Skin care emergencies can happen to anyone and at any hour of the day. And, if you are a bride-to-be you better stay up-to-date with these easy peasy homemade product recipes. After all, those salon appointments have been long pending and aren’t happening anytime soon due to Coronavirus. (*This Too Shall Pass Though!)
And, while some of you may already have your favourite beauty products all handy, some of you might be struggling with skin care issues without necessary beauty products by your side. Moreover, let’s be honest, this lockdown has made us all super lazy and food pandas as it’s just Eat, Netflix, Sleep and Repeat, inviting a lot of skin breakouts and acne issues which require urgent attention.
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So, if you have got any skin care emergencies to treat, we have got the best DIY homecare recipes which work wonder on skin!
1. Skin Care Emergencies 101: Face Breakouts
Well, thanks to Netflix binge-watching and lots of junk food including carbonated drinks, chips and oily food items, you have been successful in inviting those never-ending painful acne on your face. Other factors which may result in face breakouts during this lockdown are insufficient or excessive sleep cycles, no workout and overeating.
Use Ice To Reduce Swelling
The most effective preliminary step is to use ice to soothe down inflammation or that inflamed painful zit. Take an ice cube in a cloth and dab it carefully at the affected area to minimise swelling, redness and open pores.
Face Toning Using Ingredients From Kitchen
Make your own face toner using Green Tea, Apple Vinegar and Tea Tree oil. Spray it twice a day over your face for best results.
Use Multani Mitti As An Alternative To Salicylic Acid Cream
Salicylic acid cream is often used to treat acne, as it chemically exfoliates the skin and prevents pores from clogging. If you have skin care emergencies like acne, use multani mitti pack on your face and rinse it off after 15-20 minutes. To moisturize your skin afterwards, use fresh aloe vera gel and massage it gently over the skin.
Also, check out These Easy Homemade Face Packs For All Skin Types.
Exfoliation Is The Key
If you are running out of your favorite face scrub, try this DIY scrubs which will help you get rid of dead skin cells leaving your skin all fresh and rejuvenated.
Pineapple and Papaya Exfoliating Face Mask
Ingredients required: chopped pineapple and papaya pieces, brown sugar, almond oil and honey.
Mix all the ingredients and apply the mixture on your face. Keep it on your face for a few minutes and rinse off to get best results.
Grind oatmeal into a power and prepare a paste by mixing it with water. Let it dry on your face. Rinse off the paste while scrubbing gently with water and see it for yourself!
2. Skin Care Emergencies: Facial Hair Growth
Facial hair requires urgent attention. With the entire nation staying indoors, you don’t have to wait for salons to reopen soon. The best way to get rid of your facial hair is using natural wax. P.S. Don’t experiment with trimmers or shaving blades over your face.
Honey And Brown Sugar Wax
Mix them in a bowl and cook it over the flame for a while. You can even put the mixture in the microwave till you see bubbles appearing in the mixture.
Lemon And Sugar Wax
Mix water and sugar in equal quantity with drops of lemon juice in it. Cook it over the flame till the mixture becomes thick and turn brown in color.
3. Problem: Blackheads
Blackheads are one of the most common forms of acne. People who have oily skin are more vulnerable to blackheads, however, anyone can get them.
Mix baking powder with little water to form a paste. Apply the paste on your nose and leave it to dry. Rinse it with water later. Baking powder is great for exfoliating and loosening up dead skin to remove blackheads and dirt lurking underneath the surface.
4. Problem: Plaque Formation In Teeth
Multiple factors cause teeth to become dull and lose their bright, white sparkle. Plaque buildup on your teeth can cause them to look yellow.
Mix lime juice with baking soda and brush your teeth with the mixture prepared. Baking soda is a powerful kitchen ingredient that can be used to solve many beauty and skin care emergencies. It is known to remove any kind of stains from your teeth making them white and shine.
5. Dry And Chapped Lips
Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration resulting in chapped and dry lips. If you don’t have a lip balm at home to keep your lips moisturized, here are some DIY lip balm recipes which can be easily prepared in your home kitchen:
DIY Vaseline Lip Balm
Combine three tablespoons of vaseline or petroleum jelly with one teaspoon of honey. Heat it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. You can even melt it over low heat in a double boiler. Let it cool before using!
Shea Butter Lip Balm
Add cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax and almond oil to a double boiler over medium heat. Stir the mixture frequently until it melts and then remove it from heat. Add any flavored essential oil and stir. Transfer the lip balm into jars or tins, and let it cool before you use it.
6. Skin Care Emergencies: No Face Bleaching Kit Available
Running out of face bleaching kits? Don’t worry you can still lighten your facial hair using the following ingredients from your kitchen:
- Lemon juice and Honey
- Chickpea Flour
7. Skin Care Emergencies: Dark Circles And Puffy Eyes
Vitamin E is an essential ingredient in under eye gels and creams. If you don’t really own an under eye cream to fight those dark and puffy eyes, make your own under eye gel at home.
Squeeze Vitamin E capsules in a bowl and add fresh aloe vera gel in it. Treat your under eyes with this magical mixture which will nourish your eyes instantly.
So, if you are facing any of the above skin care emergencies, these easy DIY hacks will help you just like your regular beauty and skin care products. The only difference is that these alternatives are 100% natural and safe to use.