This was the second post I blogged last year when this was all new to me. I had so much fun writing it, I thought I would bring out some more of the secrets from my beauty (kitchen) cupboards. So get ready to raid the pantry, you’ve got some goodies ready and waiting to become your new guilty pleasures!
Here are 5 more quick alternatives for when your beauty stock has run out.
- Cucumber Cooling Face Pads! Who knew cucumbers were great for cleansing and cooling? I did! No one likes puffy eyes in the morning or in the night for that matter. Blend/ juice a couple of cucumbers with water. Get some clean beauty pads soak them in the juice. Put them in a clean plastic bag in the freezer to cool. In the morning take a couple out for your eyes. Take the chill off first by moving them about a little (with clean hands) and then place them on each eye for approx. 5 mins. Your eyes should be refreshed and awake in no time. You can also keep any left over mixture in the freezer.
- Tea bag lady! Not a fan of cucumber then what about those left over herbal mint tea bags such as camomile or peppermint? Follow the process above from the freezer part and let those bags get cool overnight. Use them in the morning instead of the cucumber.
- Lemon Scrub a dub! I am surprised at how many people do not know about this little gem. Lemon is a great natural brightening agent and works well to even out the skin from scarring from acne, if done on a regular basis. Put a little lemon juice (or slice a lemon) with some olive oil and sugar on a cotton pad (or on the lemon slice) and gently exfoliate your face- don’t forget the neck. Leave on for a couple of minutes and then wash off with warm water. You skin will feel super soft and look radiant. Try not to get course sugar as you still want to be gentle. Also watch the eyes. Lemon juice in the eyes, stings- fact! Start by doing this a couple days a week. The olive oil should leave your skin supple.
- Coriander! Coriander! Blackheads getting on your last nerve or nose? A little turmeric, coriander leaves and water will soon help. Mix together to create a paste. Put it on the affected area and then wash off.
- Feet So Soft! Supporting our bodies as well as sandals, heels, sneakers, shoes etc take their toll on our feet. A great way to keep them soft and supple is to once a week lather them in olive oil and put your socks on for at least 30 mins to an hour. If you can sleep in them do! Your feet will be softer than before and it will also help to break down some of the hard skin on the heel. Lotions can dry out your skin because of all the additives and preservatives.
Let me know what some of your natural beauty secrets are!