Good morning Beauties! We’re shining some light on a few of our favorite DIY beauty ingredients proven to play an indispensable role in your #SaturdaySkincare
Honey: This sweet, sticky substance is so good for your skin, it’s kind of crazy. It’s extremely soothing to all skin types and its natural antibacterial properties make it the perfect non-drying spot treatment for breakouts. For best results, go for raw or unpasteurized honey rather then the kind that comes in a container shaped like a bear.
Eggs: We don’t recommend that you eat raw eggs, but you should definitely put them on your face. They’re gross to deal with, but an egg white mask is totally worth the effort thanks to the nourishing, toning protein content. Allowing the egg white to “harden” on your face forms a film that tightens and firms the skin and diminishes the appearance of large pores.
Bananas: Rich in assorted vitamins and minerals, bananas function as a great, if unexpected, natural moisturizer. They contain vitamin A, which fades dark spots and smooths skins texture.
Pumpkin: Like carrots, pumpkins gets their orange coloration from super-antoxidant carotenoids, which use enzymes to smooth and soften even the most sensitive and damaged skin.
Cinnamon: There’s a reason why so many lip plumping formulas contain cinnamon: It’s one of the best ingredients for stimulating blood vessels, which results in a visibly plumper, smoother appearance. Because of its coarse but non-abrasive texture, it also makes a great face and body scrub. We like to mix 1:3 parts cinnamon with honey and use it as a face mask for a pore cleansing, circulation-boosting treat that tastes as good as it works.
Turmeric: Turmeric is one of the most popular ingredients in South Asian beauty recipes—in fact, it’s kind of the best-kept beauty secret of Indian women, who use it to address just about every skin concern you can think of. Its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and sebum-regulating properties are indispensable in fighting acne.
Sandalwood: Sandalwood is another natural antiseptic that works beautifully to relieve and disinfect cuts, wounds and blemishes. It’s excellent for soothing rashes and irritation, and its essential oil can be used as a moisturizer for all skin types.
Mint: Mint has a whole host of health and body benefits, but what you probably didn’t know is that it’s a great source of salicylic acid. The juice of mint leaves are wildly effective in soothing inflammation in acne-prone skin, as well as brightening thanks to its natural inclusion of vitamin B.