Did you know that the ancient Romans and Greeks used crocodile dung and mixed it with mud to create the perfect skincare mask for anti-aging? Did you also know that in Japan, there’s also this thing called Geisha facials, where they use bird droppings mixed with rice bran and water to achieve a youthful and healthy skin?
Since ancient times, skincare has always been a thing and grew popular among those who want to delay the effects of aging and achieve a natural glow. In today's setting, with the advancements in technology and development of certain chemicals, different companies all over the world focus on creating the perfect skincare products that cater to different skin types.
With today’s growing trend of self-love in terms of taking care of the skin and body, more and more people are inclined towards purchasing these skincare products. But not everyone has the budget to do so. As these latest skincare products are made with different chemicals and have undergone different stages of production, the price range can get a bit overwhelming.
But do not fret! Because this article might be the perfect guide for you in creating your own natural skincare products with ingredients that can be found inside your home. With a few tips and tricks from us, you can be on your way to that perfect, smooth, naturally glowing skin.
Apply 1-2 tbsp of honey directly to the face
Honey is one of nature’s biggest blessings to mankind. Not only does it help in creating the sweetest edibles but can also be used as a facial mask for hydrating and moisturizing. With its antibacterial properties, it can be the perfect remedy for acne, blemishes, and even eczema. It speeds up your cell’s healing processes and reduces inflammation. It is also a natural exfoliator, which means it can take off dry, dull skin and reveal new skin cells underneath.
Note that the honey you use in this skincare routine should be unpasteurized and raw. It’s vital that the honey you use still contains its healthy bacteria to be effective. This will activate your immune system and help with inflammation and redness as well as blemishes.
- Fill a pot with fresh rose petals and cover them with distilled water. The water should only just cover the rose petals. Too much water and your rose oil will be very diluted.
- Cover the pot, turn heat to low, and slowly bring it to a boil.
- Turn off heat, keep cover on, and let the water come to room temperature.
- Once at room temperature, strain out petals and pour into a clean, sanitized bottle.
- Use it as face mist for hydration all day.
Roses are commonly known as a symbol of love or admiration for another person. But did you know that roses can also be used as a natural skincare product to treat acne and moisturize the skin? So if you just received a new set of bouquet of roses, thank the person who gave it to you because not only are you appreciated but you are now provided with a natural ingredient to achieve a moisturized skin.
One of its greatest benefits to the skin is its strong anti-inflammatory properties. It can help you soothe any irritation on your skin as well as keep it hydrated all day long. Rose petals also contain a number of powerful antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage. One study found that these antioxidants had potential lipid peroxidation inhibitory effects. This provides powerful cell protection as a result.
- Crush a ripe banana and apply it as a face mask at night.
- Let it sit for about 20-30mins then rinse off with water.
Not only is this natural ingredient a good light snack rich in vitamins and potassium, but it can also be the perfect facial mask to hydrate and give moisture to dry and dull skins. Bananas not only sustain your body’s needs for potassium, but it can also smoothen and soften your skin.
Potassium can hydrate and give moisture to dry and dull skin, and the vitamin B you can procure from bananas can protect you against premature aging. For acne-prone skin, you can try mixing it with honey since honey has antibacterial properties that can help prevent further skin breakout.
Egg whites and lemons
- Combine 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Apply it to your face and leave it on until the mask dries.
- Remove with warm water and pat-dry.
Egg whites and lemons are a folk remedy for oily skin. Both ingredients are believed to tighten pores. The acid in lemons and other citrus fruits may help in absorbing the oil. According to a study, lemons have antibacterial abilities that can help reduce acne. However, this remedy is not recommended for those with egg allergies.
- Mash half cup of overripe papaya.
- Add 1 tbsp milk and 1 tbsp honey.
- Apply it on your face and neck.
- Keep it for 20 minutes.
- Rinse with cold water.
- Use this mask twice a week.
Finding the right skincare routine can be tough and challenging since everybody has different skin types. Our bodies tend to react differently to certain ingredients, and one cannot assume that if a product is effective for others then it will also work for you. That is why we have to be careful when building our own skincare routine.
You have to be aware of what your skin type is in order to know what ingredients are best for you. Sticking to natural ingredients is always a good way to go since it is more budget-friendly and guarantees no added chemicals since we are the ones who made it in the first place. And one must always remember that when your skin reacts negatively to certain skincare products, stop applying them to your face immediately and consult your local dermatologist.
How Garmin can help you take care of your skin
Applying these skincare products on a daily basis is a surefire way to achieve that dream glowy look. But as you stay committed to these routines, one helpful tip to achieve your best looking self is of course a daily dose of exercise. Pairing up a good workout plan with these natural ingredients for skincare will have positive effects on your body, inside and out.
The Garmin Lily, a petite, fashionable smartwatch that keeps track of your important health stats believes that beauty comes from within. When you practice a healthy workout on a daily basis, your body will naturally exhibit the glow from within. With its all-day health monitoring from heart rates, blood oxygen, and respiratory rate to other key data, you are well equipped to take this beauty challenge to the next level.
So stay confident whatever your day throws at you. Track every moment with the Lily smartwatch, and together with Garmin, make your beauty and fitness goals happen today!