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10 Kitchen ingredients to Unleash beautiful skin

Updated on December 6, 2016

You don't need to spend a fortune on expensive organic beauty products to look your best. Perhaps, you don't know that the best and purest beauty remedies lie in your kitchen shelves. Some can be used singly while others can be used in combination with other ingredients.

Here are some ingredients that can be used to cure common problems. Read on to see what your kitchen cabinets have in store for you:


Boil a few cornflowers in some water. Put this mix through a blender and to it, add a tablespoon of witch hazel. Pour it into a bottle and use it as an astringent.



Vitamin E oil with almonds can make your skin blemish-free and improve its tone. To enjoy this benefit, soak a few almonds in water and peel the skin, grind them with milk. Add a tablespoon of honey to this mix and an egg yolk. Beat all these ingredients and use it as a face pack. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse it off using lukewarm water. It is best for dry skin.



These are stimulating spices that are used in tonics and face packs. It is also instrumental in getting rid of chronic acne. Acne sufferers can find relief if they use this pack regularly: Add 10 ground cloves, two teaspoons of fresh mint paste and one teaspoon of gram flour. Add cold water to it and apply it on the face. When dry, wash it off with ice cold water.

Cloves are also excellent astringent and skin tonic which are also ideal for combination and oily complexions. For use as an astringent, add seven cloves, a pinch of camphor and few fresh mint leaves to two litres of water. Simmer the mix till it reduces by 50%. Allow it to cool and then refrigerate it. Use this skin tonic to wipe your face and neck as many times in the day as you need to, to get rid of the oiliness and leave it refreshed and clear.



Do you have fine lines around your eyes and mouth? Use the whites of eggs to get rid of them. Leave it on till it dries completely and then wash it off using ice cold water. Use this every alternate day and within a month, you will find some significant change in the number of fine lines you have.

Eggs also tighten the skin, particularly if you use this pack. Make a mix of powdered masoor dal with milk and apply it to the face. When it dries and comes off, you will find your skin toned and tightened. If you have any skin blemishes, this pack will take care of that too.

As a hair conditioner, eggs are simply superb. To condition your hair naturally, whip a couple of eggs with a teaspoon each of amla, shikakai and reetha powders and massage it into your hair and scalp. Keep it on for 30 minutes and shampoo your hair. For extra bounce and shine to your hair, mix an egg with henna.



Mayonnaise isn't a yummy salad dressing, but you can also use it to make a nourishing pack for dull skin. Made of egg, lemon juice and oil, you can use it as a face pack for smooth skin. Put this pack on your face for about 10 minutes and wash it off. You will have soft and smooth skin.

Mayonnaise also nourishes the hair so that you no longer have dry and frazzled hair. Massage mayonnaise all over your hair and scalp and leave it on for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, you will no longer have frizzy hair, but soft and silky hair.



This will take you by a surprise! Did you know that there are close to 19 skin benefits of glycerin??? Yes, glycerin can add transform the way you look and feel about yourself. For best results, wash your face and dry it with a towel, but keep it slightly damp. Dip a cotton ball in glycerin and rub it all over your face, except on your eyes, lips, nostrils and mouth. Let it remain on your face so that your skin absorbs it. Do not rinse with water.



For a smooth and supple complexion, use glycerin. For best results, wash your face and dry it with a towel, but keep it slightly damp. Dip a cotton ball in glycerin and rub it all over your face, except on your eyes, lips, nostrils and mouth. Let it remain on your face so that your skin absorbs it. Do not rinse with water.



This isn't just a good stimulant, but is a very good exfoliant. Mix some ground coffee powder with your face wash and create your own facial scrub.



This is yet another remarkable exfoliant and healer. Use sea salt and honey to make a thick paste and apply it to acne. It may sting but it works to remove acne.


Citric acid peel

Make a paste of orange juice, citric acid powder, unflavored gelatin and water. Heat it until the gelatin dissolves completely. Then, cool and refrigerate and apply it to your face for 30 minutes. This mask enters your pores and draws out all the oil and dirt, giving you clean and soft skin.


For your day to day beauty regimen, it's time you explored your kitchen. Who knows what you might find there that will give you a new and natural look?


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      Dianna Mendez 

      20 months ago

      Natural remedies are so simple to make and healthy for your body and skin. Thanks for sharing these ideas.


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