Once diluted, apply to a cotton pad and wipe over your face as a toner post-cleanse. Do this 2-3 times a week and you’ll skin will be glowing in no time.
Now this skincare hack is perfect for more oily skin types. This is because egg whites are known to tighten the skin, which helps to close pores. This makes them less prone to getting clogged with dirt and therefore fewer blackheads, hurray!
To tame those pores, mix the white of an egg with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (the skin benefits of lemon juice take this hack to another level) until combined and apply as a 10-15 minute mask.
Coconut oil can be used for oil pulling. If you haven’t heard of this process before it’s where oil is used to literally “pull” the dirt and grime from your teeth which leaves them looking cleaner and whiter over time.
All you need to do is swish 1 tbsp. of the oil around your mouth daily for around 10 minutes and over time you’ll definitely see and feel the benefits.
The combination of avocado, green tea and coconut oil is perfect for intensive hydration and is the ultimate moisture booster for dry skin. Why not give this a go?
Our final homemade skincare go to scrub sees us using coconut oil again, but this time mixed with sugar. By mixing equal parts oil to sugar you can create a super simple, yet natural and effective exfolliant.
This might be too harsh for your face if you have sensitive skin, however this makes a luxurious body scrub. Make it feel more like a spa treatment by adding a few drops of your favourite essential oils.
Do you currently have any favourite DIY skincare recipes? We’d love for you to share them with us.