It is tempting to rush to your nearest beauty counter to try a newfangled product that everyone is raving about. But did you know that you can enjoy the same results you get from expensive creams and serums by using all-natural ingredients? That’s right, your kitchen (or the fridge) could be teeming with skin-saving ingredients! In today’s post, we are listing down simple yet proven body care tips:
Dull, Damaged Hair
Is your hair brittle, dry, and prone to breakage? Don’t spend money on an expensive hair product just yet. You can whip up your own hair treatment at home and get the same results! In a clean bowl, add an egg with mashed ripe banana then mix into a paste. Apply the hair treatment to dry hair and cover the hair with a shower cap. Leave the DIY hair treatment for at least 15 minutes before washing your hair as usual. Egg yolk and banana contain nourishing proteins that coat each hair strand, protecting it from damage. The result? Shiny, beautiful hair full of life!
Uneven Skin Tone
Got unsightly dark elbows and knees? Looking for safe, natural way to even out your skin tone? Don’t use chemical laden bleach and whitening products! These products will only irritate your skin. We suggest a milder alternative: citrus fruits!
Limes and lemons make a great natural skin bleach. Extracts from limes and lemons are packed with citric acids that slough off dead skin cells. These nutrients keep the skin tone even and smooth! Just apply about a teaspoon of lemon or lime juice on dark spots and leave on for at least 20 minutes. Rinse as usual. Apply the lime or lemon juice on uneven spots for at least a month or until the dark spots fade.
Dry, Irritated Skin
For sensitive or acne-prone skin, the usual beauty products just won’t do. To keep the skin clear, smooth, and soft, try this super simple mask: mix raw honey with a dash of lemon juice. Spread the treatment on freshly cleansed face and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow up with a hydrating moisturizer for best results. You can also use mashed avocado, mashed banana or papaya for a boost of skin-friendly nutrients!
Styling Product Buildup
Is your hair feeling extra greasy? Commercial shampoos leave a grimy residue that builds up on every hair strand. You need to use a clarifying solution at least twice a month to remove residue buildup. Try this easy recipe: mix about ¼-cup raw apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Use this as a hair rinse then follow up with your favorite conditioner. The acidic compounds in raw apple cider vinegar will cut through the greasy residue without causing dryness.
Patchy, Flakey Skin
Got patchy, flaky skin? Sounds like you need major exfoliation, stat! You can whip up your very own body scrub using products found in your kitchen. In a clean bowl, combine about 1 to 2 ratio of extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. Add about 1 ratio of honey and mashed halved avocado. Mix the ingredients into a paste and apply all over the body. Rinse well and say hello to supple, glowing skin!