Skin Care from the Kitchen

December 11, 2016

''Healthy Skin is a reflection of overall wellness''

Hey there, its been awhile since my last post but I am still here and I have a list of posts I want to share with you before Christmas. My new years resolution next year is to post at least 3 times a week. Lets see If I can stick to that!

Today I am sharing with you some easy, affordable natural products that you can use on your face and body. Our skin reflects our insides, so a healthy skin really comes from within. However our lifestyle,genes,enviroment and what we apply to our skin daily contribute to how it looks as well.

Olive oil 
I love to use this once or twice a week on my body as a moisturizer because it is Rich in Vitamin E, healthy fats, and antioxidants. This hydrates my skin better than any body cream and its much cheaper. Once a week I will mix some olive oil with sugar and do a gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. This makes the skin feel silky smooth. I massage olive oil on to my face once in awhile instead of using my regular night cream because it doesn't clog the pores. Always buy extra virgin- this is the best quality.
DIY; Body and face moisturiser (Night time), Hair mask, nail oil, eyemakeup remover. mix with sugar for scrub for body.

Sugar is full of glycolic acid which is a Alpha hydroxy acid. AHA's help to resurface the skin and help remove dead skin cells. Glycolic acid is a key ingredient in most pricey products. I mix sugar with either olive or coconut oil to do a gentle scrub on the body. The only difference with white of brown sugar is that the brown sugar is more gentle on the skin.
DIY; Mix with coconut or olive oil for a gentle body scrub also great for dry lips and removing tan.

Coconut oil 
It is also great for the skin,hair and nails. Coconut is more antibacterial so it is great for those who do get some breakouts. Its also a good oil for people with dermatitis. It has proteins and saturated fats so it is very hydrating for the skin.
DIY; Apply as a body moisturiser, face moisturiser (night only) Hair mask, nail oil, eyemakeup remover.

Plain Yougurt contains lactic acid, zinc, vitamin b, and calcium. These are very important in skincare aswel as in the body. Lactic acid is another form of AHA, which gently exfoliates the skin while hydrating it. Yogurt can be applied as a mask onto the skin and left for 20mins. It helps to tighten the skin as well as help reduce the appearance of large pores. The lactic acid can really brighten the skin.
DIY; Apply as a face mask to dry skin for as long as you can.

Honey is great for the skin too. It is antibacterial so it helps with acne treatments, Its hydrating and gives a nice glow to the skin. Honey is full of antioxidants so it is anti aging. Apply as a mask for 20-30mins or add to a running bath.
DIY; Apply as a mask to skin and leave on for as long as possible, this can be a messy one I recommend to use in bath or shower.

Skin-care doesn't have to be expensive, see what you can find in your kitchen cupboards and if you have some of the above then use them on your face & body. These are what I currently have in mine, other great kitchen products you can use on your face are turmeric powder, bananas, avocados, green tea, lemons, asprin, and a few more. Ill do another post on these in a later time.

Let me know what you use on your skin from your kitchen cupboards!
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Healthy skin = Happy skin!



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Best Skincare Advise

1.Never Sleep in your Makeup 2.Cleanse & Moisturise everyday twice a day 3. Exfoliate x2 week, Apply a mask 1-2 week 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Eat fresh fruit & Veg 6.Avoid Using Makeup Wipes 7. Beauty sleep is a thing- our skin regenerates as we sleep. 8.Never apply body products to the face 9.Always wear SPF no matter what the weather. 10. Clean makeup brushes every few days and change pillow cases regularly.