Many of us can attest to the experience of strolling down a skincare aisle trying to resist the temptation of products that promise soft, even skin, plump lips, and an all-around dewy glow. The pretty packaging and creative descriptions call your name until you're standing at the register ready to dole out half of your last paycheck on a gold-infused eye cream that promises you will "literally" wake up sparkling.
If you're trying to save space, money, or move away from unnatural, processed ingredients, you might find your new favorite skincare product in one of the more unexpected places: your kitchen. There are plenty of ingredients you probably already have around that you can experiment with before you drop too much money at Sephora — and chances are these pantry-sourced beauty hacks will be much cheaper.
Everyone's skin is different, so always be careful before trying out new products, even natural ones like these. Conduct a patch test or reach out to a dermatologist if you are concerned about whether or not a product is right for you.
Kitchen Items Transformed into Skin Care Uses
- Moisturize and gently remove makeup with coconut oil
You've probably heard its praises sung before — and for good reason. While some find coconut oil most useful for cooking, I've retired my jar from the kitchen. Coconut oil is not only a great moisturizing hair mask, but it's also antibacterial and anti-fungal, which makes it safe and healthy for use on skin.
It makes for an amazingly gentle eye makeup remover that literally melts any formula (even the sweat-proof kind) right off. And while rubbing coconut oil all over your body might seem strange, I've never woken up with smoother skin. Just be sure to apply it a few hours before bed or when you have a lot of free time to spare so the oil actually has time to soak in.
- Make an energizing body scrub with coffee grounds
If you rely on coffee for a jolt of energy throughout the day, you should think about incorporating it into your skincare routine. The texture of ground coffee is great for sloughing off dead skin, and it's been reported that the caffeine itself stimulates fat degradation which can help the appearance of cellulite. Mix coffee grounds with coconut oil for a moisturizing body scrub that will leave you smelling like your favorite latte.
- Fight redness and irritation with the anti-inflammatory powers of turmeric
It seems that turmeric is popping up everywhere in beverages, sauces, even face masks (though this is actually an ages-old trick). The spice is revered for its anti-inflammatory properties, so it only makes sense that it would do the same when placed atop your skin. Mix turmeric and raw honey into a soothing face mask when your skin is feeling a little agitated and red. The spice can stain things pretty easily, so be mindful of your surroundings when making this concoction.
- Soothe itchy, irritated skin with rolled oats
A warm bowl of oatmeal can soothe the soul, but it can also soothe the skin. Oatmeal is commonly used to help lessen the irritation caused by skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or just dry skin. To feel the effects, grind regular rolled oats into a fine powder. Then you can mix it with water, yogurt, or whatever other ingredients you'd like to make a seriously soothing paste.
- Moisturize, regenerate, and fade scars with raw honey
Manuka honey is a type of raw honey that's full of live enzymes and vitamins. It tastes great in your tea, but can also be used for a variety of functions on your skin. For hydration, use it in a mask. You can even mix it with fresh lemon juice for a treatment to fade dark spots. Make sure you buy raw honey, as regular honey loses most of its beneficial nutrients when it is heated and processed.
All of these natural ingredients tend to beg the biggest question: where can I find skin care products that have them for daily use?
Wild Naturals Skin Care
At Wild Naturals, we are adamant against anything synthetic, chemicalized, and fragranced. We know the downfall of those components in skin care and thus, created our line of various products for the face, body, and hair! Each product is proudly created without the addition of fragrances, dyes, petroleum, mineral oil, or parabens.
Most skin care brands use water as their first ingredient, we use organic aloe vera for its list of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. There’s shea butter, the all-time favorite for moisturizing and protecting the skin, then blue-green algae, which has almost every organic mineral in it. Coconut oil, hemp seed oil, and cehami flower extract all combine in our skin care products for the ultimate in rejuvenated and nourished skin! We also have each product pH balanced to the same level as your skin, so no irritation or drying will occur.
We thought through every detail to give you the greatest results that your skin with thank you for. Visit the Wild Naturals online store today and revel in the astonishing benefits of natural skin care!