If you want to have fantastic skin, then you don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on expensive creams and lotions. The truth is, you probably have everything you need in your kitchen right now to have glowing, beautiful skin that you’ve always wanted. This also feed into, pun intended ;-), my article about throwing less away. So let’s look at some of these amazing ingredients.
The first item we will look at are potatoes! At first glance, this doesn’t seem like something that could help your skin, but it can. Potatoes contain lanolin which is excellent for moisturizing and it can also act to lighten your skin (if that’s really your thing). So, if you have any dark spots or dark areas on your body, simply cut a potato and rub the cut end on the spot. You should leave this on for about an hour and then rinse the area. Potato is an excellent skin bleaching agent that can help you to clear up any blemishes you may have.
If you are looking for an exfoliator or a skin scrub, then all you need is some brown sugar and oil. Brown sugar is made up of small granules that work well to exfoliate the top layers of the skin and will leave your skin feeling warm and soft. In order to make a scrub, simply mix two ounces of brown sugar with 2 ounces of oil. You can use sesame oil or olive oil and you can even add scented oils if you want to add in the benefits of aromatherapy while using the scrub.
Thirdly, we will look at the almighty tea bag. Many people enjoy a good cup of tea, but you can also use your tea bag to help get rid of puffy eyes. So, to start, place the teabags in hot water, as if you were making tea and then set the tea bags aside until they become cool. It is important that you don’t use decaffeinated tea bags and once they are cool, you simply place them on your eyelids. The caffeine in the teabags help to shrink blood vessels which in turn reduce the appearance of puffiness. If you cool the teabags in the fridge, this will help you see faster results since the cold also helps to reduce swelling.
There are many other ordinary kitchen items you can use for your skin such as salt, bananas, asparagus, oranges, coffee and others. It is simply a matter of doing your research and lots of experimenting in order to find what works for you and your skin. Once you keep experimenting, I’m certain you will be surprised and pleased by the results. You’ll never look at your kitchen bin in quite the same way again 😉