And Hair Care Solutions
More people are becoming increasingly concerned with organic or clean eating. Some are doing it to be healthier and some to lose weight with the aid of self-help books. The exciting thing is that this natural lifestyle can be brought into your daily beauty routine. Products found in your kitchen cupboards can make your skin soft, your hair bright, and your teeth white. In the summer, areas we hide in the cold of winter are suddenly on display. Prepare to show off more skin with these DIY skin and hair care solutions.
Issue: Dry Skin
Oatmeal scrubs away dead cells, cleans pores, and even combats irritation and redness, leaving behind skin that glows and feels soft. A simple way to create an exfoliating face mask is to add 2 tablespoons of honey to hot oatmeal, let it cool, and then apply to face. Leave on for 10-15 min. and rinse. Use a good facial cleanser daily to keep your skin glowing.
Issue: Dull Hair
If there is one thing you should always have on hand it is lemons. Lemons help with just about everything from acne, dark spots, teeth whitening, brittle nails and dull hair. For natural highlights or to brighten dull hair, simply mix lemon juice with warm water and pour over hair. Big bowls with handles and a pour spout make it easy to do it yourself. Let the lemon water sit on your hair for a minute or so and rinse.
Issue: Dry Cuticles
Solution: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has dozens of health benefits. Used in food, it has fatty acids and powerful medicinal properties to keep us healthy. But we can use it externally, as well. Specifically, it is one of the simplest ways to strengthen your nails. Simply rub a small amount on your cuticles and let it soak in before rinsing. Then, buff and polish your nails as normal.
Issue: Too Much Time In The Sun
Solution: Apple Cider Vinegar
We've all made the mistake of forgetting our sunscreen or not reapplying it while we were at the beach, and it's bound to happen again. For that situation, apple cider vinegar is a great way to cool the burn. Simply mix some in cool bath and soak for 10 min. You also can pour some on to a wet cloth and dab on to skin. It should help the pain immediately.
Issue: Rough Feet
Solution: Baking Soda & Aloe Vera
A harsh winter can take a toll on pretty feet. If you're concerned about wearing sandals and flip-flops this summer, ease the anxiety with a good homemade solution to soften your feet. Just mix up a warm bath of water and baking soda for your feet to soften them up. For rough spots and calluses, rub a paste of baking soda on them to remove the dead skin. Once your feet are dry, apply aloe gel liberally as a lotion. Leave on for 10 minutes, then wipe off the excess gel.
To save money and use fewer chemicals, try using natural products already found in your cupboards. You can even mix them up in advance if you have the right storage solutions. Mother Nature seems to know exactly what a girl needs.
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