Your skin can always find refuge in a select few kitchen staples that offer a myriad of skincare benefits; you just need to know the right ones and how to use them. Ingredients like besan and dahi are popularly used in our traditional home remedies for skin, but if you want a more impactful and transformative experience, give DIYs with kitchen spices a shot.
Spices contain more antioxidants than many other grocery items in your kitchen, but you should most definitely rule out using anything like chili powder, ginger, or garam masala on your skin. The kitchen spices that are safe to use on the skin are ones like cloves, turmeric, cinnamon are more. Read on to find out how you can safely reap the benefits of kitchen spices for your skin through these easy home remedies.
Homemade Saffron Under Eye Gel
This saffron gel is great for applying under the eyes as it will help reduce the appearance of dark circles and slow down signs of ageing. Mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 2 vitamin E capsules and 8-10 strands of saffron strands. Stir with a spatula for a few minutes until the colour changes to yellow and then store the mixture in a clean jar.
Apply on your under-eye area to instantly soothe and hydrate your skin and even out your skin tone.
DIY Turmeric Face Pack
Homemade turmeric face packs are always great to quickly add radiance to dull skin. Combine a teaspoon each of turmeric powder, besan, and honey with a tablespoon of milk. Adjust the consistency of the paste by adding more besan or more milk.
Apply the paste on your face and wash it off after 10-15 minutes to reveal glowing skin.
Homemade Cinnamon Face Scrub
Cinnamon is a great kitchen ingredient to use for pimples and blackheads. It also makes for a great skin exfoliator that instantly reveals brighter and smoother skin. Combine a spoonful of cinnamon powder, coffee powder, and granulated sugar with enough coconut oil to form a thick and grainy paste. You can swap the coconut oil with extra virgin olive oil as well.
Massage this scrub on damp skin and rinse with water. You’ll be amazed by how soft and silky your skin becomes.
DIY Clove Oil
Cloves have antiseptic properties that are a boon for acne-prone skin. Making clove oil and applying it on pimples as a spot treatment is one of the best home remedies for acne treatment. Crush and manually grind a tablespoon of cloves and then add them to a glass jar. Pour in a carrier oil like extra virgin olive oil so as to cover all the cloves and rise an inch higher from the layer of cloves. Shake the glass jar and then place it in a pot of boiling water so that the cloves infuse with the oil. You can also just leave the cloves to infuse for a week without having to heat them.
Strain and transfer the clove oil to a bottle with a pipette and apply it on pimples directly. This oil can be stored for 4 months without losing potency. You can also mix the oil with your moisturiser to customise your face cream for when you have a major breakout.
DIY Fennel Face Toner
Fennel seeds are an amazing source of antioxidants for the skin and they are especially great for pore care. Making a toner out of fennel seeds will keep your skin fresh and clear in all seasons. Boil a tablespoon of fennel seeds in a cup of water to infuse its properties into the water. Once the water turns green, turn off the heat and let it cool down. Now add 3 spoons of rose water to the fennel water and transfer to a spray bottle.
Shake the bottle well and spray this DIY fennel seed toner on your skin to tone your pores and keep them clear and refreshed.
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