Lets Give Some TLC to Our Skin This Summer

Author: Madiha Malik

Are you looking for ideas to spend some quality time with yourself? Skincare is an amazing, simple and easy one! With a few ingredients commonly found in our kitchens, we can easily give our skins that love and care it needs. Those clogged pores, dry patches, uneven texture, and dullness can be treated in just a few minutes a week. Here are some ingredients and their benefits.

Disclaimer: If you have a chronic skin condition, allergies, reactions, or sensitivities to certain ingredients, please consult a dermatologist for better guidance.

Oats: soak up excess oil, treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats provide antioxidants (allow for skin repairment) and work as nature cleanser to take out dirt stuck in the pores. Oat flakes are good for exfoliation that can lighten marks and discoloration.

Yogurt: lactic acid helps in reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It tightens and shrinks pores. It is also good for cell production and growth of tissues.

Honey: unclogs pores, heals skin, prevents eczema and acne. It can increase cell renewal, soften chapped lips, help to firm, and plump up the skin.

Egg white: remove black heads, help to improve texture, tighten pores, and remove excess oil.

Grapeseed oil: contains antioxidants, linoleic acid that reduces acne and retains skin moisture. It does not clog pores and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Banana: increases blood flow and nourished cells, helps to clear out bacteria and fight acne, scars, and blemishes.

Gram Flour: removes excess oil and works as a deep cleanser.

Aloe Vera: brings out healthy, natural shine by moisturizing and removing dead cells. It helps to heal dry and cracked skin. It also helps to protect against harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun and sun burn.

Turmeric: good for radiant skin, targets pores and helps to calm any inflammation on skin. It can also help to clear out acne and break outs.



Dry skin:

Option 1: 3 tbsp dried oats

1 tbsp whole milk

1 tbsp honey

Make a smooth paste and apply on the face until it has dries. Wash off with clean water.

Option 2: ½ cucumber sliced

2 tbsp aloe vera gel

Make a paste and massage onto skin. Wash off with water when it has dried.

Oily Skin:

Option 1: 1 egg white

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp dried oats

Whisk together egg white and honey, then add the oats. Gently scrub your face with the mixture avoiding your eyes. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Option 2: 1/2 a banana

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp yogurt

Mash the banana, then add yogurt and turmeric. Apply a think layer on face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Option 3: 1 tbsp gram flour

1 tsp milk

1 tsp rose water

½ tsp turmeric

Make a paste and gently scrub the face. Leave on until it dries and wash off with warm water.


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About the Author:

My Name is Madiha. I am a kindergarten educator (RECE) and mama of a two-year-old. I am passionate about teaching young children and supporting families. My website www.motherhoodwonders.com is a small effort to break the big silence on postpartum depression and anxiety, in particular, amongst the south Asian community.


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