There’s a reason it is such common practice to use aloe gel after a bad sunburn; the aloe vera plant has amazing healing properties! Applying the plant’s gel-like internal contents to your face will help to both soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.
Raw honey has many benefits. It has antibacterial properties, it acts as a natural exfoliant, it can speed up your skin’s healing process, and it helps reduce inflammation. Applying raw honey directly to your face can be really helpful for those who suffer from skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis!
This may sound like an odd ingredient for a face mask but plain Greek yogurt can do wonders for your skin! The protein in yogurt helps repair skin tissues and the lactic acid tightens and shrinks pores to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Yogurt also has exfoliating and antibacterial properties, can help soothe inflammation, and is rich in Vitamin B to keep your skin glowing.
Coconut milk can do wonders for your hair and skin health. Its antibacterial properties make it a great cleanser for those with oily and acne-prone skin and its high levels of Vitamin C can help maintain your skin’s elasticity. On top of these benefits, coconut milk is also great for soothing sunburns and other forms of inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oatmeal) is said to act as an exfoliant, cleanser, and moisturizer all at the same time! Just like many of the ingredients listed above, colloidal oatmeal is also known to reduce inflammation and soothe dry and irritated skin. It is especially helpful for those with eczema and psoriasis.
We hope you love trying out these natural ingredients in your next DIY pamper-sesh!
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