Have you ever thought about black pepper as an ingredient which can be used for skin care? If you’ve only used it as a condiment this article will shed some light regarding its properties and health benefits. It’s rich in beta carotene which is essential for good eye health, vitamin K which improves your blood circulation and metabolism and strengthens your bones and muscles. Moreover, black pepper contains potassium, selenium and calcium which are essential to our body and overall health. Potassium keeps your blood pressure under control, selenium strengthens your bones, nails, hair and teeth and is crucial for proper brain functioning while calcium, as we all know, is the most important nutrient when it comes to healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis and rheumatism.
Aside from its amazing health benefits, black pepper can be used for a number of skin problems and we’ll show you exactly how to use it. We’ve prepared three homemade natural recipes which will hydrate your skin and help you remove all the dead skin cells, making it radiant and eliminating blemishes, scars and acne breakouts.
Yogurt and Pepper Exfoliating Mixture
Combine one tablespoon of black pepper and two spoons of yogurt. When you get a paste, apply it on clean skin and rub in circular motions for several minutes. At the end, wash with cold water.
This exfoliating mixture will clean your skin, eliminate blemishes and scars, and give shine to your skin.
Mask with Pepper and Honey to Fight Acne
Mix the ingredients and apply the mask on your face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then wash your face. This mask will help you clean your face from pimples and acne.
Fight Cellulite with Pepper Essential Oil
You will need 100 ml of body cream and 3-4 drops of black pepper essential oil. Add the essential oil drops into the body cream and rub it on your cellulite or fat deposits area in the morning and in the evening.
Mix all the ingredients and rub the mixture on your body after bathing twice daily. Try to focus on the problematic areas. The oil boosts elasticity of your skin and the skin tone, while at the same time reduces cellulite and fat deposits.
This article was originally published on healthysolutionsmagazine, here:http://healthysolutionsmagazine.com/mix-2-ingredients-see-happens-skin-several-minutes/
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