Many people are turning to Grandma’s favorites for alternative beauty treatments and products. This is due to the recent economy’s blues and because many people are trying to become healthy consumers and live a greener life. You can save tons of money by using natural beauty products, and many of the ingredients are right in your kitchen pantry. In addition, there are many online beauty recipes with natural ingredients that you can follow if you are not sure how to mix them.
If you have dry skin, you can use almond oil, olive oil or avocado to soothe and moisturize. Or blend several oils for a special hair treat! A few drops of lemon mixed with your shampoo acts as a clarifying agent. Cucumber has the same effect. A small dab of olive hair spread through your hair before you rinse will give shine to your hair. Mayonnaise is another common product to use as a treatment for dry hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes before you shampoo.
Lemon juice is also good to lighten yellow nails and dark skin spots. Another great ingredient to lighten skin is buttermilk – you can add it to your bath. Milk is good to soothe and moisturize skin – you can add this to your bath as well.
Use common salt or baking soda as a skin scrub. Baking soda is also great to whiten teeth. Long ago, people used salt to wash their teeth when they did not have toothpaste available.
Use eggs whites to make a facial mask for oily skin. It will tighten pores. Use oatmeal for a normal skin facial mask. To reduce the appearance of puffy eyes, use two slices of cucumber.
Coffee grounds are a perfect treatment to reduce cellulite. Caffeine is an ingredient used in many expensive cellulite treatments. Apply old coffee grounds to skin and wrap with plastic (kitchen wrap), leaving for at least fifteen minutes, then rinse. You’ll look fantastic in your swimwear this summer!
A combination of banana, yogurt, and honey is a common facial mask for all skin types. Mix ingredients and leave on your face for at least 15 minutes, then rinse. Rose water or witch hazel make great skin toners to follow your mask treatment. A mix of sugar and honey makes for another great facial mask and scrub combination.
Tomato juice neutralizes the effects of chlorine in hair. Apply tomato juice or sauce after you shampoo your hair and before you use your conditioner.
Don’t spend a lot of money in clarifying shampoos; use a mix of vinegar and water instead. Vinegar removes buildup from hair products and leaves your hair shiny. Adding a bit of baking soda to your shampoo (in your hand) will also act as a clarifying agent.
For tired feet, use salt and olive oil as a scrub. You can also add strawberries to the mix to smooth the skin and condition it. The olive oil helps moisturize the skin while the salt is a disinfectant and gets rid of dead skin cells. Massage onto feet and rinse.
There are many great ingredients in your pantry to pamper yourself with and enhance your beauty. There is no need to spend lots of money on expensive beauty products!
Guest blog post by Hannah Derrah – a freelance writer that can speak well of these natural beauty methods because she has been using them for years to help her look great! Hannah writes for Canyon Beachwear.