All over the world, you can observe the trend of limiting the use of plastics and other man-made products and turning to a more sustainable way of life. During the pandemic, many people started working from home and had more time to make their own things or turned to DIY solutions.
The hairdresser salons were closed, so people had to cope with their hair by themselves. However, If you want your hair properly cut, you have to buy professional shears – don’t do it with kitchen scissors (check out Scissor Tec if you want to know more).
Natural cosmetics are another way you can improve your appearance and you make your own in the comfort of your own home.
In this mini-guide, we will help you make your skin healthier using only organic ingredients.
Instead of night cream, you can easily use coconut oil. It works as an emollient and can wonderfully moisturize your skin. When choosing the best oil, it’s better to buy an unrefined one. It is made by pressing fresh coconuts and doesn’t contain any chemical substances. The lauric acid found in coconuts kills the bacteria on the skin and can reduce inflammation to make your face smoothly colored.
The best way of use is to take one tablespoon and rub it between your hands. After, you can apply it to your face, neck, and chest. In the morning, just remove the residue with soft tissue.
Aloe Vera is a plant that has been used in medicine since ancient times. You can get the gel from your own plant. It’s easy to take care of and has a highly aesthetic look. If you want to harvest the gel, you will need a plant that is at least a few years old. Gently cut 2 or 3 leaves, choosing the thick ones that grow on the outer section, then wash them and dry. Using a knife, separate the gel.
Putting the gel on your face can clear up the acne. Like coconut oil, aloe vera is known for reducing inflammation and whitening the skin.
Other than the beautifying effect, aloe vera can also be used for medical purposes. It boosts the healing of wounds and works wonders on skin burns.
Calcium Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay usually forms after volcanic ash. It has a natural predisposition for absorbing toxins, so it’s a great way to detoxify your skin and improve your skin tone. You can use it not only on your skin but also on your hair. In Iran, clay is used widely as a hair softener and cleanser.
The best way for bentonite clay is to use it as a mask. It’s a lot easier to make it with bentonite clay powder you can purchase on the Internet. After adding water to the powder, you need to put it on your face and leave it for about 10-15 minutes. After the time is up, remove it with a wet washcloth. Your skin will be smooth and shiny, and it is possible to do the same thing with your hair.
Turmeric is an orange spice used mostly in Indian cuisine, known for its strong taste and remarkable healing properties. Turmeric can be used as an antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory skin cream. If you have problems with under-eye shadows, try adding turmeric oil to some oil-based moisturizer and regularly rub it on your face. It should help tone it a little bit and remove any inflammation and stress.
In the summer, it can be used to battle the skin’s worst enemy – UV lightning. Because of turmeric’s antioxidant properties, any serum that contains it will stop future damage and help repair older ones.
Each seaweed species has its individual properties, but the most known for skincare are bladderwrack, oarweed, and Irish Moss.
Bladderwrack can soothe skin irritation and reverse some signs of aging. Bladderwrack benefits include hydration, reducing redness, pore cleansing, improving elasticity, and making skin firmer.
Oarweed can stimulate metabolic processes, increase cellular energy, and stimulate the elimination of excess fluids. It has been used in China and Japan for a very long time now, and the most popular way to prepare it is to use it in soups or creams.
The growing popularity of sea moss has caused it to appear in regional kitchens and our bathrooms. Being rich in sulfur, the moss helps with the excessive production of sebum in the skin, making it less oily.
If you want to make a seaweed face cream, it’s best to use aloe vera gel, add dried seaweed powder, and then leave it for a couple of hours. So simple.
The Bottom Line
Nature is vast and mysterious; there is still a lot we can discover. Instead of using chemical-based products, we can get them from the world around us. The skin will be healthy and glowing, you will have more money in the pocket, and the world will be better without additional plastic bottles. Just remember that not everything natural will be good for you. Before changing your routine, contact your doctor and ask if it will be a good idea to use specific ingredients. Some of them may react badly to skin and health conditions.