If you ask an expensive dermatologist, they’ll probably tell you paying a lot of money for a good facial scrub is the only way to go. Not that the expensive scrub isn’t good, but so is mixing honey with some sugar, and you can do it on your own for a fragment of the cost.
It’s not all about saving money, though that is an amazing benefit. It gives you some quality me-time, and another fun fact you can share with your friends.
That’s right, it’s time to repurpose those items you use on a daily basis.
Sometimes, the best things for a quick beauty treatment can be found… in your kitchen!
Lemons for blackheads
Don’t like blackheads? Join the club! A nice, juicy lemon can help you get rid of them. Take a lemon and slice it in half. Rub the juice all over your face and wait five minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Lemons have antibacterial properties, so they’re perfect as a blackhead remedy.
Banana for skin care
A banana are one fruit you’ll probably find in any kitchen, and surprisingly enough, it can actually do a lot of good for your skin… without having to eat it! By mashing a ripe banana and gently rubbing it into your skin you’ll get a healthy, hydrated glow. Rich with potassium, moisture and vitamins E and C, bananas can do wonders promoting clear skin.
Yoghurt for dry skin
Here’s a quick recipe for your dry face: Mix 2 tbsp of plain yoghurt with 2 tbsp of honey. Apply to a clean, slightly damp face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water for soft supple skin. The honey in the mixture can help reduce inflammation in blemishes.
Salt scrub for your entire body
Dead skin cells and rough skin are never in style, and with a bit of salt, you’ll have nothing but wonderfully smooth skin. Mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 1/2 cup of sea salt, 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of coconut oil into a paste. Apply on damp skin, scrubbing in circular motions and rinse with warm water. Lemon works as a natural disinfectant and the scrub will open up and cleanse clogged pores.
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Coconut oil for your makeup
Removing eye-makeup can be a hassle, especially if you have stubborn bits of mascara stuck in your lashes. Warm a small amount of coconut oil between your fingers and massage it into lashes and around the eyes to gently cleanse it out.
Water for your overall wellness
Do you want to hear a secret? Water is your ultimate wellness weapon! Since it’s so easily available this might be hard to believe, but staying well hydrated throughout your day will improve your hair, your skin and even your nails. Most people struggle with drinking enough water, our busy days and hectic schedules can sometimes leave us realizing we haven’t been drinking water once it’s already too late to make up for it. There's also that eternal question: how much water should you be drinking? Those are just some of many reasons why we created Spring, our smart water bottle. Spring will calculate your ideal water intake needs as well as keep track if every sip and send you reminders to stay regularly hydrated. Many users have already reported improving their hydration, and enjoying the benefits!
There’s a surprising amount of them right? Who would have thought these items you encounter often in life can be repurposed as the perfect skin treatment.
We hope you managed to find some useful advice on this list! If you try out one (or a few!) let us know how you liked it in the comments below.