4 skin care hacks you can do at home honey
12 Jul 2017
blackmores naturopath

Blackmores

4 skin care hacks you can do at home

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Looking after your skin doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are 4 do-it-yourself hacks you can do at home.

Your skin is the largest organ in the human body, it is the barrier that protects your organs. Skin health is essential, so what are the steps that you take to make sure your skin is happy, healthy and glowing?

First-up, it doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, you may be surprised just how easily common house hold products can be introduced to your skin care routine and the profound effects they can have.  Before you purchase that expensive, organic lotion, try these 4 simple skin care hacks that you can do at home!

Coffee

Coffee is not just great with a dash of milk; it is the perfect skin care companion. 

Next time you are at your local coffee roaster, pick up a bag of freshly ground coffee. Scrub, exfoliate, plump and invigorate your skin with ground coffee beans. 

Simply mix ground coffee beans with melted coconut oil, or olive oil to create a paste and store in an air tight jar.  

Keep this jar near the bath or shower and use as a whole-body exfoliator.  Scrub the rough bean scrub all over your body (including your face), enjoy the amazing smell as you step away from the water for 5 minutes and then wash off with warm running water. 

Voila! Your skin will feel baby soft and smooth.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a natural skin care essential, there is not much that aloe vera can’t do; when it comes to looking after your skin. 

If you do not own an aloe vera plant it is well worth the investment. When picking a variety the Aloe barbadensis plant is recommended.  

Cut a leaf off the plant and squeeze the end until some of the gel leaves the leaf, now this gel is your new beauty gold mine. It can be used externally for minor burns, rashes, scarring and sunburn.  

Try rubbing it into the ends of your hair to combat split ends, under the eyes to assist fine lines and wrinkles and all over the face and body for a potent moisturiser.  
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Coconut oil

Coconut oil is the holy grail for cooking delicious raw treats. Not only is it perfect in the kitchen, you may also need have to stock-up on a second jar for the bathroom after reading this.  

Coconut oil is super hydrating; which is why you’ll often find it added to store-bought moisturisers.  

Keep a jar of high quality, organic cold pressed coconut oil in your shower and lather all over your body at the start of your shower, you might feel oily but by the end of the shower you will feel buttery soft! 

Use coconut oil all year round especially during summer to moisturise and soothe sun and salt exposed skin.

Honey

Natural antibacterial, raw honey is perfect for a leave-on face mask.  

Spread one teaspoon of raw, organic honey onto the face or areas commonly affected by breakouts.  

Leave the mask on for 15minutes then rinse with warm water.  Let honey’s natural antibacterial properties leaves behind a soft glowing complexion.  

Note: Manuka honey has the highest antibacterial properties when compared to normal honey.