Living in New York City means proper nourishment is the key to radiant skin. With all the pollution and weather changes we experience, a rigorous skincare routine is necessary.
Trips to Sephora and Ulta Beauty become a regular outing for any NYgal, but all those trips definitely add up. Beauty products come at a hefty price, but what if we told you that you could achieve glowing skin with products you already have at home?
Rent in the city is expensive enough; your skincare routine shouldn’t be!
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Raw honey is known for being an anti-bacterial substance. That means it works wonders on acne. It also helps with unclogging pores and is an effective cleanser.
You can create your own honey mask at home by mixing it with water or milk. Apply a thin layer and let it sit for 15 minutes. After you rinse, you should feel a noticeable difference.
Don’t just stop there though. Honey also works as an amazing sunburn treatment. Let’s be honest, no one remembers to put on sunscreen every hour. Sunburns are just the trade-in for a fun day at the beach.
At least we have honey to calm burned skin and aid in our recovery. Just don’t forget to rinse it all off. The only thing worse than having a sunburn is having a swollen face from bee stings.
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Avocado isn’t just a healthy snack for on the go. It also acts as a moisturizer to smooth out wrinkles. Forget about those expensive anti-aging creams. Avocado is the only wrinkle treatment you need. Use it raw or in an oil- just remember to apply it daily!
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Are you guilty of leaving your makeup on overnight? Most of us are. Removing makeup can be a bit of a chore. Those makeup wipes that claim to remove 99% of your waterproof mascara don’t warn you that you basically have to scrub your eyes for 10 minutes for that mascara to come off.
Luckily, coconut oil can do the tough jobs for us. This oil is the best makeup remover without all the scrubbing. Simply rub it gently all over your face and rinse with warm water.
According to Birdie, this treatment is dermatologist approved. We recommend using organic and cold-pressed coconut oil.
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Oatmeal is widely known for helping skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. Its soothing effects can treat dry and itchy skin. Sprinkle this product in your bath for immediate skin relief.
If you ever find yourself in an itchy situation with poison ivy, oatmeal can also treat symptoms related to this plant. It’s best to use plain oats and not the packaged oatmeal you eat with fruit.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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We saved the best for last. There are so many uses for apple cider vinegar. Along with it being an antibacterial for acne, it also balances your skin.
Do you have dry or oily skin? Use apple cider vinegar to balance your pH for skin that it just right. Also, use this apple cider vinegar homemade beauty mask to cleanse and tighten your skin.
We hope these everyday items work wonders for your skin. If they don’t, there’s no shame in heading back to Sephora.
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