Do you know that black pepper is an ingredient which can be used for skin care? Maybe you have already used black pepper to improve blood circulation and metabolism, and strengthens your bones and muscles. Also, black pepper is good for your eyes, because it is rich in beta carotene. It contains vitamin K, potassium, selenium and calcium which are essential to our body and overall health. Potassium is good to keep 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.
Black pepper is amazing for our overall health, but also it has a health benefits for our skin. It can be used to cure some skin problems.
In this article we are going to show you three 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
Mix one tablespoon of black pepper and two spoons of yogurt, until you get a paste. You should apply it on clean skin and rub in circular motions for several minutes. Then, you should wash your skin with cold water.
This exfoliating paste will clean your skin, eliminate blemishes and scars, and give shine to your skin.
Mask with Pepper and Honey to Fight Acne
- Half a teaspoon of black pepper
- Egg white foam
- One tablespoon of honey
Mix the ingredients all together and apply the mask on your face. Let it to stay on your face for 15-20 minutes and then wash your face. The mask will help you clean your face from pimples and acne.
Fight Cellulite with Pepper Essential Oil
- 100 ml of body cream
- 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.
You can also prepare another after bath body cream.
- 2 tablespoons of almond oil
- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil / grape seed oil
- 4 drops of black pepper essential oil
Just Mix all the ingredients and rub the mixture on your body after bathing. 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.