We all want to look our best but the spa isn’t open twenty four hours a day and neither are our credit cards. You can make these treatments and apply at home using ingredients from your very own cabinets and refrigerator! Get your beauty up to par fast with these 5 beauty fixes you can pull off at home.
1. Moisturize Skin With Coconut Oil
Coconut oil isn’t just the latest craze in the healthy eating community, it’s a fantastically multi-use product that has applications in cleaning, nutrition, beauty, and more. Coconut oil has great moisture locking properties due to its fatty oils, which are not only heart healthy when they are consumed but very effective at adding moisture to your skin while preventing it being wicked away.
2. Exfoliate For Fresh Looking Skin With A Citrus Scrub
All the ingredients you need for a good, home made scrub are waiting either in your refrigerator or your kitchen’s fruit bowl. The acid in this fruit loosens up dead skin while the sugar you add to the scrub will polish it away. Squeeze the juice from one half of an orange into a bowl and add a quarter cup of sugar along with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix with your hand or a spoon into a scrub. Apply while in the shower or over a basin for a full body or facial scrub that wakes up the skin and exfoliates at the same time and rinse off.
3. Whiten Your Teeth
A good homemade teeth whitener can be found with just a few kitchen ingredients. Find 2 strawberries, sea salt, and baking soda in order to make a home made scrub. Crush berries in bowl and add 1/2 tsp of baking soda and a pinch of salt. Clean teeth, add scrub to a toothbrush, applying. Rinse off after 5 minutes. The Vitamin C-loaded strawberries break down plaque that causes yellowing and the malic acid may remove surface stains for white and shining teeth. Do this every night for 2 weeks for good results.
4. Doctor Your Hair Back To Health With A Hair Mask
When your hair loses luster, boost it right back up again. You can make a rich hair mask to soften and renew your hair with just a few simple household ingredients. Try adding a cup of mayonnaise to wet hair, letting sit for a half hour, and then rinsing off with warm water. The fats and the minerals in the mayo will add shine to hair and soften split ends. Shampoo and condition after as normal.
5. De-Puff Skin With A Cold Tea Compress
Making a cold tea compress at home can easily get rid of the inflammation that comes with a long sleepless night, too much drinking, or simple morning face. Your hot morning tea can also be a quick beauty hack. Whether chamomile, red, green, black or white tea, it will cut back on inflammation to de-puff and even tone and complexion for a more awake impression. Soak a washcloth in tea of your choice for ten minutes and then place in a bowl in the fridge. Cover skin for 15 minutes to have facial skin that is firmed and toned.