August 4, 2017
7 ALL-NATURAL BEAUTY TIPS
Beauty doesn't have to be complicated. You don't have to spend so much on cosmetics packed with chemicals that will only do more damage than good. So here we enumerate some common beauty woes and their all-natural remedies--because you only really need the natural ingredients to let your natural beauty shine!
FOR PUFFY EYES: CHILLED GREEN TEA BAGS
Green tea contains tannins which actually constricts the blood vessels and capillaries under the eyes, while the caffeine also helps reduce puffiness by shrinking the blood vessels. Briefly steep two green tea bags in hot water for less than a minute. Remove the tea bags from the water, and chill in a small bowl for an hour or so. Once chilled, place one bag over each closed eyelid. Leave on your lids for five to 15 minutes.
AS SHAVING CREAM SUBSTITUTE: COCONUT OIL
Body hair shaved with coconut oil leaves the skin feeling more silky, soft and irritation-free, because of its all-natural moisturizing components. Lather the oil on your skin, and shave as you normally would. Rinse the blade in-between strokes, or wipe the blade on a damp washcloth to remove the used oil. Pat your smooth legs dry with a towel so that you retain the oil in your skin. If you wish, you can apply a little more oil for a really silky experience.
FOR BRIGHTER LIPS: RASPBERRY
Who needs chemical-induced liptints? Go for something natural that moisturizes and brightens your lips safely. On low heat, warm one tablespoon of coconut oil until it becomes liquid. Remove from heat and add four fresh red raspberries. Mash the berries and blend until smooth. Place in a small glass container and refrigerate until firm. After that, you have your natural lip tint!
FOR DEAD SKIN REMOVAL: PAPAYA MASK
Instead of using exfoliants that contain abrasive ingredients, use an unripe Papaya. This fruit contains the enzyme papain which naturally exfoliate the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Scoop out ¼ cup of raw papaya, and for better results, blend with one tablespoon of fresh pineapple. Apply to your dry face and leave on for 5 to 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water.
FOR PIMPLES: TEA TREE OIL
Tea tree oil is well-known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and it can help reduce mild to moderate acne breakouts. Add one to two drops of diluted tea tree oil to a single application of your cleanser, and apply two to three times a day.
FOR HEALTHY HAIR: APPLE CIDER
Apple cider is a wonder tonic packed with raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria which aid in restoring your hair. It can add natural body, detangle, reduce frizz, add shine, stimulate growth and prevent split ends for your hair. Simply mix ¼ cup organic apple cider vinegar with one cup water, apply to your hair, and rinse with warm water. Follow it with a gentle hair conditioner.
FOR SOFTER HANDS: COFFEE
Coffee is a natural exfoliator that makes your skin look healthy and glowing. Mix coffee grounds with olive oil, then massage it to your hands for a couple of minutes. Rinse your hands with lukewarm water. Repeat this regimen twice a week.