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Everyone wants to take care of their skin, but did you know that the synthetic products that you use aren’t all clean? Most might produce instant results, but the nourishment they provide isn’t a long-lasting change that truly makes your skin better. 

In most cases, you might even end up doing your skin more harm than good. On the contrary, beauty and skincare products made from ingredients from nature tend to get slower – but long-lasting – results. But even when you’re shopping for natural and organic products, it can be hard to tell what your skin needs, and what you should look for. 

This is why we’ve put together this little article. Keep reading and you’ll find out about some great natural ingredients to keep all kinds of skin healthy. 

Argan Oil

Argan oil is one of the most beneficial natural ingredients for both hair and skin. It is made from the kernels of the Argan tree – a tree that is native to Morrocco. It’s used as popular food and as an ingredient in countless high-quality hair and skincare products.

Products like Argan Oil Shop’s face moisturizer that contains Argan Oil have countless benefits including moisturization, sun protection, acne treatment, and healing of certain skin infections. Use argan oil-based moisturizers just as you would use any other kind and see the difference for yourself.

Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant contains a gel-like substance on the inside that is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, cooling, and nourishing properties. Not only is raw aloe vera gel often used to fade out stretch marks, but it’s also used in beauty treatments for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. 

Using aloe vera can leave your skin hydrated, refreshed, and glowing.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is much more than an ingredient for your cakes – it’s a great exfoliant for dead skin cells, and it also has the ability to regulate your skin’s pH. Using baking soda will also clear your skin of any bacteria and keep your skin infection-free. 

If you want to use it, mix one teaspoon of baking soda with one teaspoon of olive oil and half a teaspoon of honey. Take this paste and rub it on your face in circles. Leave it on for ten minutes before wiping it off with a wet towel and then moisturizing your face as usual. 

Lemon

If you’re facing problems with dull skin or trying to get rid of a tan, lemon might be just the thing. It contains antioxidants and vitamin C that is perfect for the job and will leave your skin feeling fresh and bright. 

Mix some sugar with lemon juice and you can now use this face to exfoliate dead skin cells as well as remove your tan. 

Cucumber

Cucumber reduces swelling, cools the skin, and contains antioxidants that will rejuvenate dull skin. It’s also great to reduce swelling and puffiness, which is why it’s commonly used under the eyes. 

Any product with cucumbers inside will be effective in achieving the same results.

Rose Water

Rosewater is great to cleanse and refresh the skin and is a common ingredient in a lot of homemade skin remedies in countless South Asian cultures. It brightens the skin, promotes blood circulation, and balances skin pH. 

If you want, you can spray rose water straight to your face and massage it in for a few minutes before washing it off. You can also include it in other skincare routines by including it in any homemade masks and skincare remedies you make.

Looking to read more? Check out this article on 7 steps to protect your skin in summer.

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  • Lauren Webber is a former HR manager and lover of psychology who now runs Dainty Mom among her other pursuits. Her interests range from the corporate world to health and self-care to home improvement and parenting.

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