Many of us can attest to the experience of strolling down a skincare aisle trying to resist the temptation of products that promise soft, even skin, plump lips, and an all-around dewy glow. The pretty packaging and creative descriptions call your name, until you’re standing at the register ready to dole out half of your last paycheck on a gold-infused eye cream that promises you will “literally” wake up sparkling.
If you’re trying to save space, money, or move away from unnatural, processed ingredients, you might find your new favorite skincare product in one of the more unexpected places: your kitchen. There are plenty of ingredients you probably already have around that you can experiment with before you drop too much money at Sephora — and chances are these pantry-sourced beauty hacks will be much cheaper.
Everyone’s skin is different, so always be careful before trying out new products, even natural ones like these. Conduct a patch test or reach out to a dermatologist if you are concerned about whether or not a product is right for you.
Check out our roundup of 10 products you probably already have in your pantry that are also great for your skin: