A good moisturizer is the cornerstone to most every skincare regimen. Proper moisturizing leaves skin healthy and protected.
However, there may be times that you find yourself without access to your moisturizing product(s) due to travel, or you may be looking to avoid certain chemicals, or you may even be on a tight budget. In such cases, natural moisturizers are the way to go!
Natural moisturizers are great for treating dry skin and hydrating skin – the key to youthful and healthy looking skin.
Here are 5 natural remedies to add to your skincare tool belt that can be found in your very own kitchen.
Oils are great natural moisturizers. They penetrate deep into the skin, providing long lasting protection, while keeping skin smooth and supple. With the added advantage of strong antioxidants, including Vitamins E and K, oils also help repair and renew skin that has been damaged. Some great oils include: coconut oil, argan oil, and olive oil. These oils are great for keeping skin youthful and healthy.
Avocados contain healthy fats, vitamins, protein, copper and fiber, which lead to hydrated skin that is soft, while repairing dry and flaky patches. In addition, avocados are high in oleic acid, which help open pores - allowing for proper nutrient absorption; a great remedy in treating most every skin condition.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a cactus plant that secretes a clear gel when broken off from the rest of the plant. It is a great natural remedy for cracked and dry skin, as it has comforting, anti-inflammatory properties, keeping skin smooth and plump. Applying aloe vera helps reduce skin irritation and bring about a smooth texture to the skin.
Packed with antioxidants, nutrients and healing compounds, honey has great antibacterial and moisturizing properties. Honey helps moisturize the skin, while fighting free radicals and unclogging pores – preventing bacterial build-up that can lead to breakouts. Applying honey directly to the skin as a mask, mixed with milk, is a great skincare tool that helps moisturize and protect skin.
Milk has an abundance of vitamins and skin healthy compounds - such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Biotin, selenium, magnesium, and so much more. With these fantastic skin healing properties, milk helps moisturize, hydrate, treat and repair skin. Dipping a smooth washcloth in milk, then gently rubbing it over your face, will do the trick!
Over to you!
There you have it! Great natural home moisturizers to treat and care for your skin - found right inside of your kitchen! These natural moisturizers do not contain any harsh chemicals, and should be safe when applied to your skin. However, as a precaution, use a little on your skin first before you cover your entire face, in order to ensure that you don’t have an adverse reaction.
What’s your favorite natural remedy to moisturize your skin with? We would love to know in the comment section below.