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.
Black Pepper and Yogurt Scrub
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of black pepper
Mix all the ingredients until a homogenous paste is formed. Wash your face with warm water to open up the pores and apply the mixture. Massage your face using circular motions and leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse with cold water and tap dry your face with a cotton towel. This mask is excellent for scars and blemishes and will make your skin glow.
Black Pepper and Honey Mask Against Acne
- 1/2 a teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 egg white foam
This mask is excellent for acne breakouts and pimples. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash your face with warm water.
Black Pepper Essential Oil Anti-Cellulite Mask
- 100 ml of body cream or lotion
- 3 drops of black pepper essential oil
This recipe is excellent against cellulite. You’ll need your favorite lotion and add a few drops of black pepper essential oil to it. Rub it on your thighs and other affected areas every morning and evening. You’ll say goodbye to cellulite in no time.