Everyone has pantry staple items and these two ingredients are no exception.
We are constantly trying to stay on top of our beauty regimen to keep those wrinkles at bay, those bags under our eyes hidden, and not to mention, trying to magically erase those lines on our face as we age.
It is hard work, and many hours tend to go into our morning and nightly beauty routines. It often hits us the most in our wallet, although we think it is worth every penny.
Well, what if you could have the beauty you are seeking with two simple items found in your pantry instead of from the expensive cosmetic aisle?
One item, coconut oil, has been praised for all of its different uses including for medicinal, cooking, and even beautifying your skin and face.
In fact, coconut oil can even decrease the amount of bacteria you collect on your skin, as it contains antimicrobial properties. Since coconuts are known for being proficient hydrators, the oil greatly assists in hydrating your skin, which especially comes in handy during the summer months when your skin can become overly dry.
The second item, baking soda, is often used for a variety of purposes as well, such as for cleaning, whitening your teeth, baking, and being able to also help beautify your skin.
You may have spent countless dollars clearing out your pores in the past by using facial pore removing strips, however, a cheaper alternative for you would be to use baking soda instead. It helps exfoliate your skin cells, unclog your pores, and helps leave your face feeling smoother.
Everyone has pantry staple items and these two ingredients are no exception. Although coconut oil and baking soda are incredible on their own, by combining them, you can create a powerhouse product that will do wonders for your skin.
For those who have really sensitive skin, this combo is safe for you to use. To top it off, mixing both ingredients can also help if you commonly have issues with blemishes or acne. Both unique health benefits from these ingredients can prevent you from having future breakouts.
To make a simple coconut oil and baking soda facial cleansing recipe from the comfort of your home pantry, all you will need is:
- two tablespoons of coconut oil and
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda.
Combine the mixture with a spoon, lightly wet your face, and apply the combo in circular motions with your fingertips around your face. Leave it on for about five minutes, wash your face with warm water, and then pat dry.
By using this recipe at least three times a week, your face will have your once healthy glow restored again. Your complexion will improve, and you will be able to rest assure knowing that you have removed the excess dead skin cells that left your pores clogged from before. Your youthful glow on the outside will reflect how healthy your skin cells now are, on the inside.
Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of coconut oil.
Finding products that can help beautify your skin doesn’t have to deplete your wallet size. Sometimes, the best and most beneficial products we have, are ones we can find right in the kitchen pantry.