Personal care products are a billion dollar industry, since we don’t believe in natural ingredients or don’t have the time to use them for our requirements. Listed below are natural ingredients that can be used for various skin conditions and hair problems or for general skin care with ease.
Coconut Oil, Coconut Water and Coconut Milk are great by-products of coconut that do wonders for skin or hair care. Coconut oil is a handy remedy for many problems like dry skin, itchy or inflamed skin or insect bites. That’s not all; rubbing coconut oil on mouth ulcers can give welcome relief from the sores sooner. Coconut oil boosts hair growth, curbs dandruff and helps treat many skin and hair problems. It is affordable and suits all skin types.
Not just for lightening your skin or tan, lemon is rich in anti-inflammatory agents so can come in handy to deal with itchy skin. Lemon has volatile oil that can numb the affected area and give relief from inflammation and itching. Besides, it can also aid in treating eczema, acne or blackheads. Applying lemon on your lips can get rid of dry or chapped lips, overnight! It is great hair conditioner and curbs dandruff.
Aloe Vera is an excellent moisturizer and anti-inflammatory agent. It can soothe irritated, inflamed and itchy skin. You can dab the aloe gel directly for welcome relief from symptoms. It is gentle, so suits even those with sensitive skin. It is suitable for all skin types and helps deal with many skin conditions including acne, stretch marks, scars, etc. It helps curb hair fall, reduces premature graying, curbs dandruff and also, conditions hair.
Haven’t you heard a simple paste of baking soda and water can clean pores effectively? It can also leave skin soft and smooth! Besides, it can also curb itching and inflammation when combined with warm water. A simple kitchen ingredient, with myriad benefits! Do you know many use baking soda to cleanse their hair without having to use shampoo?
We have written about ACV earlier. It has many health benefits when consumed, good for hair and skin when applied topically. Apple Cider Vinegar is used as a final hair rinse to condition hair and curb dandruff. Besides, when applied to skin, it can soothe irritated and itchy skin. When applied to skin every day, it clears pores, curbs acne and leaves your skin lighter and blemish-free. You can apply it to your skin directly, or dilute it with one part water. You can wash off after 10 – 15 minutes!
Holy Basil has scores of health benefits, which many of us know. Do we know it is a great ingredient to get healthy skin and hair? It is a powerful blood purifier when consumed internally and gives glowing skin and healthy hair. When applied to skin directly, it deals with acne and reduces blemishes, thanks to the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Alternative doctors say it can heal ring worm and leucoderma, a skin condition. It curbs hair fall and calms itchy scalp, when applied as a paste to hair.
Turmeric helps defy aging skin signs and quite popular in India, where women apply a paste of turmeric powder with or without chickpea flour to their skin, daily. Recent researches prove that turmeric helps curb acne breakouts, curb facial hair growth, treat acne and pimples, reduces scars, wrinkles, blemishes and stretch marks and also aids with healing. It is a powerful antiseptic and used as a first-aid remedy for wounds. As for your hair, it can curb hair fall, boost hair growth, curb dandruff and regulate oil production.
A costly and rare spice, this can do wonders for your skin, when applied externally or when consumed internally. When applied to skin, it reduces tan, lightens scars and blemishes, curbs and treats acne, etc. You can soak a few strands in warm water and crush it using your fingers after a minute or two. You can either apply it directly using a cotton ball, or add milk and apply to your skin. You can add lemon and honey, for added benefits.
Unlike Revitol products where only natural ingredients are used, most cosmetics include chemicals that are harsh and harmful for your skin. Use natural ingredients, or choose organic skincare products for dealing with skin problems.