Hello, my super busy, pretty friends in quarantine. Hopefully you are all staying home and are enjoying lockdown days with positive attitude.
In our country, the second phase of lockdown has started. The helping hands are still on leave and you have to deal with those cute, little demons the whole day. Some of you are working from home. In this hectic schedule, you might have missed your daily skincare ritual. So, I am here going to share some easy magical tips using some kitchen ingredients that are 100% natural, sustainable and absolutely free!!
They are free, because you’re going to use some DIY recipes using only the ingredients right from your kitchen. It will be a great fun creating these recipes with kitchen ingredients that are gentle on skin and immensely beneficial for your skin in the long run. The ritual is sustainable because, you need not to buy new products. Instead, you will use what already you have in your kitchen. But, the result is healthy, glowing skin without spending much time from your busy schedule.
Top 7 DIY Skincare Ritual Using Kitchen Ingredients:
Let’s reveal best indulgent kitchen ingredients that effectively provides you a feeling of being rejuvenated and refreshed. Believe me, these are very easy and you can start today.
What’s you are making for breakfast today? If it’s Aloo ka Parantha, keep aside some slices. Now, grate them, keep in a cheesecloth, place on a bowl and squeeze it as hard as you can. Your potato juice is ready to use.
To use as a hydrating mask, add equal amount of honey and apply on your face and neck. Rinse off after 15 minutes to get brighter, tighter and intensely hydrated skin. It also provides deep moisturization.
To keep wrinkles at bay, deep a cotton ball into the juice and dab on your face and neck. Do it atleast thrice a week. You can notice a youthful glow.
Milk is being used since ancient times in beauty ritual to keep skin healthy and flawless. Being a natural AHA, milk, especially raw milk can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, soften skin, reduce pigmentation. In a word, milk is a super power to improve the overall look and feel of one’s skin.
When you are going to use as a cleanser, take two teaspoons of milk (preferably raw) in a bowl, dip a cotton ball and rub on your skin to clean makeup, impurities and dirt from your skin. Milk can be used a great makeup remover. Then rinse off with water and follow the next steps. You can use it daily to get soft and smooth skin.
As a scrub, you can make a paste mixing with bread slices. Soak two slices of bread in the milk for few minutes. Now, mash the slices well to make a smooth paste. Add one teaspoon of honey and apply on your face and neck. Keep for 5 minutes and massage with soft strokes. Wash off with water and discover a bright and clear face. This can reduce pigmentation, leaving your skin soft and rejuvenated. You can use this mixture as the body polishing scrub as well.
This natural bleach can lighten any spots or sun tan, tighten skin and offer a youthful, subtle glow. Being rich in antioxidants, tomatoes can protect your skin against sun damage.Only ensure that you are consistent with its use.
If you have oily skin, mix tomato juice with cucumber juice and apply on your face. Keep for 8-10 minutes and wash off. This balancing mask will control sebum formation, treat acne and tighten pores.
As a de-tanning agent, simply cut one tomato in slices and rub one slice on your face and neck for few minutes, keep it for 5 minutes and wash off. Use regularly and get a bright and clear complexion.
Banana peel is a great lightening agent that may offer an instant brightness to the skin. Enriched with different nutrients and vitamins, banana peels may reduce inflammation, treat acne and nourish your skin.
So, in the morning, after having bananas at your breakfast don’t throw away the peels. Wash them and rub the inside white part of the peel for 2-3 minutes on your face and neck. Keep it for 10 minutes and wash off. You’ll be surprised to see the results. You can also pour some honey on the peels before rubbing.
One of the best vegetables used in skincare ritual, especially for oily and acne prone skin. Cabbage leaves are best known for their anti-aging properties. They can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and treat sagging skin.
When you are going to use as a toner, boil the tough outer leaves that we generally throw away in water for at least 10 minutes. Switch off the flame and let it get cold. Then strain and transfer the liquid to a spray bottle or any airtight bottle. Use this as a toner every day after cleansing your face and neck. Or this liquid can be used to activate your regular powder cleansers or face masks.
For mask, make a paste of cabbage leaves. First, grate the leaves and squeeze to get the juice. Now add oats, turmeric and honey to it. Apply the paste on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash off with water.
Spinach is a great ingredient to treat oily and acne prone skin. It helps to get rid of excess oil and dirt from the pores and thus treats acne, leaving skin fresh and glowing. Spinach also protects skin from the harmful UV rays that cause sun tan, premature aging, etc.
For mask, take 12-13 spinach leaves and put them in a blender to make a paste. Now add oats (if you don’t have, add besan), any carrier oil of your choice (coconut/olive/jojoba oil), honey lemon juice. Apply the paste on your face and neck and keep it for 10 minutes. Wash off with water. You can skip oil, if you have excessively oily skin.
The most favorite kitchen ingredient of mine after milk. With its antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties, oatmeal can soothe inflammation, treat any skin concern, helps the skin to maintain pH and acts as a super effective skin cleanser.
I generally use Oatmeal as cleanser and/or scrubber. To use grind oats to form fine powder. Now add milk/rosewater, honey and jojoba oil (optional) to it and soak for few minutes. Now apply the paste on face and neck. After 4-5 minutes, rub for 1 minute and wash off. You can also mix coffee powder to the paste to get extra benefits.
If you will try any of these recipes, please don’t forget to comment below how do you find them.
Thanks for reading.
Love from Shreemayee.
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