Natural ingredients can be useful for all skin types – from dry and sensitive to oily. There are many natural ingredients available that can do wonders for your skin – and here are some of them. Natural Cosmetics: 5 affordable foods for healthy skin.

Oddly enough, the change of seasons can negatively affect your face. Acne, eczema, rosacea, and other conditions can worsen due to changes in temperature, increased sun activity, and many other factors.

1.Matcha tea

Green tea is an excellent ingredient with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Green tea can be beneficial for acne-prone skin and aging skin.

tea matcha

How to use: Create a face mask by mixing 1 part matcha, 1 part honey and 2 parts water. Apply to face, leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with water. Feel free to experiment with the proportions as you wish – for example, the mask will get thicker if you add more honey.

Matcha tea is a great rejuvenation tool that gives old cells new life.

Anti-allergic effect of matcha tea improves the skin condition. Matcha tea smoothes wrinkles, increases skin elasticity, and provides a high cosmetic effect. It contains vitamin C and E, which helps to eliminate freckles and age spots and is an excellent protector against harmful UV rays.

Anti-aging mask. Natural Cosmetics: 5 affordable foods for healthy skin.

To cleanse and rejuvenate the skin of the face, you can make a refreshing mask from matcha tea.

Mix 1 tablespoon of matcha tea with 3 tablespoons of water until it has the consistency of a paste. Apply the resulting paste to the face and neck. After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. Blot the skin with a towel. Then use a moisturizer.

Mask for removing age spots

The mask with matcha tea is perfect for leveling the skin color and for eliminating age spots. For visible results, the mask should be applied to the face 2-3 times a week.

Take 2 teaspoons of matcha powder and 2 teaspoons of rice flour. Mix flour and matcha well, add a little boiled water. The consistency of the mixture should resemble thick sour cream. Apply the mask on a clean face, especially liberally on those areas of the skin where there are pigmented spots. After 15 minutes, rinse with warm water.

Face mask with white clay

Convenient dry preparation for cleaning masks with clay.

Proportions: 8 parts white or any other clay , 2 parts matcha powder, 1/2 part essential oil. Mix white clay, matcha tea and add ylang-ylang essential oil. Transfer the mixture to a tightly closed jar – this is a blank for masks. To prepare the mask, mix the dry mask with water in a ratio of 2:1. Apply to the face for 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water.

2. Pumpkin. Natural Cosmetics: 5 affordable foods for healthy skin.

Pumpkin is full of exceptionally healthy nutrients for the skin. It contains a lot of vitamins A, C and E, which help protect the skin from UV rays and are necessary for maintaining its health.

Pumpkin

How to use: mix the pumpkin with honey, apply to the face and leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse. You can also mix pumpkin puree with brown sugar to make a gentle exfoliating body scrub. To get a facial scrub, add ground oats as well.

For oily skin types

To normalize the production of sebaceous glands of the secret, it is necessary to periodically treat the skin with a mixture of pumpkin and egg white. Chop a small slice of raw vegetable with a grater and select 1 tablespoon of mashed potatoes from the resulting volume. Whisk the protein with a broom into a foam. Mix the ingredients together. Apply the homogeneous mass in a thin layer on the face for 20 minutes.
Anti-aging and nourishing mask

Ingredients: pumpkin pulp 2 tablespoons, raw egg yolk 1 pc., honey 1/2 teaspoon, heavy cream 20% 1 tablespoon. The vegetable should be boiled until fully cooked, then turned into a mush of a homogeneous consistency. Honey should be warmed up a little in a water bath, and then rubbed with cream and yolk. This mixture should be combined with vegetable puree and mix thoroughly.
For dry skin

Intense hydration of the epidermis will give the product from pumpkin with avocado oil, grape seeds or wheat germ. You will need 2 tablespoons of pumpkin, and half as much vegetable oil. The vegetable should be pre-boiled and grated to make a gruel, and then it should be mixed with oil and applied to the surface of the cleansed epidermis.
From edema on the face

Grate a little raw pumpkin on a medium grater. Put the chopped vegetable on the cheesecloth, cover the top with another layer of the same material. Place the mask on your face. It can be used for any type of skin.

3. Honey

Honey can help in the fight against acne, eczema and psoriasis, as it accelerates the healing of the skin and soothes inflammation. Raw honey is also a mild exfoliator that helps remove dry skin.

Honey

Honey peeling

Ideal for flaky skin. Perfectly nourishes and brightens. And bran and coffee help speed up cell regeneration.

Attention! There are contraindications – allergies to food, inflammatory processes (open acne and wounds), bright rosacea.

Melt 2 tablespoons of honey in a water bath, let cool to room temperature, add 1 tablespoon of wheat bran/coffee (for dark skin) and the juice of ½ lemon. Apply the still warm mixture to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.

Then you need to massage your fingers with light patting movements – this will help “pull” all the dirt out of the pores. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

How to use: Simply apply honey to your face and rinse immediately if you want to use it as a cleanser, or leave it on for 15-20 minutes as a mask.

 

4. Turmeric

There are many effective ways to introduce this asset into everyday skin care. But before you talk about them, it is worth mentioning the different types of turmeric, one of which is more suitable for applying to the skin, and the other for eating.

For the preparation of food and drinks, food turmeric is used – the same one that can be found in any grocery store. However, when applied to the skin, this type of turmeric stains it. Therefore, many of those who use turmeric for external use prefer the so – called turmeric kasturi-but this spice can not be used in food, and it is more difficult to find it on sale.

How to use: Mix one part turmeric with four parts honey and apply the mixture to your face. Do not forget that turmeric leaves stains, so first put on old clothes and use a towel to wash off the mask, which is not a pity to get dirty.

turmeric

 Mask

Masks with turmeric from two ingredients are very easy to prepare. We recommend using yogurt as a base: The yogurt-based turmeric face mask has a pleasant texture and a comfortable consistency. In addition, yogurt is rich in probiotics, which help restore the skin’s microbiome. To prepare such a mask, add to the yogurt from ⅛ to ½ teaspoon of turmeric. Apply an even layer on the face, leave for 10-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Remember that after the mask, you need to apply a cream or oil to ” prevent it from drying out.

Acne remedy

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to soften the manifestations of rashes, especially red and inflamed ones. The best thing about this remedy is that it is easy to prepare it. You can choose a convenient option for yourself. As a base, you can use yogurt (the beneficial bacteria contained in it help to fight the harmful ones that cause the appearance of pimples).

Aloe has soothing and moisturizing properties, preventing peeling of the skin. Apple cider vinegar is a remedy for acne due to the content of natural alpha-hydroxy acids. To prepare this remedy, simply add turmeric powder to the selected base, mix and apply spot – on to the rashes. Leave on for about 15 minutes, rinse off and finish the usual skin care procedures.

Safety precautions

Always before using a new product, whether it is purchased cosmetics or prepared yourself, make a skin allergy test. Sometimes, when applied externally, an unexpected reaction occurs, especially in owners of sensitive skin.

Finally, the bright orange color of turmeric can not be ignored, which undoubtedly makes the masks of it brighter and more beautiful, but turmeric is also notorious for its ability to leave difficult-to-remove stains (on clothes and on the skin).

To avoid coloring your face orange, use this spice in small amounts to experiment with homemade remedies. Or you can find the aforementioned turmeric kasturi, the use of which completely eliminates the possibility of such problems.

Therefore, a mild oil-based cleanser will completely cope with the removal of pigment, even if you have to wash your face a couple of times in a row. Even if you do not wash it off on purpose, over time, the sebum of the skin will remove the pigment.

Turmeric is a soothing and anti-inflammatory miracle remedy that will perfectly fit into any skin care program.

5. How to take care of the skin of the face with the help of cereals. Natural Cosmetics: 5 affordable foods for healthy skin.

If your skin needs additional gentle care, try using natural grain-based products!

When ground into a fine powder, grains such as rice, oats, quinoa, and millet produce mild cleansers that make the skin extremely smooth. In addition, the gentle exfoliating action of the cleansing grains can help get rid of dead cells and restore the skin’s radiance.

Grains, which are rich in antioxidants, can also help keep the skin clean and supple. For example, oats can improve the overall condition of the skin and help fight inflammation, which is the main cause of acne and sagging skin.

To clean the skin with the help of cereals should not be resorted to more than once or twice a week. Be careful, as too much exfoliation can lead to the removal of oils in the surface of the skin to such an extent that your skin becomes dry and irritated.

One of the reasons to use grains for skin cleansing: they are an environmentally friendly alternative to scrubs, which can include plastic microbeads that enter waterways through the drain.

oatmeal chlots

Oats. Oats have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Due to the fact that oats contain a large amount of vitamin E, antioxidants and ferulic acid, it can help in the treatment of various skin diseases.

How to use: If you suffer from itchy and dry skin, try adding a cup of oats to your bath. From oats, you can make a face mask: mix equal parts of oats and water in a blender, add a little honey and apply the resulting mixture with massaging movements on the face. You can also grind dry oats to get oatmeal and use it as a gentle exfoliator for the skin.

And here is a recipe for a very simple oatmeal scrub!

Mix 2 tsp ground oats, 1 tsp wheat germ or cornmeal, and 2 tsp water or chilled chamomile tea. Apply the scrub to your face and massage, then rinse with warm water and gently wipe your face with a towel.

Once a week, you can do a soft scrub:

Oatmeal 1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon
Salt of the smallest grinding 1 teaspoon
Mix until smooth, gently massage the face, rinse with warm water.

Cleansing or washing your face

I recommend to try oat flakes of fast cooking

Take a teaspoon of flakes, moisten with warm water, apply to the face, make a light self-massage along the massage lines, rinse.

An excellent alternative for washing can be a gentle hydrophilic oil, without mineral components.

Enjoy the health of your skin at any time of the year!

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