The facial treatment routine we do is cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing.
Some already have a skincare product regimen, but what if you emptied your bottles, the store run out of stock, and you still have to wait for your order to arrive?
Some want to go organic, and there are ingredients in our kitchen that we can use for facial treatment. Not only it’s natural, but it’s quick to do, too.
A once or twice a week facial treatment exfoliation is good for the skin.
Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid that encourages cell turnover to create a younger-looking complexion.
Wet your face and massage a tinge of sugar all over your face. Or you can mix with olive oil and glide it on your face.
2. Sea Salt
Crushed the salt and scrub it on your face. Sea salt contains minerals that reduce inflammation and flush away toxins.
The same with sugar, mix it with olive oil to exfoliate and, at the same time, moisturize the skin.
Use salt scrub once in a while as it can dry the skin. Scrubbing with salt is not advisable for people with sensitive skin.
3. Coffee Grounds
Coffee grounds are also an excellent facial scrub to remove dead skin cells.
Mix coffee grounds with a little bit of water or olive oil or honey and scrub them with your hands directly onto your face.
A paste of coffee ground can also be dabbed under the eyes to reduce puffiness.
4. Baking soda
Baking soda is an excellent mild scrubber for the face. Make a small paste with water and start exfoliating.
Others make a paste of baking soda to use as a facial mask treatment leaving it for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.
Eye Bags Depuffer
Cucumber has long been used as a beauty treatment for the eyes. Aside from the coffee ground paste mentioned above, tea bags can also be used to reduce eye bags.
You can put these on the eyes while relaxing with a facial mask.
Cucumber hydrates and refreshes the eyes. It has vitamin C and caffeic acid that help in reducing inflamed skin while silica firms sagging skin.
2. Tea Bags
Tea tannins help in reducing eye puffiness.
Put used tea bags in the refrigerator before putting it on your eye bags to get that cooling feel. Leave it for 5-10 minutes.
Pamper yourself with a facial mask treatment at least once a week to aid in maintaining smooth and blemish-free skin.
Oatmeal can soothe the skin and reduce inflammation. It absorbs oil. Therefore, it is recommended for those with oily skin. It also serves as a mild scrubber while washing it off with warm water.
You can mix oatmeal with honey or yogurt for a richer texture.
2. Egg white
You can separate the egg white from the yolk to use it as a mask. Or, if you are going to crack and cook an egg, get the remaining white enzymes in the shell and spread it on your face. Let it dry for at least 10 minutes and rinse your face.
Egg white is good for oily skin. It helps tighten skin pores.
Soak cotton with milk and dab it on your face and leave it to dry before rinsing your face.
The lactic acid, protein, and vitamin A in milk nurture the turn-over of new skin cells. Vitamin D and other minerals combat free radicals to prevent early skin aging and boost collagen production.
Milk can also be used as a skin cleanser.
Leave yogurt on the face for 10-15 minutes then rinse off. As it is a by-product of milk, it contains alpha hydroxy acid that helps in removing dead skin cells. It aids in moisturizing the skin and preventing premature aging.
Mayonnaise is a creamy mask as it already contains soybean oil, egg white, and vinegar. It is suitable for people with dry skin.
Leave it on the face for 10-15 minutes then wash it off with warm water.
Honey contains natural antibiotics that help in healing skin problems.
Leave it on the face for 15-30 minutes then rinse off with warm water. It makes your skin feel taut and firm afterward.
Before going to the final step of facial treatment. Get this kitchen ingredient and dab some on your face to tone the skin.
Tea is also recommended as an excellent skin toner. Its antioxidant properties catechins and polyphenols are known to fight acne and aging. It also helps in soothing and cooling the skin.
Apple cider vinegar has alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid that helps in acne treatment and balancing skin pH.
With a ratio of 1:2, mix one teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar to 2 teaspoons of water. Dab it on your face with a cotton ball just like regular toner. Use it once a day to avoid drying the skin. Stop using it if redness occurs.
Organic products have a short shelf life, so make sure it does not last longer than one month.
Make a simple lemon toner with a few drops of lemon juice in a 6-oz. Distilled water. Put the mixture in a resealable bottle.
Citric acid and vitamin C of lemon helps lighten blemishes and keeps oily skin at bay. Use lemon as toner only a few times a week as it may dry the skin.
After going through several steps of a beauty regimen. Time to finish off the facial treatment with a moisturizer to keep the face hydrated for hours.
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil has an antioxidant that fights free radicals and prevents premature aging. Massage a few drops of oil on the face and neck with upward strokes.
2. Grapeseed oil
Grapeseed oil is extracted from crushed grape seeds. It can be a light moisturizer and can be easily absorbed by the skin. It is recommended for oily skin.
This oil contains high linoleic acid that can reduce clogged pores and can help in healing acne.