Beauty Products in Your Kitchen

Before the various coloured goop in neatly packaged bottles and jars, you had your humble home made beauty remedies made from things you could find in the kitchen. Other than being cheap, these remedies are, obviously, au naturel. So ladies, Ditch the goop for some time and get concocting.


  • Aloe Vera – The plant has healing properties and can be used to heal scars and spots. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells and it also increases the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible through collagen and elastin repair. The best way to use Aloe Vera, is to cut it in between exposing the fleshy part that contains the sap. Apply it to a freshly cleansed face.


  • Olive Oil – Olive oil has anti inflammatory qualities and can be used as a moisturiser, a mask and even as an exfoliator. extra virgin olive oil or cold pressed are best for using it on your skin. Olive oil does not clog pores. Mix olive oil and sugar to make a body scrub.


  • Almond Oil – Almond oil is used mainly for hair. It promotes hair growth. Its also strengthens the roots and makes hair shiny. You can apply the oil hot or cold onto the scalp directly. Let it soak for about an hour and wash your hair.


  • Turmeric – Now this ingredient is really common in indian curries. It has antiseptic  properties. It helps in reducing acne and hair growth on the body. But it gets messy and tends to stain everything you touch. You can mix it with any oil of your preference, milk or water and apply it on your skin. This helps lighten the appearance of stretch marks.


  • Honey – It’s full of antioxidants, which are good for wrinkles and aging skin. It is antibacterial, which helps with acne treatments and prevention. It clarifies skin by opening up and unclogging pores. Apply honey on your face like a face mask and let it sit for 15 – 30 mins and rinse it off with warm water.

– Neha Prasad

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