2 Secret Ingredients For Gorgeous Skin
Since my early teens, I’ve been dealing with prone to acne and oily skin. So I started doing some research for things that would help me have a healthier and more beautiful skin. Also, in my searching process, I decided that I wanted to stay as natural as possible. We’re in direct contact with too many chemicals already! So I wanted to keep them as natural, simple and affordable as possible.
Some things worked, and some things definitely didn’t. But I would LOVE to share with you my two favorite discoveries and their scientific backup on why they work so well…
1. Use Apple Cider Vinegar as toner!
When apple cider is made, malic acid is formed. Which makes it a powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and antivirus substance. This means that it’s able to keep your skin clear from bacteria and dirt that form pimples.
It also balances your skin’s pH, which prevents your skin from being too dry or too oily.
And don’t worry, the smell disappears very very quickly.
2. Coffee face masks and scrubs are POWERFUL!
A lot of beauty products have caffeine because it’s great for your skin. So why not apply it in its most natural form? Coffee is also very rich in antioxidants and has properties that help tighten up your skin which reduces you pores’ size. Lastly, it promotes blood circulation, which is a genius hack for puffiness (the best way to get rid of puffy eyes is with coffee ice cubes)
Here’s a recipe for a coffee mask/scrub that did wonders for me:
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 Tablespoon unbrewed ground coffee (the finest ground, the better/but regular ground coffee does it fine J)
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions: Mix it all together and spread it on your face. Let it sit for a 5-10 minutes and rinse.
Notes: Be gentle with your skin. Don’t rub it too hard, it’ll do its job from just applying and rinsing it. I preferably apply it at night to let my skin breathe overnight. Plus, the coconut oil lets my skin moisturized and glowing in the morning.