Finding the perfect skincare regimen can be a costly and lengthy process. When I was a teenager, i remember struggling with oily skin, and awkward black heads. Anxiety gets real when you're self conscious about the well being of your skin and you don't have all the money to get a fancy routine.
Now I have some good news for you, the answer to your prayers might be closer than you think. Any ideas? Think about the best room of the house... yup! You got it: THE KITCHEN
Check out some of the best ingredients for your skin... and your diet!
Apple cider vinegar: This ingredient contains malic acid. This makes apple cider vinegar a great tool for balancing the pH of your skin, to restore a healthy glow. It also makes it an effective exfoliator, to remove dead skin cells that make your face and neck dark and dull.
**off topic comment: Apple cider vinegar is also known for its positive effects on insulin resistant people. It's supposed to have metmorfin, which is the most popular component of medicines to treat pre-diabetic people. I've heard that having a little spoon of it daily would make your body good!
Now getting back to skin!
Combine two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with four tablespoons of water to create a diluted solution. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rise. Repeat every other day.
Oatmeal: It makes a hearty breakfast…and an effective facial scrub. Oats properly exfoliate your face and neck. They cleanse and moisturize, helping rid your neck of dryness and darkening of the skin.
Grind ¼ cup oats into a coarse powder. Mix with one tablespoon of tomato juice and enough olive oil to achieve a thick paste. Apply the mixture to your neck and leave on for 20 minutes. Scrub with moistened fingertips to remove, then rinse with cold water. Repeat two times each week.
Almond oil: This oil is packed with vitamin E, a natural skin rejuvenator. It also contains a natural bleaching agent to reduce dark neck.
Massage your neck for about 10 minutes with a few drops of almond oil. Use circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water when finished. Repeat daily
Baking Soda: We all know baking soda has dozens of uses. But, did you know it’s one of the top home remedies for getting rid of dark neck? It works by removing the dull layer of dead skin from your neck. It also promotes circulation and nourishes your skin.
Combine baking soda and water to create a smooth paste. Apply the paste to your neck and let it dry. Scrub off with moistened fingers, then rise with water. Repeat daily.
Tomato: One of the most diverse foods for cooking, these yummy fruits (I've never know if they're veggies or fruits) are also great home remedies for getting rid of dark spots in general. They exfoliate as well as lighten your skin color.
Blend a tomato into a smooth puree. Add a teaspoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with water. Repeat once or twice a week.
Cucumber: Cool and soothing, this freshness bomb exfoliates your skin to give it a natural glow. As it removes the dull layer of skin cells, it reveals fresh, youthful skin below.
Soak a cotton ball with cucumber juice and apply to face (avoid your eyes area, por favor). Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with water. Repeat daily.
Have any other homemade tips to help with that natural glow? Share with us! We can't wait to hear your Sunday little secrets.