Natural Beauty From Your Kitchen Cupboard

Sponsored Post¦ When you go shopping for beauty products, there is such a wide variety of choice. Some of these products cost the earth. When you have problematic skin, it can be tempted to fork out for them, thinking that more expensive products will give you the youthful complexion of your dreams. However, sometimes it’s better to keep things as natural as possible. You can often get amazing results from things you already have in your kitchen cupboard, such as olive oil! Of course, this is far more affordable too. Let’s take a look at what to use and how:

Olive Oil

Use olive oil on the skin to reduce signs of aging, boost collagen and fight oxidative stress. Sophia Loren and many other celebrities with gorgeous skin use olive oil. If Sophia Loren looks that good at 87, I’ve definitely got to begin using olive oil.

It is so versatile as a beauty product! You can put 5 tablespoons in the bath for a moisturising soak or rub it on your skin post-shower to moisturise. You can also use it as a cleanser by massaging it into your face and leaving it for a couple of minutes before gently wiping it off with water.

Did you know that olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties? This makes it perfect for those of us struggling with acne!

Olive Oil

Banana

Bananas are fantastic for nourishing the skin. This is thanks to their high content of vitamins A, B, E, and potassium. I’ve been using them for face masks for years and love how soft my skin feels afterwards. Simply mash them up well, apply it to your face and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing.

Even the peel is great for your skin! If you have dry skin on your knees or elbows, rubbing the peel on them will help to moisturise them. Rubbing the peel on your face can help to calm a breakout, treat sun damage and minimise pores!

Banana

Rolled Oats

Rolled oats contain protein, Omega 6 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins and minerals. It’s no wonder, then, that they can do amazing things for your skin. Rolled oats have a calming effect on the skin that can help acne. They also help to retain all-important moisture in the skin, helping dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Try mixing them with honey and/or yogurt for a nourishing face mask. If you’re acne prone, mix two tablespoons of rolled oats with a little bicarbonate of sofa and enough water to make a paste in a blender or food processor. Apply it to your face and neck, leaving it on for 10 minutes before gently rinsing.

Avocado

Avocado is rich in antioxidants, Omega 3, Omega 6 and vitamins C, E and K. This superfood is therefore super-effective for anti-aging and hydration when it comes to skincare.

Mash the flesh of an avocado with a little lemon juice and add a little yogurt if you wish. Apply to your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing. You will be able to feel some of the effects instantly, as your skin will feel so happy and hydrated!

Avocado

Honey

Honey is one of the best moisturisers you can use for your skin! It is high in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. These properties help to soothe irritation and redness, absorb and lock in moisture, prevent and fight acne, clean the skin and repair damaged cells. Wow!

Simply apply honey to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse. Alternatively, mix it with some avocado , banana or oats for a mask with double the benefits!

Honey

Yogurt

Last, but certainly not least, is yogurt. Yogurt is full of probiotics and lactic acid. This is beneficial for the skin, as it reduces inflammation and redness as well as hydrating and gently exfoliating.

Just rub some yogurt into your skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Once you’ve rinsed it off, you’ll be amazed how soft your skin feels.

I’m definitely feeling inspired to rely on these staple food items more in my skin care routine. They’re a fraction of the cost of shop-bought beauty products and completely natural too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Morocco Gold for which I have received compensation. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own. 

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