Would you take your engine degreaser outside and wash your face with it? How about use antifreeze solutions to brush your teeth? Or you could make crushed beetles and apply that red dyed makeup to your eyelids. Let’s kick it up just a notch and just use coal tar in our hair as a shampoo. If you’re wondering what coal tar is, it’s the same industrial ingredient used to improve the surface of roads. If this sounds insane to you, then read on my friends. I’ve got a list of raw, organic, and natural ingredients you can find just about anywhere to start your journey to brighter, more beautiful, healthy skin.
Here are some of the best ingredients for natural skin care that you’ve been looking for. Most are versatile and can be used for multiple things. Your skin will love these elements as will your body as it absorbs a little of everything you put on it.
1. Coconut Oil
Not only great for skin but excellent for food as well, coconut oil is packed with benefits. Use it to cleanse not just your face but hair as well, heal wounds and scars quicker, prevent razor burn, and even protect from sunburn. It strengthens underlying epidermal tissue and contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
An incredibly inexpensive ingredient that you find quickly at most grocery stores. Apple cider vinegar helps to kill bacteria, clear skin, and stop acne. Take it internally in a drink and use it as a detoxifying agent as well.
3. Raw Honey
Raw honey is fantastic at providing moisture to the skin. It is one of the best natural sources of nutrients, vitamin, and skin boosting acids. Because it is raw and unprocessed unlike the regular honey you could find in most stores; it can keep all of its nutrients.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a warrior that was used for hundreds of years, fighting against redness, breakouts, and inflammation of the skin. While many people would react to most acne medications, tea tree oil is a natural alternative that is usually tolerable by the masses. It’s an essential ingredient for treating acne naturally.
5. Sea Salt
Ever wondered why after a beautiful day swimming in Hawaiian beaches, your skin looks and feels great? Sea salt can help to balance protect and restore our skin since it contains a lot of minerals and nutrients that are found in our skin. Use sea salt at home as a scrub to aid in cell turn over and renewal as well as clogged pores.
6. Aloe Vera
Grow it as a plant in your backyard. Then grab a pinch when you need it. Aloe Vera is known for its healing properties with burns but did you know it also fights itching, inflammation, and redness too? Aloe has been used for generations in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s also a great detox when taken orally.
7. Jojoba Oil
Another ingredient used for many things. You may think Jojoba oil is only good for its moisturizing properties, but it also heals burns, sores, acne, wrinkles, and scars. Use it in thinning hair to promote regrowth, soothe skin, and unclog hair follicles.
8. Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon is known for its reliable antibacterial components, but like oil, it can efficiently fight against acne, fade scars and age spots,s exfoliate skin, lighten skin, fight wrinkles, and tone down oily skin. Lemon Oil is very versatile. Keep this around the house at all times and use it for a teeth whitener, remove residue and add shine to hair, acne, face cleanser, cellulite cream, laundry freshener, and an all-around household cleaner.
There are many more natural ingredients you can find on your own that are versatile and are great for you, your family, and the environment. Transitioning to a natural personal care regime doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Keep it simple.