Everyone wants clear and glowing skin including myself, but with my college student budget I can’t afford to buy myself an entire 10 step Korean skincare routine. However, natural remedies can help with the appearance and quality of the skin. Home remedies are easy to do and don’t hurt your wallet.
I believe in the power of plants and its ability to restore our bodies and our skin. Besides, is always fun to create your own face masks and treatments. Below are the remedies that I think everyone should try out.
Apple cider vinegar has many benefits for our health and also for our skin. This one by far is one of my favorite remedies because I saw obvious results. I use the one by Bragg because its organic and has the mother. I bet you have seen every health and wellness blogger talk about its uses and its benefits.
I mainly used this as a toner to combat my hyperpigmentation and acne scars. In order to make the toner, you just need filtered water and combine one part of apple cider vinegar with three parts of water. If your skin is very sensitive add more water. Use a cotton pad to apply the toner on the affected areas of your skin. FYI apple cider vinegar doesn’t have the best smell but after a few minutes, the smell will disappear.
Rosehip oil is my favorite oil for acne scars due to its high content of fatty acids that help to fade away dark spots. You can use the oil as a moisturizer by itself or add a few drops into your favorite moisturizer. Make sure you get the one that only has rosehip oil because a lot of products claim to be rosehip oil but they mix it with other ingredients. You can tell the difference because of rosehip oil has this distinctive golden amber color. I recommend Acure Organics Rosehip Oil because its pure and cold press making it a high-quality oil.
Aloe vera plant We all have heard that Aloe vera is good for the skin, we have seen it as a main ingredient in many skincare products. Aloe vera promotes smooth skin and has the capacity of fading scars. You can apply the gel by itself on your skin or you can also mix it with oils such as vitamin E and almond oil. Apply it on your skin and also on your neck, let it sit for 5 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Tumeric Lately, turmeric has been the star of many skin care products as an ingredient that fights against hyperpigmentation. You can find ground turmeric in the spices aisle of almost any grocery store or health store. The way I use this ingredient is by adding a few drops of lemon juice and make a paste. I apply it to my problem areas and let it sit for 10-20 minutes and remove with a damp cloth. Make sure you take it off very well, because this can stain your pillowcase. Another way of using this is as a face mask. You u will need to mix turmeric with agave nectar or honey. Apply a thin layer and only let sit on your skin for 3-5 minutes.You dot want to spend a lot of time with the mask on your skin because tumeric leaves a yellow stain. The longer you leave it the harder it gets to take it off.
Share in the comments whats your holy grail remedy for healthy looking skin?