While not all chemical skin products are bad for you, sometimes your skin would really appreciate a natural skin regime. Natural skin tips are usually completely safe to try out and produce amazing results. The next time you run out of your beauty staples, run into your kitchen before you suffer from a panic attack.
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1. Grape Exfoliants For Bright Skin
This could get messy, so don’t wear your Sunday best when you try this. If you feel your skin is looking tired and dull lately, try rubbing grape halves over your face. The natural acids in the fruit will break down the dead skin and uncover a fresh layer of new, radiant skin.
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2. DIY A Delicious Lip Scrub
Having dry, flaky lips can be a terrible distraction to your otherwise flawless lipstick. To buff away all the dry skin, make a mixture of sugar, honey and cinnamon and gently rub it over your lips in a circular motion. The sugar exfoliates the dry skin, while honey moisturizes it again and the cinnamon increases blood circulation, thus giving you a natural pout.
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3. An Antioxidant Sunshine Mask
If there’s one spice that could easily make the switch between your spice rack and your vanity counter, it would be turmeric. Turmeric is chock full of antioxidants that keep your skin bright, ageless and blemish free. To reap the benefits of this magical spice, mix turmeric, greek yoghurt and honey to create a face mask that your skin will love.
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4. Vanilla Extract Shampoo
Everyone loves ice cream and everyone loves having shiny, enviable locks. So why not combine both of them? Add a drop of vanilla extract to your shampoo and wash your hair as usual. Not only will you smell amazing, but your hair will be glossy and soft. You might make everyone around you hungry though.
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5. Rosehip Seed Oil Serum
If you haven’t heard about the incredible superpowers of rosehip oil, then you must have been living under a rock for the past year. Rosehip oil is nothing short of a miracle in a bottle. Dab on a few drops under your moisturizer and watch how you skin transforms. It’s known to have potent anti ageing properties, fade blemishes like an eraser and keep your skin bouncy.
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6. Green Tea For Puffy Eyes
Puffy eyes can make you look tired even if you don’t feel that way. Unlike popular lore which says that puffy eyes are caused by lack of sleep, they are actually due to water retention or lymphatic fluids. To reduce this, place cold green tea bags over your eyes for 15 minutes. Alternatively, you could also place cucumber slices or cotton pads soaked in cold milk over your eyes.
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7. Get Luscious Eyelashes With Oils
Who doesn’t want a thick, full set of eyelashes? Falsies only solve the problem temporarily and they’re a devil to put on. To make your own eyelashes naturally thick, this oil solution will do the job for you. Mix equal parts of castor and coconut oil along with a few drops of Vitamin E oil, Using a clean mascara wand, coat your eyelashes with this mixture and let it soak in overnight.
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8. Polish Your Body With A DIY Scrub
Sometimes we pay so much attention to our face that we forget our body needs some TLC too. If you’ve noticed your skin getting dry and looking dull, make this scrub a few times a week and exfoliate your whole body with it. Mix together honey, cinnamon and a little full fat milk. When this has a paste consistency, scoop out some and rub it all over your body in circular motions. You can also store it in a glass jar to make it easier the next time.
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9. Get Soft Locks Throughout The Year
With changes in weather, over-enthusiasm with styling products and aggressive brushing, our hair can become dry and brittle. If you have split-ends, get a haircut immediately as nothing can cure that. But if your hair just dry and lacks lustre, try this hair mask for an instant hydrating effect. Whisk an egg along with a cup of coconut milk and some olive oil. Massage this potion throughout your hair and let it rest for at least half an hour. When you rinse it out, your hair will feel softer immediately.
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10. Blast Cellulite With Caffeine
There’s nothing wrong with having a little cellulite. It’s completely natural and almost everyone has it anyway. However if you want your thighs to look more smooth, here’s a scrub you can make which will help. Combine equal amounts of coffee, epsom salts and olive oil along with two spoons of olive oil. Coffee applied topically can absorb excess water and fat from the skin, thus giving you the appearance of smoother thighs.