Rather than being constantly worked up about the ingredients in my products such as parabens, I believe that if something is good enough to go into my stomach, then it is certainly good enough for my face. Even Queen Cleopatra used natural ingredients for her skincare and was considered among one of the most beautiful women of her time and is still talked about today.
Whats-more, I save money by using the normal ingredients in my kitchen, rather than spending money on so many products :)
And so here are some of my fave Secret Beauty Weapons.
When I'm trying to fight acne
Apple Cider Vinegar & Bentonite Clay
Bentonite clay heals & regenerates skin by drawing out toxins. ACV is clarifying and prevents breakouts. Never use metal to mix this.
Honey & Yoghurt
Honey is hydrating, full of antioxidants and is a natural healer. Yogurt is revitalizing and contains anti-microbial properties.
Cucumber prevents water retention and relieves skin from irritation
For brightness and a glow
Tumeric & Milk
Tumeric has high antioxidants that slow down cell damage, it reduces inflammation, reduces pigmentation and evens out skin tone. Milk softens skin, kills germs and has lightening properties in addition to having anti-aging properties. Tumeric stains so please don't get any of it on your white towels, clothes or mix it in your special bowls! But don't worry it won't stain your face. ahahah
Lemon Juice & Honey
Lemon is a natural exfoliator removing dead skin which stimulates new cell growth and is loaded with Vitamin C.
Apart from them tasting amazing, the skin benefits are they prevent collagen destruction hence anti aging. Strawberries contain ellagic acid which helps in fading acne scars and therefore lightens skin.
When my skin feels dry
Oatmeal & Honey/ Milk
Oats contain healthy lubricating fats and when combined with honey will leave your face moisturized. Try to grind the oats into smaller particles though.
They are rich in Omega- 3 fatty acids which are good for the skin and do not clog pores.
And of course the most important 'anti-aging'
Seaweed & Honey
Have you seen how good Japanese women generally look? One of their secrets is seaweed! Seaweed repairs dead skin and slows down the aging process.
Papaya contains a papain enzyme which is responsible for breaking down inactive proteins, removes dead skin cells and prevents premature aging.
Rice is packed with Vitamin B components, promoting cell growth, stimulating blood flow and slowing down aging. Just take a few grains of rice soak them in water for about 15 minutes+ then apply the water to your face.
Thank you for reading.
Love Nyasha Nicole.