First I should say, I wasted lots and lots of money for expensive skin care products. I used my products religiously. While using the products I noticed one thing, the harsh chemicals in the product dry my skin and I have to spend more money for moisturizers. My skin started becoming dull and looked like a dried out raisin.
I spent years with frustration trying to find the best products to save my skin. Nothing worked as expected. After struggling half of my life, I thought of switching into a 100% natural skin care routine. It really did miracles! My skin never felt so good. I cannot believe I spent my hard earned money and time on some fancy, expensive products.
When I say 100% natural you must be wondering what it is … If you try you can find these ingredients in your garden, I know in most of Sri Lankan homes these ingredients are easily available. I can honestly tell you without any hesitation that these ingredients will only give you better results and it feels great when you know there are no harsh chemicals and it’s completely safe on your skin.
I have discovered a few natural ingredients which do wonders on my skin. These ingredients are completely natural and inexpensive. If you start using you will understand that it works on all skin care issues. There is no need of having different products to cleanse, scrub and moisturize. All 3 tasks will be completed just by one ingredient
So let’s see what these magic incidents are..
Aloe gel is a popular natural ingredient due its natural skin care properties. It can be used in multiple ways. Mostly it is used as moisturizer but it also helps to exfoliate your skin. It will also help to reduce wrinkles and future lines. Aloe Vera is not just used on skin but also you can turn it as a hair mask to avoid dandruff. You know dandruff causes many skin care problems so by using just one ingredient solves all the issues. I use Aloe gel 3 times a week because if I overuse my skin becomes too dry.
You can use Aloe Gel in different ways:
After cleansing my skin I use aloe gel mask by combining Besan powder with a few drops of lemon. If honey is available you can add honey too. When you apply the mask you will feel how relaxing because of its cooling and soothing effect. This mask can be used as a natural whitening mask which helps to reduce pigmentation and dark spots.
If you are unable to find other ingredients, no worries.. You can simply apply the raw gel directly on your skin.
I also use Aloe Vera to treat under eyes. What I do is, I mix aloe gel with Vitamin E and I put the mixture in the fridge and allow it to cool for a few mins. And then I dip a cotton pad and put it under my eyes before I sleep. You can leave it overnight or can be removed after 20-30 mins.
For me this natural remedy helped me tremendously to get rid of under eyes.
For dry and frizzy hair there is no other solution than Aloe gel. Also it helps to reduce dandruff. To make this hair mask I use, few drops of honey + lemon and natural Aloe gel. Apply and massage your scalp. You can cover your head with a hot towel or a plastic wrapper for half an hour and wash it off. Natural treatments will not give you super instant results. But if you keep doing it at least twice a week. There will be visible results and you will feel the change.
Raw honey is a very frequently used ingredient in my daily routine. I keep honey in place of a cleanser. All I need is a light, gentle cleanser for my skin. I love how my skin feels after washing my face with honey. It is so hydrating and nourishing. It does not dry out my skin and feels baby soft. I use it as a cleanser because honey helps to balance bacteria on skin and removes dead skin. After applying on your skin, massage with your fingers in circular motion. And wash your face after a few mins.
Besan Powder (Gram Flour)
Besan powder has so many amazing benefits for skin. And it really works! Even though the smell is not pleasant, I can tell you besan powder is one of my skin care secret weapons. It helps to remove tan and lightens skin complexion naturally. I combine Besan powder with a few more ingredients to make a natural everyday face mask. It is super easy, you just need to add Besan powder + Milk + Lemon and make a thick paste. Apply it on your face and wait for about 20-30 mins. And scrub and remove. Sometimes I use it as a body scrub too.
Use this mask daily before bed and see how your complexion improves without applying any toxic chemical or bleaching.
All these ingredients are easy to find and not expensive at all. I no longer feel the need of buying any expensive product for my skin. And all these ingredients are used in small portions everyday so it lasts a long time. Try these natural skin care remedies and let me know what you think! It is not easy as using a product but you will experience how different your skin feels when you avoid using harsh chemicals on skin.