Have you ever looked at a jar of cream sitting on your night stand and wondered about the ingredients? Most of us simply slather our faces and bodies with these products. But, have we stopped to consider the chemical substances that go into our cosmetic products and how these ingredients might be affecting our appearance and our overall health. The good news is that we can use natural products straight from the kitchen and still get the same results. Here are some of our favourite natural beauty products, straight from the kitchen shelf.
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil is great for the hair as well as skin. It also acts as a moisturizer and helps protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
2. Sea Salt
Is known to have a calming effect, combat stress and skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Add 1 – 2 cups of sea salt into your bath and notice the difference.
Rich in vitamin C, lemons exfoliate the skin and promote the turnover of dead skin cells, revealing soft, glowing skin. It is also a natural brightener for skin and hair. Lemons are also great for discoloration and scarring caused by blemishes and can function as hair highlights. Mix it in with Cinnamon for another acne remedy.
4. Aloe Vera
This works great as an oil- free facial moisturizer and as a leave- in serum for thick, dry or curly hair. Furthermore, it cools the skin and can also heal bruises and cuts. Extremely versatile, it is handy to keep a bottle of aloe gel on the kitchen shelf.
A natural antiseptic, raw honey eliminates breakouts and keeps the scalp bacteria free. People in Ancient Egypt used to use this as an overall body and hair moisturizer to keep the skin and hair healthy and soft.