Give your beauty kit a revamp with these amazingly easy DIY all-natural skin care hacks you can try at home.
For generations, humans have used nature to enhance our natural glow….and it’s only lately that we’ve turned to synthetic and chemical products.
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If you’re avoiding using chemicals, but still want to take care of yourself, you do have options. We’ve talked plenty of times on this website about all-natural skin care for your pets, but did you know you can use those same hacks for yourself?
Everything from deodorant to exfoliants have all-natural solutions…if you know where to look.
In this article, I’m going to show you 5 ingredients you can use for all-natural skin care. I’m sure you already have these ingredients in your kitchen – and you probably didn’t know they could also double as all-natural skin care.
Potatoes for all-natural deodorant
If you’ve been dealing with problems such as sensitivity or dryness (which can happen with commercial deodorants), try rubbing a half-inch thick slice of potato under each armpit.
The natural enzymes and antioxidants in potato skins help exfoliate delicate skin and reduce offending odors.
Tea tree oil for healthy skin
Tea Tree Oil (also called melaleuca) is one of the easiest all-natural beauty hacks for healthy skin, and it might reduce blemishes and spots. Mix 1 drop of essential oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and apply directly to your skin. The coconut oil is also great for moisturizing and smoothing out any uneven skin!
DIY facial scrubs with honey
For acne and other skin blemishes, try mixing ¼ cup oatmeal with 1 tablespoon honey and one egg white and apply to your face. Be sure to wash off with warm water. Honey and oatmeal are soothing for your skin, and can help reduce redness and blotchiness.
For blackheads, dip a clean cloth or cotton pad to a honey and organic flour mix. The honey is soothing while the flour acts as an exfoliant!
All-Natural Homemade Moisturizers With Aloe Vera & Avocado
Aloe vera is excellent for after-sun skin care as well as sunburns, when your skin, your body’s largest organ, is taking a heap of damage and needs extra care.
Be sure to use fresh aloe, which is best. Snip a piece of the succulent and apply directly to your skin.
For dry feet and heels, try magnesium oil mixed with avocado and cocoa butter! The high fat content in the avocado is great for moisturizing!
Coffee Under Eye Treatment
One uncommon beauty hack you probably haven’t tried yet is to put coffee on to the dark circles under your eyes to perk them up.
Mix ground coffee with coconut oil and apply it under your eyes 3-4 times each week. You can also make an easy skin care mask with coffee and coconut oil.
(You can also use coffee grounds in your garden, once you’re done with the under eye treatment!)
Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.