Do-it-yourself beauty fixes scoured from the kitchen
The ingredients for a natural, healthy glow can be found right in your kitchen
Here are some recipes to make beauty fixes minus the chemicals and extra bucks.
1/2 tbsp. of sugar 1 tbsp. of honey 1/4 tbsp. of lemon juice 1/4 tbsp. of baking soda
The goods: Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, which is great for removing dead skin cells and boosting new skin cell reproduction. Raw honey is a topical antiseptic; it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. A little bit of lemon can help fade acne scars, even out skin tone, and remove dead skin, but it may irritate sensitive skin types so do a spot test with it first. Baking soda can help remove clogged pores and acne.
Procedure: Get rid of dead skin cells, keep breakouts at bay, and help even out your skin tone with a facial made out of white or brown sugar, raw honey, lemon, and baking soda. Exfoliate your face with this mixture by using it as a mask and leaving it on for five to 10 minutes. To remove, add a small amount of water at a time and massage the mixture around your face using circular motions until it is diluted. Rinse well and pat dry.
Aloe vera gel Coconut oil Rose water Vitamin C powder
The goods: Aloe vera, known as “the healing plant,” has many benefits, including soothing and curing burns, cuts, sores, and other internal and external infections. Using it alone as a moisturizer is great for oily and acne-prone skin. Coconut oil is a natural ultraviolet protector. Rose water helps cool and soothe irritated skin, and can restore balance to oily skin types. It’s also anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and is a natural antiseptic. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants, protecting your skin from free radical damage, and is marvelous for anti-aging and making skin more radiant.
Procedure: Make your own moisturizing mask by scooping out the gel from aloe vera leaves and blending it with coconut oil, rose water, and vitamin C; you can also buy raw aloe vera gel in natural stores. The mixture dries quickly even as it moisturizes both the face and the body.
TIP: GET RID OF YELLOW NAILS FROM OVER-POLISHING BY RUBBING SLICED LEMONS ON THEM AND LETTING THE JUICE DRY FOR TWO TO THREE MINUTES