Every girl dreams of flawless skin and in the hope of trying all the latest in the beauty industry. But sometimes nature is smarter than science: 5 affordable natural ingredients will quickly restore your he althy complexion.
Alena Averkina, beauty blogger www.little-beatle.com
Regular oatmeal quickly heals irritated skin: relieves itching, flaking and dryness, heals insect bites. Oatmeal is so effective that doctors even use this natural ingredient to treat psoriasis and eczema. You can use oatmeal as a face wash, light exfoliation, or as a mask to quickly restore he althy skin.
2. Vitamin C
Natural vitamin C found in citrus fruits plays a key role in collagen synthesis and in protecting the skin from free radical damage. Vitamin C effectively fights wrinkles and even reduces the visibility of scars on the skin. But use this ingredient carefully: Vitamin C creams and serums can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so always use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher before going out.
3. Green tea
Green tea has been proven to be very beneficial for he alth and beauty. Studies have shown that the polyphenols found in green tea protect the skin from photoaging caused by UV rays, as well as reduce inflammation and redness. Green tea helps keep skin firm, smooth and supple, so take it internally as well as externally, for example as a natural tonic.
Licorice is used to make not only candy, but also skin care products. Licorice root extract has long been used in medicine and is also useful for beauty procedures: it relieves the skin of all types of hyperpigmentation (post-acne, freckles and dark spots), preventing the production of melanin. Licorice extract is even said to help lighten dark circles under the eyes.
Witch Hazel is your skin's best friend: reduces redness and irritation, relieves swelling and normalizes sebum production. It's the perfect natural toner: powerful enough to remove make-up residue and impurities, yet gentle enough to not strip skin of essential lipid protection.