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Skincare Tips: 5 Effective Natural Remedies For Healthy Skin

Samya Ghosal

Check out these easy skincare hacks with ingredients found easily at your home.

Home remedies for various health problems have been raging on the internet ever since the lockdown came into effect. While not all of these DIY hacks are effective, there are all-natural ways of taking care of your skin. However, a dermatologist must be consulted before trying anything new to understand what suits you best. So, let us look at some natural remedies for skincare with ingredients that are really easy to find at home-

Oatmeal cleanser

Oats contain powerful natural cleansers known as saponins which are great for the skin. Mix a tablespoon of powdered oats with one tablespoon honey and two tablespoons of yoghurt, the honey will add antiseptic properties and the yoghurt is a natural exfoliator. You can also consider mixing a little oil such as coconut oil in order to leave your skin moisturized. 

Green tea for healing

A mixture of green tea and rose water makes for a healing mist that is perfect for sensitive and peeling skin. The tea provides a rich source of antioxidants and the rose-water acts against any kind of inflammation. This green tea wash is particularly effective against free-radical damage that is caused to the skin. To make this mist, dip two bags of green tea into a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Take them out and then add half a cup of rose water. You can refrigerate it for a while to enhance its calming effect. Simply pour it in a bottle and spray. 

Yoghurt milk-mask for dry skin

Dry skin or skin irritated by sunlight, dry weather and retinoids need a little touch of yoghurt. This milk and yoghurt mask combines lactic acid and yoghurt to exfoliate and moisturize. The milk-proteins also stick to the skin providing an extra layer of moisture for a longer duration. To make this mask- take two tablespoons of milk powder, ¼ cup of yoghurt and ½ a teaspoon of honey. Mix it well and apply it on your face, neck and the chest for 15 minutes and then rinse with water. 

Moisturize with coconut oil

Already in vogue, coconut oil is soothing, moisturizing and has anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut oil is easily available as a white rub or as an oil. It mixes well with the skin and leaves a smooth sheen. Coconut oil can be mixed with other skincare remedies mentioned above to add an extra boost to your skin.

Vinegar for cuticles

Vinegar is a known disinfectant. It can kill the germs in your cuticles. If you have inflamed cuticles and nails, make a solution of one-part vinegar and two parts water and soak your fingers in there for a while. This will help and also prevent any kind of fungal or bacterial infections.

All these natural remedies should be taken under the advice of a dermatologist. This is primarily to avoid unforeseen allergic reactions and to prevent the use of ingredients which can be harmful. Take for example lemon, which is often used in skin brightening recipes can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight causing rashes or blisters. So, let’s be cautious with any kind of DIY natural skincare therapies and consult experts before applying them. You can consult the best skin specialists in your city by downloading the MFine app. 

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