Our skin is the largest organ of our body and therefore has to endure a lot. Now you naturally want to take care of your skin as well as possible to prevent skin problems. Fortunately, we all have something at home that can help against common skin problems:these 6 natural remedies can help you get rid of your skin issues, trust us!
What it does :This simple ingredient works against inflammation, irritation and dehydration. As a result, it calms and softens rough areas on your skin, giving you a softer and more even skin. Bitter salt contains a lot of magnesium, which plays an important role in regulating your blood pressure and supporting your immune system, among other things. It can also fight toxins and relax your muscles, allowing, when combined with essential oils, to exfoliate, hydrate and seal your skin.
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How to use it :Take a salt bath; add 65 grams of salt to warm water and take a bath with the salt once or twice a week. To make a scrub, mix 60 milliliters of olive oil, five drops of pure lavender essential oil, three teaspoons of salt and one teaspoon of green tea in a small bowl until you have a paste. Gently massage the paste into damp skin, but avoid your face.
What it does :What doesn't it do?! Green tea first of all helps against aging; it reduces inflammation and removes free radicals that can cause your skin to age faster. In addition, it is mild and calming on your skin and contains ingredients that have anti-inflammatory properties and act as a natural sunscreen. Please note:it cannot completely replace your sunscreen!
How to use it :Make a simple toner that you can use against puffy eyes. Mix 60 milliliters of well-brewed green tea with 35 grams of hazel (which you can get at most drugstores). You can also add 120 milliliters of rose water if you want. Put this in a spray bottle and keep it in the fridge for easy access.
What it does :Honey is one of Mother Nature's superstars. Not only is it antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, it is also antiviral and antifungal, meaning it can fight inflammation and aid skin repair. It can also be good for acne or sensitive skin, as honey is high in flavonoids, which can help reduce the size and duration of acne breakouts.
How to use it :Mix a tablespoon of honey, matcha powder (or green or chamomile tea), and sweet almond oil and use it whenever you need it. Combat dry skin with a honey mask of a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of olive or almond oil and a quarter to half of mashed avocado. Apply the mask to your face once or twice a week and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
What it does :Oat baths can help soothe irritated skin and are therefore often recommended if you have sunburn, eczema, or nettle burns. Oat flakes contain mild anti-inflammatory properties – how nice?!
How to use:Grind uncooked oats in a food processor until you have a fine powder. Put that powder in a warm bath (the water should quickly turn white and milky) and sit in the bath for 10 to 15 minutes to let it soak into your skin.
What it does :Soy is rich in omega-3 fats, B vitamins and fiber, giving it antioxidant properties. It can reduce hyperpigmentation, improve your skin's elasticity, balance your sebum production and retain moisture in your skin cells.
How to use it :Make a moisturizing, milky cleanser to lightly exfoliate your skin. Mix two teaspoons of nutmeg powder, four tablespoons of soy milk and one to two teaspoons of Greek yogurt, spread the mixture over your face and massage it in in circular motions for a minute. Leave it on for a minute before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Do this daily for best results.
What it does :Coconut oil is known for hydrating your skin and research shows no different. Research has shown that coconut oil can improve moisture levels in your skin and reduce water loss after application.
How to use it :Apply coconut oil – yes, even the variety you use for cooking – to dry areas of your skin, including your face.