Sometimes going natural is the best thing you can do for your skin.

By Hallie Gould
September 30, 2015

This article originally appeared on MIMI

I've seen my fair share of serums, creams, and cleansers that promise a blemish-free complexion, and while I have a certain regimen I swear by, sometimes going natural is the best thing you can do for your skin. It just feels good, you know?

I already add cinnamon to my oatmeal and ginger to soothe a particularly offensive hangover, but spices have yet to make it into my beauty routine. The gurus behind Spiceologist contend that your spice cabinet might be your best kept beauty secret. Spices and herbs often have digestive or antioxidant properties and many contain high levels of anti-inflammatory agents and nutrients your skin and hair need to look healthy. Applying spices topically with lotions, tonics, and washes helps maintain the health of your body's largest organ—your skin. To get a better grasp on which spices and herbs work best, we tapped chef Pete Taylor and acclaimed food blogger, Heather Scholten for their expertise.

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