I hate spending my hard-earned money on beauty products that are about as useful as splashing water on my face. Over the past five years, I’ve incorporated more herbal solutions into my routine and now I wonder why I waited so long.
If you’re like me, you already have herbs and natural ingredients right in your kitchen. I can find everything I need for the skin of my dreams just by opening my fridge and cabinets.
Keep Lips Looking Young
I can’t believe how dry my lips get sometimes. I used to slather on lip balm all day, but now I use a little bit of pure honey right before bed.
I mix together sugar and honey to make a simple scrub. When I wash my face, I gently scrub my lips to remove dry skin and then I enjoy smooth, luscious lips all day.
Stop Acne Quickly
I thought I was done with acne when I hit age 20, but now I know the struggles of adult acne. Tomatoes, turmeric, and honey are my new acne-fighting heroes. Not only can they prevent acne, but these ingredients can also help heal old acne scars.
If you decide to try these, don’t use all three together. Here is how I use them.
Before I shower, I cut a small tomato in half and rub it over my problem areas. I just rinse and I’m done. This helps reduce oils that lead to all those nasty bumps all over my face.
At least three times a week, I treat inflammation, acne scars, and other signs of aging with a honey and turmeric mask. I mix two parts honey to one part turmeric and leave it on for 15 minutes.
You can add plain yogurt for extra moisture. Please note that you may need to use more honey to counter the turmeric so you don’t end up staining your skin orange.
Comfort and Smooth Skin
Aloe vera has always been my go-to for burns in the kitchen, but I never thought about using it on my face. It’s rich in both vitamins C and E, so it’s a powerful anti-aging ingredient.
I like to either apply the gel lightly over my face at night or under my makeup. Since I’ve begun applying it at least once daily, my skin is smoother and my dark spots have faded.
It’s also perfect for any dry, rough patches on your body. I like to put it on my knees and heels after I shower to avoid flaky skin.
Roll Back the Years
Tired of looking your age? I am too. My license might say one thing, but thanks to this power-packed mask, no one has to know my true age.
I’ll warn you that it doesn’t exactly smell great, but it’s well worth it. All you need is a single egg and few drops of lavender essential oil. Separate the yolk and whip it until it’s foamy. Add in a few drops of lavender and apply to your face for up to 20 minutes.
Lavender is a powerful anti-aging herb that reduces wrinkles, heals scars, fights acne, boosts new skin cell growth, and much more. It’s definitely an oil to keep handy.
Don’t throw out the egg white—you can use it on your hair for stronger, healthier locks.
Eliminate Dark Circles
You’ve probably heard of using a cucumber over your eyes to reduce dark circles, but I’ve found something that feels and smells even better. Rose water works just as well and leaves my skin with a soft, feminine scent.
I just dip a cotton pad in the rose water and hold it over my eyes for 10 minutes. Make sure the pad isn’t dripping so you don’t get any in your eyes. I top it all off by rubbing a drop of almond oil under my eyes before bed.
Forget putting harsh chemicals on your face. I’ve gone herbal and I wouldn’t dream of going back. I finally have skin I love for only a fraction of the cost.