8 Ways Your Fridge Is Actually the Skin Care Aisle

Why use products with a complicated list of ingredients when you can care for your skin using natural products that work with your body? Whether your concern is dry skin, large pores, or even pimples, some effective skin care remedies are already in your pantry or refrigerator. Not only are they inexpensive and readily available, these skin care products are really good for your skin.

Greek Yogurt

Try full-fat Greek yogurt to zap a zit. Apply a generous coating of yogurt to the blemish and wait a few minutes. The good bacteria in the yogurt balance the bacteria on your face while the lactic acid exfoliates dead skin cells.

Baking Soda

Baking soda removes blackheads better than expensive pore strips. Simply make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply this mask to affected areas and let it sit for five or 10 minutes. Reapply the paste three times per week. The soda shrinks pores and  cleanses the skin of any debris.

Egg Whites

Want to look ravishing for a night out? Beat egg whites until soft peaks form and spread this foamy mask onto your face. After about 30 minutes, wash with warm, soapy water. You’ll be amazed at the look and feel of your firm and brightened skin. A mask of egg whites will also remove whiteheads and correct oily skin.

Cucumbers

Place cucumber slices on your eyes for 15 minutes. The cucumbers naturally eliminate puffiness around the eyes because the ascorbic acid and caffeic acid in the cucumbers attack water retention. Cucumbers also have a skin-lightening effect, so they reduce the look of dark circles.

Coconut Oil

Even the toughest waterproof mascara is no match for coconut oil. Be careful to rub gently so you won’t hurt tender skin. Afterward, wipe clean with a cotton pad.

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Sour Cream

If you have sensitive skin but want the benefits of an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) mask, then sour cream is your answer. Sour milk contains lactic acid, which is an AHA that is mild and perfect for skin care. Used regularly, AHAs diminish the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Slather sour cream on your face, and allow it to work for 30 minutes before washing.

Coffee Grounds

Want to decrease the look of cellulite? Mix cooled coffee grounds with your usual body scrub and apply to affected areas. The caffeine in the coffee grounds constricts blood vessels. Circulation really increases when you use the caffeinated scrub to manually stimulate the skin. All of this blood flow minimizes the appearance of cellulite

Garlic

Garlic is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for getting rid of pimples. Just put fresh garlic juice on the affected area. Ayurvedic healers contend that garlic juice also minimizes acne scars. To eliminate the garlic’s offensive odor, soak a clove in milk for an hour before using the juice.

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