The facial skin is the first thing that a person notices on us, and because of that most people try to have a radiant complexion. For that purpose, they use all sorts of creams to eliminate brown spots, dark circles, wrinkles and other skin imperfections, but these products are not always efficient and not to mention very expensive.
Fortunately, there are natural ingredients that are easily available and reachable for every person. Those ingredients are lemon and baking soda that can treat these issues without side effects if used wisely and reasonably, which is not the case with the commercial creams containing various chemicals.
This citrus fruit is packed with vitamin C, citric acid, and fiber, components that can significantly boost the weight loss process, immunity and thus fight off certain health conditions. When used topically, it naturally lightens the skin, removes brown spots, battles against excess sebum and aids with cell renewal.
Note: Lemon has photosensitizing properties; therefore it needs to be used only at night.
This versatile ingredient reveals a wide range of uses as cleaning and cooking agent, teeth whitener and as well as medical agent. Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda reveals anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, disinfecting, drying, and purifying features. It has neutral pH that lowers gastric burns, relieves nausea and supports digestion. Its topical use offers great skin exfoliation thanks to its granular texture. It successfully removes dead skin cells and promotes cellular regeneration meanwhile lightening the skin. This is of great assistance in lowering wrinkles, brown spots, and dark circles. Plus, it is a great skin softener and offers that desired radiant complexion.
Note: Excessive use of baking soda can cause skin irritations due to its abrasiveness. Therefore, you should use it only once or twice per week. If you experience some skin condition, you should visit a dermatologist and avoid excessive use of baking soda.
Here is the recipe containing these ingredients that can remove dark circles, blemishes and wrinkles.
A Natural Skin Remedy
- 1 glass of water
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Combine the apple cider vinegar with baking soda in a bowl and then add the honey. In the end, include the lemon juice and water and mix till you obtain a slightly grainy texture.
Apply it onto your face by making gentle circular movements. Leave it to stand for 10 minutes. After that, wash it off with lukewarm water and make sure to use dry oil such as jojoba oil to moisturize your skin. It should be applied only once or twice a week.
The benefits of the other ingredients:
Apple cider vinegar
This amazing vinegar contains antioxidants and acetic acid that reveal anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. These features deeply cleanse the skin but do not irritate it. It battles against free radicals, accountable for premature aging and removes dead skin cells.
Note: Excessive application of apple cider vinegar may cause skin irritations.
This natural bee-product reveals antioxidant properties. Plus, it is a great moisturizing, cleansing, healing and purifying agent that can restore skin softness and radiance. Additionally, it fights off the free radicals protecting the skin form sagging and aging. It is a strong ally in the fight against wrinkles.