It’s always THAT time of the year, not only are we sweating through these hazy summers, we’re also tackling the humid moisture settling on our skin. Alas! We’re in the midst of the monsoon season, and this time definitely messes with our skin. But with humidity and heat at constant battle, it’s time to show your skin some love. Completely, natural love. We’ve compiled a list of natural beauty liquids that are easily attainable within the comfort of your own home and are SO super beneficial for your skin. Go ahead and check these 6 unique and organic beauty liquids that will do your skin wonders out! You can thank us later :)
A freshly squeezed potato a day keeps dullness at bay. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d say. But it’s absolutely true! Potatoes have proven to be nutrient-rich so you can only imagine just how beneficial its juice must be. The best part is that the variety of vitamins it possesses mirrors the variety of ways you can use it to attain clear and smooth skin!
For a quick mask to fix excess oiliness in the face, we suggest peeling and finely grating a potato then mixing thoroughly with rose water and one tsp of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the face for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
For a quick mask to fix dry skin, do exactly the same as mentioned above except replace the lemon juice with one tsp of honey instead.
For an everyday toner, place a grated potato in a linen cloth and squeeze the juice out thoroughly. With a cotton ball, dab the juice on your face regularly every night before washing your face with cold water. The fact that it contains a host of vitamins as well as calcium, iron, phosphorus and copper, ensures bright and even skin with regular usage.
You might be wondering what essentially counts as rice water? Well, it’s pretty much the water we throw away when we’re cooking rice. Benefits of rice water are many, it contains so many nutrients and minerals that are divine for your skin - it’s even a beauty secret passed down through the generations in Korea!
To make a rice water concoction, rinse about ½ a cup of uncooked rice with a cup of water to remove any impurities or dirt. The clean uncooked rice should then be placed in a bowl then filled with water and kept to soak for 15 - 30 minutes. Tip: knead the rice slightly to ensure it’s cloudy so that the minerals and vitamins really seep into the water. Proceed to strain out your rice water and you’re done!
For a facial cleanser, dip a cotton ball in your rice water and gently massage it on your face for a couple of minutes. Thereafter, let your skin air dry. Daily usage will ensure bright and tight skin - after all it’s a super ancient beauty treatment fit for queens like you.
A synonym for coconut water? It’s probably the ambrosia of the gods for it is SO heavenly. We’re all aware of how scrumptious coconut water is but have you ever thought about how delicious it is for your skin as well? Coconut water is a natural source for necessary vitamins and minerals as well as electrolytes such as sodium and potassium.
For a moisturizing face mask, mix 2 tsp of coconut water and ½ tsp of lemon juice in a bowl. Add 1 tsp of honey if you want that extra kick of moisture if your skin is dry. Dip cotton balls in the concoction and apply evenly all over your face and leave on for 30 minutes. Proceed to rinse with cold water. Don’t we just love an ingredient that’s so multi-purposeful!?
Organic raw apple cider vinegar contains a range of nutrients from vitamins B1, B2, C to pectin, biotin as well as folic acid and pantothenic acid. It even has small amounts of sodium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. THIS is the saviour we all needed!
For a face wash tackling acne, remember to dilute the apple cider vinegar with water. Fill up ½ a bowl with water and only splash a little bit of apple cider vinegar. Apply evenly all over the face with a cotton ball. Wash with warm water after ten minutes. With daily usage, its antibacterial and antifungal properties will soon conquer all those pesky acne spots.
For age spots, dap a little bit of apple cider vinegar directly on age spots with a cotton ball. As apple cider vinegar has alpha hydroxy acids, it aids in removing dead skin and purifying the skin from within. A hero when it comes to achieving healthy and glowing skin, we say!
Oh, darling tomato juice, how have we not been noticing you sooner?! Loaded with cooling and astringent properties as well as possessing a nutrient-dense base of vitamin A and vitamin K, tomato juice eliminates acne and brightens up dull skin. Its natural acidity also helps balance the skin and removes excess oil. Exquisite and sumptuous, tomato juice is the one for you.
For an exfoliating face pack, mix two tsp of tomato juice with pulp, with one tsp of oatmeal and one tsp of yoghurt. Proceed to apply on face and neck with an even layer and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Applying this heavenly facepack once a week will significantly improve your complexion as the oatmeal works to exfoliate while the yogurt and tomato gently clear any dark spots and brighten the skin.
What are you waiting for?! Treat your skin now!
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