Many people are unaware of the store-bought and commercially produced beauty product’s reality. These products are prepared using harmful ingredients (artificial colours, fragrances, preservatives and stabilizers), toxins and chemicals that can have prolonged negative effects on the skin. So you must be wondering what is the safest way of taking care of your skin?
The bright side to this is that there are numerous ways of taking care of your skin naturally without the need of buying harmful and expensive commercial products. Women all around the globe have been trusting natural skin care products because they are safe and effective. So, here are 7 natural skin care supplements that you must include in your daily skin care routine:
- Coconut Oil
Pure virgin Coconut oil is an ultimate beauty multi-tasker. It offers a myriad of benefits for your face and overall skin. Coconut oil is rich in essential fatty acids (particularly high content of lauric acid) and also contains healthy fats and vitamin E that helps the skin to remain smooth and supple.
For skin, coconut oil has following benefits:
- Reduces inflammation and prevents conditions like acne
- Prevents damage done by free radicals
- Fights bacteria and prevents infections
How To use:
Wash your face with lukewarm water and dab 1 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil on your face gently with clean fingers. Wait until the skin gets dry and let the skin absorb the maximum oil. The oil will dry fast without leaving any residue. It is recommended not to apply it no more than twice a day.
- Black Cumin Seed Oil
Black seed oil is also known as the “Seed of the Blessing”. Black cumin seed oil is extracted from Nigella sativa plant that is predominantly found in middle east. Pure Black seed oil contains, Omega 6 Acids, Amino Acids, Omega 3 Acids, vitamins and other essential nutrients. Black seed is a miracle herb and its benefits particularly for skin are innumerable.
Here are the top benefits of black seed oil for skin:
- Naturally fights acne, clogged pores, and inflammation
- Effectively fills fine lines and wrinkles
- Dermatologists also recommend black seed oil for hair growth
- Fades dark spots
How To Use:
Black seed oil is a powerhouse loaded with all essential nutrients. It can be used in foods and a few drops of black seed oil enhances the overall taste appeal of your food. Black seed oil can also be directly applied on skin for instant effects. Simply add 10 drops of oil to 250ml of water and gently apply it on your skin. Let the skin absorb the oil and then use a clean warm towel to open the pores.
- Avocado Oil:
Avocado oil is extensively used in cooking but the is now widely used in moisturizers and sunscreens. The oil contains high contents of omega-3 fatty acids along with Vitamins A,D, and E. Epidermis, the outermost layer of our skin absorbs all these ingredients that helps the skin to form new cells.
For skin, avocado oil offers the following benefits:
- Moisturizes and nourishes
- Prevents and treats acne
- Reduces signs of aging
How To Use:
Avocado oil can be applied the way you apply a simple moisturizer. Take the inside of an avocado peel and massage the gel on your face. Wait for 15 minutes and let skin absorb some of the gel and rinse the face with warm water.
- Aloe Vera Gel:
Aloe vera gel contains high content of enzymes, vitamins A and C, antioxidants, which makes it highly anti-inflammatory. The best thing about Aloe Ver gel is that it needs zero processing and can be directly sourced from the leaves. Pure Aloe Vera gel moisturizes the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.
For skin, aloe vera gel offers following benefits:
- Treats Skin burn
- Eliminates pimples
- Removes tan and reduces stretch marks
How To Use:
Cut off a chunk of aloe-vera leaves, peel the skin of the leaves and scoop out the get gel using a small spoon. Gently massage the skin with fresh gel and cleanse your skin with lukewarm water and soap. Though freshly scooped gel offers maximum benefits, you can also refrigerate the remaining to be used later.
- Olive Oil
Olive oil is called “Liquid Gold” for a reason. The natural remedy had a special place in Greek mythology and all Abrahamic religions. Pure olive oil is rich in major antioxidants and i.e. phytosterols, polyphenols and Vitamin. These antioxidants offer innumerable benefits for our skin.
Here are some of the top benefits of Olive Oil:
- Diminishes the signs of aging
- Natural moisturizer and protects skin in dry weather
- Stimulates exfoliation and is a general beauty booster
How to use:
Olive oil is widely used in foods and the most convenient way to reap its skin benefits is to add olive oil in your foods. For dry skin conditions, you can simply use it as a moisturizer by applying a few drops of the oil around your face and neck. Gently dab the oil on skin and wipe off the excess oil with a paper towel.
Along with the above-mentioned natural supplements, exercises, yoga, sports and physical activities also boost skin health. Moderate exercise increase blood flow and stimulates skin nourishment. Moreover, they also allow your body to fight and cleanse itself of all kinds of skin-aggravating toxins more efficiently.