Natural Skin Care

Over the years I found out that taking care of myself was not just about establishing a balanced relationship with food. It is also about taking care of every aspect of me. The inner and the outer.

At around 26, I realised how much chemicals I put on my body everyday. For instance the body butter I used; no matter how cheap or expensive it was, it was laden with chemicals. Ironically, the more I used it, the more I needed it. It gave me an instant gratification. My skin looked moisturized but it really wasn’t. From one day to the next, I went back to basics with coconut oil. Warm or cold weather, my skin loved coconut oil. Now, I only moisturise sometimes because my skin has been restored using coconut oil only.

From then on, I have been experimenting with other natural products for my hair and skin. I will share some of my favorite natural and homemade skin and hair care here.


FACE SCRUB: SEASALT & COCONUT OIL 

What do you need ?
  • 2 tbs of seasalt how-to-use-coconut-oil-for-hair-growth
  • 1 tbs of virgin coconut oil

What do you do with it ?

  • Mix it, then apply on your face
  • Srub scrub scrub your face gently
  • Rinse off with water and pat dry
  • Wipe the rest of the oil with cotton pads
  • Rinse  again and go
  • Moisturise, I use argan oil then go 🙂
Benefits ?
  • Seasalt : “Salt helps to cleanse pores deeply, balance oil production and thwart bacteria that can instigate breakouts and acne.” 
  • Coconut oil: ” It is naturally antibacterial and antifungal and it is an excellent moisturizer.”

FACE TONER: APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

What do you need ?apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • 1/2 or 1 cup of water

What do you do with it ?

  • Mix ACV + water in a cup
  • Soak a cotton pad with the mix
  • Apply to face
  • Leave it for 10 mins
  • Rinse your face and pat dry (or sometimes if the mix has more water and is more gentle I leave it on my face)

Benefits ?

  • ACV : “contains alpha hydroxy acids that will remove dead skin and reveal healthy and vibrant new skin.”It is also “great for curing acne because it returns the acidity to our skin and restores that acid mantle. It kills bacteria, removes excess dirt, oil and makeup and dissolves dead skin cells.”

FACE MASK : HONEY 

What do you need ?aromatic honey bath - bath salt and some sweet honey

  • 2 tbs of raw honey (make sure there are no added sugar)
  • A bowl of hot water

What do you do with it ?

  • Wash your face with luke warm water to open the pores
  • Boil water, pour it in a container and stand over it to allow the steam to open your pores
  • Slather the honey with clean hands on your face
  • Let it sit for 15-30 mins
  • Rinse your face again with cold water
  • Pat dry and go

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