In the world of synthetic products, some are turning to alternative green and organic products. And that’s actually a great start towards the path of goodness and greatness of the health. The cosmos of natural, green beauty solutions are so vast with advanced discoveries with the touch of ancient treatments that will make one wonder why all this time we were taking the help of the chemical solutions. People worldwide are striving to make their lifestyles cleaner and safer. Organic has gone mainstream, and it’s no longer just about eating organic food or driving a hydrogen-powered car. Even though there has been a myth coming down from generations that green beauty is an expensive method, but if we speculate, then it is not. Compiling homemade ingredients will produce a robust compound. So we have jotted down a few green beauty tips which you can easily try at home and are pretty sustainable.
1. OATMEAL CLEANSER
Grind a cup of oatmeal till it is coarse and make a paste with some milk, coconut oil, brown sugar. Scrub it on your required body parts before shower and keep for 1 minute. Wash it away with lukewarm water. The oatmeal soaks up the excess oil from the skin and pulls out the dirt from the cell depths and helps to cure acne. They exfoliate the skin with the removal of dead skin cells. The oil and milk soothe the skin and prevents it from making it too dry.
When we are talking about scrubs, nothing can beat papaya. Papaya skin contains an enzyme called Papain that helps to remove dead skin cells and impurities. With regular use, Papain can fade the tans and post-acne marks from your skin. After cleansing the face, peel ripe papaya and rub the inner side of its skin directly all over the face. Make sure you avoid the eye area. Leave it on for 5 to 10 mins and wash it with tap water.
3. GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL
Ginger essential oil is very easy to make and helps to relieve muscle pain and rheumatism. The oil is generally safe to use, but one should be careful about not using excessively. Consult a doctor beforehand in case you have sensitive skin. All you need is one cup of grated ginger and one cup of olive oil. Make sure you rinse the ginger properly. Boil it at a lower flame for some time and filter it with a strainer. Bring it down to room temperature and use it with a cotton ball or cloth.
4. APPLE CIDER-ASPIRIN TONER
Apple vinegar is helpful when it comes to clearing up acne scars, while salicylic acid from aspirin works as a powerful exfoliating and astringent agent. Crush some aspirin tablets and dilute it in the vinegar. Add some mineral water so that the acidic effect of the vinegar is reduced, which can cause harm to the sensitive skin. Apply it with a cotton ball on the affected portions.
5. YOGURT-HONEY-LEMON FACE MASK
The antibacterial properties of honey are boosted with the antifungal properties of lemon. Both lemon and yogurt work as excellent natural peels, helping fade post-acne marks. Add 2 spoons of honey, 4 spoons of lemon juice, 3 spoons of yogurt, and 1 egg white. Egg white adds proteins that help strengthen the skin’s own defences, while lemon and vanilla create a comforting, soothing cocoon while you linger with the mask. You can store this mask in the fridge and use it up within one week.
6. ALOE VERA MASK
Blend half cucumber, 2 spoons of aloe vera gel, and one spoon of honey. This mask will not only make your skin smooth but also gives out a sweet, breezy scent. The concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in the ingredients does the excellent work here. Don’t make it too runny, if required lower the amount of cucumber. Apply on dry, clean face and leave for 10 minutes and wash it off with water.
7. ALMOND OIL
Almond oil is used as moisturizers, hair conditioners, and body oils for its great emollient properties. It is prized for its high content of fatty acids that appear to be close to the skin’s own sebum. Crush the almonds and blend them in a grinder. When they turn into fine practices, add some olive oil, and make a fine paste. Add some more oil if you want it liquid.