Natural cosmetics coming from your kitchen

Did you know there are miraculous things for your stomach and your looks hidden in your kitchen? Learn to use the most common ingredients from your kitchen as cosmetic resources…

Who needs buttocks when you have bananas? Exactly: this fruit can be used as a natural facial mask that hydrates and soften the skin. Blend one ripe middle-sized banana well and gently apply it to your face and neck. Leave it for 10-20 minutes, then wash your face with cold water and look yourself in the mirror. Your skin will instantly look softer. Another recipe for the skin is the following: add 4 spoons of fat-free yoghurt and 2 spoons of honey to the blended banana. Use it on the same way as the above-mentioned facial mask.


Wash your face with warm water, and then apply the mixture consisted of 1 spoon of natural apple vinegar and 2 cups of water on the face. This will clean and tone your skin. You can also make your own face treatment with a mixture of ¼ apple vinegar and ¼ water. Apply the mixture gently to your face and let it dry off.


Make your own mask with ¼ cup of powdered milk and water, to create a thick mixture. Apply it to your face and let it dry off, then wash it off with warm water. Your face is going to look fresh and young.


If you don’t have the time to leave a facial mask for a bit longer on your face, and you want the fresh look, then porridge is the right choice. Mix ½ cup of warm, but not boiled water and 1/3 of oats. After a few minutes when the oats if soaked well, add 2 spoons of low-fat yoghurt, 2 spoons of honey and a white of an egg. Apply a thin layer to your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water.


Why would you waste your money on facial crèmes when you can treat it with a soothing mask made out of mayonnaise? Massage your face gently with it and leave it for 20 minutes, then wash it with cold water. Your face will be clean and smooth.


You don’t have to run to the cosmetics to clean your skin and smooth your wrinkles. Buy regular yoghurt instead and apply it to your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off. You will be surprised by the freshness that will glow on your face!

And if you want to revitalize your face, try this mask out: mix 1 spoon of yoghurt with orange juice from one slice of orange (along with the pulp) and 1 spoon of aloe gel. Leave the mixture on your face for at least 5 minutes, then wash it off with warm water.


It is a great mask for strengthening and stimulation of the facial skin. Use mild mustard; tap it all over your face. But be careful if you’re one of the people with exceptionally pale skin, since the mustard can cause an irritation. So trying it out on just one small piece of the face would be a smart thing to do. If you notice any redness (do not panic, it will go away soon), then this mask is no good for you.


The mixture of one lemon juice and ¼ of olive oil (or almond oil) works wonders for the skin and let it “breathe”. It increases the hydration of your skin and makes it fresher.


What if you don’t have enough time and money to visit the cosmetics when your skin looks terrible? In that case, go to your fridge and take one egg. If your skin is dry, divide the white and the yolk from the egg and stir the yolk. If your skin is oily, stir the white of the egg and add a few drops of lemon juice or half a spoon of honey. For normal skin, stir the whole egg. Depending on the type of your skin, you can make the mask that suits you, relax and wait for 30 minutes with the mask on, then wash your face with warm water. You will love the new, fresh face when you look yourself into the mirror!