Can you have fantastic skin without using cosmetics?
Yes, if we stick to the concept of cosmetics as such, that is, as it appears in the RAE dictionary, encompassing any “product used for hygiene or beauty of the body, especially the face.”
This would exclude the use of typical cosmetics, whether organic or conventional, in benefit of a minimalist alternative, based on a diet rich in vegetables, among other keys that we will see in this post. All of them are easy-to-apply tricks that help us improve the skin condition without having to spend a penny on beauty products.
Of course, these tips are designed for a makeup-free option as well. Otherwise, it will be necessary and unavoidable to use makeup remover products and cosmetics-related cosmetics before, during, and after makeup.
According to popular wisdom, it is possible to eliminate dry skin with the following natural remedies. Discover them below.
- Aloe Vera gel
Aloe Vera or aloe Vera gel is a substance that is often used to make various dermatological formulas for daily care. It is even present in multiple products to combat dry skin.
Some are encouraged to use the gel in its most natural state, directly extracted from the plant. Therefore, they always keep one or more plants in their home.
However, there are many products with aloe, in various presentations, which can be easily purchased in various establishments: pharmacies, Para pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.
Honey is a food widely used also in cosmetics, given how pleasant its texture and aroma are. Like aloe Vera or aloe Vera, antioxidant properties are attributed to it, which is why it is believed that it can help relieve dry skin, nourishing it from the inside.
According to a study carried out, honey is rich in fructose and glucose and contains proteins, amino acids, and other nutrients that can contribute to the skin’s health.
In another study, the antimicrobial potential of manuka honey was evaluated. It was concluded that it is necessary to continue to deepen the matter since the evidence found did not provide enough information.
So, at the moment, honey cannot be considered as an antimicrobial product, but it can be viewed as an excellent ingredient to prepare formulas for skincare.
- Almond oil
Natural oils, such as almond, coconut, olive, castor, and many others, are rich in healthy fats that not only fight dry skin but also help nourish the skin naturally.
According to popular wisdom, apply a few drops of the oil to your skin and gently massage your fingertips until it is completely absorbed.
- Sea salt
According to some popular beliefs, sea salt can help reduce dry skin. It is not specified how or why; however, some claim that it would be useful since it has less sodium than conventional, but more minerals, such as iodine.
Although it is recommended to exfoliate the skin with sea salt, some dermatologists indicate that this is not the most suitable, since it can cause more irritation and, instead of alleviating the dryness, it can accentuate it even more.
- Egg white
In egg white, there are nutrients (proteins, mainly) that can be used for the skin’s health. For this reason, some apply white egg masks to combat dry skin and restore its pleasing appearance.
If suffering from any skin condition that warrants a specific treatment, it is essential to always consult with the dermatologist before resorting to any home remedy.
Exfoliating the skin is not recommended. Not even with homemade preparations. Instead, it would be advisable to apply a good moisturizer every day to help moisturize the skin.
On a day-to-day basis, it is essential to use the right cleaning products, since if any soap is used, it can dry out the skin and sabotage the care routine.
However, it must be paid due attention to avoid further discomfort.