Healthy, well-groomed skin is often the first step to wellness. While physical appearance is not everything, it is essential to feel good about yourself. Pimples, pustules, brown spots, warts, moles – all factors that can damage our dermis. To remedy this, we offer 8 recipes based on natural ingredients.
Among the external factors that come into contact with the skin, the sun is often considered the skin’s main enemy. Because UV rays can leave visible traces on the epidermis, excessive exposure favors the appearance of spots, wrinkles, and pimples.
To keep skin clear and free of imperfections, many people use expensive cosmetics. Relying on their high cost, combined with a guarantee of their effectiveness, they end up multiplying treatments, increasing their skin’s exposure to a plethora of chemical products.
However, they often forget that these cosmetics, before being overloaded with artificial ingredients, are usually the result of using natural ingredients.
So, for a healthier approach, we explain through 8 home care products how to make the most of Mother Nature’s riches.
1- Castor oil and baking soda :
Rich in essential nutrients and fatty acids, castor oil has antibacterial and lightening properties that allow it to fight acne, brown spots, and wrinkles. As for baking soda, it is a natural exfoliant that erases dead cells for smoother skin.
In a small container, mix castor oil and baking soda in equal parts. Apply the resulting texture to the affected area, cover with a compress, and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
2-Apple cider vinegar :
Antiseptic and antibacterial, apple cider vinegar is widely used daily. It fights acne, reduces inflammation, and facilitates the elimination of warts.
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place it on a wart. Hold it in place with a bandage during the night and remove it when you wake up. Thanks to its corrosive effect, the acid will promote the disappearance of the excrescence…
Rich in sulfur, garlic maintains the natural pigmentation of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen. Apply a small amount of Vaseline to the affected area, add freshly crushed garlic and cover with sterile gauze. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with clear water.
Known for its healing, purifying, and anti-inflammatory properties, honey is a natural remedy to soften and moisturize the skin while preventing skin aging.
To enjoy its benefits, simply apply a thin layer to the area to be treated. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse.
According to the dermatologist Nina Roos, the sap from figs and fig stems contains an acid with a stripping action.
By applying it on a wart, it can overcome the excrescence. However, the specialist would like to point out that this grandmother’s trick can take time to reveal its effectiveness.
Thanks to its acids and vitamin C content, lemon stimulates the production of collagen to fight against wrinkles and promotes the reduction of brown spots.
Rub a few slices of lemon on your skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Exposure to the sun is contraindicated before rinsing thoroughly.
7- Aloe vera:
Beyond its antioxidant and soothing virtues for the skin, Aloe vera promotes healing, reduces wrinkles, exfoliates dead cells, and reduces the appearance of brown spots.
Apply the gel to the skin area and leave on for 20 minutes. Then cleanse your skin with clear water.
A natural anti-inflammatory, onion promotes healing thanks to its ability to stimulate collagen production.
In a bowl, grate a fresh onion. Apply the texture to your skin, leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Before using natural remedies, consult your dermatologist to assess the condition of your skin.
It is contraindicated to expose yourself to the sun when applying lemon to the skin.