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Skincare Tips: 7 Kitchen Ingredients to Solve Your Beauty Troubles!

Dr. Aamina Iqbal

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From skin care products formulated from exquisite ingredients native to Sweden to sheet masks from South Korea, super markets are brimming with skincare products that promise to put an end to your skincare woes. Although some of these products do work well, sometimes, a simple kitchen ingredient can do wonders for your skin.

More importantly, most of these products are affordable and probably already in your pantry. They are also not laden with chemicals that can be harmful to your skin in the long run. Natural skincare ingredients gently pamper your skin, whilst providing it with minerals, antioxidants, and proteins. Here are some natural skin care ingredients that are great for your skin:

1- Lemons

Lemons are full of vitamin C which boosts collagen, fades marks and scars, and give a beautiful glow to your skin. It also has natural acids that slough away dead skin cells. In addition to using lemon juice topically for your skin, you can also drink a glass of lemon water every day to flush out toxins from your system and make your skin glow.

2- Turmeric

Turmeric has antibacterial and anti-aging properties. Curcumin, which gives turmeric its bright yellow color, has antimicrobial properties which makes it great for fighting P.acnes bacteria. Apart from that, turmeric contains fatty acids and phytosterols that can regulate oil production and control excess sebum. This makes turmeric ideal for people who have oily and acne prone skin. Moreover, curcumin is also great for skin brightening and fading spots.

3- Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is great for fighting acne, inflammation, and redness on the skin. Unlike many convention act treatment ingredients that are harsh on the skin, diluted tea tree oil is suitable for all skin types. Tea tree oil has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties which make it great for skin care.

4- Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid which gives it antibacterial and antifungal ointments properties. That’s why dilutes apple cider vinegar is often used as a skin toner as it fights acne bacteria, rebalance the pH level of the skin, and regulate sebum production. It also contains AHAs which unclog pores and gently exfoliate the skin.

5- Honey

Since honey is a natural humectant, it is very hydrating for the skin. Apart from that, it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can fight acne-causing bacteria and soothe irritation. Honey also has enzymes which exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells

6- Sea Salt

Sea salt has a lot of nutrients and minerals such as calcium, sodium, magnesium, and potassium, A lot of these minerals are also found within our bodies and in our skin cells, so, sea salt can help balance and restore the skin. It also has inflammatory properties which soothe skin, slough away dead skin cells, unclogs pores, fights breakouts, regulates oils production, and help with cell renewal and turn-over.

7- Almond Oil

Almond oil has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties. It can be used to treat a variety of skin ailments such as dryness, acne, and skin rashes. Since almond oil is high in vitamin E, it is also great for fading acne marks and fighting fine lines and wrinkles.

If you have any skin related concerns, visit a dermatologist right away. You can book an appointment with a top Dermatologist in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939  for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Aamina Iqbal - Author Dr. Aamina Iqbal is an enthusiastic young and qualified dermatologist, cosmetologist, and laser specialist in Multan. She owns the latest lasers,hydrafacial and other dermatological equipment for the treatment of patients. She is among the few dermatologists of Pakistan who have practical experience in pediatric dermatology as well. She has the following degrees; MBBS, FCPS ( Dermatology). You can book an appointment with her by calling us or using the 'book appointment' button. If you wish to read her healthcare articles and advice, please visit the following links:
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