It’s truly magical the way we can find the solution to almost all of life’s beauty dilemmas in the shelves of our kitchen pantry! Nature has truly blessed us with an abundance of goodness so that we need look no further. With the summer sun happily pounding our heads, the times has come, ladies, to pull out our forgotten summer dresses, our broad brimmed hats, and our sunscreen. The only thing that could possibly set this summer on a dull streak is dry and parched skin, because as every girl knows a gorgeous body in a bikini is only the first step to feminine greatness—the next is great skin! So check out these cool kitchen ingredients that can be used as creatively cooling ways to keep your skin glowing and fresh all summer:
Bananas: Don’t be afraid to go for little bananas this summer! Bananas are probably the most soothing homemade mask for your skin, and the best part is that it requires only requires mashing and then applying. Just mash a ripe banana and spread the paste all over your face. Lie down for for fifteen minutes to let it soak in and refresh your skin, and then rinse it off with warm water. For an extra treatment against dry skin you can add 2 tablespoons of rich sour cream and 1 tablespoon of honey to the mixture.
Oats: Oats are the best thing on the block for a slim figure and a shining complexion! Oatmeal has beta-glucans which are perfect for soothing and smoothing your skin, giving it a tightening effect while treating dry skin. Steer clear of “instant” oats, because these won’t have the same effect on your skin as the real organic deal. Mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of plain yoghurt and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply it to your face and leave on for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Feel the difference!
Honey: Honey tastes great and also has strong moisturising and healing properties for your skin. Honey is rich in vitamins and minerals and can be applied to your skin directly as a mask that can be left for 15 minutes and then washed off.
Olive Oil: Olive oil has always been an ancient remedy for soothing parched skin and making it clear and smooth. Olive oil works better than any other moisturising lotion and is perfect for moisturising the surface of your skin. While I will be the first to agree that olive oil is slightly expensive, I will say that if you can’t find it or afford it there are other essential oil products out like bio oil which are just as great. Bio oil 200ml bottles are topped with rich essential oils like Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calendula Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil and Chamomile Oil.
By Ale Rossi