7 Beauty Products That Can Be Found in Your Kitchen
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) With all of the irresistible ads on television these days, it's hard to tame your desire to buy all of the products on the market. Who doesn't want the great-smelling shampoo, or the face wash that claims to stomp out the most zits? It all sounds perfect, until you realize that you're paying for a product with 20 different ingredients, maybe half of which are actually pronounceable. Aside from the fact that our skin is permeable and shouldn't be subjected to chemicals, why pay good money for a factory-made item when you probably have something in your home that will work just as well? Here is a group of seven body care items that are inexpensive, chemical-free and most likely already in your home.
What most people use it for: Sweetening tea and other food items, and treating colds and sinus congestion.
What it can ALSO do: Cleanse and nourish your skin! Contrary to popular belief, honey can be used for so much more than just sweetening a cup of tea. It is filled with skin-loving nutrients, and it is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. Some choose to wash their face with honey, while others choose to combine it with a nourishing oil, like olive or jojoba, and use it as a mask. When using honey on your skin, manuka honey is the best type to buy. It is a type of honey that is native to New Zealand, and it naturally contains higher levels of antibacterial and antibiotic properties that most other types of honey. The downside of purchasing manuka honey is that, with the increase in benefits comes an increase in price. The second best, and drastically less expensive, type of honey is organic, wild honey. It doesn't take a lot to cover the face with a thin layer, so one jar can last for a few months. After use, your skin will feel softer and smoother, and you will notice a decrease in inflammation within just a few hours.
2. & 3. Olive Oil and Castor Oil
What most people use them for: Olive oil is widely used for an array of cooking techniques. Castor oil is known to be used to assist in digestive issues and detoxification.
What they can ALSO do:
Cleanse your face! Commonly known as the "oil cleansing method," olive oil and castor oil are two of the most popular, and most commonly available, oils used together in this cleansing process. The olive oil acts as the primary moisturizer, soothing and softening the skin. The castor oil acts as a moisturizer as well, but its antimicrobial properties make it function primarily as a cleanser. Using harsh face washes can cause our skin to create excess oil, or sebum, causing our pores to become clogged and our skin to act out. Using nourishing, antibacterial oils to cleanse our natural facial oils decreases inflammation, soothes skin and saves a ton of money.