They’re natural. They’re affordable. And chances are - they’re sitting on your shelves as we speak.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for a luxury skincare experience. And are unapologetically biased towards our own natural Neutriherbs products (you would be too.)
But if you’re at the end of the month and living off two minute noodles - we’ve found a few home remedies that actually work. They’re our best kept secret. And may put us out of business. But we care more about your glow than our cash flow.
Just don’t tell the whole world (please.)
So if you’re in the mood for a spa day with no money to spare - crank up Cindy Lauper, grab some cucumbers and settle in.
01. TurmericLooking tired and puffy? Turmeric is loaded with antioxidants to reduce inflammation. It’s a powerhouse for fighting acne and eczema. Not only is it sun-set yellow in colour, but it’s also a goldmine for glowing skin.
You can use turmeric in a multitude of different ways to treat your skin. But our favourite is an easy DIY mask.
All you need is
- Half a teaspoon turmeric
- A cup of chickpea flour
Mix the turmeric and flour together. And add just enough water to form a paste. Apply it to your face and wait for it to dry. After about ten minutes, rinse it off with cool water.
You may shock your neighbour if she comes around to ask for sugar. But trust us, your rejuvenated skin is totally worth it.
02. Coconut OilThis household necessity made its way to our pantries with the rise of keto. And we’re quickly learning that it’s much more than just a healthy fat.
Coconut oil is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. It’s a key ingredient to many of our Neutriherbs soaps. And a home remedy that’s definitely worth a try.
You can use it to remove make up or as a morning cleanser. Apply it at night to moisturize dry winter skin. Or add it to an exfoliating scrub or face wash.
It works like a charm for those with normal, combination and dry skin type. But should be avoided if your skin is already oily. In which case, our brightening facial cleanser is an affordable way to achieve the radiance you’re after.
03. MilkIf you’ve jumped aboard the oat milk train, you may actually have to nip to the store for this one. But it won’t cost you much.
The benefits of milk for skin are endless. The household staple is best used as a cleanser. It contains lactic acid to deeply cleanse pores. And will remove impurities without stripping away your natural oils. Say goodbye to acne without chasing away your natural glow.
The lactic acid is also known to brighten the skin. It removes unwanted dark patches. And is good for evening out your skin tone.
All you need is a cup of milk and a cotton pad. Dip the pad in the milk and gently wipe your face. Allow the milk to sit on your face for a few minutes. Then wash it off with water.
Lemons are rich in Vitamin C. Anybody that uses our Neutriherbs products will know that we can’t get enough of it. And neither can your skin.
Vitamin C naturally boosts collagen and prevents wrinkles by maintaining your skins’ elasticity. The sour fruit is also antibacterial and found in many cleaning agents. There’s a reason it’s used to wipe grease off of pots and pans. And it can do the same for your skin.
However, this acidic beast should be used cautiously. Make sure that you mix it with enough water (we recommend a 2:3 ratio.) And if you’re not into squeezing lemons, bottle lemon juice will work just as well. Dab a piece of cotton into the liquid and gently wipe your face. Pay close attention to how your skin reacts. And add more water if it starts to burn.
We couldn’t end this post without paying homage to the queen of home spa days - the humble cucumber. But is there any truth to the green rings that blind you to reality for a couple of minutes?
The answer is yes. And we can all breathe a sigh of relief.
Cucumbers have the same pH level as our skin. They help to restore the skin’s protective layer. And simultaneously keep it hydrated.
Two slices of cucumber on eyes will do the trick. But if you’re looking to optimize the benefits, we recommend putting the vegetable into a blender. Once it becomes juice, apply it to your face. Allow it to replenish the skin for as long as you like.
And let it glow!