If you could show me one girl who does not use beauty products, even the most minimal, I would pack up my bags and leave! Whether it is the humble bar of soap or the most luxurious body lotion, every woman uses some beauty aid to keep her skin clean and glowing. The trouble is that most of us use products that are commercially manufactured, with chemical ingredients and manufacturing processes that are very harmful to the ecosystem.
What options do we have? Well, we can start patronizing upcoming organic beauty product manufacturers, who create these products with all-natural ingredients and use eco-friendly packaging. The other option, which I tend to believe is a lot more fun, is to make your own products, with these homemade beauty tips I’ve listed here!
Homemade Beauty Tips For Your Own Beauty Products
It’s very easy to make your own beauty aids and cosmetics at home, with ingredients that you can find in the kitchen or the local grocery store! Try out some of these homemade beauty tips
For Glowing, Healthy Skin And Hair:
- Face Mask: Take one egg white and the juice of half a lemon, beat it well and then apply it all over your face and neck. Avoid the thin skin around your eyes. After leaving it for 20 minutes, wash it off. Then, take one teaspoon of honey in the palm of one hand, and apply it to your face and neck with the fingers of your other hand, gently rubbing it into the skin. Leave this on for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. The egg white and lemon makes your skin firm, and removes excess tan, while the honey acts as an excellent moisturizer, to nourish your skin.
- Body Scrub: I actually have two favourites here, so I’m going to share them both with you. The first is a mix of sea salt or rock salt mixed with any kind of vegetable oil and then used as a scrub. It exfoliates and leaves your skin feeling baby soft and smooth. The other is used coffee grounds used directly on your skin, which has the added benefits of reducing cellulite and stretch marks, while toning and firming your skin.
- Body Moisturizer: Mix 4 parts mayonnaise to one part baby oil and apply this mix to the dry areas of your body and face. Leave it on for about half an hour and then rinse it off thoroughly with lukewarm water. This recipe is great for dry skin, as mayonnaise contains raw egg, and the creamy base mixed with baby oil rejuvenates your skin.
- Conditioner: For shiny hair, mayonnaise (real mayonnaise only) is amazing! Just take about half a cup of mayonnaise and smooth it through your strands, leave on for 15 minutes and then shampoo off. You can also use one egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon of baby oil, and then mixed with half a cup of water. Use it the same way as the mayonnaise, and the results will make you quit using chemical conditioners for good!