This naturally available ingredient is great for skin. Sea salt’s gentle abrasive properties make it a good organic exfoliant, especially for those with dry skin. Combine a cup of sea salt and glycerin to create a paste. Rub the paste over your body with your hands or a sponge, and then rinse off.
The fruit contains the enzyme papain, which dissolves old, dead skin cells without harming the younger, live cells beneath. Sounds magical? It’s also believed that the enzyme can help heal skin and cause lines and dark age spots to vanish. Opt for young papayas, those that are more green in colour for your skin care regimen.
This milk-based food can do wonders for your complexion. Yoghurt contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid but at a concentration so mild it’s gentle enough to use on any skin type. It hydrates and exfoliates, has skin-smoothening and soothing benefits. Use plain yoghurt as a facial, leave on for about 20 minutes, then rinse.
This ingredient has long been known to have skin boosting properties. Unprocessed honey is a good topical antiseptic and has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits. It also helps the skin protect and repair itself. It can be used to create a natural exfoliating scrub to reveal fresh, smooth skin by gently removing dead skin cells. Its humectant qualities means that it attracts moisture to your skin avoiding dryness.
This commonly eaten breakfast food works as a good natural exfoliant with anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a moisturiser too. Finely ground one cup of oatmeal in a blender. Then mix with one cup of plain yoghurt and two tablespoons of honey in a small bowl. Apply the paste on your face for 15 minutes, and rinse off with warm water.