Unfortunately due to the loose guidelines the FDA holds for the cosmetic industry we can’t completely trust the labels on our cosmetic products. Using natural, organic products (that you most likely have in your kitchen cabinets) is the only way we can know exactly what we are putting on our skin. Not to mention, you w
ill save a few bucks. There are 5 ingredients you can’t go wrong with…..
1.) Coconut Oil: A great and easy all natural eye makeup remover. Simply put some on a cotton ball and swipe across your eyelid-WaLa! Eye makeup is removed, even the water proof stuff. Also, works great as a body moisturizer. Apply immediately after showering. It protects the skin and reverses the signs of sun damage.
2.)Honey: Honey is an all-natural humectant. This means that honey attracts and helps retain skin moisture, hydrating your skin without any man-made chemicals or compounds like commercial moisturizers. You can use honey as a face wash-it has been said this is what Cleopatra used to cleanse her flawless skin. You can also mix in to home-made facial scrubs, lotions, and masks to add a soothing and moisturizing effect.
3.) Lemon: Is loaded with vitamin C and helps diminish pigmentaiton and sun spots. For those with oily skin lemons are a miracle worker. Get the greasy look off your face by rubbing the w
onder fruit on your face and neck area-then rinse.
4.)Sugar: Sugar contains glycollic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. The natural glycollic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturize skin, but protect it from toxins. It’s a natural exfoliator, does not clog pores, and helps eliminate blemishes. Simply mix raw organic cane sugar with olive oil and give your face/body a nice scrub down. You can also mix sugar in with your favorite hair conditioner and use as a scalp scrub/treatment-its helps rid dandruff, and especially great for curly hair.
5.) Greek Yogurt: Naturally contains lactic acid which is great for exfoliation and gentle enough for those with highly sensitive skin. Rub a few tablespoon worth to face and neck, allow to sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse. Your skin will be glowing and perfectly prepped for your makeup application.