6-All Natural Skin Moisturising Products straight from your kitchen
It is common knowledge that good nutrition is boon for good skin. In fact, many of the ingredients in the moisturisers that we buy pre-packaged in shops are available right in your kitchen.
Here is a list of 6 easy-to-use natural products to “love your skin’ with.
Olive oil has been used as a moisturiser for eons. Its antioxidant and natural acid base can help, to strengthen the skin; to create a natural barrier against the harmful effects of the sun.
How to use it: After cleansing, add a few drops of olive oil to cotton pad and gently moisturise your face. Or alternatively, use as a moisturising bath oil – add a few drops to bath water – couple it with a few drops of an essential oil of your choice like lavender oil and enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating soak.
Raw, organic honey is naturally anti-bacterial treatment. It’s proven to be a great cleanser, an effective acne treatment, that helps to unclog pores. Full of antioxidants, it is said to ease wrinkles, aging skins, and clear irritation and blemishes.
How to use it:Mix two tablespoons of honey into half a cup of water and mix it into a smooth paste. Gently apply it to skin, allow it to penetrate for a few hours, then wash it off with warm water.
Coconut oil is plant based and full of collagen-supporting lauric acid, capric acid and vitamin k and E and is easily absorbed in the skin. Its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties also make it a great natural anti-ager.
How to use it: Unrefined, virgin organic coconut oil, is readily available. Slightly heat it to liquify it and gently rub into your skin.
With high levels of fats and vitamins A, D and E – avocado masks can help skin retain moisture and work as anti-agers. Avocado oil smooths, softens, hydrates, and provides much needed natural nutrients for your skin.
How to use it: Yes, you can enjoy eating the fruit and use what is left of the inner side of the peel to lightly coat your facial skin. Let the avocado residue sit for 15-30 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
Cucumber are packed with nutrients like magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and E. They promote blood circulation and healing, with benefits for skin, bones and nails when taken internally and when used externally are especially good to treat puffiness around the eyes because of their natural high-water content.
How to use it: To depuff your eyes simply cut think slices of cucumber, lie back, relax and use them to cover your eyes for 15-30minutes over your eyes for an easy de-puffer. You can also make a puree a cucumber – mash the cucumber, add a few drops of honey, mashed avocado and rosewater. Apply to face to make a soothing, hydrating mask. Leave on for 10-15minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
We all more or less know that citrus fruit such as oranges and lemons are packed with Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, which, assists in collagen formation. Since Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body naturally, it can be added to in various products as it has the following benefits.
Vitamin C: Fights acne naturally helping in getting healthy skin; Calcium: Naturally renews dead skin, Potassium: Naturally moisturises skin, hydrates skin and Magnesium is great for glowing skin that’s youthful and healthy
How to Use it: A recipe contained in Rumbi’s Little Black Book on Beauty (https://www.rumbiserima.com/books/) contains:
5g mashed fresh avocado;
1g ground dried Orange peel;
3g Nettle leaves or 1 organic nettle teabag;
5g warmed honey
Mix the above to a paste and spread on the skin;
Leave on for 10-15minutes which is enough to moisturise.
Rinse it off with warm water and you are good to go.
So, open your kitchen cupboard and cleanse and moisturise cost-effectively and naturally.