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Homemade Sunscreen Recipe—2 Ways

Even though going to the beach seems like a distant reality, nobody’s stopping you from getting a good tanning session in your backyard.  However, it’s extremely important that you take care of your skin while doing so. You may not see it, but the sun’s UV rays are very harmful for our skin, especially with the deteriorating ozone layer.

I’ve created two simple, tried-and-tested natural homemade sunscreen recipes, one with zinc oxide and one without titanium dioxide.

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DIY Sunscreen With Zinc Oxide

The first recipe includes zinc oxide as a key ingredient. In fact, its benefits not only include sun protection, but it can also be used to heal minor skin irritations such as chapped skins, burns and cuts.

This recipe uses the following ingredients:

  • Zinc Oxide: Known to effectively reflect and scatter UV radiation, preventing sunburn and premature aging.
  • Safflower Oil: Rich in linoleic acid, safflower oil helps balance sebum production in the skin. Its hydrating properties makes it a good emollient, promoting elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
  • Raspberry Seed Oil: Its rich Vitamin A and E content allows it soothe the skin and replenish collagen levels. It also offers a natural SPF protection of around 25-50, which makes it a vital ingredient for this sunscreen.
  • Beeswax: The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax help the skin feel replenished without clogging pores.
  • Chamomile Flower Water: It’s fresh, fruity aroma adds a refreshing bonus to this recipe.
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract: A common natural preservative, grapefruit seed extract prevents fungal growth and bacteria, which helps increase the shelf life of DIY products.

Is zinc oxide safe?

Zinc oxide is considered a safe ingredient for sunscreens and skincare by both the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and dermatologists.

One of the best properties of Zinc Oxide is that it’s able to block all harmful rays – UVA, UVB, and even UVC. Most chemicals can only block one type of ray, which is why commercial sunscreens have to mix in several chemicals, which makes them more harmful for the skin.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons raspberry seed oil
  • 5 tablespoons organic safflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons Zinc Oxide
  • 1.5 tablespoon beeswax pellets
  • 2 tablespoons chamomile flower hydrosol
  • 20 drops Grapefruit seed extract
  • 2 100 ml Glass Salve Containers

Instructions

  1. Add the beeswax, safflower oil, raspberry oil, and hydrosol a double boiler or an aluminum bowl filled with water on low - medium heat, until they are melted.
  2. Remove from the heat and immediately mix with a manual egg beater spatula until the cream starts to form and until it is the consistency of a cream. if it is hot in your kitchen, then add the double boiler in a pan filled with cold water. Your spatula must leave marks in the cream.
  3. Add the zinc oxide, mix well.
  4. Add the grapefruit seed extract, mix well.
  5. Pour in a glass jar container or in a squeezable plastic bottle.
  1. Use within 6 months and apply this DIY sunscreen before going under the sun. Please note, this is not a waterproof sunscreen!

For more information, please visit the DIY sunscreen recipe here.

DIY Sunscreen Without Titanium Dioxide

Titanium Dioxide is a chemical that is used in commercial sunscreens. As with any chemical, it can have harmful side effects on our skin, so I create a DIY sunscreen recipe without it. It’s made with natural ingredients, offers good sun protection, and doesn’t include any toxic chemicals.

Here are the ingredients for this super easy DIY sunscreen:

Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil is the closest to the sebum produced in our skin naturally, so it does a great job of repairing the skin without clogging the pores. With a natural SPF 4 and anti-inflammatory properties, it makes it a good alternative to harsh sunscreens.

Raspberry Seed Oil: The key ingredient to this sunscreen, raspberry seed oil offers SPF ranging from 28-50, restores fine lines and improves dehydrated skin to reveals a healthy glow.

Shea Butter: This DIY sunscreen has a more dense texture, and shea butter works perfectly for that. It provides intense hydration and a thin protective layer while your skin is under the sun.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons organic shea butter
  • 5 tablespoons raspberry seed oil
  • 5 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 2 100 ml Glass Salve Containers

Instructions

  1. Combine shea butter, raspberry seed oil and jojoba oil in a glass bowl.
  2. Start mixing the shea butter and oils with a hand immersion mixer to make the homemade sunscreen.
  3. Continue mixing until smooth, should take no more than 2 minutes to turn onto a cream.
  4. Pour into a pretty glass jar container.
  5. Use within 6 months and apply this homemade sunscreen on your face before going under the sun. This is not a waterproof sunscreen!

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Use Common Sense Under the Sun

I know we all love being under the warm, bright sun, but we need to understand that we can’t be exposed for extended periods of time. Limit your sun exposure to around 20 minutes a day to prevent any long-term sun damage. If you’re outside or have been in the water, reapply your sunscreen every 30 minutes or so. And don’t forget to take something like a large hat or an umbrella; it’s the best natural sun protection!

Natural Remedies for Puffy Eyes

Many people suffer from dark under-eye circles (I know I do), but another common and unsightly annoyance of the eyes is puffiness. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest part of your skin, and as such is very sensitive. Avoid rubbing your eyes or falling asleep with makeup on—both of which can risk irritation and lead to inflammation around the eyes. Puffiness can also occur thanks to a range of circumstances, including fluid retention; seasonal allergies; cold or sinus infections; lack of sleep; stress; or even poor diet.

Other times, puffy eyes can be a symptom of an eye condition known as blepharitis, which is an inflammation of the eyelids and base of the eyelashes. This condition is associated with bacterial infection or skin disorders such as rosacea or seborrhea, and is usually non-contagious. If you think you may have this condition, talk with an eye-care professional.

If you’ve woken up to find tired-looking eyes, turn to these simple at-home remedies.

Natural Remedies For Puffy Eyes 

8 Home Remedies for Puffy Eyes

DIET DILEMMA: Limit your sodium intake. An excessive amount of salty foods can lead to water retention—water will move from areas with a low concentration of salt to areas with a high concentration in order to balance out the levels of sodium. Replace that bag of salty crackers with a banana, handful of unsalted almonds or box of raisins.  

STAY HYDRATED: Make sure to drink plenty of water. Keeping the body well hydrated can also reduce the chance of water retention. Drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water a day.

MAKEUP MAKEOVER: Look at the ingredients in the products you’re putting on (or near) your skin. Oftentimes, irritants and chemicals found in makeup, perfumes and detergents can have inflammatory effects on eyes. Check out the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database to check your ingredients. Especially steer clear of fragrance.

ICE, ICE BABY: Sometimes, all you need is a nice splash of ice cold water to help reduce the swelling around your eyes. Wash your face with ice cold water, or wrap an ice cube in a cloth and apply to your eyes.

TEA UP: Caffeinated teas can help constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. Green or black tea is great for soothing irritated eyes; herbal teas such as chamomile contain anti-irritants that also help soothe redness. To make a tea compress, steep two tea bags of your choice in hot water for three to five minutes. Let cool until comfortably warm, place over each eye then cover with a soft cloth.

SPOON SOLUTION: Tighten the skin around your eyes and relax the blood vessels with the following home remedy: Chill five to six metal spoons in your refrigerator for 10 minutes; once chilled, hold the rounded portion against your eye for a few minutes until it becomes warm; replace with another cold spoon.

DIY CREAM: Topical eye creams rich in aloe and vitamin E can be soothing to your skin. Mix 1 tablespoon vitamin E cream with 1/2 teaspoon aloe gel, and store in a small tin. Be extra gentle as you apply the cream around your eyes and use daily.

MASKED AVENGER: Apply mild pressure to the puffy area around your eyes at night with a homemade eye mask. Try the following cucumber eye mask recipe—cucumbers contain antioxidants that may help reduce irritation, cool skin and lessen swelling. Blend 1 large cucumber at high speed until liquefied, adding small amounts of water to thin as necessary. Soak cotton pads (about the size of your eyes) in the solution then squeeze out any extra juice. Place pads in a sandwich bag and freeze—make up to 30 at a time! To use, place thawed cucumber pads on your eyes for 10 minutes.

PILLOW POSITION: Keeping your head elevated may also reduce the swelling around your eyes. Sleep in a position that increases blood flow to your eyes.


Gina DeBacker HeadshotGina DeBacker is the associate editor at Mother Earth Living. She loves that part of her job entails testing beauty products enriched with natural ingredients.

5 Health Benefits of CBD for Skin

The skin is the body’s largest organ, but it doesn’t receive the same amount of care and attention as its much smaller counterparts. For example, people spend a lot of time worrying about the state of their hearts, lungs, livers, and kidneys, eating special diets to optimize these organs’ health. But the skin goes largely unnoticed, with little done to protect it.

As the body’s first line of defense against invading cells, the skin plays a vital role in your overall health. As such, it needs special care to keep it functioning correctly.

happy woman in hat with glowing complexion
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Michael Fenton on Unsplash

CBD and Your Skin

At the moment, CBD is a buzzword used relating to helping people with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Its medicinal properties are widely praised, although most of its success stories are anecdotal, and it is the subject of intensive research.

What not too many people know is that CBD has also been found to be an effective skin treatment for a variety of conditions. More and more people are turning to CBD as an alternative treatment to avoid using harsh chemicals on their skin.

Will CBD give you a buzz?

Absolutely not. While both CBD and marijuana come from the cannabis plant, they are not the same. They are only two of about 100 components found in this family of plants. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is found in high concentrations in the hemp plant. It has no mood-altering effects, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is prevalent in the marijuana plant. 

Legal CBD products contain less than 0.03% of THC, meaning that they have no psychoactive properties and are not regarded as habit-forming.

CBD Benefits for Your Skin

CBD helps to regulate sebum production

The endocannabinoid system contains naturally produced cannabinoids, which interact with different receptors in the body, regulating the production of various substances. CBD augments the endocannabinoid system, allowing it to function optimally.

The sebaceous glands occur in the skin and are responsible for supplying it with natural oils, called sebum. Often, the skin produces too much sebum, resulting in oily skin. Using CBD products can regulate sebum production, preventing an oversupply to the skin.

CBD has analgesic properties

The endocannabinoid system also affects the body’s pain receptors, allowing it to reduce the pain sensation. When the body perceives pain, these receptors interact with the brain to allow for a pain response. For example, if you put your hand onto a hot surface, the pain receptors tell the brain it hurts, and the brain tells the hand to move away from the heat.

By reducing pain receptor activity, the endocannabinoid system lowers the body’s pain experience. This analgesic effect is helpful for the skin when you have a sunburn, injuries, or a painful acne outbreak.

CBD acts as a natural antibacterial

An acne outbreak is caused by a combination of follicles blocked by sebum and dead skin cells and a bacterial infection. Once the bacterium invades the skin, it spreads, causing an acne outbreak that goes beyond a few whiteheads or blackheads.

Scientists have seen evidence that CBD can act as an antibacterial, but they’re not entirely sure how and why it does. This phenomenon is the subject of current research. Using CBD products on wounds can also help to prevent infections that can invade damaged skin cells.

CBD is rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants help to combat free radicals in the body, which are cells that can cause the body harm. Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but more can form after sun exposure and through an unhealthy diet. 

Free radicals have been linked to the fine lines and wrinkles that occur as the skin ages. As CBD is a rich source of antioxidants, it can combat free radicals and fight the signs of aging.

CBD can help reduce the prominence of scar tissue

One of the antioxidants CBD contains in abundance is Vitamin E, which has been associated with stimulating the production of new skin cells and the restoration of damaged skin cells.

Vitamin E is well-known to be effective in the treatment of skin damage caused by the sun and other burn sources. It can contribute to the healing of scar tissue by stimulating the regeneration of the skin cells.

5 Tips to Be Confident in Your Own Skin

We’ve gotten so used to contouring our cheekbones, putting eye shadow on, and drawing on our eyebrows that going out without putting any makeup on can be quite challenging or daunting. However, one of your priorities in life is to feel confident and beautiful, in your own skin, but we understand why that is perhaps easier said than done. It’s time to stop and think about all the things that make you happy, and reboot. Do you feel less than glamorous or stressed? If yes, try to think about what makes you feel confident and beautiful, and take a look at some of the things that might help you feel that old version of yourself once again.

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Give Yourself a Facial

When you’re feeling stressed out, you book a massage. In the same way, when you don’t feel very pretty or attractive, or when you think that your skin is not very representative of your inner beauty, you should opt for a good facial. Even though facials can be a bit pricy at certain spas, you can always have an at-home facial very easily. Another very important thing that you should do before choosing to have facials at home is to go to a dermatologist and get your skin mapped, so you’ll know which ingredients your skin needs and which it does not.

Work on Your Skills

Even though it’s not actually going to do a lot for you physically, working on your other skills can definitely boost your confidence, and as we all know, confidence really shows. Try to think about something that you have always wanted to try but never did, and if that thing is connected to the beauty industry, even better for your confidence and beauty. A great idea is to start something creative, very modern and financially rewarding, such as microblading. This cosmetic treatment is becoming more and more popular. Not only will you be doing something that will make you stay in touch with the beauty trends of today, but you can also earn a decent amount of money.

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Stay Calm with Yoga and Meditation

Since we’re talking hobbies, it’s very important to have one. However, some hobbies can become businesses (as the example from our previous tip), but there are those that simply have to stay hobbies as they make us feel better. One such hobby can be taking up yoga or meditation, not only because it’s very healthy but also because it can make us more mindful and confident. Releasing the stress from our body can show on our face, so suffice it to say that we will feel much more confident and beautiful in our skin. The only thing that is required is 15 minutes a day and complete silence. Turn your brain off, listen to your breathing and simply relax. Try it out and you will see the difference in no time.

Get Enough ZZZ’s

Sleeping 7 to 9 hours a night matters a lot. Not getting enough sleep can take its toll on your face and body, and you definitely don’t want that. First of all, this can cause your body to over-produce cortisol, a stress hormone. Secondly, it can also create dark circles under your eyes which you will not get rid of as easily as they appear. All the magic in your body happens during the night, while sleeping, so it’s imperative to let it happen and achieve that natural beauty.

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Be Who You Are

The final step is to simply be who you are. Never compare yourself to anyone, and always know that different is unique – you don’t have to look like the rest of them in order to fit in. Physical appearance can definitely affect one’s self-esteem, so it’s very important to be satisfied with the way we look. This is why you should always wear the things that you like to see yourself in, no matter if they are fashionable or not. After all, it’s your attitude that matters, which means that you can definitely pull everything off if you’re wearing it with pride and confidence.

It’s definitely not easy to list tips on how to stay confident and beautiful, and it sure isn’t easy to always follow them and simply become confident just because you read something. However, if you really think about it, you are the starting point. So, baby steps. You matter, and you are beautiful. You simply have to figure that out.

A Clean Beauty Bag

Keeping your cosmetics clean and up-to-date avoids bacteria growth, ingredients that expire and products that no longer work. In fact, using expired makeup can affect your skin with rashes, clogged pores or the risk of absorbing rancid oils.

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The following are average shelf lives of each product:

  • Foundation: in a jar, 6 months; in a pump, 12 months
  • Powder Blush & Eye Shadows: 12-18 months  
  • Natural Eye Creams: 3-6 months
  • Eyeliner: 9 months 
  • Mascara: 3-6 months 
  • Lipstick: 18-24 months 
  • Natural Lip Gloss: 12-18 months

Natural cosmetics do not use synthetic preservatives so these products have a shorter life span, especially if the first ingredient is water. Be aware that liquids and creams have a higher percent of water which bacteria thrives in.To keep your products fresh put liquids, creams and glosses in the fridge. Other products like powders and mascaras can be stored at room temperature. Avoid direct sunlight or places where they can get warm, as this speeds up the expiration date.

Using your fingers to retrieve products increases the risk of germs entering the container. Try to find makeup in pumps to lower the amount of debris that enters. If you do use your fingers, always wash your hands before. When your makeup does come in jars, use a clean craft stick or scoop so you lower the chance of contamination.

You can take it to the next level by being eco-friendly! Buy products in biodegradable packaging or containers made from recycled items. When you use your hands to apply makeup you also cut-down on waste such as cotton balls, sponges and brushes. These items are also a breeding ground for bacteria. Keeping everything clean is the name of the beauty game.

3 Homemade Face Masks That Actually Work!

Daily sun exposure can cause our skin to become dull and gloomy over time. Women tend to spend thousands of dollars on commercial skin care products and masks in order to revive their skin and boost its glow, however, little do they know that such products are just doing more harm than good. They are loaded with chemicals and additives that cause more damage to your skin in the long run.  On the other hand, natural ingredients are far more gentle on your skin and produce lasting results. They are loaded with powerful antioxidants and minerals that help in replenishing the skin’s texture, making it glow from within!

After lots of research and experimentation, I have finally found some incredible masks that will help you transform your skin and boost its texture.

 clay mask recipe

Clay Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Have you been breaking out a lot lately? This bentonite clay mask will be your skin's savor for the season, as it extracts impurities from the skin, leaving it feeling fresh, smooth. and glowing.

What Is Bentonite Clay?

Created from the old volcanic ashes, bentonite clay is a natural healing clay that is high in potent minerals including magnesium, iron, and potassium. It has been used since the 2500 BC and originates from Wyoming.

Skin Benefits: Bentonite clay draws out impurities from the skin like a magnet and helps in clearing up your skin. It removes dead skin cells, shrinks pores, and controls sebum production.

Ingredients

  • Chamomile Flower Water
    •  Produced from the chamomile flowers, this nourishing water has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it perfect for acne! It soothes the skin and reduces inflammation.
  • Lavender Essential Oil
    •  This potent oil is derived from the flowers of lavender has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It soothes irritated skin and keeps acne at bay.
  • Tea Tree Oil
    •  This oil has long been used due to its great antiseptic and healing properties. It helps in clearing up acne and improves the texture of the skin.
  • Bentonite Clay
    •  A powerful clay that will unclog your pores and clear up your skin in no time!

Get this DIY face mask recipe with incredible acne-clearing effect!

brightening face mask

Brightening Face Mask

Have pigmentation and dark spots ruined your skin over time? This mask will help you brighten up your skin tone and boost its glow!

Ingredients

  • Organic Brown Rice Flour
    •  Extracted by powdering the rice kernels, this flour is high in vitamins B5 and C, which help in brightening your skin and tightening your pores.
  • Orris Root Powder
    •  Made from the Orris root, this plant-based powder is a natural detoxifier that helps in drawing out impurities from the skin. 
  • Chamomile Flower Water
    •  This is a hydrosol extracted from the chamomile flowers, which helps in soothing the skin and reducing redness.
  • Bengkoang Powder (optional)
    • Also known as Pachyrhizus erosus, this powder is made from yam that is a potato-like fruit found in Asia. It helps in brightening and rejuvenating your skin.

Get this skin brightening face mask recipe!

Ayurvedic mask

Ayurvedic Face Mask

Win the battle against acne with this tried and tested Ayurvedic face mask that will help you get rid of those stubborn pimples and breakouts!

Ingredients

  • Sacred Lotus Seed Powder
    •  This exfoliating powder is an astringent that will kill pimple-causing bacteria whilst promoting cell regeneration to boost your skin’s texture.
  • Amla Fruit Powder
    •  Rich in vitamin C, this potent powder will purify your skin and help you fight off wrinkles.
  • Multani Mitti Clay (Fuller’s Earth)
    •  This powerful clay will cleanse and detoxify your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and radiant.

Visit Organic Beauty Recipes to get this recipe!

Natural Remedies for Crow's Feet

Aging is a natural process. As you age, there are so many changes going on in your body, and the skin undergoes gradual changes. The signs of aging become more prominent in facial region since this skin is so delicate. One such area, which is easily susceptible to showing the signs of aging, is the eye region. The little lines which occur in the corners of your eyes can be frustrating. This common concern is called 'crow's feet,' which develop due to tiny muscle contractions that happen every time you make a facial expression.

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Types of Wrinkles

Wrinkles are nothing but the creases, folds, or ridges that appear on a person's face as a result of muscle contractions due to facial expressions. Besides aging there are some other factors which causes wrinkles.

  • Dehydration
  • Sun damage

  • Smoking

  • Certain medications

  • Environmental & genetic factors

Wrinkles are classified in to two types. 

  1. Dynamic - These appear during muscle contraction. For example you are smiling and your crow's feet appear primarily at that time, then those are dynamic wrinkles. 

  2. Static - These worsen with muscle contractions and are visible all the time. 

Though there are different treatment options available for crow's feet, the best option is preventing them.

  • Eat healthy. Include a diet full of green vegetables, whole grains, fresh fruits, and healthy oils. A healthy diet can protect the skin from free radical damage. 
  • Moisturize your skin. Your dry skin, due to Vata aggravation in old age, needs gentle nurturing and feeding of oils. You can always have a DIY moisturizer with you. Mix equal amounts of Coconut oil and sesame oil. Add few drops of Frankincense essential oil. Whisk all the three oils together for a thicker oil portion. Apply on the face at bedtime to leave your skin nourished and moisturized throughout the night.
  • In conventional medicine, chemical peels are used which can improve the appearance of crow’s feet and promote younger, healthier looking skin. You can use a more natural and cost-effective fruit enzyme peel at home for preventing crow's feet. Cut a lemon in half and remove the skin around the cut edge. Using gentle circular motions around your eyes, give your eyes a natural citrus lift.
  • Alleviate Vata with a gentle facial scrub. You will need the following:
  • 1 cup of oats coarsely powdered
  • 2 tbsp. Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ground cashew powder
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 drops of frankincense essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and gently scrub the face during bath time once a week. 

  • Exercise. Staying active and regularly exercising can increase the flow of blood in the body. Increased blood flow brings in increased oxygen supply, there by reducing and preventing wrinkles. 
  • Limit sun exposure. Always use polarized sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen, even if it's just for short periods of time. 
  • Get good sleep (at least 6-8 hours), and practice yoga and meditation to relieve stress. 

How to Manage Crow's Feet

Retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin. However, it takes three to six months of regular use before improvements in wrinkles are apparent—and the best results take six to 12 months. Tretinoin (Retin-A) is widely used to fight the signs of aging because it stimulates the production of new skin.

In addition, the conventional treatments include — Botulinum toxin or BOTOX, chemical peel, laser correction, dermal fillers, and more.  

Ayurveda on Crow's Feet

  1. Aloe Vera: The benefits of aloe vera in protecting the skin against harmful radiations has been clinically proven. Aloe gel significantly improves wrinkles and elasticity in photo-aged human skin, with an increase in collagen production. The presence of beta carotenes, as well as vitamins C and E help in keeping the skin firm and hydrated. It is an excellent Rasayana – anti-aging property – which helps in rejuvenation and regeneration.  Regularly apply aloe vera lotion or gel  to hydrate and moisturize your skin.
  2. Fenugreek or Methi seeds: These are a rich source of vitamin B3 and niacin, and promotes the regeneration of new cells and tissues that help in lightening age spots, hyper pigmentation wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet that form on the forehead, at corner of eyes and lips. Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds overnight and grind them in the morning with a little water to form a thick paste. Mix with 1 tbsp. of honey and apply it over the face and leave for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. 
  3. Avocado: The oleic acid (a healthy fat) in avocados, helps reduce inflammation, lower redness, and  fights wrinkles. It can be used on skin daily without adverse effects. To use avocado as a facial moisturizer, a person can take the inside of an avocado peel and massage it onto their face. Leave the residue on for about 15 minutes, then rinse the face with warm water.
  4. Papaya: Vitamin C in papaya  promotes skin regeneration, tightens pores, and works to keep the skin taut and well-hydrated, erasing fine lines. Mash a ripened papaya and add 1 tbsp. of honey to it. Apply on the face and leave for 20 minutes. Repeat this once in a week. 
  5. Kumkumadi oil: This is an Ayurvedic herbal oil used for face massage. It is helpful to improve skin texture, complexion, and also to relieve skin problems such as acne and scars. Kumkuma means saffron, which is the main ingredient of this medicine.

References:

 Do retinoids really reduce wrinkles?







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