Monday 17 March 2014

Frugal Household Items You Can Use As Beauty Products

Even professional aestheticians and stylists turn to household staples like lemons, baking soda or yogurt when it’s time to clear skin of acne, soften rough patches or keep teeth sparkling. “What better way to achieve a natural glow, then from natural products?” asks Lily Morgan, the founder of Lily Organics Fresh Skin Care.

• The Personalised Solution for Healthier, Younger and Flawless Looking Skin, suggests mashing an avocado with the oil from one vitamin E soft gel, a dash of cayenne pepper and a tablespoon of honey. Apply the anti-ageing mask in a thick coat all over face and neck for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with damp washcloth.
• Gently rub the inside of an avocado peel on your face. Leave the residue on for about 20 minutes for a moisturising mask.
Baking soda
• Pour a quarter-cup of baking soda in a cold bath to relieve sunburn.
• Makes homemade toothpaste with the contents of two Myrrh capsules, a quarter-cup baking soda, two lid-fuels of hydrogen peroxide and mint or another flavor extract to taste. Mix until fluffy, and then store in a covered container.
• Make a firming mask from a beaten egg and a tablespoon of baking soda. Brush mixture onto face and let dry for eight minutes, and then gently wash off with warm water. Egg yolks are high in skin-nourishing vitamins A, D, and E as well as firming protein, he says. Baking soda will tighten and kill bacteria.
• Mix a tablespoon each of baking soda and raw sugar for a pore-opening scrub. Rub gently onto your face, and leave until your skin begins to tingle, at least 30 seconds but no longer than five minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
• Brunettes can give their hair colour a lift with coffee. Make a strong pot of black coffee, then let cool. Shampoo your hair, and then pour the warm coffee on. Work it through and leave in for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water, condition and style as usual.
• A true DIY spa treatment: place slices on eyes to DE-puff and lighten dark circles.
• To remove hard-water deposits from hair and add shine, we uses an egg-oil mix. Separate one egg, and pour an ounce of olive oil over the yolk. Mix. Shampoo your hair, and then pour the egg mixture into your hair, using a large-tooth comb to help distribute it. Leave on for five to 10 minutes. Shampoo your hair again, condition, rinse and style as usual.

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• Use a mix of honey and milk as a cleanser to ease acne-prone skin.
• Applying diluted lemon juice to acne-prone skin can help. It can act as an antiseptic.
• Cut a lemon in half and rub the open part on your heels to remove stains
• To add oomph to light-coloured hair, we suggest making a strong pitcher of lemonade – water and lemon only, no sugar or honey. Shampoo your hair, and then pour the lemonade on. Work it through and leave in for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water, condition and style as usual.
• Fill a mesh bag full of dry oatmeal, Morgan says. Rub your face with the bag for a gentle exfoliation.
• For stir together a cup of lukewarm water, a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of chocolate syrup and a cup of oatmeal. Apply the mix to face for 15 minutes. “Lightly scrub the mask off is circular motion to ‘buff’ away dead surface skin cells.
• To ease sunburn, Morgan recommends applying a compress of cold skim milk mixed with oatmeal.
Olive oil
• We can uses olive oil as a conditioner. “I have to often get my hair styled and it’s the only thing that conditions my hair in the LA elements. I put it in my hair a couple of hours before I wash my hair as sort of a pre-conditioner. It’s a bit oily, so I wear comfy clothes I don’t worry about.
• Mix a quarter-cup with a cup of vanilla sugar for a body scrub.
• Many people don’t know that a very common baking ingredient, Crisco solid, can be used as a moisturiser on very dry heels, elbows, knees, as well as around dry, In a thin layer, it can also work well as an overnight facial moisturiser.
• Mix a half cup of plain yogurt with a half-cup cornmeal and a quarter-cup grapefruit juice,. Cool in the fridge to thicken, and then use as a face scrub.
• For a hydrating mask, mixes a half-cup of plain yogurt with half an avocado and a quarter-cup honey. Apply with a sea sponge.

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