The huge beauty industry has products for almost every skin concern you might have. However, these products are not always effective and sometimes aren’t completely safe. The next time you break out with zits or are fed up of your frizzy hair, instead of a visit to the drugstore, make your way to your grocer’s for some natural homemade remedies. Home remedies have been tried and tasted for many years and usually come with no side effects. These six home remedies will treat almost every beauty concern you have.
1. Green Tea Ice Cubes For Puffy Eyes
After a few late nights at work or few too many drinks, most of us wake up with dark bags under our eyes. You don’t need to spend a fortune on eye masks to erase your dark circles, just head to your kitchen. Brew 2 cups of extra strong green tea and allow it to cool. Pour into an ice tray and freeze. Now just rub it on your puffy eyes for a few minutes until the puffiness has reduced. Do this every day and you will notice a significant change in the pigmentation as well. Since green tea is great for acne too, it can come in use when you need that pesky pimple to vanish as well.
2. Kiss Dandruff Goodbye With Coconut Oil
Virgin cold pressed coconut oil is an ancient remedy that is becoming popular once again. It is packed with moisturizing compounds and has antibacterial properties. If you have so much dandruff that wearing black makes you self-conscious, coconut oil is the miracle you’ve been searching for. Warm up to 5 tablespoons of cold pressed coconut oil, depending on the length of your hair. Massage this warm oil into your scalp at least one hour before your bath. Wash it off with your regular shampoo and condition if needed. Do this on alternate days and within 7 applications you should be dandruff-free. It’s good for smoothing frizzy hair as well.
3. Tea Tree Oil For Acne
When your pores become clogged with dirt and oil, the skin around it becomes inflamed. This is the reason why you break out with acne, whiteheads and blackheads. Tea tree oil with its deep cleansing and antiseptic properties is a natural remedy against acne. Take a few drops of 100% tea tree oil on a cotton swab and dab it on the acne prone areas. Leave on for at least 10 minutes then wash it off. In case, you feel a stinging sensation, you can dilute the oil with some aloe vera gel, yogurt or honey. Do this a couple of times a day to see results.
4. Cocoa Butter And Baking Soda For Chapped Lips
Chapped lips especially during winter is both painful and unsightly. It’s no fun kissing or getting kissed when your lips are peeling and cracked. Exfoliating dry lips is very important because it gets rid of dead skin, allowing moisture to penetrate deeper. Get rid of the dead skin first by mixing a little milk with baking soda and scrubbing your lips gently in a circular motion. Don’t try pulling the dead skin off, it might just cause your lips to bleed. Wash off the scrub and moisturize with some cocoa butter. You can apply cocoa butter any time you feel your lips are dry.
5. Baking Soda For Stained Teeth
If you want a white, bright smile, all you need is some baking soda. While a dental visit can help, you often come away with your teeth feeling on edge and way too sensitive. In that case first try this natural remedy to remove stains from your teeth. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking powder with a little water to make a thick paste. Put a bit on your toothbrush and brush your teeth. Do this a couple of times a week only, as baking soda is abrasive and frequent use can erode your enamel.
6. Aloe Vera Heals Sunburn
When skin is overexposed to the sun, the ultraviolet light causes major skin damage. When you have a sunburn, your skin reddens, peels and is truly painful. The perfect remedy is aloe vera gel which has essential vitamins, enzymes and is a good moisturizer, forming a protective layer over the sunburned skin. Split the aloe vera leaf vertically and remove the gel. Apply this to the reddened skin and allow it to remain till it is well absorbed. Do this 2-3 times a day for a few days and your skin will soon heal.