While everyone loves a good DIY project or homemade recipe, things can get a little tricky when it comes to skincare — while one friend swears an avocado mask does wonders for her face, another says it makes her break out. But there’s a simple solution to using your kitchen pantry and fridge when it comes to caring for your complexion; read on to see which pick is best for your skin concerns.
If your skin’s in need of a deep cleaning but a harsh physical scrub isn’t right for you (acne sufferers can cause more harm than good with a rough scrub), reach for some plain yogurt. Lactic acid, found in yogurt, is a super gentle enzyme that eats away dead skin cells. Renewing a fresh complexion for even the most delicate skin types, this is a safe and effective go-to.
When pores are in need of a good tightening, whip up an egg mask. The egg whites deep clean and instantly tighten pores, while egg yolks are bursting with vitamins to nourish skin. Separate to spot treat specific areas of the face, or blend together for an all over mask.
Acne scars are one of the worst parts of suffering from blemishes; even after the offending spot is gone, a dark mark can last for months. Help lighten and brighten the skin with a little lemon by mixing a few drops of juice into some filtered water. Invigorating and softening, lemon helps battle blackheads, too.
Oats are a wonderful and natural way to moisturize skin. Full of B Vitamins, this breakfast favourite makes a perfect mask. Oatmeal is a humectant, which means it helps skin retain moisture, meaning even after removal, skin will stay hydrated and glowing.
When blemishes flare up, they can cause discomfort and redness. A high quality and natural honey is packed with calming anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe skin, and also has the added bonus of brimming with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to help treat and prevent further breakouts.
Although these tasty home ingredients are a great addition to a skincare regime, keeping acne at bay is key. By incorporating some of these ingredients and treatments while taking Skin B5’s Acne Control Caplets, skin will stay clear, smooth and hydrated. By supporting skin health and renewal, the Acne Control Caplets help to heal and reveal perfect, glowing skin.
Aimée Wice is a beauty junkie, fashion fanatic, health and fitness freak and travel lover currently living in love with her better half in Sydney. She has contributed to print and digital publications such as FASHION, Fitness First, Sporteluxe, Style Nest UK, Women’s Health Australia, The Beauty Insider, whimn.com.au, The Huffington Post’s Blog, BEAUTY/Crew, Best Health Magazine, The Lifestyle Edit, Elite Daily, Esprit Magazine, ELLE Canada, nine.com.au, and Glow, to name a few.