Cold weather, stress, and heavily-scented face products can impact the health of our skin. Choosing to use natural, homemade face masks can help to keep your skin fresh and strong. Daily routines with the use of face scrubs, toners, and cleansers all contribute to keeping you in top form and can firm your skin with ingredients like grape and egg.
Bright Side has collected some of the most wholesome ways to protect your skin using everyday produce.
1. Tomato and cucumber toner
Purée 1 small cucumber and 1 large tomato together in a blender. It can then be refrigerated for up to 3 days in a small jar. To use it, simply apply the purée with a cotton pad gently across your face and neck. Leave it on for up to 5 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
The antioxidants from the tomatoes help the skin to fight off any free radicals, keeping it healthy and strong.
2. Tomato face scrub
Sprinkle 1/5 teaspoon of sugar over a chopped tomato. Slowly massage your face with the tomato, using circular motions. You should be careful not to rub too hard, otherwise, it may irritate your skin a bit. Afterward, wash your face with warm water to remove any tomato or sugar.
This exfoliant is fast and easy to use, perfect for right before bed to give your skin an extra boost of life.
3. Grape and egg skin firmer
You’ll need to blend 1 egg with 7 grapes in a blender. Make sure that they are blended well so that you get all the oils from the crushed grape seeds. Once it’s frothy, use a face brush to apply the mixture to your face and neck, always using upward strokes. Leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it all off.
The phytonutrients in the grapes can help protect your delicate skin from UV radiation. They are also high in vitamin C, meaning that it will form collagen and keep your skin elastic and bright.
4. Dry yeast repair cleanser
Dissolve 1 tablespoon of dried yeast in 2 tablespoons of warm milk. Gently pat the mixture onto your face, making sure you avoid your eyes. Leave it for around 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water and patting your face dry.
Yeast is known for being hydrating and producing collagen when applied to the skin. This means that your skin may stay firmer for longer.
5. Almond and mayonnaise scrub
Grind 1/4 cup (40 g) of almonds in a blender before mixing in 1/8 teaspoon of mayonnaise. Gently massage your face with the mixture, making sure that you don’t miss any spots. Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
This can work well for very dry skin as the mayo nourishes the skin and the almonds exfoliate any dead cells.
6. Kiwi scrub
Mix 1 peeled and mashed kiwi with 2 teaspoons of brown sugar and a few drops of olive oil. Using your fingers, softly rub the mixture onto your face using a circular motion for 3-5 minutes. Wash it off using warm water.
Kiwis are full of amino acids and vitamin C, which can be helpful to reduce oil in the skin. The brown sugar will act as an exfoliant to rub off any dead skin, while the olive oil is antibacterial, keeping your skin strong.
Which one will you try first? What skin care routine do you swear by?