I have found myself searching for a new skincare product that would make my skin look more brighter and smoother, but often store bought products would turn out to be disappointing. Due to my super sensitive skin, I always feel very limited to what I feel comfortable applying to my skin, which often results in me just grabbing the same thing over and over — boring. Luckily, there are some awesome ways to add nourishment to your skin and get the healthy glow you crave by adding some items right from your kitchen into your skincare regimen. Keep scrolling for 5 ways you can use items from your kitchen to achieve better skin.
Bananas are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, K, E, and folate, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. This yellow fruit is a great natural moisturizer and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. You can gain many benefits by eating bananas daily — one banana provides nearly 10 percent of your daily fiber requirement. According to the Mayo Clinic, bananas help to normalize bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels, control blood sugar, maintain bowel health and aid in achieving a healthy weight. So not only are they great for your overall health, but really good for your skin too! Mash a banana and apply to your face for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. For a great anti-aging face mask, mix 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of raw honey . Apply and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Remove with warm washcloth. The skin of the banana has just as many benefits. You can brighten your skin with a banana peel by gently rubbing the inside of the peel over your skin.Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse away. The antioxidants in the peels help with breakouts, wrinkles and adds hydration for smoother skin.
Cucumbers contain vitamin C and caffeic acid, both fight to reduce inflamed skin. Cucumbers pack a ton of hydration thanks to their high water content. Goodbye sagging skin, puffy under eye circles and even burns. Go grab a cucumber, blend it down and mix in with 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Apply to skin and allow to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. For puffy eyes, take chilled cucumber and apply over your eye for how ever long you got — perfect time for a small cat nap. For sunburn, add chilled cucumbers to your blender to create a paste to soothe sunburn naturally. Mix your cucumber paste with aloe vera gel for an even more effective treatment for sunburn pain.
Tomatoes are used in many beauty treatments for their abilities to reduce large pores, treat acne, and help revive dull skin. Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants, which aid in fighting cellular damage and skin inflammation. Lets not forget about the vitamin C found in tomatoes, which helps to brighten your skin. Tomatoes also contain vitamin A, which is essential for healthy skin. Naturally acidic, tomatoes also helps with oily skin and balancing. To help get rid of acne, apply a mashed tomato all over your face and let sit for 15 minutes — rinse with warm water. To shrink your pores, add a couple drops of lemon juice to your crushed tomato before application. Applying tomato to your skin every night can really help your skin look more flawless and less dull.
If moisture is what your skin lacks, then avocado is just what it needs. Packed with healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants, avocados are great for your skin. Avocados also contain vitamin E, which helps to promote softness and prevent wrinkles. Avocados are also a great way to help your hair grow and bring it some shine. Avocados vitamins B and E work to protect and strengthen hair. Apply mashed avocado all over your face and body for a great mask. Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse off in the shower. For hair growth, take 1 ripe avocado mashed and mix with 2 tbsp coconut oil. Apply the mask to hair, focusing more on the ends. Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover with shower cap and leave on for 25 minutes. Wash and condition hair as normal.
Oranges are tasty and by consuming this fruit daily you can gain a more radiant complexion. Like lemons and blueberries too, oranges are rich in vitamin C — 100 grams of oranges = 54 milligrams of vitamin C. Meaning by eating oranges you’re preventing your skin from oxidative damage, photodamage, and DNA damage, while reducing inflammation too. Broccoli, guava, kiwi, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes all contain high amounts of vitamin C, which is needed to produce collagen in the skin. Help better your skin and health by consuming 1-2 oranges over two days time. For a topical option, add orange juice to a clean cotton ball, apply to clean skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.