SHOP

10 Home Ingredients That’ll Clear Your Skin

Written by Grace & Silas
Share:

The skin is the largest organ, making it the first thing we have to see. The majority of people do not know the harms that come from skin care products that are often used on a daily basis. Chemicals and toxins constitute most of these products and are not healthy choices for the body.

But thankfully, there are some ingredients you probably have at home that can generate some skin miracles.

Aloe Vera

This unassuming house plant is a rather helpful agent to the skin. For hundreds of years, it has been used to treat a variety of skin infections and diseases. Aloe Vera’s gel produces substances that give vitamins, minerals and useful acids for healing the skin.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is synonymous with both food and the skin. It is great for sunburns and removing dead skin. It is a soothing ingredient, as it cleanses and moisturizes, leaving the skin renewed with the right levels of nutrients and oxygen required.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a very inexpensive home ingredient that does well in clearing up skin issues such as acne. Its anti-fungal properties and safe acidic levels make it safe to use for sensitive skin types.

Tea Tree Oil

If you read the ingredients of those products on store shelves, tea tree oil is almost sure to pop up every time. This wonder oil is rather versatile in handling anti-bacterial and anti-fungal concerns.

Raw Honey

The natural sweetener is one of the best options for skin care. It is able to reduce breakouts, minimize allergic reactions such as rashes and helps to reduce scarring from cuts or grazes.

Avocado

This fruit contains vitamins that aid in soothing the skin as well as the ability to boost collagen production. It can be applied directly to the skin or eaten to get the skin feeling hydrated; feel free to mix with essential oils.

Shea Butter

To eliminate or help control redness, and flaking or peeling of the skin, shea butter is an ideal option. Originating from Africa, it has been used for hundreds of years as a skin moisturizer.

Baking Soda

This common household ingredient makes for a handy item to exfoliate and heal the skin. It can be used along with olive oil to give the desired result.

Lemon and Sugar

A wonderful facial scrub is lemon juice and sugar. Not only does it smell great but it will leave your skin clean and clear.

Water

We often times forget the power of simply drinking water. Consuming the right amounts of water everyday is not only one of the best ways to purge the skin of bacteria but to also replace those nutrients lost from sweating.


It is amazing what you can find in your kitchen cabinets and bathroom drawers. There is no need to go far to find very effective ingredients to maintain healthy skin. Try these items listed and see what works best you!

Share:

Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

A grayscale side portrait of Silas and Grace Moser of Chasing Foxes kissing one another.

Finished? Explore our tips below…

A pretty bullet journal being written on by a woman.
SHOP AT CHASING FOXES