No amount of make-up can make dull, patchy and unhealthy skin look good. Nivea gives us a few tips on how to get that perfect skin without breaking the bank! #niveaskinhacks
Make breakfast while nourishing your skin
Prepare a jar of overnight oats by soaking oats in your favourite milk and add chopped fruits, nuts, and dried fruits. The nutrients in oats are known to boost skin’s moisture and also improve overall skin tone. Give your skin (and tummy) some love in seconds!
Indulge in dark chocolate
Craving a sugar fix but trying to avoid junk food? Grab a square of dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao). The antioxidants in dark chocolate help to make your skin smoother and more hydrated. A couple of squares a day is a quick, sure-fire way to improve skin’s luminosity and satisfy your sweet tooth.
DIY detox elixir
Instead of spending hundreds on detox programmes, turn to your kitchen cupboard for a quick way to get rid of toxins from your body and improve overall skin condition. Mix 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider vinegar in water and drink this before meals to detox the liver and improve overall skin clarity.
No more mosquito bites
Get rid of mosquito bites fast by dipping a tablespoon inside a cup of hot water for a few minutes, then press the tablespoon while it is still lukewarm onto the bite area immediately. The heat from the blade will stop the itchiness and prevents scratching which can damage the skin.
Instant sunburn care
Just back from beach holidays with sunburn skin and want to quickly soothe a painful sunburn? Brew 5-6 bags of earl grey tea and soak a towel in it. Apply towel to sunburn for at least 30 minutes. Voila! It will ease your sunburn instantly.
Too much walking can leave you with rough feet. Mix 1/4c mouth wash, 1/4c vinegar and 1/2c of warm water for a quick way to revive the skin on your feet. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off!
Exfoliate for maximum absorption
Absorb most of the moisturisation benefits from your body lotion by making your own Sugar Scrub. Mix 2 tbsp of brown sugar into half-a-cup of coconut oil. Spread it all over your body in circular motions. Rinse off and apply your favourite lotion. Your skin will feel smooth and soft after a few seconds!
Remove acne scars
Managed to remove those acnes from your back but not those scars? Mix 4 tsp of lemon juice, 3 tsp plain yogurt, 4 tsp of honey and 1 egg white. Apply it on the area with acne scars and let it sit for 15 mins then rinse with water. You can have your flawless skin back in no time.
Get rid of body acne for good
Want to show off those awesome shoulders you worked for but body acne making you shy? Try covering the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it overnight. Honey helps to kill the bacteria and keeps the skin sterile. Best way to speed up the healing process!
Saving on shaving
Save time in the shower by opting for a multitasking product like NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion which also doubles up as a shaving cream. You can save on time and money, plus getting silky smooth skin without any sticky feeling!