Who likes to do juice cleansing? I do! And if
you are familiar with the juice cleanse, I want to talk about the same in terms of our skin and skin health.
The first time, when I did a juice cleanse in 2014, and ever since then, I just became a big fan of detoxing my body with delicious green juices. But when it comes to skin detox, I couldn't find equivalent solutions in the beauty/wellness industry. I guess it's not yet commercialized the same way as the food industry.
That's why I decided to deliberate efforts to do skin detox where I use the minimum amount of ingredients on my body. Generally, I like to do skin detox when seasons change or springtime, same as juice cleanse.
My methodology is I go to my beauty cabinet and try to find what kind of harmful chemicals I am putting on my face, hair, and body. And right after that, I go into my kitchen pantry or refrigerator to grab something very quickly and apply it all over my skin, body, or hair.
I genuinely believe that we all should treat our wellness and beauty products the same as skin food. When it comes to beauty, you have to become your beauty expert because no one else knows your skin, your diet, or your lifestyle better than you do. Your skin and hair conditions change every day. That's why the simple approach to beauty and personal care can go further away than applying synthetic or unknown ingredient products on your face.
That's the exact reason I decided to go on a straightforward approach and find skin detox solutions in approachable and sustainable kitchen staples.
So let's get started with simple, potent, and pure DIYs using 1-ingredient. It is going to take one ingredient to make a difference. That one ingredient we already had on hand, well, then that would be like striking gold!
Lastly, I genuinely believe that the simpler the beauty recipe, the more likely we will make it and apply it. Sometimes we ignore our skin and hair because of daily routines, busy schedules, and the lack of time. So why not one time? Give it a try on "Skin Detox."
Here are my top 10 1-ingredient Natural Beauty Tips
Potato peel is perfect for skin problems. You can use them to eliminate dark circles, whitening your skin, treating acne, blackheads & whiteheads, and reducing excessive oil. So, you need to apply some potato juice with the help of a cotton ball over the affected area.
Believe it or not, onion is an excellent remedy to turn your grey hair into its original hair color. Just apply the onion juice to your scalp and after 1/2 hour, wash it off.
Epsom Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt
Add a palm of Epsom salt to a warm bath to relieve sore muscles, soften skin and help detoxify the body. Easy to find and easy to use!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is my favorite one because of this kitchen staple. It not only improves your gut health but also makes your hair shiny when used as a hair rinse.
Just use it as a hair rinse once a week gets no bad hair day.
We all are getting older none of us is going to be younger. So, green tea consumption is an excellent remedy for any anti-aging treatment.
Just put cold green tea into a spray bottle and replay your facial mist. It will be a great addition to your skincare if you would like to use it as a facial rinse.
Well, winter is around the corner, and I talked about winter skincare in my last episode. Still, frankly, if you have dry and dehydrated skin like me, olive oil can be an excellent moisturizer for your skin.
If you are not vegan, then Honey can be your sole ingredient for anti-cellulite treatment. Take Honey in your palm and rub it repeatedly on your body parts.
This 5–10-minute massage will force the body to do blood circulation, which will help bring necessary nutrients and oxygen to those areas. You can also add coffee grounds or table salt and make it a scrub.
Well, who doesn't like eggs in their breakfast? But how about your hair. Eggs are a great source of protein, biotins which help moisturize and repair your hair. It also provides nourishment to damaged hair and stimulates healthy hair growth. Eggs can improve the texture and reduces frizz. And eggs are the most inexpensive and readily available food in the market.
So apply eggs once a week as a hair mask, and you will see the difference.
Have you ever heard of allantoin (in the beauty marketing world), then rice flour could be your first choice? It contains allantoin, para-aminobenzoic acid, and ferulic acid. Allantoin in rice flour helps soothe skin and promotes cell generation. It also repairs skin cells. Para-aminobenzoic acid stimulates collagen production and hair growth.
And I am sure you have heard Ferulic acid. Ferulic acid is a very effective antioxidant. It helps against free radicals on the surface of the skin and helps combat the effects of aging. Along with the anti-inflammatory effect of allantoin, this antioxidant property makes rice flour a natural sunscreen. Rice also contains skin-brightening properties.
Apart from its anti-aging and skin-brightening properties, rice flour benefits for the skin include being an excellent exfoliator.
The fine particles of ground rice help scrub dead skin cells without being harsh on the skin.
Did you know that cocoa can uplift your mood and give you radiant skin without adding calories to it? Cocoa Powder Benefits
Adds a glow to your face
Moisturises your skin
It is rich in antioxidants
Helps fight aging
Promotes collagen production for tighter skin
Prevents blemishes and scars
So, one spot removal treatment using cocoa powder is: use cocoa powder with cinnamon and Honey. Or you can use with water, apply it on the spot, your scars will start disappearing after 4-5 week of regular use.
These are my few tips!!! I would love to hear your fav kitchen staples and one ingredient recipes.