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Go DIY: 5 Kitchen Friendly Ingredients That Help Soothe Skin

Due to the smog or sometimes an unhealthy diet, your skin can get red or irritated. Here are 5 ingredients in your kitchen that can prove to be super helpful!


Cucumber is an analgesic that provides pain relief but is also very soothing on eyes and skin. It also has antioxidant properties thanks to its vitamin C content, which tackles inflammation together with caffeic acid. Cucumbers also contain potassium, sulfate, vitamin A, and other nutrients that treat your skin well. Plus, the cooling effect of cucumbers can also alleviate skin redness caused by dilated blood vessels.

2. Ginger

Ginger contains more than 40 antioxidants and is also great at combating inflammation. One caution, though — don’t use actual ginger roots on your face. Stick to products that contain ginger extract (only) or dilute it with milk.

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Did you know that for generations, women in South East Asia have been using a rice water rinse for ultra long hair? Besides it being one hell of a rinse, rice water contains vitamins, minerals, and acids that not only soothes skin but also reduces redness. Now you know what to do with that leftover rice water. Store in an empty bottle in the fridge and use it as you need!

4.Green tea

Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and also get rid of any redness or inflammation along with it. Just steep the green tea in water for a couple of minutes. Now remove the tea bags and chill them in the fridge. Soak a cloth in this chilled tea, rinse out the excess water, and place the cloth on your face. Keep it on for five to ten minutes.


Oatmeal has a soothing effect on the skin. The starch, beta-glucans, and phenols present in this food help in effectively tackling the issue of redness in the long run. Just take 1/2 or 1 cup of oats and add water (to make a fine paste) . Apply this mask on your face and neck, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.⏱ Rinse with cool water. This face mask can be applied 3-4 times in a week to reduce redness and inflammation.

Hope this helps you.

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