Let’s Talk: Natural Remedies That Can Make Your Skin Shine and Your Bank Account Balanced
Natural remedies should always be your first option when it comes to skin care. There are many things everyone can agree on, but one thing most everyone wants is beautiful skin. Who doesn’t love a silky smooth face, am I right? There are a million misconceptions that beautiful skin means spending a day at a spa and a fat paycheck on beauty products. All jokes aside: your body is your temple and it should be treated like one. Here are some amazing natural remedies I’ve been using at home to take care of my skin without breaking the bank.
Apple Cider Vinegar + Aztec Healing Clay
Let’s talk about my favorite mask. Regardless of if you have acne prone, oily, or dry skin, this mask is going to help you out in one way or another. I discovered this mask years ago when a friend of mine was raving about it. I was a teenager with a bad problem: I tried everything on my skin and didn’t just let nature take its course. My friend was telling me about her scars she got from acne. She showed me this mask and told me how it changed her life. How can a mask change your life? Try this and find out.
It’s extremely simple and totally lovable (once you get past the vinegar smell). You mix the powdered clay with equal parts apple cider vinegar and a bit of water if you’d like. Use a metal spoon to stir the ingredients until it turns into a paste. Apply the clay to your face while allowing it to harden. Some people wait ten minutes, but for myself, I like to relax with it on for about twenty! It’s all depending on your preference. Remove the mask with warm water. It’s easier in the shower – this is a messy one! You’ll probably see some redness, but have no fear, this is totally normal!
Beauty Tip Today loves this mask just as much as I do! “Almost every mineral found on Earth is present. When a facial or clay poultice is applied to the skin it forms a negative charge. Poisons and toxins stored in the epidermis have a positive charge – Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay lifts pimples and blackheads into the clay bed to cause accelerated healing and nourishment to the skin with over fifty minerals. 100% NATURAL.”
For just $7.50, you can get everything you need in a mask. It reduces scarring, shrinks pores, tightens and cleanses the skin with healing properties. So what’re you waiting for? Get this in your cabinet now!
Coconut oil is amazing for your hair and skin and is delightful in cooking – and let’s not forget about how amazing Pina Coladas are. A versatile and all around soothing oil, coconut oil is an amazing component to add to your routine.
If you wear makeup, you know how hard it is to find a makeup remover that really, truly works. A lot of the time we think we’re getting all of the makeup and dirt from the day off of our skin, but truly, it’s being left overnight. Coconut oil is an amazing remedy for removing dirt and makeup. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Simply rub the oil in circular motions on your face and neck. Remove with cotton pads and your favorite cleanser and you’re ready to go to bed with a clean and moisturized face!
If you have oily skin, be aware of the amount you are using and note how your skin reacts. Some people don’t know that when we have oily skin, it’s actually because our skin is dry and over producing the oils we need.
Coconut oil is also an amazing additive to a body scrub. With ingredients in your kitchen, you can make a scrub custom to your needs and liking! Scratch the chemicals you can’t pronounce and use what you know is good for your body. Use brown sugar or salt with coconut oil and your favorite essential oils to make the perfect scrub. There are tons of recipes online. Try them out! You may not even have to hit the store for this one.
Tea Tree Oil
For thousands of years, people have been using tea tree oil to fight inflammation, breakouts, redness, cuts, infections, scarring and bacterias on the skin. It is a natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial agent. The active ingredients in tea tree’s essential oil comes from ~230 different plant species.
Chemist Arthur Penfold discovered the powerful antiseptic properties of tea tree oil back in the 1920s. It is known and loved for its number of uses. It is active in products for nails, massage oils, face washes, masks, and more. Doctors of functional medicine will even prescribe this oil as an alternative. Why? It doesn’t have harsh side effects like many conventional medications.
Perform a skin patch test when first using a 100% oil with your skin. To be on the safe side, you may dilute in a carrier oil, such as coconut, jojoba, or almond oil!
One of the amazing things about nature is she truly wants to take care of us. Using these natural remedies, your skin can feel and look better than ever. Break the mold and make your own DIY skin care products. Treat yourself to a homemade scrub. Make a mask and relax. Take care of that beautiful body of yours. And the best part? You can do all of this while being frugal and kind to the environment. What are your favorite skincare remedies?