Everyone wants to look young and have great looking skin and in the process of pursuing the beauty that we all crave, would spend money on expensive beauty products that claim to have certain effects on our skin. It's not wrong to do so, but if there's a much better way to achieve the same or even better results on our skin by just using ingredients found right in your own kitchen, it's easy to make and cost just a few dollars, wouldn't it be great?
For instance, common ingredients you can find in the kitchen like an egg white, one package unflavored gelatin, 2 tablespoons of peppermint leaves and 1/2 passion fruit be used to make a firming facial mask. Whip the egg white using a mixer until stiff peaks form, then continue to whip while gradually sprinkling in the unflavored gelatin. Finely mince the peppermint leaves, mash the 1/2 passion fruit and add both ingredients gradually to the egg white, whipping until thoroughly combined. Apply to freshly cleaned face for 20 minutes and rinse well with warm water.
Some of you might scorn at the idea of using ingredients that you can eat and putting them on your face and body. But since ancient times, women already knew how to make use of natural ingredients to beautify their skins? One famous example is Cleopatra, who was well known for her beautiful skin. She was said to use goat's milk to tone her smooth skin.
There are many benefits of using natural skin care recipes. Apart from the fact that they are just as effective, there is the added comfort of knowing what exactly it is you are putting on your own skin. Beauty products available on the market contain chemicals, additives and preservatives which can have an adverse effect on our skin in the long run. Besides that, you are assured of its freshness if you prepared your own skin care recipes as they are used right after you prepared them. Your skin will obtain optimal benefits from the freshness of the ingredients. Using natural skin care products for your skin care regime is also cheaper as compared to buying off the shelf beauty products, thus imagine the amount of money you can save each year.
Although there are hardly any side effects from using natural ingredients for skin care, do take note that sometimes you may not know which ingredient is suitable for your skin type and can end up using one that causes you to suffer from some skin irritations if used wrongly or you may be allergic to certain ingredients. One way is to test small blobs of the mixture on the inside of your wrist for allergies before using it on your face or any other part of your body.
There are many homemade natural skin care recipes that you can experiment with. If used correctly, these common ingredients from your kitchen could be your key to having healthy and glowing complexion.