You don’t always need complicated lotions or creams. Taking care of your skin can be as simple as using 1 kitchen ingredient. This is an overview of my favorite one-ingredient Beauty DIYs. These super ingredients can be added to your every day skin care routine. It’s fun, frugal and fantastically effective. Your skin will thank you!
1. Coconut oil as a make-up remover
One of my very first posts on this blog was a tutorial on how to turn coconut oil into easy makeup remover pads. It’s still my go to DIY when I run out of my micellar water. I also like to use coconut oil to remove stubborn (waterproof!) eye makeup. It doesn’t only take it off in a breeze, it also moisturizes the delicate area around your eyes. Coconut oil also helps your eyelashes grow long and thick.
2. Oatmeal as a daily face scrub
I owe my love for natural beauty products to this ingredient. It’s the first one to have made it into my daily skin care routine. Oatmeal gently exfoliates your skin, so your skin feels nice and smooth and fresh. At the same time it’s very gentle for your skin, and ideal if you have eczema or any other skin conditions. It’s also great if you have oily skin. It absorbs just the right amount of oiliness, leaving your skin nice and balanced.
How to use oatmeal as a cleanser: Finely ground a cup of oatmeal. Keep it in a closed container. When you’re ready to cleanse your face put about 1 teaspoon of oatmeal in the palm of your hand and add a few drops of water (or blossom water or milk!). Blend with your fingers until it forms a paste. Gently massage your (damp) face with the mixture. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
3. Activated charcoal for teeth whitening
Activated charcoal can do much more for you than treat an upset stomach. It’s amazing at cleansing your skin and helps get rid of those pesky blackheads. But it’s effective in other areas too. Some people swish, but I prefer to just open up a capsule, dip a damp toothbrush in there and brush away. It’s amazing at removing teeth stains, leaving your teeth bright and clean, And it’s by far the least abrasive trick out there I’ve tried. And trust me, I’ve tried a few.