Radiant, smooth, glowing skin is anybody’s best shot at achieving a more youthful appearance that lasts. What many are not aware of is that, sometimes, the best-kept secrets to achieve bright and beautiful skin is not looking for the right bottle.
Below are 7 of the world’s best-kept secrets that will outshine even the best skin brightening cream you have ever gotten your hands on:
1: Southeast Asia’ coconut oil. People in ASEAN countries use coconut oil for everything — cooking, making rice cakes tastier, making skin and lips more supple and smoother to touch, maintaining healthy hair, and even treating skin diseases.
Coconut oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties that relieve skin of irritations and swelling. If blemishes, redness, and patchy skin are your top skin issues, then coconut oil can help you soothe your skin and get the irritation out of the way to a glowing skin. What’s more, coconut oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties that help keep pimple-causing bacteria off of your skin.
2: Greece and Italy’s olive oil. Olive oil remains to be one of the most preferred natural moisturizers to this day. It’s not surprising that it is the Greeks and Italians who have introduced its versatile beauty applications to the world. These regions are rich in olives, and olive oil is a staple in every home. Other than using it to cook flavorful dishes, olive oil has been used on skin.
Olive oil contains high levels of antioxidants, including polyphenols, and Vitamin E as well. These nourish and protect skin, while also supporting the restructuring of damaged patches in the skin matrix. You’ll never run out of uses for this good stuff.
3: China’s rice water. Rice is the staple food in Asia, including in China. It turns out, it has not only been a food staple but has been used for centuries as a beauty staple as well. Before rice is boiled, the grains are washed several times. Usually, the white washed water is only put to waste but, according to ancient practices, this water works great wonders for your skin, even for your hair.
Rice water contains B vitamins, moisturizing components, and antioxidants that function simultaneously to help protect skin while also helping renew and restructure damaged cells. Next time you wash your rice, think about putting that rice water to good use.
4: Chile’s red grapes. Grapes are laden with resveratrol and other powerful antioxidants that help protect skin and help improve microcirculation. To use red grapes for your skin care regimen, simply crush a few pieces. Combine the puree with an equal amount of honey or, a tablespoon or two of flour to make a paste. Give the mixture a quick stir then use it as a mask. Apply on clean skin only. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
5: Bulgaria’s rose water. Rose water brings a number of benefits for your skin. It moisturizes skin, boosts antioxidant levels, promotes pH balance, and regulates excess oils. It is also known to have natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to keep your skin free of infection-causing bacteria. Its natural astringent properties make it a great addition to your glowing skin regimen.
6: India’s turmeric. Surprising as it may sound, this incredibly yellowish Indian spice can beat your skin brightening cream when it comes to giving you radiant skin. It contains powerful antioxidants and has natural anti-inflammatory properties that relieve your skin of
allergies and irritations that cause it to become patchy and uneven toned. Make a mixture out of it with any essential oil. Apply on your face then rinse off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.
7: Russia’s oatmeal. Oatmeal has long been popular worldwide, in spas most especially, as one of the most preferred natural skin treatments. What many are not aware of is that oatmeals can be used to promote scalp and hair health as well.
Oatmeal contains antioxidants. Its molecular makeup makes it an invaluable ingredient to support skin regeneration and restoration of the skin’s natural protective barriers. Use it as a mild exfoliant or as a body scrub. Simply soak oatmeal grains into water or mix in your tub. Massage gently then rinse with lukewarm water. The gentle exfoliation pressures your skin to facilitate skin cell renewal and rejuvenation.
Skincare products locked in attractive jars and bottles that promise you a glowing skin may be good enough to deliver your skin’s needs but, sometimes, natural sources just deliver it well and deliver it better.