There are a lot of claims for natural ingredients that cheaply work wonders on your skin. But which ones actually are proven to be effective? Take a look at some helpful findings from Lifescript:

  • Olive Oil for Moisture:

    This stuff does actually help to lock moisture into your skin. So here’s what you should do: apply about a teaspoon of olive oil to your skin, especially the drier areas like knees and elbows, and massage with you fingertips. Olive oil is also great when used on your lips.

  • Lemon for Smoothing Your Face:

    Lemons can act as an exfoliant by breaking down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, therefore making skin a whole lot smoother. To use lemon on your skin, cut a lemon in half and sprinkle a pinch of sugar onto the pulp side. Rub this on your face at night for best results.

  • Baking Soda as an Exfoliant:

    While not as effective as a chemical exfoliator, using baking soda is a cheap way to achieve similar results. Just create a paste with baking soda and vinegar to rub over your face with your fingertips. According to Lifescript, baking soda can irritate skin, so the vinegar dilutes it and acts like a cleanser. You can also try adding a teaspoon of baking soda to you normal facial cleanser and massage onto your skin 2-3 times a week to exfoliate skin.

  • Oatmeal as an Itch Soother:

    When harsh soaps or skin treatments cause your skin to itch or burn, oatmeal can help restore normal pH and reduce inflammation. To use oatmeal on your skin, mix 1 cup of it with water until you get a sticky consistency. Add a few drops of honey to the mixture and use as a face mask.

  • Milk Calms Skin:

    Milk is a great skin smoother when annoyances like sunburn, poison ivy or bug bites attack. Simple mix equal parts of milk and water in a bowl. Then drench any kind of soft cloth with the mixture, ring it out halfway and apply to your sore skin.

Check out many more natural skin remedies that work over at Lifescript’s 12 Natural Skin Saver: Do They Really Work?