Homemade Remedies for Radiant Skin

Did you know that many store-bought beauty products are packed full of chemicals including formaldehyde? Yes, formaldehyde may be lurking in your skin care products!

When you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle and reduce the toxic load on your body, it’s important to not only pay attention to what you put in your body but also what you put on your skin. Ultimately what you use on your skin, gets into your bloodstream, and can be detrimental to your health.

If you’re looking to make the switch to cleaner products, it’s time to consider making your own skincare products!

By making homemade skin remedies, you can monitor what goes inside each recipe and be confident that what you apply to your skin is safe and effective.

I am going to share three homemade remedies for radiant skin. These remedies are quick, cost-effective, and they actually work without damaging your skin.

The Ingredients

Before we get started with the recipes, here is a list of some ingredients that do wonders for your skin. Ditch the store bought products and try these options instead.

  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Avocados
  • Oatmeal
  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Berries
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
Source: Cox’s Honey

Homemade Acne-Fighting Face Mask

If you suffer from acne, stop drying your skin out with alcohol based skin products! Instead, try this face mask packed with all natural antimicrobial ingredients to fight bacteria and hydrate your skin at the same time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 ground cinnamon

Directions:

1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to form a paste.
2. Next, rinse your face and then apply the paste. Allow it to sit on your skin for 15 minutes.
3. Rinse thoroughly.
4. Repeat a few times per week or as needed.

Source: Chi London

 

Energizing Face Scrub

Is your skin looking as tired as you feel lately? If your skin needs an energizing boost give this face scrub a try.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
  • ½ tsp. finely ground coffee beans
  • ¼ tsp. cocoa powder

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Mix until a paste forms.
2. Rinse your face and then apply the scrub using a circular motion.
3. Leave the scrub on your face for up to 30 minutes before rinsing.
4. Use when your skin needs an energizing boost.

Source: Modern farmer

The Super Hydrator

So many of us suffer from dry skin and especially during the colder months. Instead of clogging your pores with toxic moisturizers, try this hydrating face mask instead.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ of an avocado
  • ¼ cup plain unsweetened yogurt
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mash to combine.
2. Rinse your face and then apply the mask to your face.
3. Allow it to sit on your skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

Source: Fruit Powered

Bonus Recipe! Tropical Beauty Smoothie

This smoothie is packed full of healthy skin ingredients that fight inflammation, and help keep you looking radiant on the inside and out.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 cup of papaya, cubed
  • ½ cup of mango, cubed
  • ¼ of an avocado pitted and cubed
  • ½ cup of plain unsweetened Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
2. Enjoy right away!

Bottom line:

If you want to achieve radiant and healthy looking skin, it’s important to take a look at your diet, get enough exercise, and of course ditch those toxic beauty products.

While many products may claim they help fight aging and reduce wrinkles, these products are causing harm to both your skin and your overall health.

Start making the change today by trying these homemade skin remedies and making them your go-to beauty products. You would be surprised that some of the most effective skin care remedies are sitting in your refrigerator or pantry!

Make the change today for glowing and radiant skin.

 

She is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Nutrition Writer. She believes in a non-traditional approach to achieving your health goals, and that everyone’s journey is different. There is no one size fits all. Some of Rebecca’s areas of interest include sports nutrition, weight loss, kidney health, food sensitivities, and digestive health to name a few.

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