Everyone has days when they feel that their skin looks dull, tired or spotty, but instead of heading to your nearest beauty store and spending all your money on expensive chemical packed creams to revive your skin, have you ever thought of trying homemade remedies?
Here are some popular homemade remedies and skincare tips to help you achieve gorgeous, glowing skin without making a hole in your purse:
DIY Body Oil
If you have dry, dull skin, this is the perfect remedy! Many people assume that body oil is greasy, but it doesn’t have to be and it really can make a huge difference to the feel and look of your skin. You can add body oil to your bath, lather it on in the shower or apply it directly to your skin. You can make your own body oil by mixing jojoba, lemongrass, almond and lavender oils with vitamin E oil; a little bit goes a long way and you will save yourself huge amounts of money in the long-run, as well as gorgeous skin!
Oatmeal Mask for Oily Skin
If you have greasy or oily skin, an oatmeal mask could help. All you need to do is mix one egg yolk with a tablespoon of honey and then slowly add oats; cover your face in the mask, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Toothpaste For Spots
Most of us are familiar with the horrible feeling of waking up, looking in the mirror and seeing an angry looking red spot. Toothpaste seems like an odd remedy, but there is some evidence to suggest that applying toothpaste to your spot can actually help; this is because toothpaste has antibacterial properties and the ability to absorb moisture. Toothpaste should not replace your daily cleanser, but it may help you if you’re rushing out of the house and need to look your best for a date or an important meeting.
Coconut Oil For Acne
Acne can be a real problem for people that suffer from it. Not only can it be very painful it can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, which can have a real impact on your confidence. If you struggle with acne, it may be worth trying some home remedies, such as coconut or tea tree oil. Organic coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which fights acne and it is very light, which means that it does clog the pores and increase the risk of further break-outs. Coconut oil also helps to reduce inflammation causes by acne and soothes sore, irritated skin. Simply apply and massage a small amount of coconut oil into the skin after cleansing, leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
Sarah is an experienced writer and enjoys writing about skincare, an area in which she has a bit of an expertise. She wrote this particular article for www.dermatologist.org.uk.