Hello fellow beauty lovers. I hope you are well and Living Life Beautifully.
Because my blog is mainly all about budget make up and beauty, today I thought I would suggest some beauty treatments that are made using produce you might have in your kitchen store cupboard and refrigerator. There are some that I have tried and tested, and some that I shall be giving a go and reviewing the results later. Before I go any further, I just want to say that the facial scrub recipes are best avoided if you have a sensitive skin!
- You can give your skin a lovely glow by adding a handful of Oatmeal (Porridge Oats) to your usual Cleanser, and massage it on to your skin in circular motions for 1-2 minutes before rinsing well with warm water. Oatmeal has its own exfoliation properties, and is also very moisturising too. Just as a footnote, Oatmeal also has anti – inflammatory properties when applied to sun burned or irritated skin.
- Now for another one. Warm some milk, about 1/4 cup and add enough ground brown sugar to make a paste to the texture you prefer. (The milk itself has mild exfoliation properties) Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then massage on to skin in circular motion before rinsing well in warm water.
- If you have oily skin simply mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of sea salt together and apply to the face. Massage gently for 1-2 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Sea salt is best for exfoliating your face and the lemon juice helps to reduce the blemishes on your skin.
- Also for oily skin, simply take half a cucumber and mash it up in a bowl. You just apply to the face and massage in one direction only for 1-2 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
- Smooth clear honey onto face and neck, and leave to dry for about 15 minutes until it’s dry then rinse with warm water. Simple.
- Mash a ripe banana with the clear honey and apply to the face, leave for about 15-20 minutes then rinse off with warm water. This is especially good for wrinkles. Yay!
- Mashed strawberries are great applied to oily skin and
- left on for 5 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
- Natural Yogurt contains Lactic Acid and works as a gentle exfoliant for the skin. Just smooth on and leave for 5 minutes then rinse off with cool water.
Obviously we all love to eat our fruit too! So why not use the skins on our faces. Papaya, banana or watermelon skins placed over the face will stimulate and refresh dull tired and dehydrated skin. This is one I have not tried but I will be, definitely.
Lip and Hand scrub.
Mix together in your hand 1 teaspoon caster sugar and 1 teaspoon of Olive oil. Massage your hands together, not forgetting your nails and cuticles. Rinse off in lukewarm water. Dry hands well, pushing the cuticles back gently with the hand towel. This same recipe can also be used to exfoliate your lips!
Well, I hope some of you give these a try, let me know how you get on. Why not pop over to my Facebook page where we can share tips and hints!
Take care for now…..