7 Natural Beauty Ingredients Straight From Your Pantry

This weekend, treat yourself to some all-natural pampering with ingredients straight from your pantry! From soothing facial masks to quick blemish treatments, these seven kitchen-essentials will soon become your favorite beauty secrets.

1. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Opt for this natural moisturizer to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Apply to skin after a shower to increase it’s hydrating properties. You’ll love the miraculous moisture as much as the subtle fragrance!

2. Avocados
We all know avocados are amazing superfoods, but they also provide some beauty benefits you should take advantage of. Avocados can be used to make an antioxidant and amino acid-high facial mask that targets signs of aging and nourishes dry skin. The natural oils will soak into your skin, helping to brighten and hydrate. Apply a mashed avocado with a little bit of water to your face and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar
To boost your hair’s body and shine, rinse with pure apple cider vinegar after shampooing, and finish with a natural conditioner, like Nine Naturals Citrus and Mint Nourishing Pregnancy Conditioner. You can also dilute one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water and apply to your face as your would your current toner. Apply after cleansing and before moisturizing to experience its brightening effects.

4. Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is a natural exfoliant that is gentle on all skin types. It also has antibacterial properties which can help detoxify the skin. Mix equal parts brown sugar and coconut oil and massage into skin.

5. Turmeric
You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry, but it also has properties that help destroy acne-causing bacteria and minimize excess oil in the skin. This reason is probably due to one of turmeric’s active compounds, curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities. Mix turmeric and water to make a paste you can use as a blemish spot-treatment.

6. Baking Soda
Baking soda neutralizes toxins on the skin, making it a great acne spot-treatment to dry out blemishes. Just mix a little bit of baking soda with water to make a paste, and apply directly to skin, leaving for at least 10 minutes before rinsing.

7. Organic Yogurt
Organic fat free yogurt can act as a great cleanser to get flawless skin. High levels of lactic acid provide smoothness and hydration. You can use yogurt as a blemish spot-treatment to eliminate toxins reduce redness. Yogurt can also act as a natural base for DIY facial masks, where you can get creative and add your own ingredients! We recommend yogurt, oats, and honey.

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