Are you sick of chemicals wreaking havoc on your skin and hair? Ditch the expensive artificial products and turn to these natural ones that you can easily find in your kitchen.
1. Greek yogurt for blemishes
Yogurt is excellent for your skin. Applying full-fat Greek yogurt to your blemishes will work wonders and reduce redness, balance bacteria and loosen clogged pores. Yogurt also loosens dead skin cells due to the lactic acid present in it and hydrates the skin with the fat content – giving you glowing skin.
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2. Orange peels for whitening teeth
If you want whiter teeth, scrub them with an orange peel and then rinse well with water. Orange peels contain citric acid that break down plaque and stains. Make sure you don’t brush your teeth for at least an hour after scrubbing because the enamel weakens due to the acid and might erode.
3. Apple cider vinegar for acne
Is your skin breaking out? Cleanse your face and dab some apple cider vinegar with a cotton pad. It kills bacteria and tightens pores.
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4. Honey for dry skin
Honey retains moisture and hydrates your skin thoroughly. You can apply raw honey directly like a face mask or you can add it to your moisturizer for an extra dose of hydration.
5. Beetroot for a natural flush and rosy lips
Cut a fresh slice of beetroot and rub it on your lips and cheeks for a natural blush and lip stain. If you don’t want to rub it on your face, you can dab a cotton swab in some coconut oil, rub it on the beetroot and then apply the swab on your cheeks and lips.
6. Baking soda for dull hair
If you have dull hair, add one teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo before applying it to your hair. It will help remove all the dirt or product residue and reveal cleaner hair. However, limit this to once a week as it may damage your strands.
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7. Caffeinated coffee grounds for cellulite
Cool them and add them to your body scrub to exfoliate and fight cellulite at the same time. Caffeine is known for de-puffing because it compresses blood vessels and improves circulation to the surface of the skin which helps reduce cellulite temporarily.
8. Oatmeal for sensitive skin
Make an oatmeal facial scrub for a thorough cleanse, especially if you have sensitive skin. You can grind them and add them to your cleanser immediately before applying it to your skin. Gently massage, avoiding the eye area, and rinse for clean, glowing skin.
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9. Coconut oil for removing makeup
When your makeup is too stubborn for your ordinary makeup remover, try using coconut oil to remove it. The oil dissolves makeup while moisturizing the skin. This is especially useful for the delicate eye area. Use your fingers to massage the oil onto your eyes and then wipe it off with cotton pads gently. You can also apply coconut oil as an overnight moisturizer.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.
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