When we talk about skincare, we’re usually talking about which new products you can buy for the best anti-aging benefits, and where to buy it for the best price. But what if we told you that the answer to combating the signs of age on your skin might already be waiting for you in your home – in your kitchen, to be exact?
The reason that people are obsessing over natural beauty at the moment is because we are learning that you don’t always need strong, dermatologist-designed products to smooth out wrinkles, brighten skin and reduce blemishes. In fact, unaltered ingredients like plants and food products actually work better that professional beauty products for some people as a skincare routine.
If you’d like to give home-made beauty a try, here are the four best foods you should mix into your skincare routine:
Avocado is so much more than a toast topping for Sunday brunch or a healthy party snack. This powerful green fruit is rich in oils that are able to penetrate deep into the skin to deliver moisture to multiple layers, which leaves skin with a smoother and softer complexion. Avocado has been known to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, while keeping skin hydrated. Try avocado in a once weekly face mask with yogurt and honey.
This brings us to the next beauty-power-food: honey. Ideal for anyone with dry skin, sensitive skin, or skin that has been damaged from environmental factors, honey is an incredible beauty ingredient. It is antimicrobial and rich in antioxidants, making it able to offer your skin a reset button to restore it to the best possible version of itself. Try a simple honey face mask by leaving high-grade manuka honey on your skin for about 20 minutes. Warning: this mask will be sticky and hard to remove, but completely worth it.
Eggs are great to include in your diet because they are an inexpensive and versatile source of protein. Plus they are great to include in your skincare routine because they tighten pores, gently exfoliate and combat oiliness, while leaving skin refreshed and hydrated. You can make a face mask by beating either a full egg or the whites from two eggs, then mixing it with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon. Only leave this mask on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.
When your skin needs to be soothed and nourished, nothing works better than oats. Because they are rich in antioxidants, oats repair damaged skin, reduce inflammation and moisturize the skin. If you use an oat face mask twice weekly, you will most likely experience benefits like a plumper, brighter complexion and less dry skin. People with sensitive skin should make a face mask with just half a cup of oats and enough hot water to bring the oats to a creamy consistency. You can also make a powerfully effect oat face mask with oats, a teaspoon of honey and an egg for extra benefits.