Nature has a wealth of skin healing and improving benefits that are often overlooked in today’s chemical-based skin care products.
Here are the 5 best natural skin care ingredients out there, and how they can help your skin
Honey helps to protect skin from the damage due to its natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties. It helps to restore and revitalize run-down skin, to leave it feeling refreshed, smooth and soft.
Honey can even absorb impurities in pores, literally sucking the dirt out! It is ideal for cleansing and moisturizing the skin to leave it feeling both silky and rejuvenated, plus it will leave it smelling great too.
This ingredient is used widely in products within the market today not only for skin care but also for hair care. This is an excellent ingredient and can be used along with other ingredients to create a natural cleansing face mask for your skin.
Try this recipe for a homemade honey face mask:
- Mix a tablespoon of honey with four tablespoons of olive oil and one teaspoon of sea salt.
- Rub the solution gently onto your face in a circular motion to let the salt exfoliate away dead skin cells
- Leave it for approximately 15 minutes
- Rinse off thoroughly
Jojoba is a botanical extract from seeds of the jojoba tree. It contains a high level of minerals and other nutrients such as Vitamin E.
Jojoba oil has many advantages including being a great moisturizer and anti-aging ingredients, plus it is excellent for treating acne problems as it does not clog up pores and can help prevent the skin from becoming too oily.
Cucumber is one the best natural skin care ingredients that are used to reduce puffiness and dark circles beneath the eyes – hence that stereotypical image of a woman using a face mask with cucumber over her eyes!
It is not just for the picture though, it really works. Cucumber extract can also be used to make a creamy facial mask to leave your skin feeling soft and invigorated.
Try this recipe for a homemade cucumber face mask:
- Mix blended cucumber with parsley and yogurt
- Apply a thick layer on your face
- Leave it for approximately 20 minutes
- Rinse off with water
4. Olive Oil
Olive oil, made from crushed olives, is used to protect and tone skin thanks to the antioxidants and Vitamin E which it contains.
Olive oil is used in numerous cosmetics, soaps, and shampoos within the market today, and for good reason too – it nourishes dry, worn out skin to leave it soft, smooth and plump.
You can make a homemade olive oil body scrub by mixing it with salt and sugar. Apply this straight to a warm bath or shower when your pores are open so that it can really soak in, for a wonderfully soft skin.
Additionally, olive oil can be rubbed onto your hands and feet for a smooth and soft skin.
This is a cheap and easy way to care for your skin without the use of harmful chemicals which are often found in many natural skin care products on the high street.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera ingredient has a wide range of benefits to the skin as it has both soothing and healing properties. It is often used as an after sun ingredient for skin that has been burnt, to soothe and calm inflamed skin.
As well as this it is a great moisturizer and will help to nourish and restore your skin to a healthy state. It is rich in amino acids and minerals and is a very popular ingredient found in many natural skin care products on the market including cleansing gels and creams.>