We all yearn for great skin that's free of acne, scars or blemishes. We want it to feel soft, look dewy and always have that natural glow on. We invest in expensive products and indulge in extensive skincare regimes just so we can get our baby skin back! While you're taking care of your skin, do also remember that it deserves time-off from all the chemicals and a little love from natural ingredients.
We've listed down 7 food items that your taste buds and your skin, both will love!
The antibacterial properties of honey are one of the many reasons why you should add this sweet ingredient to your skincare routine. Honey is great for moisturizing our skin, helps prevent acne, slows down ageing and has soothing properties. Did you know Cleopatra was a huge fan of honey and regularly used it in her beauty routine?
How to use: Apply raw honey all over your face, let it sit for 20 mins and wash your face. You can also use it as a spot correcting treatment and apply just on your zits. Or simply mix one tablespoon of honey with two tablespoons of lemon juice for severe acne.
Or use our Honey, Oat Milk & Clay Face Pack on days you just wanna sit back and relax!
The divine smell of coconuts is the main reason why I have so many coconut-based products in my vanity. Coconut body sprays, cleansers, face cream- you name it. Apart from satisfying my nose, coconut has amazing skincare properties too. Coconut oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It has Vitamin E and nourishing properties that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leave your face with a natural glow.
How to use: After your bath, apply 2-3 drops of coconut oil on your face and massage well for 2 minutes. Do this daily unless you have acne-prone skin, then it’s a hard pass.
Trust me, your skin deserves a tangy dose of tomatoes RN. Why? Because they help unclog pores, treat acne, soothe sunburns, helps revive dull skin, fight cellular damage, brighten up your skin, reduce acne marks and blackheads. Woah, that's a lot of goodness!
How to use: Cut a small part of the tomato and squeeze out its contents. Remove the seeds from the juice and using a cotton pad, apply it evenly on your face and leave it for an hour. Leave overnight to wake up to beautiful, glowing skin.
Like the Minions, if you too are crazy about bananas, you’ll be happy to know that your skin will love this fruit too! Bananas are packed with Vitamin C which helps retain your natural glow. They even make your skin smooth, reduce dullness, spots, and blemishes.
How to use: Take a ripe banana and mash it well using a fork. Apply evenly on your face and neck and keep it for 30 mins! Wash with lukewarm water.
Beautiful peeps with sensitive skin, skip this point, please! Oranges have a high amount of citric acid in them, hence it’s not advisable for people with sensitive skin. However, citric acid aids in skin exfoliation. Regular use of natural orange juice on your face has proven to make skin clearer, reduce stubborn spots and prevent acne. It also makes your complexion brighter- improving the overall texture of your skin.
How to use: Using a cotton pad, apply orange juice on your face 2-3 times a week and leave it on for 20 minutes. The peel has a higher content of Vitamin C so you can use that on your face as a scrub.
Apart from smelling godly, here’s why you should add vanilla extract to your skincare regimen today. It has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a perfect dupe for those expensive skincare creams. It also helps soothe skin burns and prevents skin damage. In fact, just vanilla will help you reduce stress and calm your nerves.
How to use: In a bowl, add two tablespoons of milk and two drops of vanilla extract. Using a cotton ball, apply it evenly on your face and neck and leave it for 30 mins.
Would you believe us if we told you that blueberries have more antioxidants than your favourite green tea? Yes, they do! Blueberries also come packed with important vitamins like A, C, and E! These berries help combat skin issues like acne and ageing. They also help make your complexion brighter, reduce acne and reduce dark spots caused by the sun rays.
How to use: In a bowl, add 4 tablespoons of blueberry crush and two tablespoons of rose water. Using a cotton swab, apply it evenly on your face and neck for 30 mins and let your skin speak for you!