Taking care of your skin is important because the skin is the largest organ of the human body. The skin serves as a protective barrier between the external environment and inside organs. This is why it is essential to have a well-planned skincare routine.
In this article, we’ll show you how to make your own beauty and skin care products from common household ingredients like apple cider vinegar, salt and baking soda.
You can use apple cider vinegar to treat an itchy, dry scalp. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of apple cider vinegar will help to eliminate and prevent dandruff-causing yeast on the scalp.
1. Dilute the apple cider vinegar with water – Use a ratio of one part apple cider vinegar to five parts water.
2. After shampooing, slowly pour the apple cider vinegar mixture over the scalp, and comb it through the hair roots and let it sit for 1 minute.
3. Rinse your hair and then apply conditioner as per usual.
4. The apple cider mixture can be used weekly to maintain the health of the scalp.
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for the skin because of its lauric acid, which can hydrate, soothe, and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Coconut oil is available in several forms, but cold-pressed unrefined (virgin or extra-virgin) coconut oil is optimal for skin treatment. This is due to cold-pressed coconut oil (where the oil is extracted without the use of heat) is believed to maintain more of the oil’s nutrients than other processing methods.
Apply a small amount of coconut oil to your face. Allow it to absorb for a few minutes before using your normal cleanser.
If you have acne-prone, oily skin, coconut oil should not be used in acne-prone areas.
Baking soda is a versatile, multipurpose product. Baking soda can be used as a body scrub to exfoliate dead skin and improve your body complexion.
1. Combine baking soda and water to form a paste, and then apply the paste to your skin. If you prefer to have a moisturizing scrub, you can mix the baking soda with 3-5 tablespoons of honey or olive oil.
2. Gently massage the scrub into your skin in circular motions to remove dead skins and rinse off with warm water.
A DIY foot soak is a cost-effective way to treat sore muscles and dry feet and promote relaxation.
Epsom salt is a popular choice for foot soaks because it contains magnesium sulfate, which softens skin, cleans and relaxes tense muscles.
1. Fill your bathtub or basin with warm water to cover your feet.
2. Add ½ cup of Epsom Salt to the warm water. Add 2 drops of your favourite essential oil (peppermint, lavender, geranium.etc).
3. Soak your feet for 30 minutes twice a week.
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