Science says that skin is one of the most sensitive yet the most exposed part of our body. It is our first line of defense against many ailments like pollution, heat and other harmful factors. Many factors can influence the condition of our skin including stress, lack of sleep, sun exposure, and deficiency of exercise, air pollution, sugar consumption and overall diet. It’s no wonder that, in America alone, women tend to spend around $300,000 worth of money during their lifetime on beauty products just for the skin on their faces. As summer is approaching and special attention should be given to our skins, the writing team of Sooperchef has compiled a list of 8 ordinary, everyday items that can give you beautiful skin,  these everyday products you can easily find at your home and that turn's into a natural substitute to cosmetic skin products.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the best mediums for natural scrubs. It is easily mixable with honey and olive oil to make organic facial masks that help in the removal of dead skin cells, calming down the skin tone, and neutralization of its pH balance. To get the best results, this mask is to be applied only once a week. Furthermore, mixtures of coconut oil and baking soda can also prove to be great remedies for eczema.

Banana Peels

Banana fruit and banana peels help in the treatment of acne, in the reduction of pimples and removal of wrinkles. To do that, simply rub the peel of the fruit on the pimple until the inside of the peel gets dark and leave it on for a while. After that, wash your face with warm water and the procedure can be repeated for a few days. To get rid of the wrinkles, mash a banana and apply it to the wrinkled area. The reason behind the good effects on the skin like nourishment and hydration occur because bananas are packed with of vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, fiber, and protein.

Honey

Honey can be used for the improvement of the skin condition and works great as a treatment against pimples because of its antibacterial, antiseptic, and curative properties. When it is applied to damp skin and massaged daily, it reduces the blemishes on the skin, making it feel soft, silky, and healthy.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are great for the skin when used alone and in combination with yogurt. Cucumbers are full of water, which is why cucumber masks help cool the skin down, rejuvenate and hydrate it, and help in the reduction of swelling. It’s great for relief from sunburns and removal of puffiness around the eyes too. Just put two slices of cucumber on your eyes, sit back and watch the cucumber do its magic.

Aloe Vera

It is no secret that aloe vera is thoroughly used in cosmetology. With the exception of its curative properties, it has an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, moisturizing and anti-aging effect on the skin. The gel made from Aloe vera is good for the removal of dark spots and even out your skin tone. All you need to do is to get the gel out of an aloe vera leaf and apply it on your skin every day for the best results.

Orange Peel

Orange peel is good for invigorating the skin, nourishing it with valuable vitamins, and in providing relief from acne. It can be easily mixed with rose water or yogurt to make a mask. Simply apply the mix on the face and let it sit there for about 15 minutes. Wash it off with cool water and go over the procedure several times a week for the best results.

Green Tea

Science suggests that Green tea has the ability to revitalize the skin, and give it a natural glow and it can even reverse the first signs of aging. It can easily be utilized in combination with cream, honey and brown to prepare a soothing face mask. Furthermore, green tea ice cubes can be used to clean and refresh your skin every day.

Toothpaste

Toothpaste can be one of your greatest allies in the fight against acne: as it can be utilized individual spots and as a key ingredient to prepare a general face wash. For usage on individual spots, apply in small amounts and let it sit there for a couple of minutes until it dries and rinse it away afterward. before applying it to the skin, make sure you check the ingredients of the paste you are about to use as ingredients like Sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and sodium fluoride can cause irritation.

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