You may be suffering through this lockdown, but your skin doesn’t have to.
When it comes to beauty regimens and global pandemics, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you can’t go out in public unless it’s absolutely necessary, so nobody is really looking at you, hence it doesn’t really matter what you look like. The bad news is, staying indoors and disrupting our routines can wreak havoc on the skin.
Stress levels are high, our normal regimens have been interrupted, our children are on our last nerves, and we probably aren’t eating right. If you are a habitual makeup-wearer, you may even suffer acne breakouts because you AREN’T wearing makeup anymore.
The point is, we need to make time for mental health and self-care during this time, and that includes beauty. Here are five all-natural moisturizers you can find in your kitchen right now. There has never been a better time to try new things, so please enjoy and let me know what does and doesn’t work for you!
Honey- Raw, organic honey (especially manuka honey) has antimicrobial properties, so not only will it clean your skin, but it also works as an anti-inflammatory. Use it as a mask!
Cucumber- Cucumbers are high in water content, and can be soothing for tired and inflamed skin. There’s a reason you always saw your mother with cucumber slices on her eyes. The science behind this one is less sound, but starting your day with cucumber slices can also have a calming effect on your mood, so it works as a stress reliever as well.
Coconut Oil- Once I forgot my moisturizer in Costa Rica and just used coconut oil instead. It has antibacterial properties, can boost collagen production, moisture retention, and is rich in fatty acids. Just use it sparingly so you don’t clog your pores.
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Yogurt- Because it contains lactic acid, yogurt can be used as a gentle exfoliant, and is great for masks. Just make sure you go with an organic option with no added sugar, so you don’t end up sitting around with dessert on your face.
Olive Oil- Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E, which is used in many beauty products. It also works as an anti-inflammatory. You can use it as a natural makeup remover as well.