Nature is the best remedy is a saying we’ve heard time and time again. With the development of technology, increase in advertising, rise in the capitalist market, we’ve forgotten our roots and instead get swept away by the promises made by big pharma and the beauty industry. 

Sometimes it's comforting to just go back in time and have a complete facial at home with ingredients from your kitchen! So get into your comfy athleisure clothing and pamper yourself ! 

1. Clean 

Dip a cotton pad in milk and gently wipe your entire face. Milk is a natural cleanser and hydrating agent. It helps lighten spots and acts as a toner as well. After wiping your face with milk, wash off the excess with cold water. 

2. Exfoliate 

No product should ever go to waste. After your morning coffee, save those grounds because they are one of the best exfoliators for your skin. Add a spoonful of yogurt (dahi) to your grounds and rub it all over your face and neck. The antioxidants in the coffee give a calming effect. It provides anti-aging benefits, tightens skin, and lightens dark spots. The yogurt brightens skin and moisturizes while exfoliating. 

3. Mask 

Add a pinch of turmeric to a spoonful of oats. Add a tsp of aloe vera gel or yogurt. Mix thoroughly and leave on for 20 min. Wash off with warm water. All these ingredients together help tighten and brighten your skin to give you a more youthful look.

4. Moisturise 

Finally, it’s time to moisturise! Rub on a thin layer of aloe vera gel all over. Be careful not to let any go into your mouth because you’ll be left with an incredibly foul taste for the rest of the day. Aloe vera gives your skin a clear glassy look and a soft texture. 

Blue self care poster which reads 'Make yourself a priority.'

There are various other masks and DIY tricks one can use with kitchen products. However, it is important to remember that no product can completely alter the way you look and you shouldn't want it to either. These tips and tricks are to enhance your pre-existing beauty and give you some me-time. 

Stop comparing. Start living 

Live aastey 

Please note, while all the ingredients used are natural and shouldn’t have any adverse effects on your skin, we still recommend doing a patch test first and proceeding with caution because everyone is different.