Beauty Tricks from Your Kitchen
There are many natural beauty tips, tricks, and recipes that you can make at home, and your kitchen contains all the ingredients you’ll need.
Use olive, coconut, or almond oil with Castor oil to clean your skin instead of a harsh soap. This will cleanse your skin naturally and keep from pulling out natural oils.
Rub a small amount of oil onto dry face and massage into skin for several minutes. To remove, soak a clean washcloth in steamy water and place on face until it starts to cool. Gently use the washcloth to wipe your face until the oil is gone.
Mix cocoa powder, cinnamon and arrowroot until you get a shade you like. Store in a small jar or container and brush onto skin for an instant bronze look. Bonus: it smells good! You can also mix this into lotion for a liquid version!
Food Facial Mask
Use honey, plain yogurt or whipped egg whites by themselves or in combination for a great toning facial mask that leaves skin glowing.
Naturally White Teeth
Use strawberries and baking soda as a highly effective and natural teeth whitener. Oil pulling (swishing oil in the mouth and then spitting) is also an effective way to whiten teeth. Make a paste of equal parts mashed or pureed strawberries and baking soda. Put in mouth guard or tooth tray and leave on teeth for up to 30 minutes. Repeat a couple times a week until your teeth are as white as you want. To speed things up, swish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil each night for 20 minutes and then spit and brush well.
Natural Hair Conditioner
Mix one banana and one avocado and puree until smooth. Add essential oils if Banana isn’t your fragrance of choice. Comb through clean, damp hair and put a shower cap on. Leave on for at least 15 minutes and rinse out in the shower.
Sugar is not good for your body. It is, however, great for your skin! Since your skin doesn’t metabolize and store glucose or fructose like your fat cells do, sugar is a great way to tighten and smooth skin! Mix equal parts of white or brown sugar and olive or almond oil and add essential oils of choice. To exfoliate skin, rub the mixture onto skin and massage in for a couple of minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Baking soda is a very effective natural and gentle abrasive that pulls off dead skin cells and makes skin glow! Wet face with warm water, pour some baking soda into hands and massage into your face for at least 3 minutes. It will sting a little. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
No need to go to expensive extremes to make your skin look radiant, just dig into your kitchen cupboards!