6 effective at-home skin care remedies
The pantry isn’t only useful come snack time – chances are, it’s bursting with the very best DIY skin care ingredients.
We’ve rounded up six effective at-home remedies worth trying.
INGREDIENTS: Aspirin and honey
GOOD FOR: Reducing irritation and inflammation from acne
Method: Using a cotton pad, smooth toner over your skin to open your pores. In a bowl, crush an aspirin and a splash of toner and mix into a thick paste. Apply the paste to acne spots and leave for five minutes. Wash off the paste and dab some honey on the spots, then rinse the honey off after 10 minutes.
INGREDIENTS: Apple cider vinegar and onion
GOOD FOR: Fading dark spots
Method: Finely chop an onion and extract the juice by pressing it through a strainer with a spoon. Mix one part onion juice with one part apple cider vinegar, then apply the mixture to dark spots using a cotton pad. Rinse off after 30 minutes. Repeat once a day for six weeks to start seeing results.
INGREDIENTS: Tomato and honey
GOOD FOR: Brightening and moisturising overnight
Method: Finely chop one slice of tomato and mix it with a dollop of honey until a thick paste forms. Smooth it over your face before going to bed, and rinse off in the morning.
INGREDIENTS: Egg whites and witch hazel
GOOD FOR: Reducing puffy eyes
Method: Beat egg whites and witch hazel until stiff. Use a kitchen brush to apply egg whites to the puffy eye area and leave to dry for 15 minutes, then wipe it off with a damp face cloth. Rinse your skin to finish.
INGREDIENTS: Baking soda
GOOD FOR: Balancing skin’s pH levels and ridding oily skin of blackheads
Method: Place a teaspoon of baking soda in the palm of your hand and add a splash of water. Mix into a paste, massage it into your skin and rinse off with warm water.
INGREDIENTS: Lemon and sugar
GOOD FOR: Ditching dirt and bacteria from pores and brightening skin
Method: Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle sugar on one of the exposed halves. Each night, gently massage the lemon half over your face using circular motions. This will work to get rid of dead skin cells.
What are your at-home skin care remedies? Will you be trying any of these tricks?